The Temple is located 5 minutes by foot from Kita-Kamakura station. This temple was built as a convent by the wife of a powerful samurai leader late in the 13th century. The convent worked also as Japan’s first refuge for women who wished to escape from their abusive husbands. This continued until the late 19th century. The Temple is famous for many kinds of flowers, especially irises, which bloom during the rainy season.
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