Kamakura Visitor's Guide

Tourist spots

Tourist spots

Jochiji Temple

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Fourth of the five great Rinzai temples of Kamakura, it was founded around 1281 (Kōan 4) by the wife of Hōjō Munemasa and his son, Hōjō Morotoki. Moss-covered stairs lead up to the breath-taking bell tower and temple gates. 31st of the Kamakura 33 Kannon Pilgrimage sites and 12th of the Kamakura 24 Jizō Pilgrimage sites.

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1402 Yamanouchi, Kamakura City
0467-22-3943
Adult (high-school students age and over): 200 yen Elementary and middle school students: 100 yen ◆ Group discount rates (30 people or more) for Adult (high-school students age and over): 150 yen ◆ Disabled persons (Grade 1) may enter free of charge (Proof of Disability documentation is required) ◆ Senior city residents may enter free of charge (identification is required)
9:00AM ~ 4:30PM
One of the many statues inside the temple is a third-century, wooden Buddha "figure with draped hōi robes", characteristic of the Kamakura period. At the shrine gates is the Kanro no I ("Well of Sweet Dew", one of the Ten Kamakura Wells). The Hoteison (one of the Kamakura Shichifukujin "Seven Lucky Gods of Japan")
[Spring] mitsumata (forked-stick), shaga (Japanese iris), fragrant styrax
[Summer] Japanese stewartia, Chinese bellflower
[Autumn] sasanqua
A 6-minute walk from Kita-Kamakura Station

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