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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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Important and Impressive Shrine

This is the most import shrine in Kamakura and it dates back to 1063. You cannot miss this shrine, and I mean tang literally. It is huge and red and definitely stands out. It is... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 1, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

This is the most import shrine in Kamakura and it dates back to 1063. You cannot miss this shrine, and I mean tang literally. It is huge and red and definitely stands out. It is worth a visit. It was very busy, but neat to see. We got there pretty late, so we did not go inside, but just walked... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

We really enjoyed visiting Kamakura, this shrine was located in lovely gardens where a few trees were starting to blossom. We were lucky enough to see several monks in traditional costume & one banging a huge drum. The nearby shops were fascinating with some lovely handicrafts on sale.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

This was the first temple we walked to from Kamakura Station. Just follow the main shopping street Komachidori and right at the end you will find yourself at the entrance to the complex. Lovely shrine with some stairs. Looks imposing but shrine itself is not extensive. No entrance fee but a fee is payable to the museum which we did... More 

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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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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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Alexandria, Virginia
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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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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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