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Shrine of Kamakuragu

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"Hatsumode" new year visit to pray

Kamakuragu is not the most famous and popular shrines for new year visit to pray in Kamakura; but... read more

Reviewed 3 January 2017
2800PDA
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Zushi, Japan
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Fantastic way to spend a morning and avoid the crowds

This shrine is a great place to avoid crowds and have a garden walk. It isn't overly commercial and... read more

Reviewed 28 July 2016
462melanyd
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Reno, Nevada
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2 Jan 2017
“"Hatsumode" new year visit to pray”
27 Jul 2016
“Fantastic way to spend a morning and avoid the crowds”
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Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

Kamakuragu is not the most famous and popular shrines for new year visit to pray in Kamakura; but it is good. Not too crowded; but they have all elements as a Kamakura shrine. It is sufficiently spiritual. A ten to fifteen minute bus ride from...More

Date of experience: January 2017
Thank 2800PDA
Reviewed 28 July 2016 via mobile

This shrine is a great place to avoid crowds and have a garden walk. It isn't overly commercial and focused on different ways to part tourists from their money; seems more focused on groomed gardens and preservation of some pieces of art. There is a...More

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank 462melanyd
Reviewed 18 July 2016

This is quite a recent shrine in Kamakura, built during the Meiji period to commemorate Prince Morinaga, who was imprisoned and executed here. It thereby glorifies loyalty to the Emperor. It is quite popular with local people, though I don't think so many tourists visit....More

Date of experience: July 2016
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Reviewed 23 February 2016

Beautiful shrine where relaxing away from the crowds of other temples and shrine in the area. Kita-Kamakura is the closest station. I have not seen any other tourist during my visit.

Date of experience: February 2016
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Reviewed 17 July 2015

This is a nice place which is few stations away from Yokohama. There are many good and beautiful shrines which one must see.

Date of experience: December 2014
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Reviewed 17 April 2015

Beautiful trees surround this area with the enormous Buddha and many shrines. I've been there when the cherry blossom is out. Stunning! It's a peaceful place where you can slow down and contemplate. You can buy small, inexpensive "blessings" and "charms" for family and friends.

Date of experience: May 2014
Thank Hilary N
Reviewed 9 April 2015

I would recommend getting off at the Kita-Kamakura train station. The shrine is a very short walk from there. The shrine is beautiful and very historic. The complex has numerous buildings and gardens and there is a small entrance fee.

Date of experience: April 2015
Thank Heather S
Reviewed 15 December 2014

It was so peaceful and quiet. The scenic beauty was just mind blowing. You feel like you are in paradise. The gift shop is recommended for souvenirs. This place is highly recommended for nature lovers.

Date of experience: February 2014
Thank 427arpitm
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