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Goryo-jinja Shrine御霊神社


A five-minute walk from Hase Station, this Shinto shrine is dedicated to the samurai Kamakura Gongoro Kagemasa and is thus nicknamed Kamakura Gongoro Shrine. According to legend, Kagemasa continued to defeat his enemies in battle even after losing his left eye mid-fight, and thus this shrine is believed to provide good fortune in achieving victory as well as in educational endeavors. The shrine is also famous for its French hydrangeas, and many visitors like to take photos of the Enoshima Electric Railway running in front of the shrine together with the hydrangeas. During the Masked Parade, a prefecturally designated Intangible Folk Property held in September, participants march past wearing tengu goblin and old man masks to pray for large harvests and easy childbirth.


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Review of Goryo Shrine

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
Reviewed:2018/02/23 Stunning central structure.
Even though the other small wooden buildings around this complex are a little run-down, the central one is beautifully crafted and maintained and definitely worth seeking out.
Reviewed:2016/06/17 Small but Legit!
Only a small shrine, but the building itself is very old. Looked really cool, and easy to find. Not a lot to do in the area however, you specifically need to go to it with the intent of only looking...
Reviewed:2014/09/19 Little temple tucked away by the railway line
Kamakura is full of temples and despite having visited over a dozen times, I continue to discover new ones! On a recent visit to Hase, Kamakura, we went to this little temple which is a little tricky...

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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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