Kamakura Tsurugaoka Hachimangu

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Kamakura Tsurugaoka Hachimangu | Popular spot for hatsumode

Kamakura Tsurugaoka Hachimangu | Popular spot for hatsumode

Tsurugaoka Hachimangu, createated by Minamoto Yoriyoshi in 1063, is Kamakura's most important shrine. Approaching the shrine, visitors will come across two ponds, representing the Minamoto clan and Taira clan, Minamoto's enemy. Tsurugaoka Hachimangu is a popular spot among the Japanese for hatsumode, the first visit to a shrine of that year.

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