Kamakura National Treasure Museum
This museum displays an excellent collection of Kamakura art. Some are the typically peaceful Jizō (Buddhist patron of travellers,...
Ennō-ji is distinguished by its statues depicting the judges of hell. According to the Juo concept of Taoism, which was introduced to...
Kamakura Welcome Guides
Offers free half-day tours on Fridays with volunteer guides in English; five days' notice is required.
Opposite Tsurugaoka Hachiman-gū, this popular soba restaurant with tatami-mat seating overlooking a pleasant garden is a good place to...
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Tsurugaoka Hachiman-gū information
Kamakura's most important shrine is, naturally, dedicated to Hachiman, the god of war. Minamoto Yoritomo himself ordered its construction in 1191 and designed the pine-flanked central promenade that leads to the coast. The sprawling grounds are ripe with historical symbolism: the Gempei Pond, bisected by bridges, is said to depict the rift between the Minamoto (Genji) and Taira (Heike) clans.
Behind the pond is the Kamakura National Treasure Museum , housing remarkable Buddhist sculptures from the 12th to 16th centuries.