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Tokeiji (c, Tōkeiji) is a small branch temple of the Engakuji school within the Rinzai sect of Zen Buddhism. Its head temple, the Engakuji Temple, stands just a few hundred meters away on the opposite side of the railway tracks.

Tokeiji was founded by the wife of the regent Hojo Tokimune in 1285 after Tokimune had died at a young age. Until the end of the Edo Period (1603-1868), the temple served as a shelter for women who suffered abuse by their husbands and sought a divorce. An official divorce could be attained by staying at the temple for three years.

Getting there and around

Tokeiji is a five minute walk from Kita-Kamakura Station on the JR Yokosuka Line, one station before Kamakura Station when coming from Tokyo.

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    • ÖƂ̏h qy - Kamakura Rakuan -
      Budget-friendly
      Set in Kamakura and with Yuigahama Beach reachable within 300 metres, ÖƂ̏h qy - Kamakura Rakuan - offers a garden, non-smoking rooms, free WiFi throughout the property and a shared lounge. The property is located 1.3 km from Zaimokuza Beach, 3.4 km from Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine and 23 km from Sankeien. The accommodation provides a shared kitchen, babysitting service and luggage storage for guests. All guest rooms come with air conditioning, a fridge, an oven, a coffee machine, a shower, free toiletries and a desk. The units feature a shared bathroom, a hairdryer and bed linen. The area is popular for hiking and cycling, and bike hire is available at this 1-star hostel. Yokohama Marine Tower is 23 km from the hostel, while Nissan Stadium is 32 km from the property. The nearest airport is Tokyo Haneda Airport, 43 km from ÖƂ̏h qy - Kamakura Rakuan -.
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    • Hotel Metropolitan Kamakura
      Luxury
      Hotel Metropolitan Kamakura is located in Kamakura, within 20 km of Sankeien and 21 km of Yokohama Marine Tower. With a restaurant, the 4-star hotel has air-conditioned rooms with free WiFi, each with a private bathroom. Private parking is available on site. Guest rooms are equipped with a flat-screen TV with satellite channels, a kettle, a bidet, free toiletries and a wardrobe. Every room comes with a safety deposit box and selected rooms come with city views. At the hotel each room has bed linen and towels. Speaking English and Japanese at the reception, staff are ready to help around the clock. Popular points of interest near Hotel Metropolitan Kamakura include Yuigahama Beach, Zaimokuza Beach and Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine. The nearest airport is Tokyo Haneda Airport, 40 km from the accommodation.
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    • Guest House Irodori Kamakura
      Budget-friendly
      Boasting a bar and a shared lounge, Guest House Irodori Kamakura is set in Kamakura, less than 1 km from Yuigahama Beach and a 11-minute walk from Zaimokuza Beach. With a terrace, the 1-star guest house has air-conditioned rooms with free WiFi, each with a shared bathroom. The accommodation offers a 24-hour front desk, a shared kitchen and organising tours for guests. At the guest house, all rooms have a desk. All guest rooms will provide guests with a microwave. Breakfast is available every morning, and includes Asian, vegetarian and vegan options. At Guest House Irodori Kamakura you will find a restaurant serving Japanese cuisine. The area is popular for cycling, and bike hire is available at the accommodation. Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine is 1.6 km from Guest House Irodori Kamakura, while Sankeien is 21 km from the property. The nearest airport is Tokyo Haneda Airport, 41 km from the guest house.
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    • CASA Kamakura Espresso&BED
      Budget-friendly
      600 metres from Yuigahama Beach, CASA Kamakura Espresso&BED is situated in Kamakura and features air-conditioned rooms. This 2-star guest house offers full-day security and luggage storage space. The property is non-smoking and is located 1.2 km from Zaimokuza Beach. With a private bathroom fitted with a bidet and slippers, rooms at the guest house also boast free WiFi. At CASA Kamakura Espresso&BED rooms come with bed linen and towels. Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine is 2.8 km from the accommodation, while Sankeien is 23 km from the property. The nearest airport is Tokyo Haneda Airport, 42 km from CASA Kamakura Espresso&BED.
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    • BIRD HOTEL
      Mid-range
