Sugimoto-dera is located where you go for a while on Kanazawa Kaido. If you go a little more, there is Hokoku-ji and Jomyo-ji. It is within walking distance from Kamakura Station.
There are a lot of Nobori of “Juichimen Sugimoto Kannon” on both sides of the stairs from Kanazawa Kaido to Niou-mon (gate).
Sugimoto-dera was built in 734 by Empress Komyo, consort of Emperor Shomu, the oldest temple in Kamakura. It is 500 years before Kamakura Shogunate.
There are stone steps covered in moss, which is similar to Kokedera (Myoho-ji).
The stone steps of the moss are not available to protect the moss. Then you should go up other stairs, and there is a main hall at the top. It is also an old building that has a thatch roof.