Tokeiji Temple
Tokeiji Temple
Tokeiji Temple
Tokeiji Temple
Tokeiji Temple
Tokeiji Temple
Tokeiji Temple
Tokeiji Temple
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The temple was founded in 1285 by Kakusan-ni, the wife of Tokimune Hojo, after her husband's death. In the feudal age, because women are held lower than men, they have a harder time getting a divorce from their abusive husbands. This temple serves as a refuge for many women who have been abused until the abolition of the Temple Law in 1871, when it became a nunnery unti 1902. Thereafter, it was opened as a Zen temple. Many tombs of important people, such as philosphers, politicians and businessmen, are here. Within the grounds of the temple, various flowers bloom throughout the four seasons. An atmosphere of hospitality remains in the temple, and visitors can come here to experience this sense of peace.

  • Address

    1367 Yamanouchi, Kamakura, Kanagawa

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  • Entry fee

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  • Opening Hours

    Regular Hours: 08:30-17:30
    November-February: 08:30-16:00

  • Closed

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  • Website

    http://www.tokeiji.com/english/about/

  • Best Season

    All year

  • Point

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  • Nearest Station/IC Access

    25 minutes by car from Asahina Interchange via Yokohama-Yokosuka Road

    A 4-minute walk from JR Kita-Kamakura Station

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