Weekend Sightseeing: Kamakura, House of Hydrangea

Hydrangea Kamakura
Hydrangea Kamakura
June is the month of Hydrangea. Meigetsuin, Hasedera and Jojuin temples in Kamakura are three places people go to see Hydrangea in June. Kamakura is not very far away from Tokyo. This place always crowded with visitors when Hydrangea full bloom.
We departed at early morning as early as 0650am from Tokyo station yesterday. We took Yokosuka line from Tokyo station then changed to Enosima line in Kamakura and arrived at 0800am at Gokurakuji station. The first place we went to was Jojuin temple (it doesn’t look like a temple at all to me). We decided to go to this place first as this place is not as wide as the other two. We only spent 15minutes in Jojuin.
Hydrangea Kamakura
Hydrangea Kamakura
Hydrangea Kamakura

Hydrangea Kamakura

Hydrangea Kamakura
Hasedera temple is about 10minutes walk from Jojuin. Entrance fee is ¥300/adult and can be issued at ticketing machine (cash only). Hydrangea here are more colourful than those in Jojuin.
Hydrangea Kamakura

Hydrangea Kamakura

Hydrangea Kamakura

Hydrangea Kamakura

Hydrangea Kamakura

Hydrangea Kamakura

Hydrangea Kamakura

Hydrangea Kamakura

Hydrangea Kamakura

 

Hydrangea Kamakura
These representing Buddhist monks..they are hidden under Hydrangea.
Hydrangea Kamakura 
Big Buddha statue is the highlight of Kamakura other than hydrangea. It can be reached less than 10minutes from Hasedera temple. 

Hydrangea Kamakura
Last place we went to was Meigetsuin temple. We took train from Kamakura station and stopped at Kita-kamakura. It took 15minutes walk to reach the temple. Entrance fee is ¥500/adult (why they don’t have one day pass to enter both temples?). Hydrangea in this temple was not full bloom yet when we arrived. Some have not even opened. Unlike in Hasedera temple, hydrangea here were dominated by blue. May be it will be more colourful when they full bloom.
Hydrangea Kamakura
Hydrangea Kamakura
Hydrangea Kamakura
Hydrangea Kamakura
Hydrangea Kamakura
Hydrangea Kamakura
Hydrangea Kamakura
Hydrangea Kamakura
Hydrangea Kamakura
Hydrangea Kamakura
Hydrangea Kamakura
What hydrangea looks like long before opening.
Hydrangea Kamakura
There’s bamboo forest too.

Kamakura ….and roses, although not that many and located in front of female toilet 🙂
Kamakura

What we really like from these places are that they are highly maintained and of course clean. Hydrangea may be more beautiful by end of this week when we are away from Japan (sadly). 

 

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Mima Isono

Mima Isono

Welcome to TiptoeingWorld, a blog by Mima Isono, a hyperactive mom with restless feet and wandering mind living in Seville, Spain. TiptoeingWorld is about Sevile, Travel and Lifestyle.

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  1. December 30, 2016

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