Myouhon-ji Temple

Myouhon-ji Temple
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Page last updated: Oct, 28, 2019
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Myohon-ji Temple is the oldest temple of the Nichiren-shu sect located in an area called Hikigayatsu. The temple’s roots date back to the year 1203 when the youngest child and the only survivor of the Hiki clan, Yoshimoto, built a memorial for his family members who were attacked and killed by the armies of Hojo Masako’s father, Tokimasa.

It is a temple with many attractions such as the mountain gate, two Deva King guardian statues, main temple hall, and Yakusido hall of the Medicine Buddha. The temple is full of nature despite being located near downtown Kamakura, and visitors can enjoy a beautiful scenery every season. In spring the temple becomes full of flowers including cherry blossoms and crabapple. Fireflies can be seen in early summer, and autumn leaves and ginkgo can be enjoyed in fall.

Information of Spot Detail
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〒248-0007

1-15-1 Omachi, Kamakura, Kanagawa Prefecture

Telephone Number

0467-22-0777

Spot Types

Temples/shrines

Denomination

Nichiren-shu

Regular Holiday

None

Fee

Free

Transportaion

8 minute walk from JR Kamakura Station
8 minute walk from Kamakura Station of Enoshima Electric Railway

Official Homepage

http://www.myohonji.or.jp/

※The written notice and information on this page are as of the date of publication. Please refer or confirm the latest information of each spot on individual introduced website.

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