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Zeniarai Benzaiten Ugafuku Shrine (銭洗弁財天宇賀福神社)

Popularly known as “Zeniarai Benzaiten,” the Zeniarai Benzaiten Ugafuku Shrine is located in the Sasuke district of Kamakura City. According to legend, the shrine was founded when, in the evening of the Day of the Snake in the Month of the Snake in 1185, Minamoto no Yoritomo was told in a dream that “If you pray to the Shinto deities and to the Buddha at this spring, peace will come to the land.” Subsequently, after the local ruler Hojo Tokiyori washed coins in the spring while praying for the prosperity of his clan, the belief spread that washing coins in the spring inside the cave would cause that money to increase. This practice is believed to be particularly effective if performed on the day of the temple festival dedicated to the goddess Benten, so the Shrine is usually thronged with worshippers on that day. The spring at the Zeniarai Benzaiten Ugafuku Shrine is classed as one of the “Five Famous Springs of Kamakura.”

place

Kanagawa Pref. Kamakurashi Sasuke 2-25-16 (Shonan / KamakuraArea)

phone 0467251081
place

8:00-16:30

Review of Ugafuku Shrine ( Goddess of Money Washing)

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
Reviewed:2019/11/12 A hidden gem
We actually found the place accidentally on our way back to the Kamakura station.
It is really nice and something special made in a cave and with the water flowing from the stone down.
The nicest...
Reviewed:2019/10/19 Great stopping off point on Daibutsu Hiking Course
We spent almost a hour at the money washing temple in our detour from the Daibutsu Hiking Course.

To get here you take a marked turn off the hiking course, if you are coming from the Jochiji Temple...
Reviewed:2019/08/10 Visitors love this Shrine - Money!
Impressive, historic, inspiring Shrine that visitors love. Unusual and inspiring, recommended if you are visiting the Kamakura area.

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Address
Kanagawa Pref. Kamakurashi Sasuke 2-25-16 [map]
Area
Shonan / KamakuraArea
Phone
0467251081
Hours
8:00-16:30
Closed
open everyday
Fees
appreciate your generous contributions
Parking Lot
Available(10spaces)
Credit Card
Not available
Smoking
Not available
Wi-Fi
Not available
Estimated stay time
0-30 minutes
Wheelchair accessible
Available
Infant friendly
Available

Information Sources:  NAVITIME JAPAN

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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.