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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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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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Walk into a small cave, step in line, wash your money. Pretty straight forward. Kids were all over this shrine. I could tell they were having a blast washing their money hoping it... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
abyars00
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Knoxville, Tennessee, United States

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Knoxville, Tennessee, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Walk into a small cave, step in line, wash your money. Pretty straight forward. Kids were all over this shrine. I could tell they were having a blast washing their money hoping it would mutiply. Though I did wash my money, it did not mutiply. Had a difficult time finding this shrine. I ended up hiking behind it and got... More 

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jakarta
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016 via mobile

Went there today 2/1/16. The locals are celebrating new year n we met a local who told us abt money washing tradition with the shrine holy water to pray for good fortune (double the $$). The walk there thru locals houses and tunnel itself is worth the trip!

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Thank imbidders
Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015 via mobile

Come visit this shrine to observe locals washing for good luck and hoping that the money will "return" to them! You can also partake in the washing money activity, and you can even wash the paper notes too!

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Ibiza, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

just walking up the mountain you will reach an shrine before a tunnel mountain then when you go through appears in a place where you can finde a temple inside a cave !

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Birmingham, Alabama
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2015

This shrine is totally different from all the others I visited. This shrine is in a cave where you wash your money so it will come back to you. You can even wash paper money.

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Madison, Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
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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Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015 via mobile

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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Phoenix, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015 via mobile

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 via mobile

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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