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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 yesterday

We visited this shrine in the late evening and it was very nice: the shrine was illuminated creating a nice effect. Since most tempples and shrines in Japan close quite early, it's quite unusual to see one in the dark. It was a nice sight.

Thank ChiisanaSaki
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Ok so you've heard about this and want to catch it. First tip get here early, the event starts at 1pm but if you want a good photo spot try 11am to 11.30 to get a good place. Bring something to sit on like a...More

Thank Chris G
Reviewed 21 August 2018 via mobile

Shinto shrine, Japanese gardens, sake barrels and lotus flowers. Wonderful end to a wonderful day in Kamakura. UNESCO World heritage location and simply amazing and a must visit. Families even with small children are very doable.

Thank Mark P
Reviewed 1 July 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 21 June 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 20 June 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 19 June 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 17 June 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 6 June 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 24 May 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
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