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Kenchoji Temple, Kamakura

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Take in the serenity and artistry at Kenchoji Temple, a commanding Zen Buddhist temple known for its carefully designed gardens and grand architecture. Completed in 1253 under the command of Emperor Go-Fukakusa, the temple originally boasted 49 subtemples, most of which were lost to fire during the 14th and 15th centuries. As you explore the extensive complex, note the 13th-century temple bell, Chinese juniper trees in the temple garden, and the finely ornamented roofs and walls. The temple welcomes visitors to participate in 40-minute zazen meditation sessions, providing brief instruction on posture and the tenets of Zen Buddhism beforehand (in Japanese). North of the complex, hiking trails lead farther up the hill to an observatory. Before you head to Kamakura, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Kamakura trip itinerary builder, to make sure you see all that Kamakura has to offer, including Kenchoji Temple.
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  • Kencho-JI in Kamakura Alps natural park hiking entrance, go up the back stairs and half-monk and overlooking Sagami Bay from here. Half monk's right hand and hiking stairs descend to the literature Observatory wins on this up and. The weather is nice and would be watching snow particularly where you can see Mt. Fuji, Fuji and good memories. You'd better not, the kencho-ji Temple from about 100 m climb, so not good for my ankle.
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  • Is a temple complex at the foot of a spectacular view from the half-monk of the innermost of is fine. From the gate walk 15-20 will be a proficient Karasu Tengu statues need minutes, slope and stairs continue climbing goes on and on, with its interesting, also, if the weather allows, Kamakura city, Sagami Bay, Oshima volcano, Mt. views, spectacular views. Those who are confident in the legs, is recommended. You can if you have the time and energy, natural park hiking trails to go from here.
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  • It is a temple was built by Hōjō tokiyori in 1253. Soup is the birthplace this kencho-ji Temple. It is also famous as the place where Zen. Try carrying a leg to Zen headquarters here said Kamakura Kamakura Daibutsu Temple is famous.
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