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Tsurugaoka Hachimangu shrine


Tsurugaoka hachimangu shrine is another popular tourist attraction in Kamakura, Kanagawa prefecture.

Not like Kotokuin temple, which is not walking distance from Kamakura station, Tsurugaoka hachimangu is 15 minutes walk from the station.

Tsurugaoka hachimangu was removed to this place when the warlord and first Japanese shogun, Yoritomo Minamoto built the shogunate in Kamakura. The shrine was admired by samurai nationwide but it was burned down during the battle between warlords Hojo and Satomi in 1526.

Hojo family rebuilt the shrine in 1540.

Hachimangu is a Shinto shrine dedicated to Hachiman, which is a god of war.

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