Ankokuron-ji 安国論寺

About Ankokuron-ji Temple

Ankokuron-ji Temple is the place where Nichiren spent 20 years after moving to Kamakura, and it is located at the site of the Matsubagayatsu Persecution, just like Myōhō–ji Temple. It was established in 1253 and derives its name from the “Daimoku” (Nam-Myoho-Renge-Kyo) that Nichiren propagated. Additionally, next to the cave (hokutsu) where he wrote his treatise “Rissho Ankoku Ron,” his disciple Nichiro built Ankokuron-ji Temple, which later came to be known as such. The main deity is the Buddha Shakyamuni with the title “Namu Kuon Jitsujo Honshi Shakamuni Butsu,” and various historical sites remain, including the Nanmen Cave and the cremation site of Nichiro. Moreover, from the observation deck on the mountain behind the temple called Fujimi-dai, you can have a panoramic view of the city, including Yuigahama Beach, and it is said that Nichiren chanted the Daimoku towards Mount Fuji.

Location: 4-18, Omachi 4-chome, Kamakura City
Access: 15 minutes on foot from JR Kamakura Station
Hours: 9:00-16:30 (Closed on Mondays)
Admission Fee: 100 yen
Toilets: Available


Nearby Shrines, Temples, and Other Attractions

Myōhō–ji 妙法寺(2-minute walk)
Chōshō-ji 長勝寺(5-minute walk)
Jōgyō-ji 上行寺(6-minute walk)

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