Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine, Kamakura

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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  • Very very crowded, as everyone goes to this shrine once in Kamakura. It is very picture perfect with the red torii gates and the beaufiul dancing platform. Cherry blossom avenue from the Kamakura stat...  more »
  • Visit 12/31 in the afternoon. Not many more people than I thought, and we pray. Fortune to glue on the rope and there are no gaps, wouldnt do guys the link. I wonder how tomorrow.
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  • At home an annual shrine however, professed a very crowded so may take several hours to visit the early morning of 4, pretty vacant and is making him unstable! Since 4 pm, about one hour wait after the new year's day lunch!
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Given the easy access from Tokyo via a number of public transport options, the vast majority of visitors to Kamakura choose to stay in the capital and head here for a day trip. If you feel there's too much to see in one day, then you'll be pleased to find a decent selection of accommodations in Kamakura itself. Down by the sea sit perhaps the most luxurious of the crop, with sea views high on the list of desires for those who stay here. Follow the river as it snakes inland past the train station, and you'll see a good number of more standard hotels, as well as particularly budget-friendly guesthouses.
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