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Ankokuronji Temple

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4-chōme-4-18 Ōmachi, Kamakura, Kanagawa 248-0007, Japan

An ancient temple with rich greenery that boasts history and tradition dating back to the founder of the sect, Nichiren Shonin.

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phone+81 467-22-4825
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Mondays: Closed

Tuesdays: 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM

Wednesdays: 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM

Thursdays: 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM

Fridays: 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM

Saturdays: 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM

Sundays: 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM

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miki 2 months ago

From the east exit of Kamakura Station, cross Wakamiya Oji, walk in the opposite direction from Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine, follow the road between the Kamakura Post Office and Suruga Bank Kamakura Branch, and Honkakuji Temple will be on your right. Go past Honkaku-ji Temple, cross Ebisudo Bridge over the Namegawa River, turn right on Komachi-oji Street, then turn left at the first traffic light (Omachi Yotsukaku) and follow the road. About 20 minutes walk from Kamakura Station. It is recommended that you visit this shrine together with Yakumo Shrine and Anyoin Shrine. Closed on Mondays (excluding holidays). Admission fee is 100 yen. The money was to be paid in a place similar to an offering box located after passing through the Sanmon gate. You can get the Goshuin and Goshudai at the shrine on the left as you enter the shrine grounds, but it seems like they are usually only kept in a bookshelf. The woman at the reception desk was very kind and polite, and when I asked her about it, she told me that on Wednesdays and Saturdays, the chief priest is often there, so I could write directly, but that I had to call in advance to confirm. did. In 1253 (Kencho 5th year), Nichiren entered Kamakura from Seichoji Temple in Chiba Prefecture, set up a hermitage in Matsubagayatsu in Nagoe, and carried out missionary activities. It was here that he wrote Rissho Ankokuron. There are about three temples that are said to be the first places where the hermitage was run: Myohoji, Choshoji, and Ankokuronji. Nichiren submitted his ``Rissho Ankoku Ron'' to Tokiyori Hojo, the fifth regent of the Kamakura Shogunate, and harshly criticized the Kamakura Shogunate and other sects of Buddhism as the causes of the social unrest and natural disasters of the time. As a result, he suffered persecution and tribulations from the Kamakura shogunate and other sects of Buddhism, and is said to have had no place to live, so he used a rock cave behind the hermitage as his dojo. This temple was founded in 1260 by Nichiren's disciple Nichiro as Ankokuronku-ji next to a rock cave (Gohokutsu Gohokutsu) that Nichiren used as a training hall. . Across from the main hall is the Kumaou-den, and if you climb the stone steps next to it, you will reach the Fuji viewing platform where Nichiren used to face Mt. Fuji and recite the Lotus Sutra every day.You can see Mt. Fuji, Yuigahama Beach, and Zaimokuza coastline. Masu. Continuing further, there is a cave on the south side where Nichiren is said to have taken refuge during the Matsubagaya Dharma.If you go down from there, you will see a temple built on the spot where Nichiren was buried. Go through and return to the side of the main hall. The distance is not very long and can be covered in about 20 minutes, but please note that you will be walking on a mountain path.

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ヨーミー 3 months ago

The beautiful autumn leaves and ginkgo leaves in the shrine grounds are very soothing. There are many stairs in the temple grounds, and to be honest, it may be difficult for elderly people to climb them. The south side cave is brightly lit in the photo, but it was quite dark and scary. There is a signboard that says Fujimidai in the grounds of Ankokuronji Temple, and beyond that is a steep staircase that will make even healthy people exhausted, but once you get to the top, you can see the beautiful Kamakura cityscape and Mt. Fuji. It is possible, so if you are able to climb to the top, please do so. After we had looked around, a person from the temple called out to us and gave us a detailed explanation of Ankokuronji. This is a temple that you would be missing out on if you don't visit when visiting Kamakura, so I highly recommend it.

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Bogna z 4 months ago

This is one ot the most memorable temple we visited in Kamakura, full of beuatiful and detailed ornaments and well preserved buildings. Thanks to the exceptionally kind lady at the temple we got to know the history of Nichiren and the temple itself - it was amazing.

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Muthiah Manoharan 4 years ago

Awesome place must go

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Thomas Roux 6 years ago

The entry fee is 100 yen for this quite big area in a small valley. The first level is very well maintained, and the moss areas are a feast for your eyes. As you climb up the stairs, maintenance is not made much, and at the top of the hill, you will find a bronze bell that's you can't ring. There is a sacred cave that is not allowed to anyone except the main monk of the shrine. Go there mainly for the walk in the forest, as the buildings, while quite big, aren't very interesting.