Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine, Kamakura

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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. Put Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine and other Kamakura attractions into our Kamakura trip itinerary planner , and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • I think it took about 15 minutes walked from Kamakura station, I went to the GW Komachi streets filled with people, so. I would take more time and walk slowly along so many temptations. Even if arriving at tsurugaoka Hachiman-gu shrine was filled with people. There were long lines to stamp on.
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  • After the Hasadera and the "big Budha" is this det 3rd shrine that we visited in Kamakura. The road going there runs from the center of Kamakura to the temples and has a huge red TORI as entrance gate. Along both sides of the road are cherries that unfortunately were already on 9 April in full bloom! Upon entering the temple compound you see first 3 small red bridges: two flat and one curved bridge. 61 Grand staircases lead to the Hongu (main shrine). At the bottom of these stairs is the "Maiden" where music and dance were performed. Furthermore, you still have a "junior shrine" and some bijtempels. This complex is well worth a visit but expect you to much ADO. There is also a museum and 3 coffee-shops on the temple ground.
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  • GW first came to Kamakura. So first of all, to tsurugaoka Hachiman shrine. Since descended from Kamakura station is crowded. Pass through the gate out of the station, streams of people left left Hachiman shrine shortcut red and Komachi Dori leverage was also crowded. Komachi Dori, is finally arriving. The arched bridge crossed is not moving forward on while looking at a Ginkgo tree in the left hand play. is pray in the main hall, up the stairs, praying. It is a dove-8 Hachiman shrine. I'm not a serpent.
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