Komyoj,which is located in Zaimokuza, is a prestigious temple, Having been ranked as the number one temple among the Kanto Juhachi Danrin Jodo sect temples during the Edo era.
Kishu Zenji Nenna Ryochu was the founding priest of the temple and Hojo Tsunetoki, the fourth Shikken of the Kamakura shogunate, was the founding patron of the temple.
Tsunetoki built a temple in Sasukegayatsu for Ryochu, who came to Kamakura in 1240, and named it Rengeji.
It is said that the temple was moved to the current place, and was renamed Komyo-ji Temple.
The main hall, which was built in 1698, is designated as a national important cultural asset.
The gate built in 1847 is designated as prefectural important cultural asset as well.
The main hall, in particular, is the largest modern Buddhist temple that is still standing in Kamakura.
This temple forms a massive hall temple, along with Kencho-ji and Engaku-ji, even to this day.
The Ten Night Memorial Service, which is performed between the 12th to the 15th of October, the night market is set up and attracts a great number of people.