Meigetsuin Temple

Meigetsuin is one of the best places to travel in Kamakura-shi, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan. It's famous for hydrangeas that becomes the best to see in June. Here're guides for reviews, hours, access, map, spots nearby, and photos of Meigetsuin posted by Japanese travelers in the know. Admission fee: adult 300 yen (hydrangea season 500 yen).[last modified: ]

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A Temple Of Hydrangeas

In June, there are 2500 trees of hydrangeas blooming at the approach and the precincts of the temple. They choose the breed and the color of hydrangeas. Because of that, I feel the dignified and modest beauty. The scenery was like a very color of Japanese rainy season.

Meigetsuin Blue You Can See At A Hydrangea Temple In Kamakura

Kamakura is renown for hydrangea in this season, and Meigetsuin Temple is one of the most popular places. There're 2500 trees of hydrangea in beautiful colors admired as 'Meigetsuin Blue'. You can meet the beautiful scenery of rainy season, together with the bamboo grove.
To enjoy seeing and taking pictures of hydrangeas enough, it'll be better for you to visit as soon as Meigetsuin Temple opens, or about one hour before it closes.

You Must See 'Myogetsuin Blue'

You can enjoy the beauty of hydrangeas! Myogetsuin Temple is so famous place to see hydrangeas that no explanation's needed?



189 Yamanouchi, kamakura-shi, kanagawa






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10 min walk from Kitakamakura Station. 7 min by bus from Kamakura Station to Meigetsuin Temple. No parking area.



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