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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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  • Small and far away from the main attractions. Guide you in person there will not. But he is very cute, quiet and cosy.
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  • Nice sanctuary with a nice access. The market leading from the train station at the end through lanes that allow to look at the deep Japanese houses, and feels the link with the image of Japan more traditional than large cities: wall of the gardens in traditional wood, garden with typical trees, everything is nice enough to go. But for this, doing a bit of the city it even with a small walk to the temple itself is nice: access by a covered staircase with Tori, these red doors typical of Japanese temples, all in the middle of the forest, this temple is also on the way that leads then to Ugafuku, then to Genjiyama Park
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  • Sasuke Inari Shrine is built as a thank you to Minamoto no Yoritomo destroyed the enemy, the Taira clan. So Sasuke Inari Shrine is God make up job and career luck. Go up the stairs, and there you will see red Torii gate. Fox statue on the side of the gate. Climb to the top and more Fox! It's a sight to see. It was a little scary.
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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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