Jufukuji Temple

Yokosuka, Miura 15m

Overview

Legend has it that the residence of Minamoto-no-Yoshitomo, who is the father of Minamoto-no-Yoritomo (the founder of the Kamakura Shogunate), once stood here. Following her late husband's will, Hojo Masako (wife of Yoritomo) built a temple here in 1200 with the help of Myouan Eisai (a Japanese priest). Soon, it grew into a large temple with a dozen sub-temples. The precinct has been designated as National Historic Site.

Detailed information

Address

1-17-7, Ogigayatsu, Kamakura City, Kanagawa

Access

10-minutes on foot from the West Exit of JR Kamakura Station (on the JR Yokosuka Line).

Costs

Admission Free
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