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Hataage Benzaiten Shrine旗上弁財天社

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Hataage Benzaiten Shrine is located on the grounds of Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine and stands on an island in Genji Pond near Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine’s Third Torii Gate. It is said that Hojo Masako, Minamoto no Yoritomo’s wife, built the shrine after the goddess Benzaiten appeared as the guardian deity of Yoritomo when he was raising his army. Today, the Minamoto clan’s twin-striped flags fly on the shrine grounds and, due to its association with Yoritomo’s efforts to raise an army, the shrine is also visited by numerous worshipers seeking fortune in moving up in the world. In the back of the grounds, there is a stone called the Masako Boulder that Minamoto no Yoritomo prayed to so that his wife would have a safe childbirth. It is believed that praying to this stone helps grant marital bliss.

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place Kanagawa Pref. Kamakurashi Yukinoshita 2-1-31 Tsuruoka in Hachiman
phone 0467220315

Review of Hataagebenzaitensha

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Reviewed:2018/07/22 鎌倉散策と御朱印
鎌倉駅を中心に散策をしました。天気が良すぎて熱中症になりそうになりながら水分を取って注意しながら回りました。
鶴岡八幡宮の敷地内に入って直ぐ右にあります。
鶴岡八幡宮の御朱印とは別なので注意して下さい。
八幡宮で参拝後に頂く方が良いでしょう。
Reviewed:2018/03/27 池の上の弁財天
鶴岡八幡宮の入り口にある弁財天社。桜の季節は、池に映り込む桜の景色は最高です。御朱印も大変人気です。
Reviewed:2018/02/06 成功を願う旗がたくさん
源頼朝が平家打倒の兵を起こし、この地で戦勝を祈願したのが始まり。
小さな神社だが、参拝客も狭い境内に詰めかける。
縁起のいい神社にあやかろうと、商売繁盛など人生の成功を願う旗がたくさん奉納されている。

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Address

Kanagawa Pref. Kamakurashi Yukinoshita 2-1-31 Tsuruoka in Hachiman [map]

Phone

0467220315

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    There is no IC nearby.

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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.

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