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Address: 1-15-1 Omachi, Kamakura 248-0007, Kanagawa Prefecture
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One of the oldest Nichiren sect temples in Kamakura features a huge bronze...

One of the oldest Nichiren sect temples in Kamakura features a huge bronze statue of Nichiren.

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Gionyama Hiking Trail doesn't start here

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 12, 2016
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016

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... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016

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... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015 via mobile

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... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

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!!!!

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