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Address: 2 Nishimikado, Kamakura 248-0004, Kanagawa Prefecture
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Founder of Kamakura Shogun

This is the grave of Minamoto no Yoritomo, a shogun warrior who was once the militar boss of Japan. He was the founder of Kamakura Shogun, or militar government. The grave is a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 28, 2014
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Close to the Tsurugaoka Hachiman-gu shrine, the grave of Minamoto no Yoritomo is a must-see for any Japanese history buff, especially if interested in the Heike/Genji history. Minamoto no Yoritomo was both the founder and the first shogun of the Kamakura shogunate, which saw Japan switch from the aristocratic rule of the Taira (Heike) clan to that of the samourai... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

This is the grave of Minamoto no Yoritomo, a shogun warrior who was once the militar boss of Japan. He was the founder of Kamakura Shogun, or militar government. The grave is a five floor stone pagoda. The place is surprisingly quiet - no sign of tourists around despite the significance of the monument, which makes the visit even better.

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