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Experience Kamakura's dragons (learn about the world of shrine sculpture)

Yokosuka, Miura 5h45m

This course will take you through temples for you to explore the world of Miya-bori.

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Ankokuron-ji Temple

This temple was established in 1253 (Kencho 5) by the founder of Nichiren Buddhism, Nichiren Shonin. The name of this temple originates from the fact that Rissho Ankoku Ron (“On Securing the Peace of the Land by Establishing True Teachings of Buddhism”) was written here. This place is surrounded by hills and abundant with nature; the seasonal flowers and trees, such as plum, sakura, peach bloss...

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Myōhon-ji temple

This is the oldest temple opened by Nichiren Shonin who started Nichiren sect. The dragon sculpture at Nitenmon gate is famous for the legend that roars when you clap the hands in front of the gate.

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Hongaku-ji temple

Ichijo Nisshutsu founded the Hongakuji in 1436 (Eikyo 8). Ashikaga Mochiuji built the temple where there was Ebisudo and donated to Nisshutsu. The second chief priest was Niccho Shonin, so the temple is known familiarly as “Niccho-sama”. The temple is also called as “Higashi Minobu”, because Minobusan shared out part of remains of Nichiren to the temple.

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Enoshima Electric Railway

Although this is a short railway with a total length of 10km, along the tracks there are both mountains and the sea. From the window you can enjoy a view of Enoshima Island and Mount Fuji. If you purchase a 1 day pass, you can enjoy a discount and reduce the hassle of having to buy tickets every time.

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Ryukō-ji temple

Ryukoji Temple is a temple of the “Nichiren sect” founded in 1337. Nichiren offered plans to Kamakura shogunate for saving the nation in a time of crisis, however, the government did not listen but arrested him. Nichren was taken to Tatsunokuchi (place of execution). When it was about time to be beheaded, suddenly, a beam of light came into the place of execution and the executioner was dazzle...

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