Tsurugaoka Hachimangu

Tsurugaoka Hachimangu, nestled in Kamakura, Japan, is a revered Shinto shrine with over a thousand years of history.

Founded by Minamoto no Yoritomo, the shrine is dedicated to Hachiman, the deity of warriors and Japan's guardian.

Ascending the stone steps, you arrive at the shrine's main complex, a sprawling complex of wooden structures adorned with intricate carvings and vibrant vermilion paint. 

The main hall, or honden, stands as the focal point of worship, housing the enshrined spirit of Hachiman. Here, visitors offer prayers for protection, prosperity, and peace, invoking the blessings of the deity.

Throughout the year, Tsurugaoka Hachimangu plays host to a myriad of festivals and ceremonies, each imbued with deep-rooted tradition and reverence. 

Address :2-1-31 Yukinoshita, Kamakura City

Access : A 10-minute walk from JR Kamakura station East exit

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