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Old shrines in the ancient capital of Kamakura where you can feel the vestiges of the samurai

Yokosuka, Miura 6h15m

Take in the romance as you stroll through good old Kamakura. Including a visit to the Tomb of Minamoto no Yoritomo, the founder of the Kamakura Shogunate, this course is sure to be a hit with history lovers.

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Kewaizaka

This road or "kiridoshi" is known to be the steepest among the seven entrances of Kamakura and is certified as a national designated historic site.Kiridoshi is a passageway that connected Kamakura to neighboring areas and was made by cutting through mountains and hills and creating tunnels and roads. It is said that during war, the land was protected by blocking these roads.

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Tsurugaoka Hachimangu

Tsurugaoka Hachimangu was founded in 1063 by Minamoto Yoriyoshi. In 1180, Minamoto Yoritomo, commander-in-chief of the Genji clan and a descendant of Yoriyoshi, moved the shrine to its current site and constracted a magnificent new shrine. Present building of the main shrine was rebuilt in 1828 and well known as a typical Edo period’s architecture, and designated as nationally important cu...

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