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Minamoto Yoriyoshi transferred Iwashimizu Hachiman-gu shrine from Kyoto to Moto Hachiman-gu shrine at Yuigahama in 1063. After his settlement in 1180, Minamoto Yoritomo moved the shirine to present location, but it had burned down in 1191. Rebuilding had done next year, since then the shrine is well-known as Tsurugaoka Hachiman-gu shrine and now the symbolic structure of Kamakura.
There's the Modern-art museum of Kanagawa in the premises, and is a must see when you visit Kamakura.


Stone pavement in the middle of Wakamiya-oji is front approach to Hachiman-gu shrine and is often called Oki-ishi. Minamoto Yoritomo built to pray for his wife Masako's safe delivery in 1182, and it used to leads to Ichino-torii(First gateway to a shrine).
Be sure to take this path to visit Tsurugaoka Hachiman-gu shrine and recall the past.


First-rate Buddhist temple in five temples of Kamakura, also the first Zen seminary in this country was established here. Houjyou Tokiyori invited Buddhist high priest Rankei Douryu and established this temple in 1253, and there used to be forty-nine quarters for priests in its golden age.
But all were destroyed by the fire once, then some were moved and rebuilt from Edo-era onward.
Soumon, sanmon and butsuden(gates and temple building)beautifully stand in a straight line.
Feel the warmth of this temple and practice Zen meditation here.
8:00−16:30 Admission fee \300


Well-known as Ajisai-dera because a large number of hydrangea(Ajisai)are planted in the precincts.
Be calmed down here while bike riding. Sure enough, June is the season!


Temple was built by Ashikaga Ietoki in 1334 and well-known as Take-dera(Bamboo temple)because of bamboo forest is located behind this temple.
A view from rest station in the precincts is very soothing.


Since Houjyou Yasutoki built a small temple(syaka-dou)here to appease the spirit of his father Yoshitoki, this path has been called Syaka-dou kiridooshi.
Path leads to Nagoe and this area is the site of Houjyou Tokimasa‘s former residence.
(Path currently closed)


Street running parallel with Wakamiya-oji from east exit of Kamakura Station to Tsurugaoka Hachiman-gu, and many stores are around so stopover here and enjoy shopping, lunch and more.