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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  • May 20, 2017
    Originally, Lotus Dragon-"light" had just waiting for execution at the mouth execution grounds, flew from Enoshima, officials trepidation the execution was aborted. After being banished to Sado, will be pardoned three years later. It is a five-story pagoda which was completed in 0/1910 of such historic temples in the relatively new history. Peek through the forest between wooden five-storied pagoda has beauty and Lin. Sculpture is particularly spectacular.
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  • April 25, 2017
    Erected in the spot was saved during the, Nichiren Shonin passion. Feeling tired and intimate visits went up the stairs with hustle and bustle of Enoshima and calms you.
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  • January 1, 2017
    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, and many attractions. It is recommended that wrap to the left from the five-story pagoda Temple right way up and around.
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  • March 31, 2017
    A beautiful mountainside temple with a short walk up to a pagoda. Quiet and scenic. Also, it's free to enter.
  • June 21, 2017
    Completion of the Meiji era in Kanagawa Prefecture, the only wooden five-storied pagoda is so well good also good closer. The time of cherry blossoms ryuko-ji Temple and the River, is a good combination of conductive views.
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  • March 12, 2017
    Head temple of the Nichiren sect. 3/2017, 5 second visits. And compared to the past, nokyo-sho you more visitors. 1337 of the Nichiren sect Temple. The environment is often 見処. VILLAN is five-storied pagoda is not to be missed.
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  • April 9, 2017
    Cherry trees are in bloom species. As you can see from the window of Buddha's day it was crowded. New year's Eve out of shops to the turn of the year, it was crowded. Is the place you wanna visit turning point.
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  • February 26, 2017
    Than I thought was the contrast between the temple and pagoda was views. It is also where you feel the history. Lived nearby for many years, just pass in the car, was going to one day at Enoshima Island off the monorail and finally came true.
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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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