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Shrine of Tsurugaoka Hachimangu

2-1-31 Yukinoshita, Kamakura, Kanagawa Prefecture 248-0005, Japan
+81 467-22-0315
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Ranked #6 of 85 Attractions in Kamakura
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites, Historic Sites, Zoos, Cultural
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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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25 reviews 25 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014 NEW

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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53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
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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Barcelona, Spain
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46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

Located 10 minutes away from the station, this is the most famous shrine at the city of Kamakura, and seems like the city was built around it. The big torii welcomes you to a big, colourful shrine; it's a touristic place but you get to see also locals as school groups, people praying... It's surrounded by gardens, ponds, bridges in... More

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Chengdu, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

This is a beautiful and interesting shrine where "real people" also visit and worship. Although there are tourists, the sense history and reverence is not lost. You may catch school children in uniform, girls in kimonos (as well as in current fashion), handsome priests, beautiful temple maidens, etc. It's worth seeing, and you are near other sites and shopping in... More

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Ellicott City, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

The grounds of this landmark shrine sit in the middle of a bustling, posh community of shop- and restaurant-lined streets. We really enjoyed strolling along the main path that leads up to the shrine--taking in the koi in the lotus ponds, the prayer garden, and fountains on side paths along the way. The main path is also lined with vendor... More

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New York City, New York
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44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

After the statue of the Great Buddha, this shrine is probably the main reason for visiting Kamakura. Most of the religious sites in town are Buddhist temples, so if you are interested in learning more about Japanese religious practices, a visit to this important Shinto shrine is helpful. The grounds are lovely and well maintained. The shrine attracts a lot... More

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Wichita, Kansas
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62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

This was a very worthwhile trip from Tokyo. The shrine is impressive and the passage up to the shrine is marked by an array of lanterns that have been decorated by Japanese celebrities. Over to one side, close to the shrine, is an impressive array of barrels containing the saki like wines used in the celebrations at the shrine;these barrels... More

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Hayama-machi, Japan
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37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Less than 10 minutes walk from Kamakura station, this Shinto shrine built by Shogun, Yoritomo Minamoto, is the main shrine representing the Kamakura era. Before you get there, you go through the approach among cherry blossom trees that bloom beautifully in spring (end of March to beginning April). When you get there, there is the famous stone-made bridge, “Taikobashi”, meaning... More

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