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Shrine of Tsurugaoka Hachimangu

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Address: 2-1-31 Yukinoshita, Kamakura 248-0005, Kanagawa Prefecture
Phone Number: +81 467-22-0315
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Description: This important shrine, dating back to 1063, is a popular site for weddings...
This important shrine, dating back to 1063, is a popular site for weddings and other events during the year, and is particularly beautiful during cherry blossom or azalea season.
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Tsurugaoka Hachimangu is centrally located in Kamakura and near the train station, you literally can't miss it. We're told that it is the most important temple in Kamakura, and it... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 7, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

The title says it all …. Amazing, Stunning, Inspiring …. This is a MUST see if you are in the Kamakura region! Both times I went there were traditional wedding taking place, which we were allowed to view from outside. Just can't say enough about this temple area.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015 via mobile

My wife and two boys (5 and 1) came here a few months back and loved it. My advice is to get off at the train/bus station and walk up the long street called the Dankazura where you'll find some quaint little souvenir shops. The shrine itself is beautiful. The gardens are lovely and well-kept. The boys enjoyed their time... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

We had an evening stroll there, nice and quiet, and saw it again in the morning. If you have time enough in Kamakura, have a look. If not, skip it, I would say.

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Ankara, Turkey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

Kamakura has many temples, and places to see but this temple was the best among them. I love walking through kamakura. You wouldnt get lost there but I would love it even if I did. Kamakura is a history rich place if you do your research before going there. And I love visiting here whenever I go to tokyo. Every... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

Tsurugaoka Hachimangu is centrally located in Kamakura and near the train station, you literally can't miss it. We're told that it is the most important temple in Kamakura, and it is certainly one of the busiest. It has a very distinctive nature, and is sort of set apart from the other temples in Kamakura because it feels more metropolitan and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

From Kamakura station by walk 10-15 minutes or across street Komachi-dori or walking way in centre Wakamiya Oji street with too many cherry trees. On the street are lot of shops of souvenirs, restaurant and also delicious tasting. The shrine is beautiful and free. Only museum cost 200 Y. We saw there christenings.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

If you're in Kamakura then this is a must see. From the main entrance you actually start experiencing the beauty of this place.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

This was not my first time here. When ever I visit close to this area, I make a journey to go walk to this place and up the stairs to the shrine. One thing about this shrine is that you might be able to see a traditional Japanese wedding ceremony at the bottom of the shrine on the weekends. There... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

It's an impressing red structure seen from everywhere. If you visited the Zen Temples on the way it's impossible not to note the difference between them.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

This temple is soo scenic and touching. I witnessed two traditional weddings the day I visited. They were breath taking. The shrine itself burst of color and traditional decor. You can complete 1 of many scenic walks, get your future read or partake in worship in the temple while giving an offering of your choice. Theres so much to do.... More 

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Address: Address: 2-1-31 Yukinoshita, Kamakura 248-0005, Kanagawa Prefecture
Phone Number: +81 467-22-0315
Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Kanto  >  Kanagawa Prefecture  >  Kamakura
Open Hours:
Sunday 6:00 am - 9:30 pm
Monday 6:00 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday 6:00 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday 6:00 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday 6:00 am - 9:30 pm
Friday 6:00 am - 9:30 pm
Saturday 6:00 am - 9:30 pm

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