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Jomyo-ji Temple

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Jomyo-ji Temple

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3-8-31 Jomyoji, Kamakura 248-0003 Kanagawa Prefecture
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The staff, with a rich knowledge of the city, will help make a special memory for your trip. We will take you to see interesting things you would not find in guidebooks or on websites. The rickshaw's speed is faster than walking but slower than cycling, which makes it a comfortable, wonderful ride. Enjoy Japanese history, traditions, and the seasonal beauties from a rickshaw with our staff's omotenashi (hospitality).
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Conrad D wrote a review Jul 2019
Cherry Hill, New Jersey125 contributions59 helpful votes
This Temple dates back to the 12th century. A short bus ride from the JR line this area is literally a thousand years away. Off the tourist path to say the least. A block from the bus stop and up a residential street. If you didn't know it was here you'd never find it. One hundred yen admission. Kids are free. The temple is marvelous but the real attraction is the calm surrounding it. We came here for the tea house, a true Japanese cultural art. Two choices. One is 600 yen which is fine. Otherwise a thousand yen gets you a fancier sweet. Kimono dressed servers. Peace surrounds the open sided pavilion. Calm is everywhere. If this doesn't lower your blood pressure you have a serious problem. Leaving the tea house, wander up the marked path. Low and behold, a beautiful western style house belonging to the former Governor. Then you look closer and it's actually a first rate restaurant. It may be a bit pricey if you're on a budget, but if you can splurge a little, please to enjoy! An afternoon tea is 2800 yen and includes one tea plus a nice selection of sweets and treats. It refreshed 4 adults and a hungry 4 year old. There are other entrees available plus liquor if you are so inclined. Be sure to go outside and check the beautiful gardens surrounding the home. You can eat outside if the weather allows. True Japanese history, culture and history all in one package. Recommended to us by a Japanese friend, this visit will always be regarded as one of out highlights on this, our third visit to this country.
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Date of experience: July 2019
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ianshamshey wrote a review Apr 2019
New York City, New York963 contributions158 helpful votes
My friend and I had been to Tokyo recently and we decided to spend a day in Kamakura and to do the Enoshima Bay drive tour. This was set up fo us be Sunrise Tours JTB by Hermione who was arrogant but efficient. We met the group at the Keio Plaza Hotel Tokyo in Shinjuku and boarded a bus and were taken to the Hamamatsucho Bus Terminal where we boarded another bus which took us to Kamakura. Our first stop was the Jomyo-ji Temple and we took part in a green tea experience while we were there. We then walked to the Hokoku-ji Temple and were there for about 30 minutes. Then off to the Tsurugaoka Hachimangu and we then boarded a bus to the Kotoku-in temple to view the Great Buddha. It took time to get from place to place, sometimes walking, other times taking a bus ride. We then went to a hotel for a Japanese style lunch and were given ample time to eat. We met several interesting people while there, other Americans and Europeans. After lunch, we headed to Enoshima Island and spent about 2 hours there. We took the Escar up to Enoshima Island and then took the stairs down. Each garden was tranquil and it was good that Hermione had set us up with this since we were able to do all of this in one day. It was a long day but well spent.
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Date of experience: March 2019
Timothy R wrote a review May 2018
Dorking, United Kingdom43 contributions15 helpful votes
This temple may not have such an immaculate garden like the nearby, and easier to reach Hokokuji, but it was definitely worth to me the little extra effort up the hill from the bus stop. There’s an attractive garden as one enters the temple area, but going beyond the temple, by climbing either the path through more garden or the umpteen steps in the (large) cemetery, on can turn and admire a fantastic view over the heavily wooded valley. It wasn't crowded, so was very tranquil, as was taking tea in the tearoom viewing its very small, but lovely gravel & greenery garden. I also visited, on this day, Holokuji and Zuisenji, but Jomyoji was by far and away my pick
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Date of experience: May 2018
rie s wrote a review Jan 2018
Tokyo Prefecture, Japan170 contributions40 helpful votes
If you have time after visiting the bamboo garden at Hokokuji temple, then drop by. But, don`t expect too much here. There is a cafe and a Japanese tea house, if you would like to rest a bit. For more, refer to "hiddenjapanguide".
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Date of experience: January 2018
PlanetOz wrote a review Nov 2017
Melbourne, Australia3,602 contributions337 helpful votes
This place is small but it is serene with zen like tranquility in the Japanese garden. We were treated to a tea ceremony and sampled the green tea.
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Date of experience: October 2017
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