About Tōkei-ji Temple
Tōkei-ji is a temple of the Rinzai sect Engaku-ji school located in Kamakura, Kanagawa Prefecture. It was founded during the Kamakura period. At the time of its establishment, it served as a temple for women seeking divorce during the feudal era when divorce was not allowed for women. It played a role as a temple for women seeking relief for 600 years until the Meiji era. Beautiful statues called Seikan’on and Suigetsu Kan’on are enshrined as important cultural properties. In addition, it is known as a famous spot for plum blossoms in spring and attracts many tourists.
Location: 1367 Yamanouchi, Kamakura City
Access: 5-minute walk from JR Kitakamakura Station
Hours: 8:30-16:30 (16:00 from December to February)
Admission fee: 200 yen (100 yen for children)
Photography: Photography is prohibited on the temple grounds.
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