Jōchi-ji

sights / Religious

Jōchi-ji information

Location
Kamakura , Japan
Address
1402 Yamanouchi
Prices
adult/child ¥200/100
Opening hours
9am-4.30pm
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Founded in 1283 by Hojo Morotoki, Jōchi-ji is the fourth of Kamakura’s five great Zen temples. The main gate’s bell on the 2nd floor of the belltower was cast in 1340. Nearby is Kanro-no-ni, one of Kamakura’s 10 revered wells. The interest in this muddy little pond, whose name translates to ‘Sweet Water’, is mostly historical, but photographers still swarm its edges looking for the perfect shot.