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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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2-1-31 Yukinoshita, Kamakura 248-0005, Kanagawa Prefecture
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Reviewed June 30, 2018 via mobile

The grounds are rather large so plan on being there a while. There’s lots of stairs, so be prepared. I didn’t notice stroller parking, so parents be prepared for taking turns or carrying baby. There’s many people worshipping and attending ceremonies, which is fun to...More

Thank Gregg L
Reviewed June 21, 2018

This beautiful shrine is quite impressive. There is a lot to see. Don't miss the Shrine Museum, with its many treasures.

Thank Robert D
Reviewed June 19, 2018 via mobile

Impressive and picturesque shrine very close to Kamakura JR station (you can reach on foot in about 15 minutes). When we come there it was already getting dark, and I would certainly recommend this time “entre le chien et le loup” to pay it a...More

Thank CatherineBulg
Reviewed June 19, 2018

There are so many shrines and temples to visit in Kamakura, and this is definitely at the top of the list. It's the largest, it's probably the most important. It's also where you're most likely to catch a wedding or at least wedding photos if...More

Thank gcincinnati
Reviewed June 17, 2018

The Tsurgaoka Shrine contains many Japanese national treasures and important cultural artifacts. It is a very large shrine the beautiful gardens, and lovely ponds. There is a s beautiful entrance with large tori gates. There is a large temple and many small temples. The main...More

Thank Judi L
Reviewed June 6, 2018

About a 30 min walk from the station ,depending how much window shopping and free tasting you do on the way .Tsurugaoka Hachimangu shrine and temple grounds is a large complex with some beautiful garden walks and there are two large ponds which represent the...More

Thank mickknap
Reviewed May 23, 2018 via mobile

One good temple with long path to walk before reaching the temple. On the day that I visited, there are some small kiosk selling fruits and bakery along the pathway. It’s enjoyable.

Thank KMatariki
Reviewed May 20, 2018

We enjoyed walking to the Shrine through the main streets of Kamakura. There are so many interesting shops and restaurants! The Peony and Azalea area was definitely worth the price of admission! A must!

Thank C2J4H
Reviewed May 15, 2018

Beautiful setting and building. Can't go inside. Versus other shrines we visited this one is not as impressive. If this review is helpful then please indicate so below.

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Reviewed May 10, 2018

Beautiful Shinto Shrine. Apparently the most important in Kamakura. The day we went it was FILLED with people and there were fun food stalls outside with crazy snacks. People were getting fortunes told, etc. Really lively and exciting. Later I found out that it was...More

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