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Kamakura-gu Shrine鎌倉宮


A Shinto shrine located in the Nikaido neighborhood of Kamakura. The shrine is also called Otonomiya (Great Tower) Shrine. The shrine is dedicated to Prince Moriyoshi, son of Emperor Go-Daigo, who toppled the Kamakura shogunate and brought about the Kenmu Restoration. The shrine was founded in 1869 by Emperor Meiji. Protective lion mask charms are sold at the front shrine. These charms are derived from Prince Moriyoshi, who hid a lion mask charm inside his helmet when he went to battle to ensure his safety. There is also a dungeon behind the main shrine building where Prince Moriyoshi is believed to have been imprisoned for nine months. A 30-minute walk from the East Exit of Kamakura Station. There is also a bus bound for Kamakura-gu (Otonomiya) Shrine which leaves from the station.

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place Kanagawa Pref. Kamakurashi Nikaidou 154
phone 0467220318

Review of Shrine of Kamakuragu

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Reviewed:2017/01/03 "Hatsumode" new year visit to pray
Kamakuragu is not the most famous and popular shrines for new year visit to pray in Kamakura; but it is good. Not too crowded; but they have all elements as a Kamakura shrine. It is sufficiently...
Reviewed:2016/07/28 Fantastic way to spend a morning and avoid the crowds
This shrine is a great place to avoid crowds and have a garden walk. It isn't overly commercial and focused on different ways to part tourists from their money; seems more focused on groomed gardens...
Reviewed:2016/07/18 beautiful green and peaceful place
This is quite a recent shrine in Kamakura, built during the Meiji period to commemorate Prince Morinaga, who was imprisoned and executed here. It thereby glorifies loyalty to the Emperor. It is quite...



Kanagawa Pref. Kamakurashi Nikaidou 154 [map]



9:30-16:30 (Admission is until 16:00)
open everyday
Kamakura fireworks holding Sunday can admission fee until 14:00
[Admission fee to worship money] Adults 300 yen, Elementary School Students 150 yen
Parking Lot

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Kanagawa Main Areas


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.

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