Tokeiji Temple

Cheapo Article: The Kamakura Mega Guide
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Area: Kamakura
Access: 333 m from Kita-Kamakura Station Yokosuka Line (JO12)
Address: 1367 Yamanouchi, Kamakura, Kanagawa Prefecture 247-0062 [map]
Phone: 0467-33-5100 0467-33-5100
Hours: March-Oct 8.30am - 5pm Nov-Feb 8.30am - 4pm
Website: http://www.tokeiji.com/english/guide/

Tokeiji (also known as Shokozantokeiji) was once known as the Divorce Temple as it offered refuge to women escaping abusive husbands and mothers in law before women could initiate divorce. The former nunnery (now a monastery) is the only remaining one of the original network of 5 called the Amagozan. As well as being known for it’s pyramidal roof, it has particularly beautiful gardens with a wide variety of flowers which blossom throughout the year (list available here).

A 4 minute walk from Kita-kamakura Station
Admission: 200yen for adults, 100yen for children