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Tokeiji Temple, Kamakura
(3.7/5 based on 120+ reviews on the web)
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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  • Is a Buddhist temple located in the mountains like a temple in Kita-Kamakura,. From the Kita-Kamakura station relatively near the location at the Garden Museum on the grounds, enjoy.
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  • Kita-Kamakura station, walk, pretty soon. We went up the stairs will pay visits. You can pay in a watermelon. Deep, lined with the graves. Where to ask nokyo-sho and shop in the same building and the various things, such as postcards, brush, wasanbon was sold.
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  • Front of the Kita-Kamakura station, is a Buddhist temple of the Rinzai sect. Environment is long and narrow, there are a lot of sights such as the heaven and earth stand open Temple enshrined the Buddha Hall is dedicated to the deity, Hōjō Tokimune, Temple, school of vocational training, zazenkai, treasure Hall. Nokyo-sho!
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