Anyo-in Temple houses the tomb of Hojo Masako, wife of military leader Minamoto no Yoritomo.
Anyo-in Temple is a 10-minute walk from Kamakura station.
Hojo Masako was the wife of Minamoto no Yoritomo (1147-1199) the first shogun (military leader) of Japan's first samurai-led government. Upon his death, she built Chorakuji Temple. When it was destroyed by fire, it was rebuilt and renamed Anyo-in, the Buddhist name Masako received after her death.
Masako's tomb is marked by a small pagoda into which her name is carved. There is also a wooden statue of her in the main hall.
The grounds of Anyo-in Temple becomes pink with azaleas in May, making it one of the most colorful temples in the area.