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Meigetsuin (Hydrangea Temple)

189 Yamanochi, Kamakura 247-0062, Kanagawa Prefecture
+81 467-24-3437
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Peaceful and beautiful temple!

We visited it in November, so there was no flower at that time but it was still quite nice. It's... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
BananaLu
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Bangkok, Thailand
Lovely garden and quiet temple

Definitely visit this temple, for the beautiful garden, so well kept that you will wonder how much... read more

Reviewed 10 January 2018
rie s
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Tokyo Prefecture, Japan
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  • Excellent34%
  • Very good55%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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189 Yamanochi, Kamakura 247-0062, Kanagawa Prefecture
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+81 467-24-3437
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited it in November, so there was no flower at that time but it was still quite nice. It's difficult to choose which temples to visit in Kamakura since there are so many but I liked this one. It had nice decorations, bamboo trees...More

Thank BananaLu
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Reviewed 10 January 2018

Definitely visit this temple, for the beautiful garden, so well kept that you will wonder how much work goes into it! There is a beaufiul round window, which cuts out out the view like a picture frame. There are little animals, like rabbits and cats...More

Thank rie s
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Reviewed 13 October 2017

First of all the entry fee is 500 yen which is one of the highest in Kamakura and Japan, respectively. Second, the garden is relatively small since there are "no-entry"-sights everywhere. You can't go there, not there, not there...it is ridiculously. Third, they asked for...More

Thank TheWindWaker
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Reviewed 17 September 2017

We visited many, many enjoyable shrines on our day trip to Kamakura - but this was one of the special ones. There's lots to see and explore - too much to write in this short review. But to typify our experience, we very much appreciated...More

Thank SteveF77
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Reviewed 2 July 2017

Meigetsu-in Temple is known for its hydrangeas, so it is, of course, very crowded when they are in bloom. We traveled there the last week of July. It was quite beautiful, but after a while, I just needed to leave to escape the crowds. Beautiful...More

Thank Jody M
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Reviewed 27 June 2017

Small temple but with beautiful grounds - perfect time to visit is late June and early July when the hydrangeas are in full bloom.

Thank Kasia Z
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Reviewed 14 June 2017

It's easy to reach the temple from the JR Kita-Kamakura station. Hydrangea is every where in Kamakura in June, it's like a classical garden in the temple.

Thank Cola H
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Reviewed 27 May 2017

Nice temple - rather small compared to the other ones around but you gain some special intimacy with this temple. Enjoyable walk in the garden and park. This temple is apparently famous for its blue/purple flowers. You get there by train from Tokyo (about 1...More

Thank Anne-Christine
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Reviewed 3 May 2017

Taking JR train from Tokyo in an hour, reached Kitakamakura Station, where another famous Engakuji Temple lies in front of the station. Meigetsuin is 500 meter away or 10 minutes walk from the station, very suprisingly abundant in green and trees, flowers.Impressive as just 1...More

Thank NewYork5555
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Reviewed 26 April 2017

Though small, this is one of the loveliest temples in Kamakura, renowned for its blue and pink hydrangeas which come into bloom in July, as well as for its irises, sakura trees, and a classic dry garden. There is a teahouse near the gate which...More

Thank hotalex1953
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