Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine

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Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine is arguably the most important shrine in Kamakura and is located roughly in the center of the city. The shrine was originally founded in 1063 by Minamoto Yoriyoshi, the head of Japan’s Minamoto Clan, and was later moved in 1180 to its current location by Minamoto Yoritomo, the founder and first shogun of the Kamakura shogunate. This relocation marked the start of samurai society and Kamakura as a spiritual and social center of Japan. This rich history and culture is still present in Kamakura today.

Overview

Address

2 Chome-1-31 Yukinoshita, Kamakura, Kanagawa 248-8588, Japan (Map) (Directions)

Hours

5:00 - 20:30 Open Now

Opening Hours

Monday 5:00 - 20:30
Tuesday 5:00 - 20:30
Wednesday 5:00 - 20:30
Thursday 5:00 - 20:30
Friday 5:00 - 20:30
Saturday 5:00 - 20:30
Sunday 5:00 - 20:30
Holidays 5:00 - 20:30

Phone Number

+81 467-22-0315

Website

hachimangu.or.jp

General Amenities

  • Prayer rooms
  • Souvenir shop
  • Free parking

Access

Tsurugaoka Hachimangu is 10-15 minutes walk from JR Kamakura station (take the east exit).

Upcoming Events

1 upcoming event
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