Places To Visit in Kanagawa: Meigetsu-in

Meigetsu-in is a garden and temple situated in Kita-Kamakura, Kanagawa. It was founded in 1394 by Norikata Uesugi of the Uesugi clan.
It earned the nickname Ajisai-dera, which means Hydrangea Temple thanks to its beautiful ajisai (hydrangea). These flowers are in full bloom during the month of June, a time when the temple gets extremely crowded.

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The famous round window of Meigetsu-in. It seems to be spectacular when it snow or when flowers are in full bloom.

 

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Someone was kind enough to bring him warm clothes in this cold.

When I went there two weeks ago, there was no one else, but it was a cold and dry Winter week day. I really felt it would be extremely beautiful if flowers bloomed in this garden, so I will be sure to go back during the other seasons and report back to you!

How to get there
From JR Kita-Kamakura Station, go to the right and walk about 15 minutes following the signs.


大きな地図で見る

Admission: 300 yen
Opening times: 9:00 ~ 16:00 (8:30 ~ 17:00, in June only)

I hope you will have a nice time there!