Choju-ji is one of the Tatchus of Kencho-ji, but it’s not located in the precincts of Kencho-ji. It is located nearer to Kita-Kamakura Station than Kencho-ji.
Choju-ji is open to the public only on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, and on the national holidays of April, May, June, October, and November. Entering from an entrance between the main hall and the drawing room, you can see inside the building. The building is new, so you may feel like visiting someone’s house, not a temple.
The view of the garden from the drawing room or small room at back is very nice. There is a road which buses go through near here, but it’s very quiet. While looking garden, my heart was calm and stay another world.
There is Kannon-do at the corner of the garden, which was moved and remodeled from Enjo-ji, Nara in the Taisho era. Originally it was built in the Muromachi period.
There is a grave of the Ashikaga Takauji on the hill, where the hair of the deceased was buried.