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Ugafuku Shrine ( Goddess of Money Washing)

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Address: 2-25-16 Sasuke, Kamakura 248-0017, Kanagawa Prefecture
Phone Number: +81 467-25-1081
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Description: Legend has it that washing your money in the spring at this shrine will...
Legend has it that washing your money in the spring at this shrine will make it double.
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Nice shrine

It is a bit of a hike to get to it but well worth it. To enter the shrine, you have to go through a tunnel.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 1, 2015
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Sugar Land, Texas
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Madison, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

For me, it was not an easy place to find. But I managed to get there on a rainy day before it closed. Overall the scene was amazing and I did the ritual of money washing. Now I feel I am little richer :D.

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Richmond, Vermont
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

We approached the Zeniarai Benten Shrine from the Daibutsu Hiking Course which meant we walked downhill to get to the entrance (instead of uphill from Kamakura). You enter through a cave in the hill, and the whole setting is pretty unique. You have the option of washing your money in the stream, or watching others do so (but why not... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

This shrine stands out from all the others I've been to by being carved into a mountain, thus offering a lot of unique photo taking opportunities. It's quite a walk but it's definitely worth it. Best thing is that there's no entrance fee.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

We visited this shrine while hiking the Daibutsu hiking trail. You have to go down a large hill to get there but it is definitely worth the trek. It is set beautifully in the hill there. In fact you have to enter through the hill through an unassuming torri gate to get to the shrine itself. It is free to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

The Ugaguku Shrine, which we knew as the Zeniarai Benten Shrine, is at the end of the Daibutsu hiking trail and is a very beautiful shrine set in a canyon. You walk through a cave in the mountain and come to the shrines. There is a spring there that rumor says will either double or quintuple your money if you... More 

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Sugar Land, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

It is a bit of a hike to get to it but well worth it. To enter the shrine, you have to go through a tunnel.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

You go through a cave type of entrance & the religious part is in another cave with lots of passages & mini shrines where you can light your candles & hope for the best. Not good if you are claustrophobic.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

Tradition holds it that those who wash their money through the stream (baskets are provided) will have this same money returned to them 5x after they spend it. Interesting to see the natural cave where the stream flows though, though the temples themselves in this area are otherwise not so interesting.

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Winnipeg
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

At the end of the hike we came upon this wonderful shrine in a cave. The grounds were so peaceful , quiet and serene. There were few other people there at the time of our visit which made this shrine so special.. The shrine in the cave is cool and dark, there you can partake in the money washing tradition... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

My husband and I decided to go for the day to Kamakura en Enoshima. We new that Kamakura was well known by its temples and particularly the giant Buddha. We didn't really plan the visit so we went to where we felt it was nice. After visiting the Buddha we took a trail that connected in 30 min. with an... More 

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