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Zuisenji

710 Nikaido, Kamakura 248-0002, Kanagawa Prefecture
+81 467-22-1191
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Great temple with a nice zen garden and caves where Samurai were cremated. Good 40 minutes hike... read more

Reviewed 29 March 2018
boochan1970
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Yokohama, Japan
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Not worth the time and effort!

We visited the gardens here based on recommendations in the Eyewitness Travel Series on Japan... read more

Reviewed 12 May 2017
Intouchable
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Winnipeg, Canada
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Founded by a priest famous for his garden designs, this temple is notable for its Zen rock garden and beautiful flowers and trees.
  • Excellent32%
  • Very good43%
  • Average21%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
29 Mar 2018
“Worth a look”
12 May 2017
“Not worth the time and effort!”
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710 Nikaido, Kamakura 248-0002, Kanagawa Prefecture
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+81 467-22-1191
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Reviewed 29 March 2018 via mobile

Great temple with a nice zen garden and caves where Samurai were cremated. Good 40 minutes hike from the station

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Reviewed 12 May 2017 via mobile

We visited the gardens here based on recommendations in the Eyewitness Travel Series on Japan, which highlighted the significance or these gardens. The gardens are no doubt historically important, but they seem neglected and could use tender loving care from a team of gardeners. The...More

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Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

You can reach Zuisenji from the hiking trail, it is located in a quiet neighborhood and isn't very crowded.

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Reviewed 17 July 2016

Zuisenji is out of the way in Kamakura but worth the effort to get there. It is in a lovely wooded setting, with beautiful gardens. For me the highlight of the temple is the rock garden, very old but restored during the 20th century. It...More

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Reviewed 17 June 2015

It's quite different from the other temple gardens because it has a clearly wild aspect, and I loved that.

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Reviewed 27 May 2015

I have visited Kamakura many times and was very impressed with this find - a stunning and peaceful temple in Eastern Kamakura that is little known by tourists. Its history dates back to 1327 and its grounds are designated as a National Historic Site. It...More

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Reviewed 13 May 2015 via mobile

Took a short 25 minutes trip from Yokohama after business meetings to enjoy Kamakura. This temple / garden is very peaceful, also called flower temple. Lots of greenery and fresh air. Worthwhile to visit

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