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The Great Ginkgo

The Great Ginkgo

Legend has it that the monk Kugyo, who assassinated the third Shogun Minamoto-no Sanetomo, hid behind this tree, which gave it the nickname "Ginkgo the Shield."

Essential Information

Hours
  • 6:30am–8:30pm

Suggested duration: 15m

Costs

Precincts: free

Access

Alight at Kamakura station on the JR Yokosuka Line.

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