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明月院 Meigetsu-in

明月院 Meigetsu-in
Address: 189 Yamanouchi Kamakura
Hours: 9:00-16:30 (until 17:00 in June to July)
Admission: 300yen
Restroom: Available

Basic Information

Basic Information
Originally founded by Yamanouchi Tsunetoshi as "Meigetsu-an" to mourn a his father, Toshimichi who died in the Battle of Heiji.
Hojo Tokimune founded a Zenkoji in 1269.
After "Meigetsu-an" was renamed as "Meigetsu-in" when Shogun Ashikaga Ujimitsu rebuilt this temple.
Zenkoji was abolished at the Meiji Restoration (1867), and only Meigetsu-in remains to the present day.

This temple also is known as the Hydrangea Temple(Ajisai dera), many tourists visit to watch the Hydrangea in June.

How to get there

How to get there
By Walk: 10 minutes from Kita-Kamakura station.

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