Apr/11 - 18, 2021 Kamakura Festival

Sightseeing information about Apr/11 - 18, 2021 Kamakura Festival in Japan.

Apr/11 - 18, 2021 Kamakura Festival4.1

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 from 4/11 '21 to 4/18 '21


There is no events but Shizuka-no-Mai dance performance held in 2021.
Kamakura is one of the most famous historical cities in Japan, the birthplace of Japan's first samurai government, the "Kamakura Shogunate." Minamoto-no-Yoritomo, the first shogun of the Kamakura Shogunate, constructed the Tsurugaoka-Hachimangu Shrine in 1191. Tsurugaoka-Hachimangu Shrine is dedicated to the god of war and attracts thousands of visitors now.

"Kamakura Festival" is held on April each year at Tsurugaoka-Hachimangu Shrine. The festival opens with splendid Samurai Procession and Mikoshi Parade from Wakamiya-oji Street to Tsurugaoka-Hachimangu Shrine.
The highlight of the festival is the Shizuka-no-Mai dance performance, which is based on the tragic story of Princess Shizuka. Besides, various events such as a Yabusame horseback archery, a tea ceremony, a Haiku poetry reading, and more, are scheduled.

The 62th Kamakura Festival
Venue : Tsurugaoka-Hachimangu Shrine
Address : 2-1-31 Yukinoshita, Kamakura City, Kanagawa
Access : a 10-min walk from Kamakura Station
Dates : April 11 - 18, 2021
Schedule :
First day Parade 10:00~, Miss Kamakura debut 13:00~, Shizuka-no-Mai dance performance 15:00~
Last day Yabusame horseback archery 13:00~

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PurposeFestivals,parade,spiritual places,Traditional folk,cherry blossom viewing,shrine/temple,sightseeing
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5.06 months ago

Beautiful shrine and can get pretty crowded. One of the best times to come is during the cherry blossom season. There are cherry blossom trees growing around the pond and would make photographers very happy. This is a short walk from Kamakura station and worth a visit.

4.0a year ago

Great place, but visiting on roasting hot mid-august is not a great idea

5.07 months ago

If you’re looking for a little get away from Tokyo, but still want to experience a wonderful piece of Japan’s rich history, Kamakura, the old capital of Japan is just the right spot. There are many fun things to do and eat along the way towards the temple. And the temple itself is beautiful.

4.05 months ago

Very very nice temple. It was very very very crowded on The day I went. So I didn't go inside. But the view from the top of the stairs and the bottom of the stairs is beautiful. A very nice place to go while biking around the country.

3.04 months ago

A large and famous shrine at the northernmost point of the main road in downtown Kamakura.
It is beautiful, but a tad bit over hyped, as it is not particularly any more attractive or special in appearance than any other decent sized shrine compound elsewhere in Japan.
You aren’t allowed to take pictures around the main area (I was told this after taking the photo attached), despite the contents not being particularly sacred or culturally significant. They have security guards staring down everyone that enters.
It’s a bit too uptight.

Go to Hasedera for more serene experience.