Hongaku-ji 本覚寺

About Hongaku-ji Temple

Hongaku-ji Temple is a temple established in 1436 as a donation to Ichijō Nishitsu, under the orders of Ashikaga Mochiuji. It belongs to the Nichiren sect and is also called “Nitchō-sama” in honor of the second chief priest, Nichichō Shōnin. In spring, visitors can enjoy weeping cherry blossoms, and in summer, they can see a crape myrtle tree that is said to be over 100 years old.

Location: 12-12 Komachi, Kamakura City
Access: 4-minute walk from JR Kamakura Station
Hours: Open for visitation
Admission fee: Free
Toilets: None


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