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Founded in 1285, Tokei-ji temple was Japan's first nunnery and its residents enjoyed unusual privileges for several centuries. They obtained from the shogun the right to divorce at a time this was still deemed an unreasonable demand from women. The superb flowerbeds of the beautifully landscaped gardens invite you to contemplate the vicissitudes of love. This "Divorce Temple" has a dazzling abundance of flowers and delicate trees. Walk as far as the Treasury, in which you will find a fine wood and clay effigy of Sho Kannon Bosatsu Ryuzo.

Useful Information

  • Address : Kamakura-kaido JPN - Kamakura 248 0034248 0034Kamakura
  • Website :
  • Prices : 100 JPY

Opening hours :

  • Mar-Oct: 8.30am-5pm; rest of year: 8.30am-4pm

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