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Address: 710 Nikaido, Kamakura 248-0002, Kanagawa Prefecture
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+81 467-22-1191
09:00 - 16:30
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Founded by a priest famous for his garden designs, this temple is notable...

Founded by a priest famous for his garden designs, this temple is notable for its Zen rock garden and beautiful flowers and trees.

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Quiet temple

You can reach Zuisenji from the hiking trail, it is located in a quiet neighborhood and isn't very crowded.

Reviewed 14 October 2016
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Winnipeg, Canada
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78 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited the gardens here based on recommendations in the Eyewitness Travel Series on Japan, which highlighted the significance or these gardens. The gardens are no doubt historically important, but they seem neglected and could use tender loving care from a team of gardeners. The impression it left me with was how quickly Japanese gardens can be retaken by nature... More 

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Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

You can reach Zuisenji from the hiking trail, it is located in a quiet neighborhood and isn't very crowded.

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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225 reviews
105 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 July 2016

Zuisenji is out of the way in Kamakura but worth the effort to get there. It is in a lovely wooded setting, with beautiful gardens. For me the highlight of the temple is the rock garden, very old but restored during the 20th century. It is extraordinarily stark and austere, but quite inspiring. The contrast between it and the verdant... More 

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Brussels, Belgium
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 302 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 June 2015

It's quite different from the other temple gardens because it has a clearly wild aspect, and I loved that.

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Yokohama, Japan
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112 reviews
64 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 196 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 May 2015

I have visited Kamakura many times and was very impressed with this find - a stunning and peaceful temple in Eastern Kamakura that is little known by tourists. Its history dates back to 1327 and its grounds are designated as a National Historic Site. It costs a mere ¥200 to enter this temple. After paying your entry fee at the... More 

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Shanghai, China
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130 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 May 2015 via mobile

Took a short 25 minutes trip from Yokohama after business meetings to enjoy Kamakura. This temple / garden is very peaceful, also called flower temple. Lots of greenery and fresh air. Worthwhile to visit

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