Ugafuku Shrine ( Goddess of Money Washing), Kamakura

Religious Site · Tourist Spot
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. Make Ugafuku Shrine ( Goddess of Money Washing) a part of your Kamakura vacation plans using our Kamakura trip itinerary site.
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  • We actually found the place accidentally on our way back to the Kamakura station. It is really nice and something special made in a cave and with the water flowing from the stone down. The nicest...  more »
  • We spent almost a hour at the money washing temple in our detour from the Daibutsu Hiking Course. To get here you take a marked turn off the hiking course, if you are coming from the Jochiji Temple.....  more »
  • Impressive, historic, inspiring Shrine that visitors love. Unusual and inspiring, recommended if you are visiting the Kamakura area.  more »

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