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Jomyo-ji (Jomyo Temple)

Jomyo-ji (Jomyo Temple) Review

Founded in 1188, this 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.

    Contact Information

  • Address: 3–8–31 Jomyo-ji, Kamakura, 248-0003
  • Phone: 0467/22–2818
  • Cost: Jomyo Temple ¥100, tea ceremony ¥500
  • Hours: Daily 9–4
  • Location: Kamakura
Updated: 08-19-2013

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