Myōhon-ji 妙本寺

About Myōhon-ji Temple

Myōhon-ji Temple is a temple of the Nichiren sect and is one of the oldest temples in the sect. Its history is said to have begun when Hiki Yoshimoto, in order to honor his father Hiki Yoshikazu and others who died in an attack on the Hōjō clan’s residence, dedicated his own residence to the revered Nichiren. The main hall, called “Soshido,” is a wooden structure with a tiled roof and is one of the largest in Kamakura, measuring 12 ken (about 21.6 meters) on each side. It enshrines a wooden statue of Nichiren, the founder of the Nichiren sect.

Location: 1-15-1 Omachi, Kamakura-shi, Kanagawa
Access: 8-minute walk from JR Kamakura Station
Hours: Open for visitation (Temple Office: 10:00-16:00)
Admission Fee: Free
Toilets: Available


・Nearby Shrines, Temples, and Other Attractions

Hongaku-ji 本覚寺(3-minute walk)
Yakumo Shrine 八雲神社(5-minute walk)


・Cafes and restaurants around Myōhon-ji Temple

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