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Sugimoto-dera Temple

Sugimoto-dera Temple

Sugimoto-dera Temple is the oldest temple in Kamakura and dedicated to Eleven-faced Kannon. The temple is famous for its beautiful moss stairs and a huge amount of white flags in the precincts.

Travel tip

Founded in 734 CE, this small, charming temple is the oldest in Kamakura, with a history to match. Sugimoto means "under the cedars"; according to legend, the three ancient statues of the Buddhist goddess of mercy that you can see here took shelter from a fire, all by themselves, behind a tree on the grounds.

Essential Information

Closed Open every day
Costs

Adults (Junior high school students and older): 200 yen
Children (Elementary school students): 100 yen

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