Eishoji Temple, Kamakura

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  • On-site Temple, Temple, Bell Tower, shrine said there. It is a temple is our Princess Mito Tokugawa family of priest, acting as a when was likely feel the feminine aesthetic sensibility somewhere. Especially beautiful bamboo garden is worth a visit. I learned that said up to now, the bamboo Temple hokoku-ji Temple and I thought, this beautiful temple there.
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  • I think you would like Kamakura and lot tourists come, the temple is passing in front and parked rickshaw, hidden spot and seasonal flowers are flowers in bloom are posted near the entrance, so try and Mito Tokugawa family would visit during the rainy season, which started exactly bloom hydrangea is related to the old temple of trefoil Hollyhock in front of the House, so
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  • Worth a look: 300 yen for adults. Not many people there, was a beautiful Wisteria trellis Bach Dang. The dark is hard, but in a deep cave, small beautiful seated Buddha who like. 点sanai light and invisible. Kikyo, and Tokugawa AOI family crest is overlaid with a splendid gate at the entrance, and enters the four lines on the wall comes to you in a lofty height.
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  • The draw here is the bamboo forest and cave. Not crowded and well preserved. Good place in autumn.
  • Has a similar bamboo forest to Hōkokuji (also in Kamakura), though not as large, well-maintained, or as well-known. Only nunnery in Kamakura. Excellent for the retention of its original buildings, but this is not a must-visit temple if time is short. Preservation of the original structures lacks funding, as a proliferation of wood-boring insects in the support beams of the butsuden (closed to the public except for a small viewing hole through lattice) will demonstrate upon inspection; karamon, while original, is also not well-maintained. In short, a visit to Eishōji is neither essential nor particularly worthwhile for most travelers on budgets of time and money. Kamakura has plenty of other temples to which visits are more rewarding. From the sign near the temple's main entrance, transcribed without corrections: Tōkōzan Eishōji (founded 1636) “Okaji no Kata (Eishoin), was a descendant of Ota Dokan, who built the original Edo Castle. An attendant of Tokugawa Ieyasu, she built the temple as a nunnery on the site of an old Dokan family mansion. Okaji no Kata was given the name Okatsu, (Lady of Victory), because he would win when she accompanied him into battle. “Okatsu no Kata became the foster mother to Tokugawa Yorifusa, the founder of the Mito Tokugawa clan. Generations of daughters from the Mito clan subsequently served as head nun. The temple became so highly ranked in the Edo period society that it became known as the ‘Mito Mansion’, and a three-leaved hollyhock, the family crest of the Tokugawa clan, was placed over the main gate. The grounds are identical to those of a samurai mansion. “The butsuden, shido, karamon, and belfry were all originally built in the Edo period, making Eishoji Temple a rare example of an intact temple from the era.”
  • If cooked to 2017 / 11 / 29 total gate road-side staff leaves. I worship at the 29 / 04 / 2016. Always is the main gate of JR Yokosuka line has been stiffly shut. Admission can be entered from the entrance, past the main gate. Paying 200 yen admission fee, entrance route to go as butsuden, Buddha shrine Temple (karamon), Bell Tower can be seen smoothly. Especially Tokugawa Iemitsu donor unkei made the wooden Amitabha Buddha and oversee the Act natural also wooden Daishi is enshrined. If you open the door you can see in the front. Might as well especially to Buddha Zodiac sculptures since their zodiac to elevens. These are the remains of temple during the Edo period. Counting from Ōta dōkan hidekatsu hospital open in 4 second son Yasushi (yasusuye) daughter. And I'd called, who served Tokugawa Ieyasu. Served as the adoptive mother of the Mito House founder Tokugawa yorifusa, title and wins the British Academy and became a priest after the death of Shogun Tokugawa Ieyasu. Shrine built by Mito mitsukuni hidekatsu hospital after his death, the Imperial Palace is the most representative.  Called Mito Palace in the old days, on both sides of the main gate of trefoil Hollyhock is suite main gate open earthen wall of loess is only death of British WINS. From Bach Dang at the back gate of the Wisteria and the JR Yokosuka line also hear here at Valley to wind into the swaying bamboo and bamboo forest entrance might be fun sometimes hear sounds but ruined. Reizei phase (reisenn for final) of mother "izayoi diary" of there was a memorial tower called the grave of author abutsuni.
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  • Admission fee: 300 yen. Getting care because this address is fan Valley Temple is built on the ruins of the Chief retainer of the Ōta dōkan fan-tanigami cedar. Current Nunnery in Kamakura only seems to be. Enjoy the monuments of the early Edo period garden is spectacular. September flower, sorry.
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  • A beautiful bamboo Temple. Where you can wander the grounds is also not crowded up there, so, like in the off the beaten path places recommended.
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