Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine, Kamakura

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#3 of 324 in Historic Sites in Kanagawa Prefecture
Welcoming over two million visitors during just one major holiday alone, 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. Arrange to visit Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine and other attractions in Kamakura using our Kamakura tour planner.
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  • August 16, 2017
    This is the first Temple that you see after you exit the Kamakura station and walk down Komachi street. This temple was very crowded. People were very loud. It is a beautiful Temple and the grounds ha...  more »
  • August 14, 2017
    It is a vibrant Temple. Where can y so many people overseas but is not made to feel so.
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  • August 13, 2017
    This is beautiful place as other shrines in Kamakura , personally I liked this place because I got to witness a Japanese wedding !! I visited towards the end of my trip so wasn't able to enjoy much be...  more »

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