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Jomyo-ji (Jomyo Temple)

  • 3–8–31 Jomyo-ji Map It
  • Kamakura
  • Religious Building/Site/Shrine

Published 12/10/2015

Fodor's Review

Founded in 1188, this is one of the Five Mountains Zen monasteries. Though this modest single-story monastery belonging to the Rinzai sect lacks the grandeur and scale of the Engaku and Kencho, it still merits the status of an Important Cultural Property. It is nestled inside an immaculate garden that is particularly beautiful in spring, when the cherry trees bloom. A tea ceremony with Japanese green tea takes place in this lovely setting. The monastery's only distinctive features are its green roof and the statues of Shaka Nyorai and Amida Nyorai, who represent truth and enlightenment, in the main hall.

Sight Information

Address:

3–8–31 Jomyo-ji, Kamakura, Kanagawa-ken, 248-0003, Japan

Map It

Phone:

0467-22–2818

Sight Details:

  • Jomyo Temple ¥100, tea ceremony ¥500
  • Daily 9–4

Published 12/10/2015

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