Tsurugaoka Hachiman-gū is the most important shrine in Kamakura and is central to the city’s culture. The city has developed around the shrine with its main street leading directly to the entrance. Interestingly, during most of its history, the Tsurugaoka Hachimangu shrine was also a Buddhist temple which explains why it may be difficult to identify based purely on its layout. Beautiful ponds filled with lotus plants are located on both side of the main path leading to the shrine. The kamakura museum of national treasures, which holds thousands of historical artifacts from the region of Kamakura, is also located on the site of the shrine.
Since my better half is Japanese I often have the chance to travel to Japan. I grew fond over time of this magnificent country. I thought of sharing with you some places worth visiting in this little but growing travel guide to Japan. I try to show with images what I can't express with words. I hope you may find here some inspiration! For those who wonder, I chose the moniker Gaijin-San after being called like this by a waitress at a grilled eel restaurant. "Gaijin" means foreigner and "San" is a honorific suffix in Japanese. View all posts by Gaijin San