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Ugafuku Shrine ( Goddess of Money Washing)

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Legend has it that washing your money in the spring at this shrine will make it double.
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2-25-16 Sasuke, Kamakura 248-0017, Kanagawa Prefecture
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Reviewed July 28, 2018 via mobile

This shrine is in the hills, about 20min walk from Kamakura station. It’s really worth a visit, as you have to walk through a tunnel in the rock to visit it and it’s awe-inspiring that the first shogun had it constructed so long ago. There...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed May 13, 2018

Zeniarai Benten, where people have visited for 800 years praying for good fortune. It is known that by washing money in the water at this shrine , you will get family prosperity and wealth. It takes about 20 minutes walk from Kamakura station, well hidden...More

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank Mikan-EU
Reviewed March 17, 2018

Up a hill and through a tunnel about 15-20 minutes walk from the station is the famous money washing shrine. A little piece of "heaven" this iconic place is also suprisingly peaceful and comes complete with waterfall. Here you wash you money in the shrine...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Andrew K
Reviewed October 28, 2017

It's one of iconic place to visit Kamakura. It is believe that money washed in this cave's flowing water and when used will bring you double. It is about 20-25 minutes walk from Kamakura station and part of the Daibutsu hiking trail.

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank eTaka
Reviewed October 22, 2017

Along the hiking trails, although accessible by road transport. It was surprisingly crowded given it was quite out-of-the-way. Realised why when I went in: apparently, this temple is famous for a money-washing ceremony. The instructions on how to do it are quite clear. Interesting for...More

Date of experience: September 2017
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Reviewed March 28, 2017 via mobile

This shrine is located less than 2 km uphill trail from the Great Buddha. The final ascent is quite steep. The entrance is through a low tunnel through a small Tori gate).When you enter there is a place to clean your hands with water. Most...More

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank Dhiraj H
Reviewed February 13, 2017

A gorgeous shrine with an interesting ritual you can take part in for ¥100. I'm not sure if I followed the steps right, but just watch the locals and you'll get it. Wash your money for good luck and future funds. A short trek from...More

Date of experience: January 2017
Thank thricewich
Reviewed December 19, 2016

The shrine is in the middle of a mountain. The entrance to the shrine area is a tunnel. It is interesting to see people are washing money, for praying to multiply the value.

Date of experience: November 2016
Thank K1MED
Reviewed August 26, 2016

This Shinto shrine is hidden and interesting. Inside you can proceed with the ritual of washing some money, with the hope of it multiplying ;). The cave where the spring (where you wash your money) is interesting, and for 100 yens you can get a...More

Date of experience: August 2016
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Reviewed July 25, 2016

The shrine is located around 15 minute walk from Kamakura station. However, we walked from Great Buddha temple and cost us longer time. The shrine is located in pretty hidden area (but sign board and crowd will lead you there) with tiny climb to reach....More

Date of experience: July 2016
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Response from Andrew K | Reviewed this property |
I am not sure as most people like me walk there. It is in a residential area with narrow streets so it might not be possible to park in the area. There are no car parks neaarby that I know off, but there are in Central... More
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Response from MasakoW18 | Reviewed this property |
I don't think so. I strongly suggest that you visit Jochiji temple, a few minutes walk from Kita Kamakura station. There is a small path at the left side of this temple which leads up all the way to the top of Genjiyama... More
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Response from Aini24031980 | Reviewed this property |
I was in Tokyo in October and I took the underground/train from Ebisu station -it was our near station there- and we just change the line to get to Kamakura. it took just 30 minutes. One day in Kamakura is more than enough... More
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