About Yakumo Shrine
Yakumo Shrine is known as Kamakura’s oldest shrine for warding off misfortune. According to the shrine’s legend, Minamoto no Yoshimitsu, upon witnessing an epidemic in Kamakura while heading towards Oshu, decided to enshrine the deities from Kyoto’s Gion Shrine, marking the beginning of this shrine’s establishment. The treasure hall within the shrine grounds displays portable shrines from the Edo period, and these shrines are paraded during the annual “Kamakura Omachi Festival” held in July.
Location: 1-11-20 Omachi, Kamakura City
Access: 10-minute walk from JR Kamakura Station
Hours: Open for public viewing
Omachi Festival Website: https://www.kamakura-omachi.jp/index.html
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