Sanehira Jiro Doi protected Yoritomo Minamoto, who had lost the Battle of Ishibashiyama, from Kagechika Oba’s army. Joganji Temple is the family temple of the Doi clan. In the precincts of the temple there are Shichikido, the hall which keeps the seven wooden statues of Yoritomo and each of his samurai warriors, who played an active part in the revival of the Minamoto family, and the Doi family’s burial ground (designated as Kanagawa’s cultural property), among others, all of which are reminiscent of the past.
The Chinese juniper tree of Sanehira’s own planting (estimated to be 800 years old and nationally designated as a Natural Monument) is the largest and oldest in Kanagawa Prefecture, and the wonderful appearance of its vertical trunk is said to be extremely rare in Japan.

Charges Free of charge
Transportation 10-minute walk from Yugawara Station Location: 252 Shirohori, Yugawara Town
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