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Visit famous spots for hydrangea around Kita-Kamakura Station

Yokosuka, Miura 5h30m

This is a leisurely tour that takes you to Meigetsuin Temple and Engakuji Temple, two of the most popular temples in Kamakura famous for their beautiful hydrangea. The tour also includes a vegetarian lunch (shojin ryori) along the way.

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Meigetsu-in Temple

Meigetsu-in Temple in Kita-Kamakura is also known as The Temple of Hydrangeas. For hydrangea season around June, many people flock here to view approximately 2,500 hydrangeas. The hydrangeas planted at Meigetsu-in are all a uniform blue color, dubbed "Meigetsu-in Blue".

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Wife and son, Morotoki, of Shogun Hojo Munemasa built this temple in 1281. In this temple there is a 'Kanro no I (well)' , one of the 10 Kamakura Wells. This temple ground is designated as a historic spot of Japan.

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Tokei-ji Temple

Known as a temple that served as a shelter for women who took refuge and sought a divorce from their abusive husbands. Within its premises, there are various flowers of every season. You can experience various classes such as zazen (seated meditation), tea ceremonies, and incense-smelling ceremonies. (Reservation required)

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