Tsurugaoka Shrine is a Shinto shrine located at Kanagawa prefecture in Kanto district. The shrine is dedicated to Emperor Ohjin ( legendary emperor worshipped as god of military arts ). It was a shrine occupying the highest rank among the shrines of a province.This shrine is famous for its beautiful garden.
More Details (Japanese Site)
"鶴岡八幡宮" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
|Address||2-1-31, Yukinoshita, Kamakura-shi, Kanagawa, Japan
"神奈川県鎌倉市雪ノ下２－１－３１" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
|Access||20-minute drive from the Asahina I.C. on the Yokohama-Yokosuka Road.|
|Admission Fee||Free in the precincts|
In Shinto, shintai (神体 body of the kami), or go-shintai (御神体 sacred body of the kami) when the honorific prefix go- is used, are physical objects worshipped at or near Shinto shrines as repositories in which spirits or kami reside. Shintai used in Shrine Shinto (Jinja Shinto) can be also called mitamashiro (御霊代 spirit replacement or substitute).
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