Kamakura Visitor's Guide

Tourist spots

Tourist spots

Jochiji Temple


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
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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