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Torii on the Dankazura path to Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine.
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Dankazura path to Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine.
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Dankazura path to Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine.
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Dankazura path to Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine.
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Dankazura path to Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine is lined with many cherry trees which bloom in April (later than in Tokyo).
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Cherry trees along the Dankazura path to Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine.
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Cherry trees along the Dankazura path to Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine.
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The Dankazura path to Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine is in the middle of the busy Wakamiya Oji street.
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Marker indicating that Wakamiya Oji is one of Japan's 100 Famous Cherry Blossom Spots.
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Another torii
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Arched bridge closed to the public.
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Path to Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine.
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A few kimono ladies on their way to worship at Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine, Kamakura.
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Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine straight ahead.
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In the forefront is the Maiden sacred dance stage and the rear is the Hongu main worship hall.
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Kimono ladies and cherry blossoms.
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Fountain to cleanse yourself.
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Maiden sacred dance stage front view. 舞殿
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Maiden sacred dance stage.
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Maiden sacred dance stage.
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Maiden sacred dance stage facing the Hongu. 舞殿
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Stone steps going up to the Hongu main worship hall. 大石段
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Gate to the Hongu.
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Next to the Stone Steps was a giant gingko tree which fell in a storm in 2010.
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Only a tree stump remains of the gingko tree.giant gingko tree which fell in a storm in 2010.
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About the fallen gingko tree.
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The original tree might still grow.
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Spot where the gingko tree was.
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View of the Maiden from the Stone Steps.
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Maiden sacred dance stage.
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View from the top of the Stone Steps.
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Dankazura path as seen from the top of the Stone Steps.
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Hachimangu sing
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Statue in the gate.
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Hongu main hall.
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Hongu main worship hall at Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine. The left side of the Hongu is a small museum. 本宮
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On the left of the Hongu is Maruyama Inari Shrine.
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Wakamiya Shrine, the shrine's only building that is an Important Cultural Property.
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Wakamiya Shrine, Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine's only building that is an Important Cultural Property. 若宮
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Wakamiya Shrine, Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine's only building that is an Important Cultural Property. 若宮
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Tree planted in 1963, one of Kamakura's Natural Monuments.
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Path leaving the shrine.
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Map of Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine.
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Genpei Pond in a Japanese garden full of cherry blossoms.
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Museum of Modern Art, Kamakura
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Kamakura is pushing for World Heritage Site status.
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Genpei Pond in a Japanese garden full of cherry blossoms.
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Bridge over Genpei Pond in a Japanese garden full of cherry blossoms.
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The shrine's Japanese garden includes a Peony Garden. A small admission is charged.
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Peony garden at Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine.
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Exotic peonies at Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine's Japanese garden.
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Exotic peonies at Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine's Japanese garden.
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Exotic peonies at Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine's Japanese garden.
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Exotic peonies at Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine's Japanese garden.
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Red and white peonies.
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Peonies (botan in Japanese).
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Rock Garden
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About the Rock Garden
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White heron and cherry blossoms.
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White heron and cherry blossoms.
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White heron and cherry blossoms.
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White heron finds a snack.
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Restroom sign.
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Rest house in the Japanese garden.
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Tea ceremony house
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Cherry blossoms line the edge of Genpei Pond. 源平池
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Petrified rocks
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Small island in Genpei Pond has Benzaiten Shrine.
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Bridge connects to a small island with Benzaiten Shrine.
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Bridge connects to a small island with Benzaiten Shrine.
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Benzaiten Shrine
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Benzaiten Shrine
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Goddess Benten
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Genpei Pond and cherry blossoms.
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