Zuisen-ji Temple

Kanagawa, Kanto

Located at Momijigayatsu in the city of Kamakura in Kanagawa Prefecture, Zuisen-ji is a temple that was built in 1327 by the noted priest Muso Soseki. In its grounds, which are surrounded by hills, are a So-mon (a great gate on the outer perimeter of the grounds), San-mon (the temple gate), a Hon-do (main building enshrining the principal image of Buddha); a Jizo-do (a building enshrining the image of a deity protecting children), Kaizan-do (building enshrining the statue of the founder of the sect or other personage), a Shoro (bell tower); and a Kyaku-den (building for receiving guests). All of these are typical features of a Zen temple. It is famous for its plum blossoms in spring, narcissus in early summer, and maple in autumn, and as “the most beautiful temple in Kamakura,” it enjoys a constant stream of visitors throughout the year.


710 Nikaido, Kamakura-shi, Kanagawa
Admission Fee
300 yen (regular fee)
[Bus]JR Kamakura Station/Bus/10 min/Otonomiya Bus Stop/On foot/15 min

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