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Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine

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Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine was established in Kamakura by Minamoto-no-Yoriyoshi in 1063. Then the shrine was moved to the present location in 1180 by Minamoto-no-Yoritomo, who later established the Shogunate Government in Kamakura and became the first Kamakura Shogun. As a symbol of Kamakura, Tsurugaoka Hachimangu has attracted many visitors since then.
On its grounds are many interesting sights including Shrine Museum Peony Garden, and the Great Gingko. The tree fell down in 2010, but now, many sprouts are visible emerging form its stump. 60 stone steps lead up to the main shrine, which offers views over Kamakura City.

Opening HoursOpening Hours

  • 6:00 - 20:30


  • No closing days

Price / Entrance FeePrice / Entrance Fee

  • Admission Free

Access / Public TransportAccess / Public Transport

  • 10 minutes walk from Kamakura Station on the JR lines or Enoden Line

Address / LocationAddress / Location

  • 2-1-31, Yukinoshita, Kamakura-shi, Kanagawa, 248-0005


Kevin Whetstone @FreeCandy - 2015-07-30
Saw this amazing tree at the entrance of Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine in #Kamakura. probably the… https://t.co/DE2XeQWTrd
N E W T O N @NewtonT777 - 2015-07-12
Plenty of Shinto and Zen temples for one day. #12daysgoneinjapan @ Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine Of… https://t.co/KnuVikHrnR
Ujala Ali Khan @ujalaalikhan - 2015-07-10
Love in #Tokyo 💕Leaving a prayer tablet with a wish on it, at the Tsurugaoka Hachimangu shrine, in… https://t.co/DIeUPXF7dG
Ambassadors Japan @ab_japan - 2015-07-02
Let's visit and enjoy Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine, an amazing shrine in #Kamakura!
#Japan http://t.co/fHc2Q0NbGD
Ambassadors Japan @ab_japan - 2015-06-30
Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine is a representative shrine in Kamakura!
Its vermillion-lacquered buildings and the... http://t.co/18Ahdt2jV8
kinoue @triangel_jp - 2015-06-27
I went to Tsurugaoka-hachimangu today. Now the shrine is in Tanabata mode and there are decorations. (´∀`) http://t.co/M2AqKyDaZd
Ivan Ciego @ICiego - 2015-06-06
I just added 'Tsurugaoka-Hachimangu Shrine in KAMAKURA' to Travel the World on @Vimeo: https://t.co/8XDzsHif35
Jon @28Loki - 2015-06-04
Tsurugaoka Hachimangu in Kamakura. The most important Shinto Shrine in the city. #japan #japanesearchitecture http://t.co/nQFarRHQMI
Jon @28Loki - 2015-06-04
Tsurugaoka Hachimangu in Kamakura. The most important Shinto Shrine in the city. #japan #japanesearchitecture http://t.co/nQFarRHQMI
鎌倉ウェルカムガイド @KWGA93 - 2015-05-16
On May 14, KWGA guided a mother and her daughter from the United States at Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine, Great... http://t.co/Lb4OtvOTsx
辰野まどか Madoka Tatsuno @NOMAD_global - 2015-05-13
We held our Wedding last Saturday at Tsurugaoka Hachimangu (Shrine) in Kamakura. A million thanks for celebrating... http://t.co/epjietNhUw
♛Yoshimasa Satoh♛ @yoshimasa_satoh - 2015-05-04
Jogging in Kamakura 1:23'58'50 / 15 km
Leaves of the trees at the Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine get greener. It's a bit hot and very crowded.
鎌倉ウェルカムガイド @KWGA93 - 2015-05-01
On April 29th, a couple from Florida visited Hokokuji Tempel and Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine. They enjoyed... http://t.co/fBknK8FYeg
Aflo @afloimages - 2015-04-23
Yabusame traditional horseback archery in Kamakura http://t.co/jIRZbfa8vX http://t.co/BzNUgMiwcR
Sandra Tyan @sandratyan - 2015-04-19
There seems to be horseback archery going on today at Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine #kamaku… http://t.co/lLEzkF50r0 http://t.co/RNtiqhDG5O
Ivan Ciego @ICiego - 2015-04-08
I just added 'Tsurugaoka-Hachimangu Shrine in KAMAKURA' to Magic Lantern User Group: https://t.co/8EQnYykT1D
鎌倉ウェルカムガイド @KWGA93 - 2015-04-03
On April 3, KWGA guided a wonderful family from London to Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine, Kotokuin Temple (Great... http://t.co/C0LU88ZkhD
ICP Kamakura @ICPkamakura - 2015-03-30
Hata-age (flag-flying) Benteng with cherry blossoms starting to bloom at Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine, Kamakura today http://t.co/yymSyJ3Tth
♛Yoshimasa Satoh♛ @yoshimasa_satoh - 2015-03-28
Today's record for the jogging in Kamakura is 1:32 / 15km including the prayer at the Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine. I was only one there.
Japan Info @Japan_Info_ - 2015-02-26
Tsurugaoka-hachimangu is one of the most important Shinto shrine in the city of Kamakura. http://t.co/HkXO7WR58L http://t.co/YAdFiJvhAn
Trees in Music @treesinmusic - 2015-02-23
'Behind That Ginkgo Tree For Tuba and Piano' Ryosuke Yagi. In memory of giant ginkgo, Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine https://t.co/jBk46k8vzV
Serginho Parana. @SerginhoParana - 2015-02-13
“@Japan_Info_: Tsurugaoka-hachimangu is one of the most important Shinto shrine in the city of Kamakura. http://t.co/pCFxfyaaWS
Japan Info @Japan_Info_ - 2015-02-11
Tsurugaoka-hachimangu is one of the most important Shinto shrine in the city of Kamakura. http://t.co/1nAyNBR1U4 http://t.co/v405TG5UCj
akhilesh jain @akhleshjain - 2015-02-05
The Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine was an impressive hilltop structure in Kamakura, Japan (about an hour from... http://t.co/ZaHNQJ1qHM
astrolapalma @astrolapalma - 2015-02-02
Peony garden 001: Location : Kamakura Tsurugaoka hachimangu Shrine, Japan Camera : SONY HDR-PJ630VCast: fw-ing... http://t.co/4IjayUpWVZ
Backstreet Guides @bsguides - 2015-01-05
Hatsumode at Tsurugaoka Hachimangu a couple of days ago. This was my first shrine visit of the new year. http://t.co/LfKeS2kfZY


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