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Tokeiji Temple

1367 Yamanouchi, Kamakura 247-0062, Kanagawa Prefecture
+81 467-22-1663
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This temple once served as a shelter for abused wives, who were able to divorce their husbands by staying here for three years.
  • Excellent25%
  • Very good53%
  • Average21%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
22 Oct 2017
“Quiet temple”
27 Jun 2017
“quiet temple”
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1367 Yamanouchi, Kamakura 247-0062, Kanagawa Prefecture
+81 467-22-1663

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Reviewed 11 January 2018

Known as the divorce temple, it was a place where women (who had few rights then) seeked refuge. The cemetary/garden is very quiet and a good place for a walk. For more on Tokeiji and Kamakura, refer to "hiddenjapanguide".

Thank rie s
Reviewed 22 October 2017

This is one of the smaller temples with beautiful grounds to walk in. It is also far quieter, and hence, a good break from the other more crowded places here.

Thank Asperger_Singapore
Reviewed 28 June 2017

Tokeiji Temple which was established in 1285 and served as sanctuary for women that fled their marriages (in the old times women couldn't initiate divorce proceedings). The temple grounds was very quiet and peaceful.

Thank Kasia Z
Reviewed 25 May 2016

I got to Tokeiji Temple early in the morning (8.30 am) and had the place pretty much to myself, which was very lovely. The gardens are great. I didn't get to see the treasure chest because it only opened at 9.30 am, but I enjoyed...More

Thank Temma C
Reviewed 23 February 2016

As one of the first temple I have seen after leaving the train at Kita-Kumakura, I could not resist and visited it. Relaxing and quiet even when other major temples get crowded with tourists.

Thank beppo81
Reviewed 1 November 2015

This Zen temple was formerly a nunnery and refuge for women, and only women were allowed on the grounds. Now, for 200 yen admission you can spend time in a peaceful hilly spot , not crowded , planted with carefully tended flowers, bushes & impressive...More

Thank nancy c
Reviewed 5 June 2015

Tokeiji is very short walking distance from Kitakamakura station. You climb some stairs to the entrance and pay 200 yen. The temple grounds are narrow, and you keep thinking you've reached the end, but the grounds continue into the mountain. The grounds are perfectly manicured...More

1  Thank mari w
Reviewed 24 May 2015 via mobile

The temple is small and look pretty similar to the other ones in Kamakura, but step in the backyard and you'll find pretty nice, old zen cemetery, located in a shady forest. Ask staff for grave of D.T. Suzuki - famous Zen master who was...More

1  Thank El_Pablito
Reviewed 11 May 2015

Drop by if you are passing but don't come on purpose as it is a smaller and less interesting temple than others. I liked the backyard with a cemetery and beautiful landscaping.

Thank HelenaGuerra
Reviewed 10 November 2014

I visited this small temple as part of a Kamakura tour with Tokyo Way. The group went to Tokeiji after visiting the nearby Engakuji. This smaller temple is a companion temple, originally opened by Engakuji's head monk's wife. The temple itself is rather small, but...More

1  Thank Sean L
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