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Aug 25, 2017
“Small and hidden”
Apr 29, 2017
“Off the Main Street, very peaceful and quiet.”
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Founded by the priest who introduced Zen Buddhism into Japan, this temple was built in 1180, and is ranked third of the city’s five most powerful temples.
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1-17-7 Ogigayatsu, Kamakura 248-0011, Kanagawa Prefecture
+81 467-22-6607
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Reviewed August 25, 2017 via mobile

Compared to the main temples in Kamakura, this one is hidden in a small alley which is not easy to find. The temple os not big or something that may impress visitors and there are no statues around it for you to learn about history.

Thank Milton K
Reviewed April 29, 2017

Walking back the Komachi dorm, we see a sigh for this temple, so decide to check it out. We walked and walked and walked, along narrow streets, with no sidewalks, and finally to Yokosuka Rail line. After the train passed, we walked over the tracks...More

Thank bob2bkk
Reviewed October 5, 2016

One of the many shrines of Kamakura, and one of the historically most relevant. I found it closed but it's really poetic. There is a path, sometimes rather adventurous, that winds through and around the graveyard and leads uphill to Genjiyama Park.

Thank magmaedia
Reviewed July 17, 2016

This is an ancient Zen temple from the early Kamakura period. It is not far from the centre of Kamakura but it is a world away. It's very small and peaceful, though its peace was disturbed by a school visit when I was there. It...More

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Reviewed December 31, 2015

Usually this temple is not open to the public.But it be opened only a few days in beginning of a new year for visitors.This temple has got a pretty attractive mossy path.Very calm and not be crowded.

Thank Nyan-nyan-cyan
Reviewed November 12, 2013

Our second time in Japan, we came to Kamakura at the recommendation of a waiter, of all people. We came to Jufukuji completely by accident, and as we wandered around the graveyard, I started to notice the numerous Yagura, which are very prevalent here. I...More

Thank coleslaw74
Reviewed August 5, 2012

This is an easy temple to get to from the station. The long stone path is flanked on both sides by trees in mossy beds. The temple can be viewed from the gate. It is small but set in a beautifully kept garden. Picture perfect!...More

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