Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine, Kamakura

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Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine remains one of Japan's most popular religious sites. The complex contains both a Hachiman shrine (blending elements of Shinto and Buddhism) and a Tendai Buddhist temple, with examples of traditional Japanese architecture. The complex once boasted a 1000-year-old ginkgo tree, destroyed in the 2010 typhoon. An old stone stairway still stands as one of the site's major features. Put Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine and other Kamakura attractions into our Kamakura trip itinerary planner, and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • The shrine is located a ten-minute walk from the east exit of JR Kamakura Station. At the entrance of the shrine, there is a large torii gate that is sure to overwhelm anyone who sees it. Passing... 
    The shrine is located a ten-minute walk from the east exit of JR Kamakura Station. At the entrance of the shrine, there is a large torii gate that is sure to overwhelm anyone who sees it. Passing...  more »
  • By no means the largest or nicest shinto shrine you can visit in Japan, but very historically important, and offers wonderful views of the city on a clear day. Easy access (central location in the... 
    By no means the largest or nicest shinto shrine you can visit in Japan, but very historically important, and offers wonderful views of the city on a clear day. Easy access (central location in the...  more »
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  • Beautiful shrine and can get pretty crowded. One of the best times to come is during the cherry blossom season. There are cherry blossom trees growing around the pond and would make photographers very happy. This is a short walk from Kamakura station and worth a visit.
  • Wow. Very impressed. I stayed at the JR Metropolitan Hotel which is at the end of the street entrance to the temple. A straw that there one afternoon. It was not crowded. I got to catch the sunset. Quite lovely.

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