June is the season of hydrangea in Japan.
I went to Kamakura City, a famous place of hydrangea.
Hasedera is Buddhist temple of Jodo shu and it is on the foot of Kannon mountain.
Hasedera is known as a famous place of hydrangea.
Hasedera has the circuit style garden and two ponds,Myouchiike pond and Houjyouike pond, near the entrance.
There is Kannon-do hall on the middle of Kannon mountain and it has Kannon Buddhisattva with Eleven Headed.
There is walking pass from the side of Kannon-do hall.There are 2500 hydrangeas around walking pass and it is called "Ajisai-no-komichi(hydrangea road)".
It is very crowded on July, the season of hydrangea in Japan, and we need to take a number.
Hydrangeas of "Ajisai-no-komichi(hydrangea road)" are very beautiful.
We can see Yuigahama from the top of "Ajisai-no-komichi(hydrangea road)".
Next, I went to Engaku-ji near JR Kita-Kamakura Station.
Engaku-ji has a lot of hydrangeas.
Engaku-ji has many buildings,gardens and ponds,and we can enjoy to see them.
- Sanmon Gate(Main Gate)
- Butsu-den(Buddha hall)
- Hojo(Abbot's quarters)
Hojo's Japanese garden
- Myoukouchi pond
I went to Meigetsu-in after Engaku-ji.
Another name of Meigetsu-in is "Ajisai-dera(Hydrangea Temple)" and it has a lot of hydrangeas.
Meigetsu-in is a Rinzai Zen temple of the Kencho-ji school.
It has Japanese garden in Hojo(Abbot's quarters) like another Zen temples.