Trip Planner:   Asia  /  Japan  /  Kanto  /  Kanagawa Prefecture  /  Kamakura  /  Tokeiji Temple

Tokeiji Temple, Kamakura

4.0
#9 of 106 in Historic Sites in Kamakura
Religious Site · Hidden Gem · Tourist Spot
Create an itinerary including Tokeiji Temple
Established in 1285, the Buddhist temple and nunnery of Tokeiji Temple notably acted as a refuge for women who were abused by their husbands. After the death of her husband, nun Kakusan-ni opened the temple in his memory, and it became a refuge for abused wives who sought divorce, which was not allowed in those days. Here you can reflect on the important social role this temple in particular performed (taking in over 2,000 women during the Edo period alone), and wander the peaceful, picturesque gardens, which offer year-round blooms of flowers. PutTokeiji Temple into our Kamakura trip site and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
Create a full itinerary - for free!

Tokeiji Temple reviews

Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor traveler rating
TripAdvisor traveler rating 4.0
208 reviews
Google
4.2
TripAdvisor
  • This nunnery is a quiet break from the rest of Kamakura. It some of the most peaceful walking on moss covered cobblestone I've ever done. There's also a cave that you should definitely take the time.....  more
    This nunnery is a quiet break from the rest of Kamakura. It some of the most peaceful walking on moss covered cobblestone I've ever done. There's also a cave that you should definitely take the time.....  more »
  • I visited this temple because of the book The Ninja Scrolls by Yamada Futuro and the role this temple played at the start of the story The visit was beyond my expectations. Very different from many... 
    I visited this temple because of the book The Ninja Scrolls by Yamada Futuro and the role this temple played at the start of the story The visit was beyond my expectations. Very different from many...  more »
Google
  • This is a very beautiful temple with sound of silence. This temple is famous as an "Enkiri-dera," a safe haven for women seeking free from their husbands or lovers.
  • The feel of Wabi-Sabi is everywhere. Tranquillity. A good place to take a step back from the busy city life and give yourself a stress-free break ☺️

Plan your trip to Kamakura

  • Get a personalized trip
    A full day by day itinerary based on your preferences
  • Customize it
    Refine your trip. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it
    Choose from the best hotels and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it
    Everything in one place. Everyone on the same page.