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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  • 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 »
  • It is beautiful and the town leading up to it is so engaging and active! Went on a Monday morning and it was perfect! The shrine is immaculate and there are signs to show you how to be respectful. 
    It is beautiful and the town leading up to it is so engaging and active! Went on a Monday morning and it was perfect! The shrine is immaculate and there are signs to show you how to be respectful.  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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