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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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6:00 am - 9:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 6:00 am - 9:30 pm
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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Very spacey and great place to feel Japan near the ocean

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
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Fair Lawn, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

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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Fair Lawn, New Jersey
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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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Comparing with other attractions I was expecting more from this one. It also seems to have more people which is always annoying although the grounds are very beautiful and on top of the stairs you get a good panoramic view of the city of Kamakura.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

It is one of the most important shrines in Kamakura, but that's why there are always crowds. Worth visit, but more a tourist attraction, not a atmospheric historical place

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Hong Kong Region, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

I had been there before my breakfast time, early morning at 7 am, not crowed, I sit down by the pool and enjoy the fresh air and nice view, quiet and peaceful.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

The appach. This shrine is a long walk down a cherry blossom lined path in the middle of kamakura's Main Street . The shrine itself is a very impressive group of structures set on a hilltop surrounded by ponds and trees. Very pretty. Is is a must see if yOU are in the area.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

A 10 min walk from the Station to quite a large temple complex with steps, so it's high up & You'll be safe from the Tsunami here. No charge to get in & a good job too because it's really boring! If you've got nothing else to do.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

It's a very long walk from the Kamakura train station to the temple. Very interesting walk through the little stores though. Traffic is bad near the temple. Many steps to go up the temple and be careful because there are no handrails.

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