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Tokeiji Temple, Kamakura

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Established in 1285, the Buddhist temple and nunnery of Tokeiji 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 Tokeiji Temple and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Kamakura vacation generator.
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  • Pre-registration and we see Suigetsu Kannon. Looks at the Moon in a relaxed pose Kannon-like is something beautiful. Were also discussed, is satisfied.
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  • It is a temple of the Rinzai Zen sect Yen Temple faction. Down at JR Yokosuka line Kita-Kamakura station, walk in the direction of Kamakura Kamakura kaidō, in his right hand. Lush tree-covered there, and up the steep stairs and main. From the Kamakura Highway turn right quickly switchable atmosphere there.
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  • It is located in Kita-Kamakura Buddhist temples. Trailing Temple is famous, but this is during the Edo period from received was so. Gate and climbed the stairs and forward approach from along the Yokosuka line to Kamakura Kaido, the belfry, Academy, main hall. In December, regardless of season, a variety of flowers bloom, visited but unfortunately no appearance of the flowers.
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