      BIRD HOTEL provides rooms in Kamakura near Yuigahama Beach and Zaimokuza Beach. With a garden, the 3-star hotel has air-conditioned rooms with free WiFi. Yokohama Marine Tower is 23 km away and Nissan Stadium is 31 km from the hotel. Guest rooms in the hotel are equipped with a kettle. All rooms have a desk and a flat-screen TV, and certain rooms at BIRD HOTEL have a balcony. At the accommodation each room is fitted with bed linen and towels. A continental breakfast is available daily at BIRD HOTEL. At the hotel you will find a restaurant serving American cuisine. A vegan option can also be requested. Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine is 2.8 km from BIRD HOTEL, while Sankeien is 22 km away. The nearest airport is Tokyo Haneda Airport, 42 km from the accommodation.
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    • Guest House Kamakura Zen-ji
      Budget-friendly
      Located on the beachfront in Kamakura, Guest House Kamakura Zen-ji features a garden and free WiFi. Built in 1997, this 2-star guest house is within 1.4 km of Zaimokuza Beach and 3.5 km of Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine. The property is non-smoking and is set 300 metres from Yuigahama Beach. Rooms are complete with a shared bathroom, while certain rooms at the guest house also offer a seating area. Guests at Guest House Kamakura Zen-ji will be able to enjoy activities in and around Kamakura, like cycling and hiking. Sankeien is 23 km from the accommodation, while Yokohama Marine Tower is 23 km away. The nearest airport is Tokyo Haneda Airport, 43 km from Guest House Kamakura Zen-ji.
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    • Guest House Kamejikan
      Budget-friendly
      Just 250 metres from Zaimokuza Beach, Guest House Kamejikan is 1.5 km from JR Kamakura Train Station. It offers simple non-smoking Japanese rooms and dormitory-style accommodation with free WiFi and shared showers. Guests at Kamejikan Guest House can sleep in a bunk bed in a dormitory room, or experience traditional futon bedding on a tatami (woven-straw) floor. All rooms are air-conditioned. Toilets are shared. Built 92 years ago as a family residence, Kamejikan is about 2 km from both the Kamakura Daibutsu Buddha Statue and Tsuruoka Hachimangu Shrine. Bicycle rental is offered. A shared-use fridge, free-use PC and free coffee/tea are available at the lounge, and a coin launderette is available. The shared showers are open 24/7. Bodyboards and yukata robes can be rented. Breakfast can be served with an advance reservation.
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    • guesthouse SHIBAFU
      Budget-friendly
      Guesthouse SHIBAFU in Kamakura has 1-star accommodation with a garden and a bar. Among the facilities of this property are a restaurant, luggage storage space and a shared lounge, along with free WiFithroughout the property. The property is non-smoking and is situated 600 metres from Yuigahama Beach. The rooms are fitted with a kettle, while some rooms also boast a terrace and others also feature garden views. At the guest house rooms are equipped with bed linen and towels. Zaimokuza Beach is 1.3 km from guesthouse SHIBAFU, while Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine is 2.8 km from the property. The nearest airport is Tokyo Haneda Airport, 42 km from the accommodation.
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    • kamakura seizan
      Luxury
      Kamakura seizan features a garden, terrace, a restaurant and bar in Kamakura. This 4-star hotel offers a 24-hour front desk and luggage storage space. The property is non-smoking and is located 1.5 km from Yuigahama Beach. All units in the hotel are equipped with a kettle. A continental breakfast is available daily at kamakura seizan. Zaimokuza Beach is 1.5 km from the accommodation, while Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine is 1.2 km away. The nearest airport is Tokyo Haneda Airport, 40 km from kamakura seizan.
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    • Tosei Hotel Cocone Kamakura
      Mid-range
      Tosei Hotel Cocone Kamakura is set in Kamakura, 21 km from Sankeien and 21 km from Yokohama Marine Tower. Featuring a restaurant, this 3-star hotel has air-conditioned rooms with a private bathroom. Private parking can be arranged at an extra charge. All guest rooms in the hotel are fitted with a flat-screen TV. At Tosei Hotel Cocone Kamakura all rooms are fitted with bed linen and towels. At the accommodation guests are welcome to take advantage of a hot tub. Speaking English and Japanese at the 24-hour front desk, staff are always on hand to help. Popular points of interest near Tosei Hotel Cocone Kamakura include Yuigahama Beach, Zaimokuza Beach and Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine. The nearest airport is Tokyo Haneda Airport, 41 km from the hotel.
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