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Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine in Kamakura, Japan

Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine is an important Shinto shrine of Kamakura. The Shrine is located at 2 Chome-1-31 Yukinoshita, Kamakura, Kanagawa Prefecture 248-8588, Japan. The main entrance to the shrine. The purpose of building a shrine. It was dedicated to the gods of war. And the Minamoto family of samurai. You must walk up the stairs to the top. In the shrine, there is a museum where knives, masks, and antiques are the hallmarks of Kamakura, and it is believed that this is the place where the power of progress in the workplace.

Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine is located on a hill. The shrine building occupies a spacious area was built in 1063. At first, the shrine was located on the beach until Minamoto Yoritomo who the first shogun of Kamakura’s moved to current location in 1180. Tsurugaoka Shrine was created by summoning “Hachiman” who is the god of war and protect the Minamoto clan. In front of the shrine is Torii which is indicate the territory of Shinto shrine and both sides of the entrance are lined with Sakura trees.

Tsurugaoka Shrine is one of Japan’s most popular shrines especially during the New Year’s festival come to worship the gods. On the left side of the stairs is leads up with ginkgo trees that was thousands of years old ago.

Name: Tsurugaoka Hachimangu
City: Kamakura
Opening hours: 05.00 – 21.00 (October – March open from 06.00)

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