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Small temple with a statue of Buddha of Happiness - Hotei. the temples around Kita-Kamakura station are all close to each other which makes for a nice afternoon visitng them all. This place is small but quiet.
As few other travellers pointed out, this temple is a good starting point for the (very well marked) trails that go all the way to the Daibutsu on the other end of town. The graveyard behind the temple is something to take the breath away:...More
This was our second to last temple we visited and it was definitely my favorite stop of the entire day. We were a bit tired after our marathon day of temples and shrines and the beautiful hike to this temple, so it was such a...More
At the end of the Hiking Trail that leads to the Daibutsu is this peacefully majestic temple set against a hill. The setting of the Temple is incredible. The temple is one of the five great Zen temples in Kamakura, and there is a Buddhist...More
What sets this temple apart from the others is the God of Happiness hidden away in a cave on the far side of the cemetery. Just follow the signs for happiness and give the statue's belly a rub! Don't forget to try the hiking trail,...More
Jochi-ji not a large temple, but beautiful and well-maintained. I stopped by because I was going to the Kamakura hiking trails, and Jochi-ji is convenient located right next to the trail's entrance. A side note, I didn't visit the other Zen temples in the area....More
Jochiji temple is near Kitakamakura station on the road to Kamakura. This was the third of the temples I took in on my planned walk through the temples from Kitakamakura to Kamakura, which unfortunately had to be cut short due to inclement weather.