Myohonji Temple

Myohonji Temple, Kamakura

Myohonji Temple
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One of the oldest Nichiren sect temples in Kamakura features a huge bronze statue of Nichiren.
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asdfqwerty1234
United Kingdom166 contributions
Solo
Went here early and it was quiet and peaceful, not a lot of other people here. An impressive temple with some interesting surroundings. You'll get some good photos here if it's a nice day.
Written July 13, 2019
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D6376UY_
Nasu-machi, Japan87 contributions
Solo
There are many temples and shrines in Kamakura. And some of those places are well
known for sight seeing. And the others are not.

This temple is a latter.

Probably it's less than 10 mins walk from Kamakura station and located in a valley, very quiet, time passes by slow here. Less sightseener here, but you'd see a seen of an ancient city.
Written October 24, 2015
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Dave_Cowley_Road
Oxford, UK948 contributions
Solo
This Buddhist temple is not far from the center of Kamakura but not much visited. It is set in a beautiful little valley where the main sound is bird song. I found this temple to be wonderfully atmospheric, peaceful and calm. The temple buildings are lovely and the temple is surrounded by graveyards in the hills. Note there is a large octagonal nursery school near the entrance which is not part of the temple.
Written July 17, 2016
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redeyeblues
Edinburgh, UK1,253 contributions
Couples
We came to this temple looking for the "Gionyama Hiking Trail" but actually the trail starts at Yagumojinja, a smaller shrine close-by, not Myohonji as stated online.

Myohonji is not very big but surprisingly nice and not very crowded even on a Sunday afternoon. It's also free to enter. Some very interesting carvings and a peaceful quiet atmosphere. It's just a short walk from the East Exit of Kamakura Station - just walk straight, cross the scramble crossing to see the big map. Turn right the make a left uphill past the post office then follow the signs.
Written June 12, 2016
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Hooray H
London, UK2,257 contributions
Friends
A 20 min walk from the town.
Good for exercise, otherwise really boring.
Luckily there were a couple of Cherry Blossoms around
Surprised at what people take photos of. Some guy even had a tripod.
Get a life man!!!!
Written April 11, 2015
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