Shrine and temple

Kanagawa has a lot of temples in Kamakura for sightseers to visit.

You can go there to appreciate various flowers in each season.

Even in a rainy season, which is in June, you can enjoy hydrangea in purple, in blue or in pink.

In New Year's holiday, many Japanese pay visit to the shrines to pray for the happy lives of the family.

Asaina Kiridoshi Pass

Asaina Kiridoshi Pass is located approximately 2.8 km east from Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine and ...

Samukawa jinja Shrine

Samukawa jinja Shrine This is an ancient shrine, with records going back to the 9th century. It ...

Nagoe Kiridoshi Pass

Nagoe Kiridoshi Pass is located approximately 2 km south-east from Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine a...

Yofukuji Temple Site

Yofukuji Temple Site is located approximately 1.3 km north-east from Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine...

Hokkedo Buddha Hall Site

Hokkedo Buddha Hall Site, located approximately 0.6 km north-east of Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine...

Jokomyoji

Jokomyoji Temple was built in 1251 by order of the fifth regent, Hojo Tokiyori, and the sixth reg...

Tokei-ji Temple

Tokei-ji Temple Tokei-ji was founded in 1285 by Tokimune Hojo's wife, Kakusan-ni, and was a conv...

Engaku-ji Temple

Engakuji Temple was built by the eighth regent Hojo Tokimune, in 1282, having Mugaku Sogen, a Chi...

Gokurakuji Temple

Gokurakuji Temple was built in 1259 by Hojo Shigetoki , who had an important role in the shoguna...

Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine

Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine originates from the ceremonially transference of a divided tutelary ...

Zeniarai-Benzaiten Ugafuku Shrine

Zeniarai-Benzaiten Ugafuku Shrine Yoritomo Minamoto was told to build this shrine in a dream he ...

Hakone Jinja Shrine

Hakone Jinja Shrine This shrine was founded in 757 by Priest Mangan according to an oracle from ...

Daibutsu (Great Buddha) of Kamakura

According to the historical documents such as the Azumakagami the casting of the Daibutsu (Great ...

Kewaizaka Pass

Kewaizaka Pass, located approximately 1.4 km south-west of Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine, is a "ki...

Shomyoji Temple

Kanazawa has Mutsuura Port, an outer port of Kamakura, and thus is a traffic and military strongh...

Hojo Tokiwa Residence Site

Hojo Tokiwa Residence Site is located approximately 2 km south-west from Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Sh...

Choanji Temple

Choanji Temple Choanji Temple was founded more than 650 years ago in 1356. The serene temple str...

Hokoku-ji Temple (Bamboo Temple)

Hokoku-ji Temple (Bamboo Temple) This temple is famous for the bamboo forest behind the main roa...

Toshoji Temple site

Toshoji Temple Site is located approximately 0.6km south-east from Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine. ...

Enoshima Jinja Shrine

Enoshima Jinja Shrine Enoshima Jinja Shrine consists of 3 small shrines, each dedicated to a diff...

Daiyuzan Saijo-ji Temple

Daiyuzan Saijo-ji Temple This temple of important statues lies in a quiet cedar grove. The assist...

Kumano Shrine

Kumano Shrine is located behind the Fujiya Hotel. You can get there through the narrow alley call...

Egara Tenjinsha Shrine

Egara Tenjin sha Shrine is said to have been built in 1104. It was built by Minamoto no Yoritomo ...

Zuisenji Temple

Zuisenji Temple was founded in 1327 by a Japanese Zen priest, Muso Soseki. Muso, who was active f...

Kotoku-in Temple (Great Buddha)

Kotoku-in Temple (Great Buddha) The Great Buddha is a made of bronze. The art of bronze sculpture...

Jomyo-ji Temple

Jomyo-ji Temple Cherry trees line the way to the main hall. Ranked fifth among the Five Great Zen...

Meigetsu-in Temple (Hydrangea Temple)

Meigetsu-in Temple (Hydrangea Temple) This is known as the Ajisai (Hydreangea) Temple because of...

Jufukuji Temple

Jufukuji Temple begins with its construction by Hojo Masako, Yoritomo's wife, having Eisai, the B...

Kakuonji Temple

Kakuonji Temple, located approximately 1.2 km east from Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine, is a typica...

Gyokuho-ji Temple and Five Hundred Di...

Gyokuho-ji Temple and Five Hundred Disciples of Buddha This temple was built by Iyonomori Haga, ...

Daibutsu Kiridoshi Pass

Daibutsu Kiridoshi Pass is located approximately 2 km south-west from Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrin...

Kamakura-Gu Shrine

Kamakura-gu shrine There is an annual torchlit performance of a Noh play.

Kosokuji Temple

Kosokuji Temple was constructed in 1274 by Mitsunori Yadoya who served as regent under the fifth ...

Kamegayatsuzaka Pass

Kamegayatsuzaka Pass, located approximately 1.2 km north of Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine , is a"k...

Kawasaki Daishi

Kawasaki Daishi Kawasaki Daishi is known nationwide as a spiritual protector, and is a lively pl...

Jochi-ji Temple

Jochi-ji Temple Surrounded by cypress trees. The temple has an unusual belfry at the main gate an...

Jojuin Temple

Jojuin Temple was founded by the third regent of Kamakura, Yasutoki Hojo. The original structure ...

Manpukuji Temple

Manpukuji Temple Manpukuji Temple is located very close to the Enoden Line, about 250 meters fro...

Kenchoji Temple

Kenchoji Temple was built by Hojo Tokiyori, the fifth regent (Shikken)of the Kamakura Shogunate, ...

Inage Shrine

The shrine is famous for Sanno Festival that is held annually from August 1st to 3rd. The greates...

Wakaenoshima Port

Wakaenoshima Port is located at the south-eastern end of Kamakura, which opens southward to the s...