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Egara Tenjinsha Shrine


It is regarded as one of the three Great Tenjin of Japan and enshrines Sugawara no Michizane who is worshipped as the god of learning. It was built in 1104. It is said that the villagers built this shrine for providence after seeing gods descend in a thunderstorm.

Basic information


74 Nikaido, Kamakura City

By bus : From JR Kamakura Station East Exit: At Terminal No.4 take a bus bound for "Daito-no-miya", get off at"Tenjin-mae", and A 1-minute walk
Telephone number 0467-25-1772
What to see Kappa Fudezuka (tomb for brushes; illustrations by Kon Shimizu, calligraphy by Yasunari Kawabata).
Painting Fudezuka (Kappa drawing by a contemporary cartoonist).
Meido Ozaki haiku stone.
Large ginkgo tree.
Main shrine (Important Cultural Property of Japan).
Flower report [Spring] Japanese iris, azalea;
[Summer] hydrangea, alpine gesneriad;
[Autumn] red spider lily, yellow ginkgo leaves;
[Winter] daffodil, plum blossom
About visiting/About the facility Visit fees/Entry fees : Offering
Visit hours/Entry hours : 8:30 - 16:30
Parking Not available


Hatsu-tenjin (Fudekuyo, service for used writing brushes: January 25)
Harikuyo (service for used sewing needles: February 8)
Saikou-sai (July 20)
Reisai (July 25)
Efudezuka festival (October)

[Public restrooms available]



Kamakura city hall civic life department tourism section


18-10, Onarimachi,Kamakura-shi, Kanagawa, 248-8686, Japan

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Kamakura City Hall

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