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Kamakura Dragons Come to Life at Temples

Yokosuka, Miura Full day 21

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

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Ankokuron-ji Temple

Kamakura 30m

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...

Anyo-in Temple

Kamakura 30m

This temple is associated with Hojo Masako. Masako built a temple in Sasame (in the area of the Kamakura Literature Museum) to mourn the loss of Minamoto no Yoritomo,...

Myohon-ji temple

Kamakura 15m

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...

Hongaku-ji temple

Kamakura 30m

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...

Enoshima Electric Railway

Yokosuka 30m

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...

Ryuko-ji Temple

Fujisawa 1h

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,...

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