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Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine

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Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine

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2-1-31 Yukinoshita, Kamakura 248-0005 Kanagawa Prefecture
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Kamakura Kotoku-in and Hasedera Tour with Nationally-Licensed Guide
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Kamakura Kotoku-in and Hasedera Tour with Nationally-Licensed Guide

Kamakura is home to numerous temples and shrines. This short, 90-min trip, accompanied by a nationally-licensed, experienced multilingual tour guide, is a fantastic, value-packed way of experiencing this delightful and historic city.<br><br>Featured are two of Kamakura's more popular temples, Kotoku-in and Hasedera.<br><br>・Kotoku-in Temple<br>The Great Buddha at Kotoku-in is Kamakura’s most popular attraction. Also called Daibutsu, this is the second tallest statue of Buddha in Japan<br><br>・Hasedera Temple<br>This beautiful temple is located on a hillside overlooking the ocean. The best part of Hasedera is seeing the hundreds of small statues of the Jizo Bodhisattva that line the walkways up the hillside. This is a beautiful place to visit in June when the hydrangeas are in bloom.<br><br>Note*1: The Nationally-licensed Tour Guide-Interpreter certification is issued by the Japanese government requires a good knowledge and understanding of Japanese culture and history.
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Andrew K wrote a review Sep 2020
Zushi, Japan199 contributions43 helpful votes
This beautiful shrine and extensive grounds are a must see part of any visit to Kamakura. I live locally and have been here many times, but it still has a magic to it. About 10 minutes walk from the main station the history hits you full in the face as you traverse the main road towards this impressive shrine.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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志賀友哉 wrote a review Aug 2020
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Located a 10-minute walk from JR Kamakura Station, this shrine has a long history. At the entrance of the shrine, there is a very large tori-i gate, which is sure to overwhelm anyone who sees it. Passing through the tori-i gate, you will see the main shrine at the top of a staircase called the "Daisekidan". Emperor Ojin, Hime no kami, Empress Jingu are enshrined in the main shrine. The origin of this shrine dates back to 1063, when Minamoto Yoriyoshi enshrined Iwashimizu-Hachimangu Shrine in Kyoto at Yuigo-Tsuruoka in Kamakura. Later, in 1180, Yoritomo Minamoto moved the shrine to its present location. It is said that the town of Kamakura was built around this shrine. It is also said that the spirituality of the Japanese people, represented by "Bushido," was formed against the background of faith in this shrine. In addition, as a countermeasure against COVID-19, you can use a device made of bamboo instead of a ladle to "Chozu". "Chozu" means to cleanse one's hands with water. Other measures are also taken to prevent infectious diseases, such as signs warning people to wear masks in various places. When you visit Kamakura, how about visiting Tsurugaoka Hachiman Shrine to get a feel for the history of Japan and the origins of Japanese spirituality?
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Date of experience: August 2020
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EdwinAlers wrote a review Jul 2020
Tokyo Prefecture, Japan637 contributions41 helpful votes
The Shrine have on both side a nice pound to walk and see. Close to the city and train station. There are plenty of restaurants and souvenirs shops.
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Date of experience: July 2020
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wesleywaisiu wrote a review Jun 2020
Singapore, Singapore2,081 contributions31 helpful votes
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One of the biggest shrine in Kamakura area. It’s walkable from the train station, just need to follow the crowd. The shrine has a lot of tourist, and it’s very beautiful indeed
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Della G wrote a review Jun 2020
Coquitlam, Canada808 contributions241 helpful votes
Despite the crowd, our family really enjoyed our visit to this particular shrine. It is situated in a lovely park setting and once you get to the top of the landing of the shrine, the view was quite impressive. The shrine was originally built in 1063 and is the most important Shinto shrine in Kamakura. When in Kamakura, definitely worth a visit.
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Date of experience: November 2019
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