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Tokeiji Temple, Kamakura
(3.7/5 based on 130+ 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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  • Only during a limited 6-see the ivagallami are wrapped in vines white hydrangeas that complements the IRIS. Visited on a rainy day, the scene was in the second blast. Also earnestly want to visit at this time next year.
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  • It is a temple located just a few minutes walk from Kita-Kamakura station, West exit. I went to see the fall foliage. It is a temple with Buddha and also taste. In the fashionable shops will be on your right. Zhu's Hospital book of original and file. Clean leaves.
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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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