Tsurugaoka Hachiman-gu Sakura

imageToday, we finally made it down to Tsurugaoka Hachiman-gu, the main shrine in Kamakura.

It was actually a good thing it took us so long to make it down, though, as the cherry blossoms weren’t quite at 100%. Maybe later this week…

They were still pretty spectacular, though.

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Kamakura isn’t really known for sakura—the city’s floral claim to fame are its hydrangeas, which bloom profusely all through the rainy season (usually June).

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That being said, it’s still got some beautiful spots to enjoy cherry blossoms. Tsurugaoka, the Tsurugaoka sando (road leading to a shrine)—which has just this year been re-opened after an extensive renovation, Gokuraku-ji, Kotoku-in (the Daibutsu), and plenty more.

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All these photos are from Tsurugaoka Hachiman-gu. I’m hoping to get out to some of the other spots tomorrow.

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