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Sasuke Inari Shrine佐助稲荷神社


According to legend, prior to the establishment of the Kamakura Shogunate by Minamoto no Yoritomo, an Inari spirit (in the form of a white fox) appeared to Yoritomo in a dream and told him the best time to launch an attack on his enemies the Heike clan. Following this advice, Yoritomo succeeded in crushing the Heike and became the first Shogun of the Kamakura Shogunate. In gratitude, Yoritomo had the Sasuke Inari Shrine built. Due to the influence of this legend, worshipping at the Sasuke Inari Shrine is believed to be helpful for one’s work and future career prospects.


Kanagawa Pref. Kamakurashi Sasuke 2-22-12 (Shonan / KamakuraArea)

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Review of Sasuke Inari Shrine

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Reviewed:2018/11/25 Nice fox shrine while hiking the area
A little fox shrine located into the Kamakura hills, which Google maps made us go through several feet through the hillside until other travelers told us that there was an alternate route from the...
Reviewed:2017/08/31 Sasuke Inari Shrine in Kamakura
This is the small brother of the shrine in Kyoto. If you are in the Tokyo area and don't have the time to go to Kyoto, this is worth seeing. Close and accessible from Tokyo.
Reviewed:2016/11/08 Worth a hike!!
A lovely little shrine located a bit of the beaten track. A bit tricky to find without a map from the tourist information centre. The path leading up to the shrine is full of red torii gates. Really...

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Kanagawa Pref. Kamakurashi Sasuke 2-22-12 [ map ]
Shonan / KamakuraArea
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