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Goryou Shrine – Kamakura

Posted in Japanese Traditions, Places by tokyobling on February 16, 2015

One of my favorite shrines in the city of Kamakura southwest of Tokyo in the neighboring Kanagawa Prefecture is the Goryo Jinja (with the name meaning roughly “a shrine dedicated to a honorable soul”). The shrine was founded sometime in the latter half of the 12th century when Kamakura was the capital of Japan to honor and appease the spirit of a great warrior. The shrine is easily accessible from Hase Station on the Enoshima Line or by a rather long walk from Kamakura station, but it is well worth the visit as there are two great temples in the same area, the Hasedera and the Big Buddha of Kamakura. More photos of the shrine, the trees and the story behind the man who inspired it to come!

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