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Amanawa Shinmei-gu Shrine甘縄神明宮


Located in the Hase neighborhood of Kamakura, this shrine, founded by the priest Gyoki in 710 and built by the powerful Someya Tokitada family, is said to be the oldest in Kamakura. Legend has it that Minamoto no Yoriie, second shogun of the Kamakura shogunate, was born after his father, Minamoto no Yoriyoshi, prayed here, and thus the shrine is also deeply connected to the Minamoto clan. In addition, as the eighth shogun regent, Hojo Tokimune, was dipped in a well here as his first bath after being born, the shrine is also known for blessing worshipers seeking to have children. Visitors can get a sweeping view of the Hase and Yuigahama neighborhoods from the main shrine building.

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place Kanagawa Pref. Kamakurashi Hase 1-12-1
phone 0467613884



Kanagawa Pref. Kamakurashi Hase 1-12-1 [map]



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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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