Tsurugaoka Hachimangu

Shrine
Tsurugaoka Hachimangu was called the guardian deity of the samurai of Kamakura. The story of the shrine began when Minamoto no Yoriyoshi transferred the division of the kami (deity) from Iwashimizu Hachimangu in Kyoto, where he prayed for good fortune in warfare, to Yuigahama and re-enshrined Hachiman kami as the clan deity of the Minamoto clan after the Oshu region was pacified. Later, when Minamoto no Yoritomo entered Kamakura under the banner of reviving the Minamoto clan, the shrine was moved to its current location, and was later reorganized into two shrines, the upper and lower shrines, befitting the Kamakura shogunate's sosha (headquarters). The shrine is still popular today as a shrine associated with the samurai Genji clan and Minamoto no Yoritomo, and is sometimes counted as one of the three major Hachiman shrines. Yabusame (traditional horseback archery) ritual is held every year in spring and fall, performed by the samurai archer dressed in traditional hunting costumes from the Kamakura period. It is spectacular.

Spot details

Address
Kanagawa Pref. Kamakurashi Yukinoshita 2-1-31
Phone
0467220315
Hours
6:00-20:30(21:00Gates shut )
Closed
open everyday
Fees
Not available
Parking Lot
Available * [9:00-19:30] 600yen up to 1 hour [after] 300yen every 30 minutes
Credit Card
Not available
Smoking
Not available
Wi-Fi
Available(Kamakura Free Wi-Fi)
English Menu
Available (Amulet list is available in English)
Can be enjoyed even on a rainy day
Yes
Wheelchair accessible
Available
Infant friendly
Available

Information Sources:  NAVITIME JAPAN

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  • お店の前からの源氏池の眺めがお勧め
    5.0 Reviewed:2020.03.27
    軽食や甘味がいただけるお店で、店内のテーブル席でいただけます。お店の前は池にせり出したテラスのようになっていて、ここからの源氏池の眺めはお勧めです。
  • 源氏池にある参拝者用の休憩施設
    3.0 Reviewed:2020.01.03
    名の通り源氏池にある参拝者用の休憩施設(喫茶店)で、参道から離れているためか利用者はいませんでした。施設の外にベンチがあり、こちらは無料で利用することができて景色を眺めるのにも良いと思います。
  • 便利な休憩所です
    4.0 Reviewed:2019.04.17
    鶴岡八幡宮の源氏池にある休憩所です。とても広いのでこういった休憩所で休みを取りながらお参りするのがいいと思います

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