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Tsurugaoka Hachimangu鶴岡八幡宮

Event

Notable as a shrine with connections to Minamoto no Yoritomo, first Shogun of the Kamakura Shogunate, this shrine is designated as National Historic Site. It draws in many visitors from inside and outside the prefecture, especially with the blooming of Yoshino cherries and weeping cherries in spring. The most intriguing spots are the dankazura approach pathway, built to pray for safe child-birth of Yoritomo’s wife, Hojo Masako, and the areas around the Genpei-ike ponds. The view from Hata-age Benzaitensha Shrine on the east side is a must-see. The shrine is open from 6:00 to 20:30. Toilets, shops and parking available. The nearest station is Kamakura Station.

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

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Address

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

Phone

0467220315

Flowering state of cherry blossoms
the end
Cherry blossom forecast
Mid-Mar.-Early Apr.
Hours
[Worship times]6:00-20:30
Closed
open everyday
Fees
Free
Parking Lot
Available
Night viewing
Not available
Public toilets
Available
Shop
Available
Variety
Someiyoshino, Shidarezakura, Yaezakura

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.

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