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.
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.
|Admission hours||9:00-16:00 (15:45 last entry to the mountain)|
|Closed||Open every day|
|Admission fees||Adults (high school students and above): 300 yen Junior high students: 200 yen Elementary students: 100 yen|