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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 Hachimango is about a 10 minute walk from Kamakura. If you leave the main exit of JR Kamakura station, you can turn left and walk down Komachi dori shopping street... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 4, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 NEW

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 NEW

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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Yokosuka, Japan
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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

Tsurugaoka Hachimango is about a 10 minute walk from Kamakura. If you leave the main exit of JR Kamakura station, you can turn left and walk down Komachi dori shopping street. Hachimangu will be at the end of the shopping street. Hachimangu has a beautiful shrine at the top of a tall staircase and has a large pond full of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

This is lovely place to spend a couple of hours and it is right in the centre of Kamakura. The temple is impressive and its gardens are to prefect place to relax and get away from the noise of Tokyo or Yokohama. The right time to be there is the spring when the cherry trees are in bloom. The trees... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

What a lovely area. The temples are great and the surrounding gardens and lakes is such a beautiful place to spend a few hours.

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St. Albans, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

The shrine at Tsurugaoka Hachimangu was one of the first places we visited during this trip. Almost immediately you leave behind the bustle and noise of everyday Japan for peace and serenity. Lovely grounds, beautiful lake with cherry trees planted so they lean out over the water. One caution for Western visitors. This is first and foremost a religious shrine,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

I visited on a Sunday morning, after first stopping off in Hase to see Hasdera Temple and the Great Buddha. You approach it along a busy shopping street -- hard not to be distracted. The shine is very impressive -- the red/orange of the buildings contrasting against the green trees which surround it. It is a working temple, so expect... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

I have been to shrines before, and this just isn't one of my favorites. We were not allowed to take pictures, and there really wasn't much to see

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

Japan is trying to get this into World Heritage list. It's a temple at the end of a street with lots of shops on the site, leading up to the temple. There are plenty of places to walk around and temples and gardens to look at.

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