Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine

Sightseeing information about Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine in Japan.

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Kamakura City in Kanagawa is one of the most famous historical cities in Japan, the birthplace of Japan's first samurai government, the "Kamakura Shogunate." Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine is one of the three major Hachimangu shrines, and the symbol of Kamakura.

Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine was constructed in 1063, and Minamoto-no-Yoritomo, the first shogun of the Kamakura Shogunate, moved the shrine to current place in 1180. Tsurugaoka-Hachimangu Shrine is dedicated to the god of war and attracts thousands of visitors now.

There is a peony garden where approximately 2,000 colorful peonies bloom in spring as well as in winter. You can enjoy seasonal flowers such as wisterias and lotus flowers besides peonies at the garden.

Various annual events such as the Yabusame horseback archery and the Kamakura Festival are scheduled, and the town is heavily crowded with tons of visitors.

Address : 2-1-31 Yukinoshita, Kamakura City, Kanagawa
Access : a 10-min walk from Kamakura Sta.

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