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Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine

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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
+81 467-22-0315
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Reviewed February 5, 2019 via mobile

I think it’s the most important temple in Kamakura, full of gardens, mini temples around and some rivers which make this a magical place!

Date of experience: January 2019
5  Thank bocaleoz
Reviewed December 26, 2018 via mobile

Its free and the museum is 200 yen. In winter it closes earlier. It has some stairs but its really nice.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed December 19, 2018

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

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed November 30, 2018

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

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed November 27, 2018 via mobile

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

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Wood77
Reviewed November 19, 2018

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

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed October 31, 2018

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

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed October 25, 2018 via mobile

A short walk from the train station. A great view of Shrine as you approach it. Small museum on site 200 yen, not worth it. Just have a stroll through.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 24, 2018

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

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed October 22, 2018 via mobile

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 !

Date of experience: September 2018
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