Meigetsuin Temple

Meigetsuin Temple is famous for its bright blue hydrangeas that blossom every June. Over 2,500 hydrangeas garnish the temple grounds every year, and is one of Kamakura’s best hydrangea spots. The circular window in the temple, called the “satori-no-mado (window of enlightenment)”, represents enlightenment and truth. During the fall season, the view of the fall foliage from the window is exquisite and painting-like. The two gardens you can see from the window are called Karesansui Garden and the Inner Garden. The Inner Garden is open for a limited time in June, when the irises are in full blossom

Basic Information

Address
189 Yamanouchi, Kamakura-shi, Kanagawa
Phone
0467-24-3437
Hours
9:00a.m. - 4:00p.m. (8:30a.m. - 5:00p.m. in June)
Fee
Adults: ¥500
Elementary and junior high school students: ¥300
*extra ¥500 fee for the Inner Garden

Access

  • FromYokohama Station
    【Yokohama Sta.】JR Yokosuka Line / for Kurihama
    →【Kita-Kamakura Sta.】→ about a 10-minute walk 徒歩(約10分)
  • FromTokyo Station
    【Tokyo Sta.】JR Yokosuka Line / for Kurihama
    →【Kita-Kamakura Sta.】→ about a 10-minute walk 徒歩(約10分)
  • FromHaneda Airport
    【Haneda Airport】Keikyu Airport Line / for Yokohama
    →【Yokohama Sta.】JR Yokosuka Line / for Kurihama
    →【Kita-Kamakura Sta.】→ about a 10-minute walk 徒歩(約10分)

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