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  • Address: 2-1-31 Yukinoshita, Kamakura, Kanagawa 248-8588, Japan
  • Hours: April-Sep: 5am-8:30pm; Oct-March: 6am-8:30pm

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Shrine of Tsurugaoka Hachimangu

Kamakura makes for a colorful  and cultural day trip from Tokyo. The small city has over 75 temples and shrines, the biggest and most famous of which is the Shrine of Tsuragoaka Hachimangu.

The shrine was founded by Minamoto Yoriyoshi in 1063. Despite being a shinto shrine it's layout is that of a Japanese buddhist temple. Because of its extreme beauty it's a popular spot for weddings and for the year's first shrine visit, a practice called hatsumode. During the New Year holidays it draws over 2 million visitors.

The walk from the station to the shrine is beautiful and dramatic: a long wide street embellished by orange torii gates that leads from the waterfront through the entire city. In April and September archery on horseback is performed along this street. The best time to visit is early springtime when the cherry blossoms and azaleas burst into colorful bloom.

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Kamakura Walking Food Tour, Kamakura, null
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Kamakura Walking Food Tour

Enjoy a two and a half hour walking food tour in Kamakura, one of the most ancient cities, also referred to as the Eastern Kyoto of Japan. Sample ...  Read more

Location: Kamakura, Japan
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $113.00
Half-Day Tour of Kamakura from Tokyo, Tokyo, Food Tours
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Half-Day Tour of Kamakura from Tokyo

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Your guide will take you on a concise tour of Kamakura, a delightful, historical city with many important and famous Buddhist temples and Shinto shrines. It ...  Read more

Location: Tokyo, Japan
Duration: 5 hours (approx.)

From USD $323.24
Private Kamakura Walking Tour, Kamakura, Day Trips
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Private Kamakura Walking Tour

Kamakura was Japan's first feudal capital from 12th century to 14th century. It is surrounded by 3 mountains and ocean and known for many historically ...  Read more

Location: Kamakura, Japan
Duration: 6 hours (approx.)

From USD $300.00
Kamakura Rickshaw Tour, Kamakura, Private Sightseeing Tours
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Kamakura Rickshaw Tour

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The staff, with a rich knowledge of the city, will help make a special memory for your trip. We will take you to see interesting things you would not find in ...  Read more

Location: Kamakura, Japan
Duration: Flexible

From USD $40.41
One Day Tour of Kamakura from Tokyo, Tokyo, Custom Private Tours
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One Day Tour of Kamakura from Tokyo

Kamakura is a delightful, historical city with Buddhist temples and Shinto shrines. It takes less than one hour from Tokyo. In addition, Kamakura is known for ...  Read more

Location: Kamakura, Japan
Duration: 7 hours (approx.)

From USD $282.84
Private Kamakura Custom Day Tour by Chartered Vehicle from Tokyo, Tokyo, Day Trips
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Private Kamakura Custom Day Tour by Chartered Vehicle from Tokyo

By booking this private tour of Kamakura by chartered vehicle, you can explore the city on a day trip from Tokyo with your group of family or friends in a ...  Read more

Location: Tokyo, Japan
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $870.47

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