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Kamakura is mostly famous for its many zen temples, but historically, Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine was built in the center of the city as a power base for the then ruling clan. It was also central to the Kamakura period and was the starting point for...More
The warrior God Hachiman is worshipped at Hachimanguus. Historically the first hachimanguu was founded in Usa, Ooita Prefecture. Usa Hachimanguu is the leader of approximately 46,000 hachiman shrines in Japan. In the 9th century, Iwashimizu Hachimanguu was founded in Kyoto by order of the 56th...More
Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine is a 15 minute walk from Kamakura train station. Upon arrival to the Torii gate entrance, there is another long walk to the shrine. Two lotus ponds, one with white lotus and the other with red lotus, flank the expansive pathway. The...More
I visited the Hachimangu shrine on a day off from a business trip and it didn't disappoint. Lovely grounds around the lake and of course the beautiful shrine complex itself. I knew nothing of Shinto religion before my visit and was very interested to learn...More
This is a large temple, culturally significant - convenient to center city and train station. About a ten to fifteen minute walk, or bus. Not much to see inside, but the exterior is interesting and there is a small museum. If you have only a...More
Plans for a Yokohama, Japan visit. Must add the Tsurigaoka Hachimangu Shrine tour to your list; the tour also will take you to The Great Buddha both located in Kamakura area.
The Shrine is a lovely place and the grounds are lined with Cherry Blossom...More
If you go to Kamakura, this is a must-see place! As the founder of Kamakura, Minamoto no Yoritomo‘s grave is here！The place is a cultural center of Kamakura city, many local people also come to visit !