Tōkei-ji

sights / Religious

Tōkei-ji information

Location
Kamakura , Japan
Address
1367 Yamanouchi
More information
www.tokeiji.com
Prices
adult/child ¥200/100
Opening hours
8.30am-5pm Mar-Oct, 8.30am-4pm Nov-Feb
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Across the railway tracks from Engaku-ji, Tōkei-ji is famed as having served as a women's refuge. A woman could be officially recognised as divorced after three years as a nun in the temple precincts. Today, there are no nuns; the grave of the last abbess can be found in the cemetery, shrouded by cypress trees.