Kamakura Visitor's Guide

Tourist spots

Tourist spots

Jufukuji Temple

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In 1180 Hojo Masako invited the monk Myo-an Eisai to constract this temple where the estate of Minamoto no Yoritomo's father once stood. It is said that the third shogun Minamoto Sanetomo often visited it,in its heyday the temple used to have as many as 15 subtemples. Currently you can enter as far as the nakamon. Ranked 3rd among the five great Rinzai temples of Kamakura. Kamakura's 33 Kannon No. 24. Kamakura's 24 Jizo No. 18.

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1-17-7 Ogigayatsu, Kamakura City
0467-22-6607
Donations accepted (visitors are limited to the road approaching the shrine), possible to visit the Sanetomo and Masako tombs.
Shrine road, tombs with gorinto for Sanetomo and Masako (in the graveyard behind the temple accessible by a left hand path of the inner gate), grave of Kyoshi Takahama
[Autumn] colorful leaves
Closed beyond the chumon (the grounds are specially opened for the New Year and Golden Week)
Public restrooms available
A 11-minute-walk from JR Kamakura station west exit

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