Tsuruoka Hachimangu Shrine
Tsuruoka Hachimangu Shrine is a shrine in Kamakura city, Kanagawa Prefecture. It is a famous tourist destination in the Kanto region. The shrine is related to the Genji family who built the Kamakura shogunate there.
What to do
This is a shrine, so many people are visiting for worship. For foreigners, Tsuruoka Hachimangu Shrine hosts various events related to traditional Japanese culture throughout the year.
What to see
You can enjoy a wonderful view of Kamakura city from the top of the staircase. If you are lucky, you can see a Shinto wedding procession.
When to go
Every year, we can see various flowers in Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine. In particular, lotus flowers are attractive. The best time to see white and red lotus is from mid July to early August.
There are many cafes and restaurants on the street leading to the shrine. You can enjoy delicious food and sweets while walking. As there are many people around the shrine, we recommend eating lunch before going.
In Tsuruoka Hachimangu Shrine, various amulets are sold at shops in shrines. You can choose whichever amulet you like, to wish for good health, or the success of the exam. There are many souvenirs along the main street of Kamakura, Komachi dori. You can enjoy shopping here.
Festivals are held from September 14th to 16th every year. This festival has a history of over 800 years. A horsemeic bow is a famous event to be held every September.
|Recently, Kamakura City installed free WiFi for foreigners. We also provided a city brochure in English. Do you want to use these facilities when you come to Kamakura?|
|Free (if you want to pray, you need a coin.)|
|Business hours from April to September are from 5 am to 8:30 pm. October to March is from 6 am to 8:30 pm.|
|The shrine’s closest station is Kamakura. The station have three train lines, Yokosuka line, Shonan Shinjuku line and Enoshima Electric Railway. It takes 10 minutes from Kamakura station to Tsuruoka Hachiman on foot.|
|Festivals are held from September 14th to 16th every year. This festival has a history of over 800 years. A horsemeic bow is a famous event to be held every September.|