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Egara Tenjin Shrine (荏柄天神社)

Located in Nikaido, Kamakura City, Egara Tenjin Shrine enshrines the deity of learning Sugawara-no-Michizane, and along with Dazaifu-tenmangu Shrine and Kitano-tenmangu Shrine, it is counted as one of Japan’s three largest Tenjin shrines. The plum tree in front of the main building is known to be the earliest blooming plum tree in Kamakura, and one can see its red flowers in January when it is the season for Japanese students to take entrance exams. There is also the Kappa Fudezuka (Kappa brush monument) built as a memorial to the favorite paintbrush of manga artist Kon Shimizu, and behind that is the Efudezuka monument upon which 154 cartoonists including Ryuichi Yokoyama have added different pictures of kappa created in homage of Shimizu.

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Kanagawa Pref. Kamakurashi Nikaidou 74 (Shonan / KamakuraArea)

phone 0467251772
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Worship times:8:30-16:30

Review of Egaraten Shrine

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
Reviewed:2019/01/05 Extremely busy over new year holidays
Masses crowded here for their new year activities. Managing the crowds had the police on duty busy, though the crowds were very orderly and abiding.
Reviewed:2010/05/18 Most intimate, beautifully located shrine in Kamakura!
Its a little bit of the road, but what does it matter when you walk in a friendly, flowerful neighbourhood?! Theme of the shrine is plums. Theres an interesting obelisk with some kind of cartoons...
Reviewed:2020/04/05 かっぱ筆塚や絵筆塚などがある
鳥居の両側にある松の木が門のようになっていて印象に残った。
また神社の梅の紋様が鮮やかで色彩がよく、境内にはかっぱ筆塚や絵筆塚などもあった。

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Address
Kanagawa Pref. Kamakurashi Nikaidou 74 [map]
Area
Shonan / KamakuraArea
Phone
0467251772
Hours
Worship times:8:30-16:30
Closed
open everyday
Fees
[Admission fee to worship]appreciate your generous contributions
Parking Lot
Not available
Credit Card
Not available
Smoking
Not available
Wi-Fi
Not available
Note
Temporary closure:Currently closed (information as of June 8, 2020)
* Information may be changed, so please be sure to check the official information.
Can be enjoyed even on a rainy day
Yes
Estimated stay time
30-60 minutes
Wheelchair accessible
No (with stairs)
Infant friendly
Available

Information Sources:  NAVITIME JAPAN

Access

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          Kanagawa prefecture acts as an extension of the Tokyo metropolis that spills over into coastal towns, most notably Yokohama city, heavily populated and known for its Chinatown and seaside attractions. Just the right distance for a day trip out of Tokyo, Kanagawa is home to some of Tokyo’s most accessible beaches, including around Kamakura, best known for its Big Buddha. Visitors can also travel a little farther afield for a weekend at Hakone onsen town.