Kamakura’s Goryo-jinja Shrine

Colorful Ajisai flowers during the rainy season

By Tomoko Kamishima    - 1 min read

Goryo-jinja Shrine is one of Kamakura’s most noted places for Ajisai flowers (hydrangea). Behind the main hall, there is a path for viewing various sorts of Ajisai flowers that bloom during the rainy season in June. This shrine has a quiet tranquil atmosphere, except for during this special Ajisai season. Goryo-jinja is situated in the middle of a residential area near Hase Kannon Temple. Locals stop by the shrine on their way to or from work .

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Tomoko Kamishima

Tomoko Kamishima @tomoko.kamishima

Japan is a small island nation, but we have a huge number of surprising things to discover here. Many of these delights can be found when you step off the main street onto small side paths. I really enjoy studying about and researching various aspects of traditional Japanese culture, and then sharing this information with visitors to Japan. I hope you will enjoy it, too! ARTICLE INDEX & PHOTOS:  An index of most of my Japan Travel articles can be found at the entry page of my blog, and my photos are shown here.  日本はとても小さな国ですが、大通りから一本小道に入ればたくさんの発見があります。日本人が積み重ねてきた歴史を学びながら、古い建物や庭を訪ね、物語の舞台となった景色を眺めて、皆様といっしょに日本文化の奥深さを探求していきたいと思います。