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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.
Kamakura is a treasure trove of eccentric temples and interesting shrines.
Great place for some shopping and exploring the town of Kamakura
Famous for the Kamakura Great Buddha
The first of the five Zen temples and designated as a national treasure
Buddhist Temple famous for Statue of Kannon