Kamakura Trip 3rd Part; Kosho-ji, Tokei-ji & Jochi-ji Temples

6-days Revisiting Summer Japan for Mt. Fuji (3,776masl) Solo Trek
August 07-13, 2014

Kamakura Trip 2nd Part; Enno-ji and Kencho-ji Temples

How to go to Jochi-ji Temple;
From Tokyo, ride a train bound to Kita-Kamakura Station for almost 1.5hr travel time at 920JPY($9.29) fare fee. Entrance gate is 400m away from the Kita-Kamakura train station. Admission fee is 200JPY. Photography and video taking with monopod is permitted inside, tripod is prohibited.

Jochi-ji Temple is nested in a cypress wood, established in 1281 and considered one of the Kamakura's Five Great Zen Temples. Jochi-ji is ranked fourth among the Five Great Zem Temples, and its temple ground surrounded by rich green vegetation is designated as a national historical site. Designated as important cultural assets, the three wooden statues on the central altar represent, from left to right Nyorai "past", Amida "present" and Miroku "future". The temple is enshrined with these three Buddhas.

Kamakura Trip 3rd Part; Jochi-ji Temple

Kamakura Trip 3rd Part; Jochi-ji Temple

Kamakura Trip 3rd Part; Jochi-ji Temple

Kamakura Trip 3rd Part; Jochi-ji Temple

Kamakura Trip 3rd Part; Jochi-ji Temple

Kamakura Trip 3rd Part; Jochi-ji Temple

Kamakura Trip 3rd Part; Jochi-ji Temple

How to go to Tokei-ji Temple;
From Tokyo, ride a train bound to Kita-Kamakura Station for almost 1.5hr travel time at 920JPY($9.29) fare fee. Entrance gate is 300m away from the Kita-Kamakura train station. Admission fee is 200JPY. Photography and video taking with monopod is permitted inside, tripod is prohibited.

Tokei-ji Temple was founded in 1285 by a nun named Kakusan-ni, the widow of Hojo Tokimune, the regent of the Kamakura Shogunate (1192-1333). In those days when women had no right to seek a divorce, the Shogunate designated Tokei-ji as a sanctuary for women where a woman petitioner could obtain a divorce from her husband after she spent 3 calendar years at the temple. That was how it earned the nicknamed " Divorce Temple".

Kamakura Trip 3rd Part; Tokei-ji Temple

Kamakura Trip 3rd Part; Tokei-ji Temple

Kamakura Trip 3rd Part; Tokei-ji Temple

Kamakura Trip 3rd Part; Tokei-ji Temple

How to go to Kosho-ji Temple;
From Tokyo, ride a train bound to Kita-Kamakura Station for almost 1.5hr travel time at 920JPY($9.29) fare fee. Entrance gate is 500m away from the Kita-Kamakura train station. Admission is free. Photography and video taking with monopod is permitted inside, tripod is prohibited.

Kosho-ji Temple is said that this was founded by priest Ippen, the founder of the Jishu Sect, at the site where he camped out when he tried to enter Kamakura to teach Buddhist invocation and was surrounded and thwarted by the security forces of then Regen Hojo.

Kamakura Trip 3rd Part; Kosho-ji Temple


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