Tsurugaoka Shrine

Tsurugaoka Shrine

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.

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Name Tsurugaoka Shrine
"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
Telephone 0467-22-0315

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Hudoki

Fudoki (風土記) are ancient reports on provincial culture, geography, and oral tradition presented to the reigning monarchs of Japan, also known as local gazetteers. They contain agricultural, geographical, and historical records as well as mythology and folklore. Fudoki manuscripts also document local myths, rituals, and poems that are not mentioned in the Kojiki and the Nihon Shoki chronicles, which are the most important literature of the ancient national mythology and history. In the course of national unification, the imperial court enacted a series of criminal and administrative codes called ritsury? and surveyed the provinces established by such codes to exert greater control over them.

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