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Meigetsuin (Hydrangea Temple)

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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 June 19, 2018
Tokyo, Japan
人混みと紫陽花 Hydrangea and people

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... read more

Reviewed June 2, 2018
Tokyo, Japan
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Reviewed August 20, 2018 via mobile

Loved to walk through the cool forest and visit the temple complex amidst the hot humid weather of mid August. Relaxing and cool. Unfortunately part of the Bamboo forest and Cafe were closed for a function. Still a worthwhile walk and plenty of photo opportunities....More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed June 19, 2018

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

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank gcincinnati
Reviewed June 11, 2018

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

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank Gabriel H
Reviewed June 2, 2018 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.

Date of experience: June 2018
2  Thank 900nippon
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

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Alice L
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

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank BananaLu
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

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank rie s
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

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank TheWindWaker
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

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank SteveF77
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

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank Jody M
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