|The Maiden and Gingko Tree at Tsurugaoka Hachiman-gu Shrine|
We would visit Tsurugaoka Hachiman-gu shrine-the most important Shinto shrine at Kamakura, Hase-dera Temple-one of the most beautiful temples in the premise and Kotokuin Temple, where the famous Daibutsu (Great Buddha) is situated. We would also pay a visit to the Inamuragasaki Beach with the hope of capturing the sunset view of Mount Fuji in the distant.
The train ride from Ikebukuro (where we stayed) to Kamakura took about an hour. From the high rise constructions in Tokyo, we saw the buildings getting lower as we got nearer to our destination. There were also increased greenery. It is little wonder Tokyo citizens love to flock to Kamakura to take a breather during weekends and holidays. Make sure you plan your visit during a normal weekend liked what we did to avoid the Tokyo crowd!
|Akabashi leading to the Main Shrine|
|Photo with Charlotte in front of the Maiden|
|Ema for your wishes|
|The Maiden (Dancing Stage)|
|Purification Fountain shade|
|After 61 steps.........|
|Guardian of the Main Shrine|
|Interior of Main Shrine|
|Small Torii Gates|
|Sake Offering Hall|
If you are visiting the Tsurugaoka Hachiman-gu Shrine, this is the official website.
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