Sanehira Jiro Doi is famous for protecting Yoritomo Minamoto from Kagechika Oba’s army after he had lost the Battle of Ishibashiyama. Joganji Temple is the family temple of the Doi clan. The temple grounds contain many sights of historic interest, including Shichikido, a hall which keeps the seven wooden statues depicting Yoritomo and each of his samurai warriors who played an active part in the revival of the Minamoto family, as well as the Doi family’s burial ground (designated as a Kanagawa cultural property).
A Chinese juniper tree planted by Sanehira himself (estimated to be 800 years old and designated as a national natural monument) is the largest and oldest in Kanagawa Prefecture, and its straight, vertical trunk is an impressive sight thought to be extremely rare in Japan.

Location Information

  • Address

    252, Shirohori, Yugawara-machi, Ashigarashimo-gun, Kanagawa, 259-0300

  • Nearest Station
    Yugawara Station
    ・ JR Tokaido Main Line
    ・ JR Ueno Tokyo Line
  • Phone Number
    Available languages
    only in Japanese
  • Public Site
    Official Site

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