Meigetsu-in Ajisai Temple

Meigetsu-in is widely known as a beauty spot for hydrangeas and accordingly is known as the Hydrangea Temple (Ajisai-dera). In June when the hydrangeas are at their best, people queue from the JR Kita-Kamakura Station to Meigetsu-in, and the temple bustles with visitors. Originally Meigetsu-in was a small temple located within a larger temple, until it was restored in the 14th century by Uesugi Norikata, then a powerful warlord. Meigetsu-in is also known as the site of the tomb of Hojo Tokiyori, once the supreme ruler of Japan who was based in Kamakura.


189 Yamanouchi, Kamakura-shi, Kanagawa
Admission Fee
300 yen (regular fee) Iris garden: 500 yen (open in June)
[Walk]JR Kita-Kamakura Stn./10-min. walk

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