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Meigetsu-in Temple, Kamakura

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Established in 1285, the Buddhist temple and nunnery of Meigetsu-in Temple notably acted as a refuge for women who were abused by their husbands. After the death of her husband, nun Kakusan-ni opened the temple in his memory, and it became a refuge for abused wives who sought divorce, which was not allowed in those days. Here you can reflect on the important social role this temple in particular performed (taking in over 2,000 women during the Edo period alone), and wander the peaceful, picturesque gardens, which offer year-round blooms of flowers. Plan your visit to Meigetsu-in Temple and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Kamakura vacation generator.
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  • Within the old plum tree is stunning. Without a crowded feeling calm and can visit. Admission is 200 yen and is conscientious. At Engaku-ji Temple and set from the Kita-Kamakura station.
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  • A short walk from Kita-Kamakura station. Within the Plum was beautiful in full bloom.  I think looking for so many celebrities such as volleyball and takami daimatsu grave wide cemetery, walking is also good. You can use watermelon and Pasmo at 200 yen admission fee is.
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  • Can it cut edges from the Kita-Kamakura station in 3 minutes, trailing Temple famous as a bad thing. Also in bloom, flowering plants of many will delight everybody's attention. I think its time to enjoy the flowers change depending on the season. It is a nice place.
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