Autumn leaves in Meigetuin temple in Kamakura

【Date Visited】9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. of Wednesday June 14,2017

Photos and movie are taken by iPhone.

Hydrangea at Meigetsuin in Kamakura
I went to Meigetsuin temple to see the beautiful and popular scenery of hydrangea.
Kamakura is a city in Kanagawa Prefecture,once it was a political capital along with Nara and Kyoto.
It makes an easy day trip from Tokyo.
Meigetusin temple was founded in 1160 A.D.

Entrance at Meigetsuin in Kamakura
This is an entrance of this temple.

Ticket counter at Meigetsuin temple in Kamakura
Ticket counter at Meigetsuin temple in Kamakura
A pathway leads you to the entrance gate.
There are three ticket counter on the right and left side.

Ticket counter at Meigetsuin temple in Kamakura
Usually only this gate is opened.
The other one is opened only when the tourist season.

Meigetsuin in Kamakura
Go straight from the gate, then you can go to this place where many tourists take pictures.

Hydrangea at Meigetsuin in Kamakura
This place is very famous photo spot for this scenery.
My biggest purpose for me was to shoot this.
But it was impossible as it was very crowded with many people.

Meigetsuin in Kamakura
main hall(Hojo) at Meigetsuin in Kamakura
main hall(Hojo) at Meigetsuin in Kamakura
Then I moved to the other popular photo spot quickly.
Because it would be crowded soon.
This is the main hall (Hojo).
The view of garden through a round window is very famous.
People already made a queue when I got there.
It became more longer as time passed.
Besides in the holiday, it becomes more and more longer!

I couldn’t take much time to shoot pictures because many people were waiting behind me.
So during the waiting time I considered many compositions.

Circular window in the main hall(Hojo) with hydrangea at Meigetsuin in Kamakura
I took picture by iPhone without zoom.

Circular window in the main hall(Hojo) with hydrangea at Meigetsuin in Kamakura
Double zoom.
Looks nice.But it wasn’t great.

Circular window in the main hall(Hojo) with hydrangea at Meigetsuin in Kamakura
So I moved to the left a little and got on one knee.
Then I tapped the shutter button with 3 ~ 3.5 times zoom.
This one is excellent!!
But people at inner garden was eyesore.
So I retouched inside the round window by the application of iPhone Enlight.
This is owesome!
I can do whatever I want to by this app.

main hall(Hojo) at Meigetsuin in Kamakura
After finished shooting photo, I went to the inner garden.
This is the entrance.
I can enter into it for a limited time in the season of hydrangea or autumn leaves.

Entrance of the inner garden at Meigetsuin in Kamakura
Ticket counter.
It costs 500 yen for 1 adult.

Inner garden at Meigetsuin in Kamakura
Round window of the main hall could be seen from the opposite side.

Iris field at Meigetsuin in Kamakura
Iris was fully bloomed.

Blue jizo at Meigetsuin in Kamakura
Red Jizo with iris at Meigetsuin in Kamakura
Blue and red Jizo statue with iris.

Jizo with hydrangea at Meigetsuin in Kamakura
Jizo with hydrangea at Meigetsuin in Kamakura
Jizo with hydrangea at Meigetsuin in Kamakura
Went out from inner garden and I looked around other places.
There were Jizo statue with hydrangea here and there.

Hydrangea at Meigetsuin in Kamakura
This temple is famous for its beautiful blue hydrangea.
That’s because Jizo statue wears a blue cloth.

Hydrangea at Meigetsuin in Kamakura
Besides the blue one, they had many kinds of hydrangea.

Bamboo forest and hydrangea at Meigetsuin in Kamakura
Bamboo forest and hydrangea was also beautiful!


【Date Visited】9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.of 8 December 2016

I went to Meigetsuin temple to see the autumn leaves.

hydrangea in Meigetusin
Meigetsuin temple was founded in 14th century.
It is famous for the beautiful scenery of hydrangeas.

Autumn leaves at Meigetsuin in Kamakura
But the scenery of autumn leaves is excellent,too.

Autumn leaves and bamboo garden at Meigetsuin in Kamakura

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Bamboo forest and autumn leaves.

Circular window in the main hall(Hojo) with autumn leaves at Meigetsuin in Kamakura
Circular window in the main hall(Hojo) with autumn leaves at Meigetsuin in Kamakura
Especially the view of garden through a round window of the main hall is popular.
Peak of red leaves had passed when I went there,but still it was so beautiful.
There were few people that made the line to take photo because I went there early in the morning of the weekday.
But in the weekend it will become long queue.

Circular window in the main hall(Hojo) with autumn leaves at Meigetsuin in Kamakura
To take picture like this, you need to zoom in.

Circular window in the main hall(Hojo) with autumn leaves at Meigetsuin in Kamakura
Autumn leaves at inner garden in Meigetsuin in Kamakura
You can enter the garden for a limited time in the season of autumn leaves.
Round window of the main hall could be seen from the opposite side.

Autumn leaves at inner garden in Meigetsuin in Kamakura
Jizo and autumn leaves.
When you visit Meigetsuin in the autumn leaves season, you should go to this garden because you can see more beautiful autumn leaves.


Information

【Opening hour】
June → 8:30~17:00
January – May, July – December → 9:00~16:00

【Admission Fee】
300yen
(You can enter the garden for a limited time in the season of autumn leaves and iris. 500yen)

【Access】
10 minutes walk from Kita Kamakura station of JR line.

Kita kamakura station

Kita kamakura station

Kita kamakura station

Kita kamakura station


Other beautiful place near here

・Hase temple(30 min. by train and bus)

Hase temple in Kamakura
Beautiful hillside Buddhist temple that is famous for the hydrangea.
More information about here

・Houkokuji temple(30 min. by bus)

Autumn leaves at houkokuji temple in kamakura
Famous for the beautiful bamboo garden and autumn foliage.
→ More information about here

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