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Meigetsuin (Hydrangea Temple)

189 Yamanochi, Kamakura 247-0062, Kanagawa Prefecture
+81 467-24-3437
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Mad with people during hydrangea (rainy) season

Look. Any other time of year, visiting Meigetsuin is a quiet affair. There aren't too many people... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
gcincinnati
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Tokyo, Japan
A delightful hydrangea garden surrounding a temple

Located close to city center, this somewhat hidden park represents an oasis of tranquility and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Gabriel H
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Bellaire, Texas, United States
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  • Excellent34%
  • Very good55%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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189 Yamanochi, Kamakura 247-0062, Kanagawa Prefecture
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+81 467-24-3437
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Look. Any other time of year, visiting Meigetsuin is a quiet affair. There aren't too many people, there's a lot of green, and it feels peaceful. But when you go during rainy season and thus, hydrangea season, you can go super early on a Monday...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Located close to city center, this somewhat hidden park represents an oasis of tranquility and serenity. As you enter the gate, you cross a little bridge and scend towards the garden, a few dozen feet above street level. By the time you reach the first...More

Thank Gabriel H
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

6月の第一週、鎌倉の紫陽花を初めて見に行きましたが、混雑に驚きました。こんなに混んでいる鎌倉は初めて。そして、明月院も人人人。紫陽花はとても綺麗でした。 You can enjoy beautiful hydrangeas in June. However, there are many many people. Another 500yen is required to enter the special garden, besides the entrance fee.

Thank 900nippon
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Reviewed May 5, 2018

Althought it is a very small area you'll find everything from bamboo groves, Buddhist temple, a dry garden, tea house, various seasonal flowers, moving water bridges and serine walking paths. This is located in the Kita-Kamakura area, south of Tokyo. If you have time there...More

Thank Alice L
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Reviewed April 2, 2018

We visited it in November, so there was no flower at that time but it was still quite nice. It's difficult to choose which temples to visit in Kamakura since there are so many but I liked this one. It had nice decorations, bamboo trees...More

Thank BananaLu
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Reviewed January 10, 2018

Definitely visit this temple, for the beautiful garden, so well kept that you will wonder how much work goes into it! There is a beaufiul round window, which cuts out out the view like a picture frame. There are little animals, like rabbits and cats...More

Thank rie s
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Reviewed October 13, 2017

First of all the entry fee is 500 yen which is one of the highest in Kamakura and Japan, respectively. Second, the garden is relatively small since there are "no-entry"-sights everywhere. You can't go there, not there, not there...it is ridiculously. Third, they asked for...More

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Reviewed September 16, 2017

We visited many, many enjoyable shrines on our day trip to Kamakura - but this was one of the special ones. There's lots to see and explore - too much to write in this short review. But to typify our experience, we very much appreciated...More

Thank SteveF77
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Reviewed July 2, 2017

Meigetsu-in Temple is known for its hydrangeas, so it is, of course, very crowded when they are in bloom. We traveled there the last week of July. It was quite beautiful, but after a while, I just needed to leave to escape the crowds. Beautiful...More

Thank Jody M
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Reviewed June 27, 2017

Small temple but with beautiful grounds - perfect time to visit is late June and early July when the hydrangeas are in full bloom.

Thank Kasia Z
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