This scenic temple is popular for its well-kept gardens, which manage to look beautiful no matter the season or the weather. Be warned, though: when the hydrangeas bloom in summer or the autumn leaves first appear, it gets so crowded that queues often form before opening. To avoid the throngs, try going just before closing time.
189 Yamanouchi, Kamakura (Kita-Kamakura Station). 0467 24 3437. 9am-4.30pm (last entry 4pm) daily. ¥500, junior high and primary school students ¥300, free for younger children. The temple is located closer to Kita-Kamakura Station, one stop before Kamakura Station.