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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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  • Sen wash Benten, en route, to swerve. I went from that long-awaited beforehand as a comic stage. And when you have time to spare so there is in a very good location, but must not go good. Climbing the stairs of Red Torii gate, what transmission it like I want.
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  • It is a shrine said to bring to the job. It takes about 20 minutes walk from station. Don't overlook the signs located a little confusing because the Middle note. Red novoli was a striking shrine. Inari Shrine is only the image of the Fox lot in the stairs. It is better because a Dim shrine visits in the morning as possible.
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  • Inari sushi is in equally with the Fushimi Inari Shrine, a Torii are many, and sometimes taken. However, Torii gate, still the senbon gate of Fushimi's could not compete?. However, it is not there in the attractions here. Climb up to the main shrine, and the atmosphere is different somehow, and as if they are quiet. Little spine-stretching, so is a favorite place. I'd Sen wash, such as snake, many people also are usually yesterday of people will visit. I think place is no showiness in Fushimi, Kyoto, a quiet and mysterious atmosphere.
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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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