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Tsurugaoka Hachimangu

An important historical monument of Kamakura

With a history dating back to 1063, Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine is a representative monument of Kamakura, the ancient capital of Japan. The shrine was greatly worshipped by the Kamakura government (1185-1336) in power at the time, regarded as the deity of good fortune and victory in battle. Formerly a capital founded by samurai warriors, Kamakura is now a popular tourist destination with its rich history and abundant nature. Tsurugaoka Hachimangu is situated right at the heart of this city. The breathtaking view of the vermillion shrine building from Wakamiya Oji Avenue extending from the sea contrasts stunningly with the green mountains and blue sky, exuding beauty that transcends time.

Main Shrine of Tsurugaoka Hachimangu

Upon climbing the large stone steps, you will reach the Main Shrine of Tsurugaoka Hachimangu. The current building was constructed in 1828 by Tokugawa Ienari, the 11th shogun of the Edo government, in the archetypal Edo-style architecture. The Main Shrine is the venue for the numerous rituals held at Tsurugaoka Hachimangu, and along with the Wakamiya Shrine at the bottom of the stone steps, it is designated as an Important Cultural Property of Japan. From the top of the stone steps, enjoy a sweeping view of Kamakura and even see as far as the sea's horizon and Izu Oshima Island on a clear, sunny day.

Location

Name Tsurugaoka Hachimangu
Website http://www.tsurugaoka-hachimangu.jp/
Address 2-1-31 Yukinoshita, Kamakura-shi, Kanagawa
Access Approximately 10 minutes' walk from Kamakura Station on the JR and Enoden Lines
Business Hours 6:00 to 20:30
Closed Open all year round
Inquiries TEL: 0467-22-0315
Others Parking space available for 40 vehicles (600 yen per hour)

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