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Sugimotodera Temple

903 Nikaido, Kamakura 248-0002, Kanagawa Prefecture
+81 467-22-3463
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Lovely

This old temple is really lovely. The moss covered stairs were really beautiful to look at. Nice... read more

Reviewed April 17, 2018
siouxsy
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California
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The oldest temple in Kamakura

Very old temple in great condition. The original steps are there but now unused. The temple... read more

Reviewed March 29, 2018
boochan1970
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Yokohama, Japan
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903 Nikaido, Kamakura 248-0002, Kanagawa Prefecture
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Reviewed 17 April 2018 via mobile

This old temple is really lovely. The moss covered stairs were really beautiful to look at. Nice view of the city from atop as well. Small but still impressive.

Thank siouxsy
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Reviewed 29 March 2018 via mobile

Very old temple in great condition. The original steps are there but now unused. The temple buildings have thatched roofs which are outstanding. There is a trail but I wasn't sure where it went so I just went up a little and was rewarded with...More

Thank boochan1970
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Reviewed 21 January 2018 via mobile

It's a beautiful and unique small temple as well as the oldest temple in kamakura. A beautiful green stairway (closed for traffic). Worth a visit as it is very unique!

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Reviewed 16 January 2018

This temple captured everything I expected from a temple in Japan. It was quaint and peaceful. The moss covered stairs helped set the mood from the start, and you can explore inside the temple.

Thank Claire U
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Reviewed 10 January 2018

Very quiet and picturesque. The moss covered staircases (too dangerous and slippery, out of bounds) lead up to the temple. The staircases on the side are very steep, so be careful. For more, check "hiddenjapanguide".

Thank rie s
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Reviewed 27 March 2017 via mobile

cool stairway (though you cant actually use it) if you could it wouldnt look nearly as cool. Little trail you can get a little overlook. Doesnt take long, worth a look.

Thank vbaikau
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Reviewed 15 September 2016

When I return to Kamakura, this is the temple I would go to first if I'm looking to meditate or pray. The old stone steps and frequently photographed, and while there are frequently a decent number of visitors, the smaller amount of open grounds keep...More

Thank RoninOtter
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Reviewed 18 July 2016

This is the oldest temple in Kamakura but it is still very much a working temple, not a museum piece. There are many Japanese people come here to worship as well as tourists. It is in a very dramatic setting on a steep hillside, and...More

Thank Dave_Cowley_Road
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Reviewed 26 April 2016

This Buddhist temple is absolutely stunning. There are several flights of stairs that lead up to the temple, with the last set being completely covered in moss (this set is blocked off from visitors). The stairs are worth the walk! The temple also lets you...More

Thank Roslyn C
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Reviewed 1 April 2016 via mobile

I cannot understand how this temple doesn't have better reviews. The access to the interior of the Main Hall is the most amazing thing with a very intimate look at the interior of a Buddhist Temple so far unparalleled in my Japan travels. Simply stunning.

Thank Manny S
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