We really enjoyed this Temple because it had so much to see. There is an entrance fee but it doesn't cost much at all. This place was great because there was so much more to see than at the other temples or shrines in the area: a statue of golden Buddha, an observation deck that offers a nice (not amazing) view of the town, beach and ocean, gardens that stretch up the side of the hill which you can walk around, statues of tiny Buddhas (at a place women go to pray when they have a miscarriage), water features, something I can only describe as a 'prayer rotation device' which has a load of scrolls of prayers in it and a couple of times a month or so, the monks have to rotate it - it's big, the temple itself and numerous 'black kites' (the bird not the toy) which swoop overhead. These birds are massive hawks and not so common in the UK so my dad was amazed to see them here - and so many of them. I guess they are always around the temple as there are signs warning you to be careful with your food.
All in all, we had a great hour or so at this temple. Highly recommended if you go to Kamakura.
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