The Symbol of Kamakura, the Beautiful Nature-Filled “Tsurugaoka Hachimangu”
Tsurugaoka Hachimangu is the symbol of Kamakura, located in the heart of the city. It is frequented by many worshipers as a shrine related to Minamoto no Yorimoto, the founder of the Kamakura shogunate. The current main shrine, which was built in 1828, has been designated as an Important Cultural Asset of Japan.
The shrine is also famous for its beautiful natural scenery. The Genpei Ponds feature beautiful cherry blossoms in the spring and lotus flowers in the summer. During the fall, the area around Shirahata Jinja is filled with brightly colored fall leaves, and in the winter you can visit the Shin’en Peony Garden to see lovely New Years’ peonies.
Tsurugaoka Hachimangu is a symbol of Kamakura and is a popular tourist destination.
The shrine’s grounds offer a beautiful view in each of the four seasons.
You’ll find pieces based on a motif of pigeons, the familiar of Hachiman, around the shrine’s grounds.
- Name in Japanese
- Postal Code
- 2-1-31 Yukinoshita, Kamakura City, Kanagawa
- No holidays
Early morning until around 9:00pm
※Please confirm hours on official web page, as hours vary by season.
(1) About a 10-minute walk from the east exit of the JR Shonan Shinjuku Line and JR Yokosuka Line’s Kamakura Station
(2) About a 10-minute walk from the Enoshima Electric Railway’s Kamakura Station
- Official Website
- Official Website (English)