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.


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).


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.


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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