Tsurugaoka Hachimanguu
Tsurugaoka Hachimanguu shrine. A home to museums, archery and horse archery and of course – festivals. © Sam 2011

Where?

Tsurugaoka Hachimanguu (鶴岡八幡宮) is located in Kamakura city in Kanagawa Prefecture (its’ capital city is Yokohama). It’s in the Greater Area of Tokyo, around 1 hour of train ride from Tokyo.

When

16th September 2011. The day of yabusame (archery on horse) festival.

What else?

  • Other Buddhist temple and shinto shrines in Kamakura.
  • Well known, and a short ride of train from the city is the Great Buddha, Daibutsu of Kamakura (Hase Station).
  • Beautiful Enoshima island (by Enoden train).
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