Kamakura Visitor's Guide

Tourist spots

Tourist spots

Meigetsu-in Temple


Meigetsuin Temple was a sub-temple of the larger Zenkoji Temple which was founded by Hojo Tokimune and closed at the beginning of the Meiji period. The founding patron was Uesugi Norikata and the first chief priest was Misshitsu Shugon. The thousands of hydrangea plants which cover the temple grounds are spectacular, and when they come into season the temple becomes bustling with people. This temple is part of the Kenchō-ji branch of the Rinzai Sect.

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189 Yamanouchi , Kamakura City
Points of Interest
Tsurube-no-i Well (one of the Ten Wells of Kamakura). "Yagura" (tomb caves) featuring hōkyōintō, or Japanese pagodas, rumored to have been founded by Norikata Uesugi. Rumored to have been founded by Tokiyori Hōjō.
Seasonal flowers
[Spring] Japanese quince, weeping forsythia, Hall crabapple
[Summer] Japanese iris, alpine gesneriad, deciduous camellia/hydrangea
[Autumn] maple
[Winter] wintersweet. Access: A 10-minutes on foot from JR Kita-Kamakura Station.
(in June) 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (other than June) 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
¥300 (In June, Adult [high school students and older] are ¥500, elementary/junior high school students are ¥300) [Iris garden special admission, open in June: ¥500]
A 10-minute walk from JR Kita-kamakura station

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