Kamakura's Kosoku-ji Temple

See its famous, wonderful, 200-year-old crabapple tree

By Tomoko Kamishima    - 1 min read

Kosoku-ji Temple has a beautiful 200-year-old crabapple tree. It blooms at almost the same time as cherry blossoms in Kamakura. Although a few crabapple trees grow here, the one in front of the main building is the most beautiful. In fact, it's stunning. The branches open widely and are held up by bamboo supports. Looking up at the flowers from under the tree, its pink petals look beautiful against the blue sky. A combination tour of Daibutsu, Hase-dera Temple and Kosoku-ji Temple, all in the same neighborhood, is recommended.

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Tomoko Kamishima

Tomoko Kamishima @tomoko.kamishima

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。