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Address: 1402 Yamanouchi, Kamakura 247-0062, Kanagawa Prefecture
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Ranked number four of the city's most powerful temples, this temple houses...

Ranked number four of the city's most powerful temples, this temple houses a wooden seated Buddha with sleeves and skirts and one of Kamakura's ten famous wells.

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This temple is very easy to access and is a perfect place to start hiking from. It also sits next to a wonderful bamboo forest.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 27, 2016
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Milton Keynes
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2016

This temple is very easy to access and is a perfect place to start hiking from. It also sits next to a wonderful bamboo forest.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 via mobile

It's easy accessible from the main road and it's very similar to the other zen temples around. I noted a cute, tiny stone bridge at the beginnig of the uphill path, leading to the temple.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 via mobile

This was our second to last temple we visited and it was definitely my favorite stop of the entire day. We were a bit tired after our marathon day of temples and shrines and the beautiful hike to this temple, so it was such a relief to visit this beautiful, quiet, and peaceful place set against a hill at the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 via mobile

At the end of the Hiking Trail that leads to the Daibutsu is this peacefully majestic temple set against a hill. The setting of the Temple is incredible. The temple is one of the five great Zen temples in Kamakura, and there is a Buddhist trinity on display of the Amida Buddha, Shaka Buddha and Miroku Buddha. There is a... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2013

What sets this temple apart from the others is the God of Happiness hidden away in a cave on the far side of the cemetery. Just follow the signs for happiness and give the statue's belly a rub! Don't forget to try the hiking trail, just up the road to the left of the entrance, which leads all the way... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2013

Jochi-ji not a large temple, but beautiful and well-maintained. I stopped by because I was going to the Kamakura hiking trails, and Jochi-ji is convenient located right next to the trail's entrance. A side note, I didn't visit the other Zen temples in the area. Perhaps if I had, my opinion of this temple would differ.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2012

Jochiji temple is near Kitakamakura station on the road to Kamakura. This was the third of the temples I took in on my planned walk through the temples from Kitakamakura to Kamakura, which unfortunately had to be cut short due to inclement weather. The temple itself is small, but the grounds are lovely, and the entrance to the temple grounds... More 

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