Kamakura Neighborhoods • Tsurugaoka Hachimangu


Author: Parent     Date pictures taken:  2007     City: Kamakura     Country: Japan      Pictures Attached: 5     Pictures License: Copyrighted Free Use - Requires Attribution - Allows Commercial Reuse and Derivative Works     Neighborhood Type: Kamakura Shrine



Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Pictures

by Parent on Fri Nov 02, 2007 9:42 pm


The Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine was founded in 1063 by Minamoto Yoriyoshi as a branch of Iwashimizu Hachiman Shrine in Kyoto. It was originally located in Tsurugaoka near the Yuigahama coast, but was moved to the present location in 1180 by Minamoto Yoritomo make it the core of the planned city of Kamakura. After being destroyed by a fire in 1191, the temple was rebuilt with the present layout.

In Japanese Kanji, Tsurugaoka Hachimangu is written as 鶴岡八幡宮 which means tsuru (鶴, crane) gaoka (岡, hill) hachi (八, eight) man (幡, flag) gu (宮, shrine).

Picture of Tsurugaoka Hachimangu neighborhood, Kamakura City, Japan,  2007 by Parent (Kamakura Shrine)  (489.58 KB) Photo viewed 536 times
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Picture of Tsurugaoka Hachimangu neighborhood, Kamakura City, Japan,  2007 by Parent (Kamakura Shrine)  (554.83 KB) Photo viewed 530 times
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Picture of Tsurugaoka Hachimangu neighborhood, Kamakura City, Japan,  2007 by Parent (Kamakura Shrine) [[Minamoto no Sanetomo]], the third [[Kamakura]] shogun, was assassinated in 1219 by his nephew Kugyo Minamoto hiding behind this ginkgo tree (the tree with the rope around it). (223.17 KB) Photo viewed 585 times
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Picture of Tsurugaoka Hachimangu neighborhood, Kamakura City, Japan,  2007 by Parent (Kamakura Shrine)  (456.92 KB) Photo viewed 586 times
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Picture of Tsurugaoka Hachimangu neighborhood, Kamakura City, Japan,  2007 by Parent (Kamakura Shrine) Some [[yatai]]s. (539.84 KB) Photo viewed 607 times
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Map of Tsurugaoka Hachimangu. Satellite photograph of Turugaoka Hatimangu shrine.


How to get to Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Neighborhood


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Map of Tsurugaoka Hachimangu. Pictures by Parent within 4 kilometers of Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Neighborhood.

 
 

Neighborhoods Nearby Tsurugaoka Hachimangu - Pictures by Parent



Wakamiyaouji Neighborhood by Parent. Wakamiyaouji street is about 1km long and is located in downtown.. Distance from Tsurugaoka Hachimangu: 0.5km SSW, 12 pictures.

Kenjoji Neighborhood by Parent. Founded in 1253 by the Chinese Zen Master Rankei Doryu, Kenjoji (also spelled Kencho-ji) is one of the five great zen temples in Kamakura, and the oldest zen monastery in.. Distance from Tsurugaoka Hachimangu: 0.7km NNW, 3 pictures.

Enkakushi Neighborhood by Parent. Some pictures of the Kita Kamakura Enkakushi.. Distance from Tsurugaoka Hachimangu: 1.6km NNW, 13 pictures.

Kamakura Daibutsu Neighborhood by Parent. The Kamakura Daibutsu. A Daibutsu is a "Great Buddha", usually cast in bronze. The two most famous Daibutsus in Japan are here and in.. Distance from Tsurugaoka Hachimangu: 2.1km SWW, 8 pictures.

Hasedera Neighborhood by Parent. Hasedera temple is famous for housing a massive wooden Kannon statue. The statue is the largest wooden statue in Japan (height 9.18 meters) and is covered with gold. The temple also provides a nice view of Kamakura.. Distance from Tsurugaoka Hachimangu: 2.4km SW, 7 pictures.




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