Kamoe Temple

A Nara period temple in Hamamatsu

By Illaura Rossiter    - 1 min read

Kamoe Temple is easily accessible by bus or walking, tucked away in Hamamatsu in Shizuoka prefecture. According to folklore, this temple was built by millionaire potato farmers 3,000 years ago. While the original building was lost to a fire in 1608, the rebuilding began in 1616 thanks to Tokugawa Ieyasu. It was lost once again in a 1947 air raid, though it was quickly rebuilt by 1959. Renovations in 1987 led to the present temple we see today.

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Illaura Rossiter

Illaura Rossiter @illaura.rossiter

A semi-professional photographer and English teacher, Illaura is a long-term resident of Japan who photographs every day life and scenes in Japan to promote a better understanding of Japanese culture.