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Hydrangea Temple Gardens in Kamakura

Okamoto N.

by GoWithGuide travel specialist:Okamoto N.

Last updated : Jan 24, 20142 min read

Things To Do

Temples in Kamakura are especially gorgeous and charming during the blooming season of the hydrangea. They're are in full bloom from about mid-June to earl July. Meigetsuin Temple and Tokeiji Temple are best known for their hydrangeas.


Hasedera Temple

Enjoy more than 40 kinds of hydrangeas while walking up the hills of Hasedera Temple. From the top of the hill, you'll get a marvelous view of the ocean, too!
hasedera.
Admission Fee: 300 yen
Access: 3-min walk from JR Kita-Kamakura Station on the Yokosuka Line (about 1 hour from Shinjuku St.)
Address: 3-11-2 Hase, Kamakura-shi, Kanagawa


Meigetsuin Temple

Meigetsuin, also known as Hydrangea Temple (Ajisai-dera) is a well-known spot to appreciate the beauty of hydrangeas. Meigeitsu also houses the tomb of Hojo Tokiyori, a former supreme ruler of Japan who used Kamakura as his base.
meigetsuin
Admission Fee: 300 yen (regular fee) Iris garden: 500 yen (open in June)
Access: 10-min walk from JR Kita-Kamakura St. the JR Yokosuka Line (about 1 hour from Shinjuku St.)
Address: 189 Yamanouchi, Kamakura-shi, Kanagawa


Tokeiji Temple

Tokeiji Temple is the place to go if you are looking for a little luck in marriage, some people visit here to pray for a good match.
tokeiji temple
Hours: 8:30 to 17:00 (until 16:00 November to February)
Admission Fee: 100 yen
Access: 3-min walk from JR Kita-Kamakura Station on the Yokosuka Line (about 1 hour from Shinjuku St.)
Address: 1367 Yamanouchi, Kamakura-shi, Kanagawa


Jojuin Temple

About 2,250 blooming hydrangeas cover both sides of the stairway leading up to the gate of main shrine. You can also enjoy an ocean view from the top of the stairway.
hydrangeas at kamakura
Hours: 8:00 - 17:00
Admission Fee: Free
Access: 5 mins walk from Gokurakuji St. (about 10 mins from Kamakura on the Enoden Line)
Address: 1-1-5 Gokurakuji, Kamkura


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