Ugafuku Shrine ( Goddess of Money Washing), Kamakura

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Wash your money in the cave spring of Ugafuku Shrine ( Goddess of Money Washing) and, hopefully, it will multiply. Despite its small size, this 12th-century Shinto shrine enjoys popularity in Kanagawa because of a widely held belief that the holy water inside the dugout cave has the power to bring prosperity in business and good luck with money. Enter through a tunnel in the hillside, halfway down from the park at the foot of the hill, and buy a basket with accessories. Light a candle, burn incense, and pray before you wash the money. Following a steep road, this is a 20 minute walk from Kamakura railway station. Put Ugafuku Shrine ( Goddess of Money Washing) into our Kamakura tour planner to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Kamakura.
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  • This shrine is located less than 2 km uphill trail from the Great Buddha. The final ascent is quite steep. The entrance is through a low tunnel through a small Tori gate).When you enter there is a pla...  more »
  • A gorgeous shrine with an interesting ritual you can take part in for ¥100. I'm not sure if I followed the steps right, but just watch the locals and you'll get it. Wash your money for good luck and f...  more »
  • The shrine is in the middle of a mountain. The entrance to the shrine area is a tunnel. It is interesting to see people are washing money, for praying to multiply the value.  more »