Kamakura Visitor's Guide

Tourist spots

Tourist spots

Tokeiji Temple


Tokeiji Temple was built in 1285. It was founded by Tokimune's wife, Kakusan-ni and the first chief priest was Sadatoki Hojo who was Tokimune's son . As a place that provided relief for women who escaped from their violent husbands, the temple is popularly referred to as the "Enkiri-dera" or "Kakekomi-dera" meaning women's refuge. Kamakura's 33 Kannon No. 32. A Togoku Hana no Tera.

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1367 Yamanouchi, Kamakura City
Adult (middle school students and up) ¥200
Elementary school students ¥100
Normal hours: 8:30 - 17:00 Winter (November - February) 8:30 - 16:00
The Matsugaoka treasure house holds the wooden Shokannon (national treasure) with unique designs characteristic of Kamakura as well as ancient archives and lacquer decorations. There are also various literary monuments celebrating Tamura Toshiko, Sasaki Nobutsuna, Masugi Shizue, Takami Jun and more (see the information guide at the front gate for details). Along with the literary monuments are many graves for literary people and famous people.
[Spring] white magnolia, fringed iris
[Summer] Japanese iris, hydrangea
[Autumn] cluster amaryllis, clover, fragrant olive
[Winter] wintersweet, daffodil, plum
Matsugaoka treasure house: 9:30 - 15:30 Entrance fee ¥300 (Closed on Mondays except for national holidays)
A 3-minute walk from JR Kita-Kamakura station

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