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Address: 2-1-31 Yukinoshita, Kamakura 248-0005, Kanagawa Prefecture
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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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Amazing, colorful temple

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
SMLove226
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Newark, Delaware
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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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Newark, Delaware
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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Westminster, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2016 via mobile

If you can, walk up the path through the torii gate from the station, the path is lined with lamps and you can see the temple from a long ways away. The shrine itself is pretty and peaceful. It doesn't have as much as other shrines but it is worth seeing if in town. On the way back to the... More 

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Edmonton, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2016

wide long promenade leads to this shrine. big grounds with lotus ponds and decorative bridges. a lots of steps lead to main building but there is an entrance from the left side and you can get to that entrance from the street. very nice view on the town from the top.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 16, 2016

Beautiful historical landmark. The shrine is located in Kamakura and is popular with locals and tourists alike. There are a lot of steps to climb up to the shrine (so please remember to wear comfortable walking shoes) and many Toris (red gates) to take pictures of. There are also beautiful garden ponds in the vicinity. Foreigners beware of mosquitoes and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 10, 2016 via mobile

lovely garden and shrine. very peaceful n relaxing place. worth visiting when you come to Kamakura. Easy walk distance from Train Station.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 5, 2016

You might see that in Kamakura there is a temple every other building, but this one is really impressive: from the cherry trees lined avenue that leads to it, to the ponds and the shrines this temple is wonderful. When I visited I was lucky to find a small event: horsemen would ride down the path an shooting at targets... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 30, 2016

Located in the centre of Kamakura it is one of the most important Shinto shrines. The shrines date back to the 11th century and host many important festivals. A long walk from the main gate and a steep climb up to the temple. Explore the gardens behind the temple as they are beautiful and take you to several smaller shrines.... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 30, 2016

Commanding a view down the Main Street of Kamakura, this is a popular site not too far from the train station. Well maintained, attentive staff take care of the votives and customers. $2 more gives you a 'museum' , a couple of hallways with some artifacts behind glass. If you're in Kamakura anyway...

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 28, 2016 via mobile

Situated at the end of the champs élysées of kamakura, this is one of the many places to visit in the city. From the train station it is a good walk. Take your time to shop and eat on your way. Like many sites this activity involves stairs. Worth your time.

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