Tokei-ji Temple in spring

This Kita-Kamakura temple is bursting with color

By Tomoko Kamishima    - 1 min read

After the cherry blossoms are gone, the tourist season in Kamakura has a short break. But the flowers in Tokei-ji Temple in Kita-Kamakura pass the baton on to the next group of flowers, one after another. So, please don’t hesitate to come here! Double flowering cherry, weeping cherry, a few types of camellias, Japanese quince, peony, and many more flowers grow here. The 20th chief priest, Tenshu-ni, was forced to enter this nunnery at the age of seven by the Shogun, Tokugawa Ieyasu, mortal enemy of her grandfather, Toyotomi Hideyoshi.

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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。