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Meigetsu-in Temple, Kamakura

Categories: Sacred & Religious Sites, Tourist Spots
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4.3/5 based on 240+ reviews on the web
At Meigetsu-in Temple, you'll have the opportunity to see vibrant blooms of hydrangeas and iris, along with a traditional Japanese Zen garden. Founded in 1160, it was originally built by a son in honor of his father, who had died in a power struggle between Taira and Minamoto clans. Overtime, it grew into a larger Buddhist temple complex, but this was diminished during the Meiji period, until only the original temple was left. Look out for the unusual circular window in the temple, which frames its inner garden in a pleasing manner. Bear in mind that the hydrangeas bloom during the rainy season in June, and that the inner garden of irises only opens twice a year for two weeks at a time: in June and again in late November - early December when the autumnal colors are in full swing. Arrange your visit to Meigetsu-in Temple and discover more family-friendly attractions in Kamakura using our Kamakura family vacation planner.
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  • pretty japanese garden. must visit here when you travel Kamakura. easy walk from Kitakamakura train station. bamboo woods are very calm and I liked some birds feeder on a hedge. we saw a few different...  read more »
  • Leaves of hydrangea here is the non-free. Crowded even on weekdays so • occasional spider Lily bloomed.-(o ˘ ◡with window âˆ˘ o)
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  • Walk from Kita-Kamakura station 10 minutes. When Kamakura Stone Shrine gate. Zen Garden and Tomb of Hojo tokiyori Katsura bridge across to the left. I was a rabbit too. It was a temple and introduce flowers anniversary flowers in four seasons, such as botanical gardens.
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  • 經過此地兩次,朋友有心來此,特地由八幡宮走路兼搭車來此,第一次因為時間晚了沒能進入, 就在離開鐮倉的早上,得以進入這世外桃源, 滿滿的紫陽花(繡球花) 最後到了 圓方和室 就在這個時候 天空不做美 下雨,我們倚靠者日式房屋的木板 看到花園中的趣味 充滿了水景 原來雨天 晴天有不同的趣味 充滿了喜悅的我們 感謝每一個日子
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  • Is famous for hydrangea Temple, another season is nice. Rates season hydrangeas is not cheap. Wow really crowded season hydrangeas.
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  • I went to the season of the hydrangea. There were a lot of people. In the precincts were kept rabbits!
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  • Rainy season harvest moon Academy blue and famous in blue are called hymeazisay. Kamakura dread is the attraction of the hydrangea. In addition to beautiful IRIS, flowers bloom time is pretty severe congestion. Attractions include the largest window of enlightenment and Kamakura city living bright moon hospital Tower. Admission fee is 300 yen for adults.
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