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Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine

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Address: 2-1-31 Yukinoshita, Kamakura 248-0005, Kanagawa Prefecture
Phone Number: +81 467-22-0315
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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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Beautiful Shrine

This place is beautiful for photography and very spacious. Many different building as we walk and capture some nice view before sunset.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Singapore, Singapore

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Singapore, Singapore
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158 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This place is beautiful for photography and very spacious. Many different building as we walk and capture some nice view before sunset.

Thank TravellerJeffLee
Tokyo, Japan
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74 reviews
48 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015

The walk up the hill towards the shrine and in the garden around was more offering than the shrine itself. Maybe it offers more to the Japanese believers.

Thank hasanarif
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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240 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015

It definitely worth a visit if you are going to Kamakura. However, it is a long walk from Kamakura Station. You will need to walk past few shopping streets before you finally arrive here. The most fascinating part of this shrine is the pond, which is really beautiful.

Thank Knight298570
Singapore, Singapore
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101 reviews
45 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015 via mobile

The shrine overlooks one of the busiest streets of kamakura. There are the iconic red Tori which you definitely cannot miss! I believe this is one of the most popular shrines in kamakura and definitely appears to be the largest as well.

Thank hangjh
Mississauga, Canada
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76 reviews
59 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015

Its a large shrine so numerous buildings and structures. Loved the unique colours of the shrine and the trees on the grounds. You can also pray and give thanks at the main hall before you go down the steps.

Thank Villagemayor
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15 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015 via mobile

We visited the place in Dec and the weather is just nice for a walk and took picture. Love this place and the beautiful scenery.

Thank Jinchoon L
Forster, Australia
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102 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2015

Visited here during a day trip from Tokyo after a morning on Enoshima Island. Enjoyed the walk through the town to the shrine, lovely to see quite a few young people dressed traditionally. The shrine itself it very large and majestic and the lotus ponds and garden surrounding it are quite lovely. We appreciated the importance of this shrine but... More 

Thank bitey27
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2015 via mobile

This is one of the most important shinto shrines as it is the shogun's. Huge grounds. The museum is not worth visiting since there are not many artifacts on display but at ¥200 can't really complain.

Thank TC323
Plymouth, England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015

Loads of visitors but this did not detract from the place and there is plenty to look at.Buy some fish food and throw it to the carp, watch a wedding, listen to come chanting etc etc. Very special place and a great visit.

Thank WanderingAcademic
Sonoma, California
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275 reviews
111 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2015

The walk to this shrine from the JR station takes about 20 minutes and is a nice walk thru town. The setting is wonderful with a great backdrop of trees and hills. The site is really nice. There are numerous steps so be prepared. If you are in Kamakura this should be a must on your list to see.

Thank SonomaRichard

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