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Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine

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Address: 2-1-31 Yukinoshita, Kamakura 248-0005, Kanagawa Prefecture
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+81 467-22-0315
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Sun - Sat 6:00 am - 9:30 pm
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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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There are three things must do in Kamakura: 1) eat sardine fish; 2) visit the Great Buddha; and 3) visit Hachimangu Shrine. The gorgeous red shrine is located at the end of the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Hong Kong, China
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is where the locals come to pay their respects and seek heavenly blessings. They write their wishes on a piece of paper or wood and hang them in front of the shrine. The shrine occupies a large piece of land and is no doubt an important landmark of Kamakura. However, there is nothing very impressive about the design, architecture... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

There are three things must do in Kamakura: 1) eat sardine fish; 2) visit the Great Buddha; and 3) visit Hachimangu Shrine. The gorgeous red shrine is located at the end of the Komachidori. When you come out from the Kamakura JR Station, follow the sign to Komachidori then walk straight to the end of the narrow alley. The Shrine... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Its a nice shrine with a nice surrounding. We have seen a japanese wedding in there, so was an experience. Really beautiful and a must see, if you are in Kamakura

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 16, 2017

One of the major shrines in Kamakura. A must see in Kamakura. Its location is absolutely beautiful. The green hills in the background and the long walk towards the temple are difficult to beat.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 5, 2017 via mobile

Located very near to kamakura station, you can reach here just on foot... On the way to here, you can enjoy the local food along the street with many restaurants...

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 5, 2017

I believe it is a Shinto Shrine. Very nicely done and excellent surroundings. Nice road leading to it. Although when we got there, it was closer to closing time, we could see and enjoy the place. Nice garden and surroundings. Also there is a great museum there.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 1, 2017 via mobile

It's our first time to do this early us 4:30 am. Just to go here. Very happy doing with my friends. Looking forward till next 2018.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 30, 2016 via mobile

This has become my new yearly pilgrimage. Beautiful architecture all around amazing spiritual experience

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 4, 2016

Unfortunately, our Kamakura trip was very unplanned and we left from Tokyo only by noon. Due to this we missed spending time at Hokokuji and Hasadera. But on the contrary, we got to see this amazing shrine with its long promenade, lot of steps and surrounding street for foodies. We even hanged a wish in the temple and sincerely hope... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 14, 2016

My family members who live in Tokyo took my husband and me to see Karakura and this was our favorite stop of the day. It was a busy day because of a daytime festival, so the area was very crowded. However, the temple and surrounding area were beautifully maintained. It was an inspiring place!

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