Online Wonder-Hachiman-gu Shrine

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Takayasu H.

5.00
(13) reviews
Kamakura
English
30 minutes
Private tour (only you and your group)
Up to 5 people

Tsurugaoka Hachiman-gu Shrine is the heart of Kamakura City. Ten million people visit here in a year.

In 1180 the shrine was built by Minamoto no Yoritomo, the first samurai shogun. The shrine was the guardian deity of his clan, Genji. Please enjoy the images of the attractive spots on the ground and my talking which includes the shrine, history, legends, and traditional customs.

Itinerary

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Timezone

Asia/Tokyo (UTC +9hs)

09:00

Entrance of the approach to the shrine

We walk "Dankazura Approach" to the shrine from the second Torii gate. The footway is unique because it runs through the center of the road. In the summer white and red lotus flowers bloom in the ponds. Hundreds of sake barrels are displayed in the precinct.

Walk up to the main shrine and look over the view of the downtown Kamakura. Lots of votive tablets are hung on the rack, The big gingko tree of 1000-year-old fell in 2010, but shoots have sprouted and a young tree is growing.

There are many spots of interest here! Walk on ‘Dankazura Approach’, see the stump of the fallen big ginkgo tree of 1,000 years old, offer a prayer at the main hall, draw an oracle, write a votive tablet, look over the view of the downtown Kamakura and lots more. The shrine had been the symbol of worship among the samurai warriors since its establishment in 1180 until the Meiji Restoration in1868. Today wedding ceremonies are held at the Dancing Hall on the shrine precinct. You may be lucky to come across a bride and groom here.

What to Expect

There are many spots of interest here! Walk on ‘Dankazura Approach’, see the stump of the fallen big ginkgo tree of 1,000 years old, offer a prayer at the main hall, draw an oracle, write a votive tablet, look over the view of the downtown Kamakura and lots more. The shrine had been the symbol of worship among the samurai warriors since its establishment in 1180 until the Meiji Restoration in1868. Today wedding ceremonies are held at the Dancing Hall on the shrine precinct. You may be lucky to come across a bride and groom here.

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Inclusions & Exclusions

What‘s included

Guide fee

What‘s not included

All included

Important Information

We will meet you 9:00 am at our time. Please note that there is a difference between our time and yours.

The guide will use Skype and is not responsible for the bad internet connections and issues that are beyond the the control of the guide.

The shrine may be closed due to the rituals on the shrine ground.

Cancellation Policy

  • Free cancellation - 48 hours prior to meeting time
  • No Refund - less than - 24 hours before the meeting time

Reviews

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Lorraine A.

Nov 23, 2019

Day tour of kamakara

Takayasu was an excellent guide! His explanations were clear we, enjoyed the historical information he presented. He adjusted the day at our request, because of rain and our need to be at the airport for our return home. He made sure our bags were taken care of appropriately, walking us in to the counter . I would recommend him wholeheartedly !

Takayasu H.

Hi Lorraine, Thank you very much for your great words appreciating my guiding. It is a geat honor for me to have such warm review on my Kamakura tour. It was raining hard in the morning but it became sprinkling by the time we arrived at a shrine and temples. Therefore,we could visit more spots than I ecpected. I am glad to know you liked my explanation. Both of you were so eager to listen to my historical presentation. There are lots more spots in this ancient city. So please come again and I am happy to guide you.

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Dennis W.

Apr 30, 2019

All good Tax was very knowledgeable

Great tour

Takayasu H.

Dennis, Thank you very much for your wonderful comments on my tour. I am very glad to know that you and Sandra enjoyed the traditional spots,shopping and food. You visited two of three ancient cities in Japan. I would like to show you around my home town. Kamakura which you have saved for the next visit. Please keep in touch. Takayasu

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Rosalie W.

Apr 17, 2019

Highlight was seeing the wedding at the temple

Takayasu was full of information about the area. He knew exactly where to go in the quickest time and fitted in a tea ceremony for us. We ran out of time to complete the tour. We would recommend Takayasu and his tour to anyone

Takayasu H.

Rosalie, thank you so much for your deep gratitude to me and my tour. I am happy to know that you enjoyed the wedding, tea ceremony and my talk, which is my utmost pleasure. I remember having Bento lunch to save our limited time. Please get in touch with me and set up another visit plan to Japan. Takayasu    

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Haydee C.

Apr 11, 2019

Una muy buena elecci?n!

Solo tengo palabras de agradecimiento para el Sr, Takayama. Nos ayudo en nuestro primer dia en Tokio enseñándonos como viajar en los medios de transporte. Hicimos todo el recorrido contratado con muy buenas explicaciones y ajustándose a nuestro ritmo. Lo recomiendo si es q desean disfrutar del tour con una persona agradable, amable y divertida. Gracias Taka.

Takayasu H.

Haydee y Bob, Mucho Gracious! Thank you very much for electing me as your guide. I am very happy that both of you were satisfied with my showing around the typical Tokyo and stories and legends. I want to guide a nice couple like you, Haydee and Bob again next time you visit Japan. Takayasu

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