Kamakura’s most important Shinto shrine. Established by Minamoto no Yoriyoshi in 1063 and moved to its current location by Minamoto no Yoritomo in 1180, Hachimangu has long been the centerpiece of Kamakura, playing an important role in the religious and cultural life of the town. It enshrines the spirit of Hachiman, the divine protector of Japan, its people, and of the Minamoto clan, which established the country’s first shogunate in Kamakura in 1185. The main building stands at the top of a flight of steps and provides one of the best views of Kamakura.

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Tsurugaoka Hachiman-gū, 2 Chome-1-31 Yukinoshita, Kamakura, Kanagawa 248-8588
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5:00-20:30 April-September; 6:00-20:30 October to March
Free
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