It was early spring, the cherry trees were blooming, and it was a great day to go walking through some of Kamakura’s most famous sites. This is the first of three parts showing three famous places. First up is Tsurugaoka Hachimangu, the centre of Kamakura, and the city’s largest shrine. I started at Wakamiya Oji again and walked up to the shrine, mostly taking pictures of cherry blossoms. At the shrine, I got to see the aftermath of a bad storm that hit the region on March 10, just 16 days before. Unfortunately, the famous ginkgo tree that stood next to the stairs leading to the shrine’s main building had fallen. But all is not lost, the roots were still alive and the tree is growing again. Enjoy the pictures.
For Tsurugaoka Hachimangu’s location, please check out this map:
This post is taking part in “Show Me Japan #32.”