Three temples are famous for their crabapple trees in Kamakura: Myohon-ji, Kosoku-ji, and this one: Kaizo-ji Temple. Kaizo-ji is a bit far from JR Kamakura Station, but if you come to Kamakura in spring, it is worth visiting. Besides the outstanding flowers of the crabapple, the temple also has cherry blossoms, spiraea, and karria blooming this season. Other highlights are a well near the gate and “16 wells” in the inner grounds of the temple. The “16 wells” are actually round holes where water gushes out.
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Japan is a small island nation, but we have a huge number of surprising things to discover here. Many of these delights can be found when you step off the main street onto small side paths. I really enjoy studying about and researching various aspects of traditional Japanese culture, and then sharing this information with visitors to Japan. I hope you will enjoy it, too! ARTICLE INDEX & PHOTOS: An index of most of my Japan Travel articles can be found at the entry page of my blog, and my photos are shown here. 日本はとても小さな国ですが、大通りから一本小道に入ればたくさんの発見があります。日本人が積み重ねてきた歴史を学びながら、古い建物や庭を訪ね、物語の舞台となった景色を眺めて、皆様といっしょに日本文化の奥深さを探求していきたいと思います。