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Sasukeinari Shrine, Kamakura
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Sasuke Inari Shrine is a Shinto shrine in Kamakura and the site of the Hidden Village of Kamakura. It is located very near the Zeniarai Benzaiten Ugafuku Shrine.HistoryTradition holds that Sasuke Inari Shrine was created by Minamoto Yoritomo. While in exile in Izu, Yoritomo was visited in a dream by an old man from the Hidden Village of Kamakura who instructed Yoritomo of the timing to begin battling his enemies. When Yoritomo succeeded and became Shogun, he created this shrine in gratitude. An alternative to this story has an Inari Fox messenger appearing in Yoritomo's dream.According to Kamakura Historian Shimizu Ginzo, the hidden village that was adjacent to the shrine was the dwelling of a band of people that were the antecedents to the Ninja. The remoteness and easy defensibility provided the necessary seclusion to conduct their activities which included elimination of enemies of the Kamakura Shogunate.
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  • There are still between the leaves, the Kamakura stroll. You can't first from Kamakura station to Sasuke Inari... on the way to the back roads around and sightseeing taxi route, walking rather ugly. Table road there is road is easy to walk. Very good way to Sen wash Benten and turn to the left. Vermilion Torii, and Fox's the dedication by many greet us.
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  • A lovely little shrine located a bit of the beaten track. A bit tricky to find without a map from the tourist information centre. The path leading up to the shrine is full of red torii gates. Really i...  more »
  • It seems to know of vermilion Torii tunnel in the Kamakura to the Fushimi Inari Shrine, but is there a power spot. I think to drop from-Benten.
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  • Cool shrine you can access either from the normal front entrance via the road, or you can take a small hike through the hilly forest from the big Buddah side. The thousands of small porcelain foxes are a unique sight.
  • My wife and I found this shrine completely by accident, and it was honestly my favorite. Thousands of tiny fox statues, up the side of a mountain, no crowds. It was great.
  • Small shrine with various statues of foxes. No entry cost.
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  • Surrounded by green and mysterious feel. Fushimi Inari's have different translations are by and large as is not good.
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