Sugimotodera Temple, Kamakura

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  • This temple captured everything I expected from a temple in Japan. It was quaint and peaceful. The moss covered stairs helped set the mood from the start, and you can explore inside the temple.  more »
  • Very quiet and picturesque. The moss covered staircases (too dangerous and slippery, out of bounds) lead up to the temple. The staircases on the side are very steep, so be careful. For more, check "hi...  more »
  • Is a Buddhist temple located near the famous bamboo hokoku-ji Temple. The oldest in Kamakura Kamakura period better than before last Temple is like. A little uphill (stairs and) recommend that climb up to the top is tight. The work of unkei.
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  • Very beautiful little shrine with moss covered steps and flags. It reminds me of spirited away, the exact vibe... brings me back decades. People who go to Hokokuji don't often stop by here despite its proximity. This place is a little underrated.
  • One of the most mystical and enchanting temples I have ever been to, a real power spot.
  • This place takes you back to the Good Old Days of Japan 🇯🇵
  • Moss-covered steps and the main temple is the great reward at the top of a long flight of stairs. Such a good treat!
  • Really small although beautiful. One of my favorite.

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Where to stay in Kamakura

Given the easy access from Tokyo via a number of public transport options, the vast majority of visitors to Kamakura choose to stay in the capital and head here for a day trip. If you feel there's too much to see in one day, then you'll be pleased to find a decent selection of accommodations in Kamakura itself. Down by the sea sit perhaps the most luxurious of the crop, with sea views high on the list of desires for those who stay here. Follow the river as it snakes inland past the train station, and you'll see a good number of more standard hotels, as well as particularly budget-friendly guesthouses.
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