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Places to Visit in Kanagawa: Engaku-ji Temple

Engaku-ji is one of the most important Zen Buddhist temple in Japan. It was founded in 1282 by Tokimune Hojo and is situated in Kita-Kamakura just near the railway station. This temple also ranks second amongst the five great Rinzai temples of Kamakura (鎌倉五山).

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Shisouan or How To Become A Samurai

Shisouan (梓想庵) is a service that let you borrow traditional samurai clothes from the Kamakura period and induce yourself into the atmosphere of the Kamakura area. Of course, katana are also included and you can even try Japanese archery (kyudo). You can also check out their blog if you want to see more photos.

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That’s how I looked after being transformed into a samurai.

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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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  1. Places to Visit in Kanagawa: Engaku-ji Temple | Samurai Art: [...] went there at the end of the Winter season, just after my visit to the Meigetsu-in Temple. It was…