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Shrine

Tsurugaoka Hachimangu

鶴岡八幡宮

A Hachimangu Shinto shrine which is considered the guardian shrine of Kamakura warriors. The shrine’s origins date back to when Minamoto no Yoriyoshi prayed for protection before setting out for battle at the Iwashimizu Hachimangu in Kyoto, the patron shrine of the Minamoto clan; after successfully suppressing the Northern Fujiwara clan, he built a shrine dedicated to the god of the Kyoto shrine in Yuigahama in thanks. Later, when the Minamoto clan was again ascendant after a period of waning power, the shrine was moved to its current location in the Yukinoshita neighborhood and was rebuilt as a magnificent structure befitting the leaders of the Kamakura shogunate. Connected to the samurai Minamoto clan and the famous Minamoto no Yoritomo, the shrine is still popular today and is considered one of the three greatest Hachimangu shrines. One of the shrines most popular events is the yabusame horseback archery, which is conducted each year in the spring and fall by participants dressed in traditional Kamakura period hunting costumes.

LOCATION
Kanagawa Pref. Kamakurashi Yukinoshita 2-1-31
PHONE
0467220315
Hours
6:00-20:30
Closed
open everyday
Fees
Not available
Parking Lot
Available* [9:00-19:30] 600yen until 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
Updated at: October 11, 2021 Information Sources: NAVITIME JAPAN

Reviews

  • Reviewed
    2021-05-10
    Worth a visit!

    It is beautiful and the town leading up to it is so engaging and active! Went on a Monday morning and it was perfect! The shrine is immaculate and there are signs to show you how to be respectful. more

    Date of visit:
    2021-04
  • Reviewed
    2020-09-25
    Beautiful Historical Site

    This beautiful shrine and extensive grounds are a must see part of any visit to Kamakura. I live locally and have been here many times, but it still has a magic to it. About 10 minutes walk from the... more

    Date of visit:
    2020-09
  • Reviewed
    2020-08-25
    Representative shrine in Kamakura

    Located a 10-minute walk from JR Kamakura Station, this shrine has a long history. At the entrance of the shrine, there is a very large tori-i gate, which is sure to overwhelm anyone who sees... more

    Date of visit:
    2020-08
  • Reviewed
    2020-07-09
    Beautiful place to visit

    The Shrine have on both side a nice pound to walk and see. Close to the city and train station. There are plenty of restaurants and souvenirs shops. more

    Date of visit:
    2020-07
  • Reviewed
    2020-06-28
    Huge Shrine

    One of the biggest shrine in Kamakura area. It’s walkable from the train station, just need to follow the crowd. The shrine has a lot of tourist, and it’s very beautiful indeed more

    Date of visit:
    2019-10
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