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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.

Basic information


1402 Yamanouchi, Kamakura City

A 6-minute walk from Kita-Kamakura Station
Telephone number +81-467-22-3943
What to see 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")
Flower report [Spring] mitsumata (forked-stick), shaga (Japanese iris), fragrant styrax
[Summer] Japanese stewartia, Chinese bellflower
[Autumn] sasanqua
About visiting/About the facility Visit fees/Entry fees : Adult (high-school students age and over): 200 yen
Elementary and middle school students: 100 yen
Visit hours/Entry hours : 9:00 - 16:30
Parking Available


Closed beyond the chumon (the grounds are specially opened for the New Year and Golden Week)

[Public restrooms available]



Kamakura city hall civic life department tourism section


18-10, Onarimachi,Kamakura-shi, Kanagawa, 248-8686, Japan

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Kamakura city hall

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