Tsurugaoka Hachimangu 鶴岡八幡宮

About Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine

Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine was founded during the Heian period and was later moved to its current location in 1180 by Minamoto no Yoritomo. It is a deeply rooted shrine in Japan’s history and is revered by samurai and shoguns from the Kamakura period. Many historical cultural assets remain, and the buildings incorporate traditional Japanese architectural styles, with the main shrine designated as an important cultural property by the government. The grounds are also home to numerous cherry blossom trees around Genji and Heike ponds, making it a popular cherry blossom viewing spot in spring. Additionally, there are souvenir and food shops surrounding the shrine, making it an enjoyable place for tourists. It is a recommended tourist spot for those who enjoy visiting shrines and temples.

Location: 2-1-31 Yukinoshita, Kamakura City
Access: 15-minute walk from JR Kamakura Station
Hours: 6:00-21:00 (April-September 5:00-21:00)
Toilet: Available
URL: https://www.hachimangu.or.jp

・Nearby Shrines, Temples, and Other Sights

Jufuku-ji 寿福寺(7-minute walk)
Kenchō-ji 建長寺(8-minute walk)
Sugimoto-dera 杉本寺(11-minute walk)


・Cafes and restaurants around Tsurugaoka Hachimangu

Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Reitai-sai September 2019

<< Northeast area of Kamakura