Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine, Kamakura

-Tsurugaoka_Hachimangu_Shrine-KamakuraTsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine is the most important shrine in Kamakura. It was moved to its current spot in 1191 by Yoritomo Minamoto who helped establish Kamakura as the capital. The shrine buildings you see today were rebuilt in 1828 by Ienari Tokugawa. The shrine is impressive and the grounds are large. There are two ponds flanking the central entrance to the shrine and many buildings within its precints. There is also a small museum of treasures owned by the shrine.


06. March 2014 by Joey
Categories: Uncategorized | Leave a comment