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Address: 154 Nikaido, Kamakura 248-0002, Kanagawa Prefecture
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+81 467-22-0318
09:30 - 16:00
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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 it is good. Not too crowded; but they have all elements as a Kamakura shrine. It... read more

Reviewed 2 January 2017
Zushi, Japan
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Zushi, Japan
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58 reviews
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Reviewed 2 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 Kamakura station; it is a walking distance after you visit Hachimangu shrine, the largest and... More 

Thank 2800PDA
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23 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 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 huge wisteria vine I would have loved to see in bloom but came at the... More 

Thank Melany D
Oxford, United Kingdom
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225 reviews
105 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
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. The dungeon, a cave in the rock, is quite chilling when you think someone was... More 

Thank Dave_Cowley_Road
Antwerp, Belgium
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353 reviews
211 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 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.

1 Thank beppo81
Yokohama, Japan
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46 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 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.

Thank Abhishek_202
London, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 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.

Thank Hilary N
Brooklyn, New York
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188 reviews
64 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 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.

Thank Heather S
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13 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 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.

Thank Arpit M

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