Kosokuji Temple

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Name in Japanese: 光則寺
Area: Kamakura
Address: 3 Chome-9-7 Hase, Kamakura, Kanagawa Prefecture 248-0016 [map]
Phone: 0467-22-2077 0467-22-2077
Access: 422 m from Hase Station Enoshima Electric Railway (EN12)
0.6 km from Gokurakuji Station Enoshima Electric Railway (EN11)
0.8 km from Yuigahama Station Enoshima Electric Railway (EN13)
Hours: 7.30am - sunset
Website: http://www.treep.jp/kamakura/cate_temple...

Only five minutes from Hasedera Temple, this Temple has stunning natural gardens filled with flowers and birds and offers a quiet break from the nearby crowds.  The 200-year old Crab Apple Tree blossoms at the same time as Cherry trees and is just as beautiful. If you walk out past the cemetery you can also see an old dungeon, where 5 disciples of Nichiren were once held by the owner Mitsunori Yadoya who later converted to Nichiren from Zen.

Admission: 100yen

Also Nearby; Goryo Jinja and Jojuin Temple – both famed for their beautiful Hydrangeas and Amanawa Shinmei Shrine which is thought to be the oldest in Kamakura as it was founded in 710AD.