Kakuzen-ni, the wife of Tokimasa Hojo (the 8th regent) established this temple in 1285. Historically, Tokeiji is well known ... More
Kakuzen-ni, the wife of Tokimasa Hojo (the 8th regent) established this temple in 1285. Historically, Tokeiji is well known as a convent that provided refuge for women who had been summarily divorced. Documents relating to this notoriety are kept in the treasure house. Now the temple is famous for its splendid magnolias, peonies, and plum blossoms. The grounds include huge cryptomeria trees amidst bamboo thickets. The graves of nuns from the early days of the temple are in the cemetery. A noteworthy one is that of a former abbess, Tenshu, (Hideyoshi Toyotomi's granddaughter).
Nittaiji Temple is brand new as temples go, completed in 1904 (and rebuilt in 1984). But the significance of the
site is momentous, if often overlooked. It houses some of the bones of the Buddha Shakyamuni that found its ...
A large walled complex of Zen temples, and sub temples originating in the fourteenth century, which have undergone extensive restoration
and rebuilding over time. Daitokuji is famed for the aesthetic beauty of its gardens and four of them are ...
This huge Bodhisattva statue was built in 1976 as a monument to victims of war in general. The 18 meter
tall statue sits on the back of turtle! Rather, a temple designed to look like one. Inside the statue, ...