Kamakura Visitor's Guide

Tourist spots

Tourist spots

Tsurugaoka Hachimangu


Tsurugaoka Hachimangu originated from the ceremonially transference of a divided tutelary deity of Iwashimizu Hachimangu Shrine In Kyoto to Yuigo Tsurugaoka in 1063 by Minamoto Yoriyoshi and its appellative was Tsurugaoka wakamiya. In 1180, the descendant Minamoto no Yoritomo moved the shrine to its present site. In 1191, he set the shrine as the center of the Kamakura Bakufu Government,

and also modeled it into the present arrangement-the Jogu shrine on the top of the stone steps and the Wakamiya Shrine at the bottom of it.


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2-1-31 Yukinoshita, Kamakura City
[The treasure house]: Adult (over junior high school age) 200 yen Elementary school students 100 yen ◆Group discount (for groups over 25 people) Adult 120 yen University students 100 yen High school students 80 yen Junior high school students 60 yen Elementary school students 40 yen
[The treasure house] 08:30 a.m.~04.00 p.m. (closed on September 15 for changing exhibition)
The treasure house. Sugaraba stone monument. Minamoto no Sanetomo tanka monument. In the area: The Kamakura Museum of National Treasures, The Museum of Modern Art
[Spring] Peony, Wisteria, Chinese Peony, Cherry Blossom
[Summer] Lotus
[Winter] New Year Peony
[Calendar of annual rituals]
Chona-hajime-shiki (Start of Carpentry Work) (January 4)
Joma-shinji (Dispelling evil with Sacred Arrows) (January 5)
Setsubun-sai (Day before the First of Spring) (February 3)
Kamakura festival/Shizuka-no-mai dance (2nd Sunday in April), Yabusame (Yabusame) (3rd Sunday in April)
Shobu-sai (Iris) (May 5)
Nagoshi-sai (End of Summer) (the day before the beginning of autumn)
Risshu-sai (Start of Autumn) (the beginning of autumn)
Sanetomo-sai (Minamoto Sanetomo) (August 9)
Bonbori Festival (from the day before the beginning of autumn to August 9)
Reitai-sai (Main Annual Rite) (September 15)
Yabusame-shinji (Yabusame) (September 16)
Gochinza-kinen-sai (Shrine Foundation Day) (December 16)
[There are public toilets]
A 10-minute walk from JR Kamakura station East exit

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