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Jochiji Temple

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Address: 1402 Yamanouchi, Kamakura 247-0062, Kanagawa Prefecture
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09:00 - 16:30
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Ranked number four of the city's most powerful temples, this temple houses...

Ranked number four of the city's most powerful temples, this temple houses a wooden seated Buddha with sleeves and skirts and one of Kamakura's ten famous wells.

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This temple is very easy to access and is a perfect place to start hiking from. It also sits next to a wonderful bamboo forest.

Reviewed 27 May 2016
Chelsea B
Milton Keynes, United Kingdom

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Reviewed 5 October 2016

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: located in 2 gorges among tall bamboos and overgrowing vegetation looks like something out of... More 

Thank magmaedia
Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 209 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 May 2016

This temple is very easy to access and is a perfect place to start hiking from. It also sits next to a wonderful bamboo forest.

Thank Chelsea B
Krakow, Poland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 May 2015 via mobile

It's easy accessible from the main road and it's very similar to the other zen temples around. I noted a cute, tiny stone bridge at the beginnig of the uphill path, leading to the temple.

Thank El_Pablito
Phoenix, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 April 2015 via mobile

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 relief to visit this beautiful, quiet, and peaceful place set against a hill at the... More 

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Reviewed 19 April 2015 via mobile

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 trinity on display of the Amida Buddha, Shaka Buddha and Miroku Buddha. There is a... More 

Thank bossdiver
Montreal, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 October 2013

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, just up the road to the left of the entrance, which leads all the way... More 

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San Francisco, California
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Reviewed 21 June 2013

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. Perhaps if I had, my opinion of this temple would differ.

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Reviewed 21 May 2012

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. The temple itself is small, but the grounds are lovely, and the entrance to the temple grounds... More 

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