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Kita-Kamakura Station on the JR Yokosuka Line. The train platform is still too small for the hordes of tourists that arrive.
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Hint of what's to come. Hydrangeas on the way to Meigetsu-in.
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Entrance (left) to Meigetsu-in. Exit is on the right.
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About Meigetsu-in temple. Meigetsu means "bright moon."
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One ticket booth to Meigetsu-in.
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The main drag to Meigetsu-in temple's Hondo hall is lined with ajisai.
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It's an incredible path of hydrangea.
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During the first half of June, the temple sees its most visitors.
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Nicknamed the Hydrangea Temple (Ajisai-dera), Meigetsu-in must have one of Japan's highest concentration of ajisai within its grounds.
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A gate at the end of the main path to the temple hall.
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Meigetsu-in's Hondo hall. The temple belongs to the Rinzai Zen Buddhist sect.
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Inside the Hondo hall.
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Another room in the temple has this famous round opening facing a garden.
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Meigetsu-in's famous round window/door.
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Meigetsu-in garden
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Meigetsu-in's garden is also open to the public in early June when irises are in bloom.
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Karesansui garden
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Soyu-do Founder's Hall
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Inside Soyu-do.
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About Soyu-do.
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Adjacent to the Soyu-do.
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Kame-no-i Well (Jug Well)
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About Kame-no-i Well
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Meigetsu-in Yagura cavern.
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Meigetsu-in Yagura cave.
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Meigetsu-in Yagura cave.
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About Meigetsu-in Yagura cave.
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The temple also has a small bamboo forest.
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Benzaiten
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Grave of Hojo Tokiyori.
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About the Grave of Hojo Tokiyori.
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Tea house where you can buy tea or soft drinks.
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Exit path
   
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