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Myohonji Temple

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Myohonji Temple

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1-15-1 Omachi, Kamakura 248-0007 Kanagawa Prefecture
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Kamakura & Enoshima - One Day Bus Tour

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Take a break from the fast-paced life of Tokyo and journey back to the ancient capital of Japan, Kamakura, which is home to the Samurai. Get a taste of the beautiful landscape, visit ancient shrines and stroll around Enoshima Island, all in a single tour!<br><br>Get off the bus and start the tour by visiting the Tsurugaoka Hachiman Shrine, Kamakura's most important shrine. Then, go down Komachi Street, a popular shopping street where you can enjoy local seafood, snacks, and souvenirs.&#xa0;<br><br>Next up is a visit of the Hase Temple, home to the famous eleven-headed statue of Kannon the Goddess of Mercy.&#xa0;Moving on from Hase Temple, go to one of the most iconic places in Kamakura, the Kotoku Temple with its huge bronze statue of Buddha.&#xa0;<br><br>The last step of the tour is Enoshima, a small island located west of Kamakura. Many Shrines dedicated to Benten, a popular goddess of good fortune, wealth, music and knowledge can be found on the island. On clear days you can enjoy stunning views of Mt. Fuji!
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asdfqwerty1234 wrote a review Jul 2019
United Kingdom167 contributions44 helpful votes
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.
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Date of experience: July 2019
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Dave_Cowley_Road wrote a review Jul 2016
Oxford, United Kingdom955 contributions217 helpful votes
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.
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Date of experience: June 2016
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redeyeblues wrote a review Jun 2016
Edinburgh, United Kingdom1,196 contributions403 helpful votes
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.
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Date of experience: June 2016
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D6376UY_ wrote a review Oct 2015
Nasu-machi, Japan91 contributions8 helpful votes
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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.
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Date of experience: October 2015
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Hooray H wrote a review Apr 2015
London, United Kingdom1,948 contributions595 helpful votes
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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Date of experience: April 2015
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