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Zuisenji

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Worth a look

Great temple with a nice zen garden and caves where Samurai were cremated. Good 40 minutes hike... read more

Reviewed March 29, 2018
boochan1970
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Yokohama, Japan
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Quiet temple

You can reach Zuisenji from the hiking trail, it is located in a quiet neighborhood and isn't very... read more

Reviewed October 14, 2016
FrequentFlier640620
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  • Excellent33%
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  • Average21%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Mar 29, 2018
“Worth a look”
May 12, 2017
“Not worth the time and effort!”
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Founded by a priest famous for his garden designs, this temple is notable for its Zen rock garden and beautiful flowers and trees.
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710 Nikaido, Kamakura 248-0002, Kanagawa Prefecture
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+81 467-22-1191
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed May 27, 2015

I have visited Kamakura many times and was very impressed with this find - a stunning and peaceful temple in Eastern Kamakura that is little known by tourists. Its history dates back to 1327 and its grounds are designated as a National Historic Site. It...More

6  Thank CathCPerth
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Reviewed May 12, 2017 via mobile

We visited the gardens here based on recommendations in the Eyewitness Travel Series on Japan, which highlighted the significance or these gardens. The gardens are no doubt historically important, but they seem neglected and could use tender loving care from a team of gardeners. The...More

1  Thank Intouchable
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Reviewed March 29, 2018 via mobile

Great temple with a nice zen garden and caves where Samurai were cremated. Good 40 minutes hike from the station

Thank boochan1970
Reviewed May 12, 2017 via mobile

We visited the gardens here based on recommendations in the Eyewitness Travel Series on Japan, which highlighted the significance or these gardens. The gardens are no doubt historically important, but they seem neglected and could use tender loving care from a team of gardeners. The...More

1  Thank Intouchable
Reviewed October 14, 2016 via mobile

You can reach Zuisenji from the hiking trail, it is located in a quiet neighborhood and isn't very crowded.

Thank FrequentFlier640620
Reviewed July 17, 2016

Zuisenji is out of the way in Kamakura but worth the effort to get there. It is in a lovely wooded setting, with beautiful gardens. For me the highlight of the temple is the rock garden, very old but restored during the 20th century. It...More

Thank Dave_Cowley_Road
Reviewed June 17, 2015

It's quite different from the other temple gardens because it has a clearly wild aspect, and I loved that.

Thank Jurgen B
Reviewed May 27, 2015

I have visited Kamakura many times and was very impressed with this find - a stunning and peaceful temple in Eastern Kamakura that is little known by tourists. Its history dates back to 1327 and its grounds are designated as a National Historic Site. It...More

6  Thank CathCPerth
Reviewed May 13, 2015 via mobile

Took a short 25 minutes trip from Yokohama after business meetings to enjoy Kamakura. This temple / garden is very peaceful, also called flower temple. Lots of greenery and fresh air. Worthwhile to visit

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