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Shrine of Tsurugaoka Hachimangu

Address: 2-1-31 Yukinoshita, Kamakura 248-0005, Kanagawa Prefecture
Phone Number: +81 467-22-0315
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Ranked #3 of 14 Activities in Kamakura
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites, Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks, Nature & Parks, Zoos & Aquariums, Outdoor Activities
Owner description: This important shrine, dating back to 1063, is a popular site for...
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Type: Religious Sites, Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks, Nature & Parks, Zoos & Aquariums, Outdoor Activities
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Sun - Sat 6:00 am - 9:30 pm
Owner description: 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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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

As you walk in, you have to wash your left hand first, then right inside the fountain booth. They have little gardens to the left and right, each have their own character. I saw the workers moving the statues out for cleaning, it was pretty awesome. You can also pay a small fee to get a fortune, after you're done... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014

An easy to visit shrine that fit into our day trip from Tokyo. It had a good view from the top of the shrine over the town of Kamakura. From the train station it was a fairly short walk to this site. In between there were many local shops along the way.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

This is located in walking distance from Kamakura station. Looks majestic and spacious. The museum of Kamakura which is located here is another interesting venue to see. The garden next to this shrine is really beautiful and can spend a considerable time appreciating nature.

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Nakhon Pathom, Thailand
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5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

This is a large shrine in Kamakura. From JR station you can walk on main street (and go back in another shopping street). Main shrine is on hill so you must steps to it. There are many people visit here especially in holiday. Large open space and should take time for 1-2 hours here.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

This is one of the oldest shrines in Kamakura and is central to the city's rites and celebrations. You'll regularly see young children dressed in traditional Japanese garb, celebrating an auspicious birthday. We were honored to have been given a brief lecture on the history of the Japanese peoples and the Shinto religion by the Head Shinto Priest - the... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

This shrine gave the Shogun's a great view of the town and towards the see. The shrine is beautiful and one of the best kept ones I have seen probably globally. It is still active with plenty of Japanese going through various ceremonies. I would recommend the train ride from Tokyo.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

Beautiful shrine. When I visited, there was a wedding ceremony in the compound, it added more cultural feel about the place. I find it very peaceful to walk around the compound, under the warm sun & cool breeze in spring. And I love the contrast of bright red color of the building against the clear blue sky. I'd recommend this... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

One of the oldest shrines (1063), this is the most crowded among Japanese as the largest Shinto shrine in kamakura. Located in central right at the foot of the Main Street that runs southward to the beach, has a beautiful view from the entrance where you can see the temple over a large bumped bridge. On a Saturday that I... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

We spent half a day visiting Kamakura and 3 of its most famous monuments - Hachimangu shrine, Hasedera temple and Kotokuin temple with statue of Great Buddha and we like our little excursion to this small coastal town a lot... There are lots of other temples in nearby hills around Kamakura so it is even worth of whole day excursion... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

The architecture is very much like those I saw in Kyoto. Great place to take photo and the environment is peaceful even though there are lots of tourists there. There is a small cafe right next to the main gate, have a coffee and a pastry by the side of the lotus pond. Lovely!

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