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Myohon-ji Temple, Kamakura

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4.1/5 based on 25+ reviews on the web
Ryōgonzan Renge-in Myōhō-ji is a Buddhist temple of the Nichiren sect in Kamakura, Kanagawa, Japan. It is one of a group of three built near the site in Matsubagayatsu, or the Valley of Pine Needles, where Nichiren, founder of the Buddhist sect that bears his name, is supposed to have had his hut. The temple has also close ties with Prince Morinaga and the Imperial House.Nichiren, Matsubagayatsu and Myōhō–jiKamakura is known for having been in the 13th century the cradle of Nichiren Buddhism. Founder Nichiren was not born there: he came from Awa Province, in today's Chiba Prefecture, and had come to Kamakura because at the time the city was the cultural and political center of the country. He built himself a hut in the Matsubagayatsu district where three temples (Ankokuron-ji, Myōhō–ji, and Chōshō-ji), have been fighting for centuries for the honor of being his sole heir. All three say they lie on the very spot where he used to have his hut, however none of them can prove its claims. The Shinpen Kamakurashi, a guide book to Kamakura commissioned by Tokugawa Mitsukuni in 1685, already mentions a strained relationship between Myōhō–ji and Chōshō-ji. However, when the two temples finally went to court, with a sentence emitted in 1787 by the shogunate's tribunals Myōhō–ji won the right to claim to be the place where Nichiren had his hermitage. It appears that Ankokuron-ji did not participate in the trial because the government's official position was that Nichiren had his first hut there, when he first arrived in Kamakura, but that he made another near Myōhō–ji after he came back from his exile in Izu in 1263.
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  • Myohon is like is very quiet, leisurely flowing time. Will be healed and a lot of trees would be blown away the summer heat ♪ (be ▽ ')
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  • This Buddhist temple is not far from the center of Kamakura but not much visited. It is set in a beautiful little valley where the main sound is bird song. I found this temple to be wonderfully atmosp...  read more »
  • The temple is about a 15-minute walk from Kamakura station. Changed air and go for a while from the main gate. Deep into that atmosphere is unclear. Guests can enjoy a change of scenery of the four seasons.
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  • This temple in particular is very picturesque
  • I worship at the 2016 / 03 / 27. The precinct was quiet. Innermost josadang Metro was still a bud. Immortals sense Zhong 2 gate before cherry was 5 minutes to bloom. Cherry Office and before the Academy was still a dichotomy to bloom.
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  • Very quiet and spiritual space.
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  • A quiet temple. A respectable 2 heaven gate is recommended.
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