How to get to Meigetsuin Temple

About Meigetsuin Temple

The temple is also known as “Hibari-ji Temple” because of the many Hibari flowers planted in the grounds. It was built in the Muromachi period as the head of the pagoda of Zenkoji Temple, which was built by Tokimune Hojo, the eighth regent of the Kamakura Shogunate. Due to the destruction of Zenkoji Temple in the first year of the Meiji era, only the present Myogetsu-in Temple remains. Many flowers such as camellias, plum blossoms, magnolias, and hyacinths are planted in the grounds, as well as irises in the abbot’s inner courtyard, so you can enjoy a variety of flowers throughout the year, in addition to purple sunflowers.

Japanese style temples are still good.

The purple sunflowers of Myungetsuin are different from the rich variety of Nagoya Temple, but a deep and light blue, just like the sea in early summer, the eye instantly cooled down, the temple is full of purple sunflower elements, even Ema are purple sunflower patterns, very interesting.
If you don’t get in the first batch of the purple flower season, you will have to queue for at least two hours outside, so it is recommended that you get up early and try to enter the temple early.

From the Yuanjue Temple all the way to the bright moon yard, the side is a small local aliyah, the stream is murmuring, a bit like the philosophical path outside the Silver Pavilion Temple. In the early spring, timing is not right, visitors are scarce, the door can be sparse, the tall dense hydrangea branches have sprouted a lot of lime green new shoots, you can imagine June and July in the flower cluster overwhelming the scene.

How to get there

A 10-minute walk from JR Yokotsugaru Line (Kita-Shibarako Station); a 5-minute walk from Enoshima Dentetsu bus stop “Meigetsuin” from Kamakura Station.

189 Yamanouchi, Kamakura City, Kanagawa Prefecture


Although not in the purple sun flower season to visit, but the round window is too strong, very beautiful, more sad is the garden is surprisingly again to give money to visit, the ticket of 500 yen is not enough, but also need to give more than 500 yen to the garden.


It’s nice, but because there are so many people in the Ziyang flower season, there are not many good photos. But if you don’t come to the purple sun flower season, and feel too small, a long way to go is not worth it.

There are no flowers in October! The first thing you need to do is to go in October and there will be no flowers! The actual fact is that there is no flower in October! The important thing to say three times. It’s important to say this three times. Half a day’s walk, you can only see a lush green.

Not the season of purple sun flowers to come very quiet, the door is very small once from the side of the road directly, walk to the mountain to feel where wrong haha. The company’s main business is to provide a wide range of products and services to the public. I was able to see with my own eyes the creation of a dead landscape.

It is one of my favorite spots in the whole Kamakura, and it is a famous place to see purple sunflowers in June.

The special rush in the time, the good thing is not big, the ticket 500 bar, not in bloom, and not much to see.

When you go to the rainstorm, but also can not stop the crowd. You must go early in the purple sun flower season. The Akatsuki Garden no Blue definitely lives up to its name. The cats at the vendor are super cute!

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