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Happo-yoke! A visit to Samukawa Shrine and a leisurely stroll

Shonan Area 6h15m

From temples—the symbol of Samukawa, a city with a long and rich history—to Japan's clear water born from the advancement of civilization. In this course you'll experience first-hand the transitions of Japanese history.

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Kajiwara Kagetoki Yakataato

According to the history book “Azumakagami”, Kajiwara Kagetoki, who played a dominant role in the Kamakura shogunate, used to own a mansion in Sagamikoku Ichinomiya. The remains of the mansion is in this region centering around Tenmangu.

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Hakkaku Plaza

This plaza is the final stop of the Ichinomiya Greenery Path, using the former site of the West Samukawa Branch Line which closed in March 1989 (the first year of the Heisei Period). In the plaza, there is a monument featuring a scene of the old Oyama Road, “Tamura Crossing” from the Edo Period.

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Ichinomiya Greenery Path

Ichinomiya Greenery Path is built upon the former Samukawa Branch Line. An estimated 200m of rail tracks from the Samukawa Branch Line as well as some train wheels have been conserved along this path. To many railway fans, this is a sightseeing spot not to be missed.

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Waterworks Memorial Museum

Here, there are a lot of water-themed exhibitions where you can play and experience water to your heart's content. And we hope that you will be able to feel the grace of the forest. Not only are there charismatic retro buildings in the vicinity, in front of the museum, there is a Japanese garden with a stream flowing and a plaza with a water fountain

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Samukawa Shrine

The Samukawa Shrine in Samukawa-machi, Koza-gun, is the only protector in Japan which wards off evil from all directions. Prayers from anyone and everyone are accepted. During purification, you may feel refreshed and a sense of mysteriousness in front of the majestic god

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