Ryūkō-ji Temple, Fujisawa

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Ryūkō-ji Temple is a temple of the Nichiren Shū in the city of Fujisawa, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan. It stands on the site of the former Tatsukuchi (or Tatsunokuchi) Execution Grounds, and its name uses the same two kanji meaning "dragon mouth". It was here that Nichiren, namesake of the Buddhist sect, was to have been executed. It was founded in 1337 by Nippō, a disciple of Nichiren.Major buildings at the temple include the Hondō, a five-story pagoda, a stupa (sharitō), and the Shichimendō. The cave where Nichiren was confined is preserved on the grounds. A statue of him stands in the courtyard in front of the Hondō.Ryūkō-ji is a short walk from Enoshima Station on the Enoshima Electric Railway, and from Shōnan-Enoshima Station on the Shonan Monorail.On the groundsSourcesThis article incorporates material translated from in the Japanese Wikipedia, accessed on December 14, 2008.
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  • I've heard that when once upon a time, getting rid of the legendary Dragon mouth fell with the name. It is also the view from the busherytu.
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  • A few minutes walk from the Enoshima station of Enoden. Besides the gorgeous main shrine, some other structures are there. 5 story Pagoda, white pagoda, and others. Another impressive event here was t...  more »
  • River-walk from enoden Enoshima station space mountain about five minutes of ryuko-ji Temple. Once dragons in execution grounds and executed founder Nichiren Nichiren Buddhism, was founded in the mouth Memorial. Deva Temple, Temple, pagoda, study and spirit cave, stupa. It is relaxing, away from the hustle and bustle of Enoshima.
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Most tourists only pass through the city of Fujisawa on the way to its popular Enoshima island, where accommodation options include a number of hotels, inns, and traditional Japanese ryokans. Most of the island's lodgings lie beachside or scattered around the waterfront area. If you choose to stay in Fujisawa proper, you'll find several mid-range and budget friendly hotels situated near the railway station.
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