Cherry Blossoms in Tsurugaoka Hachimangu

In the previous post , I mentioned that the cherry blossoms on the main road to Tsurugaoka Hachimangu are the most beautiful in Kamakura. Although this is still true, there is also a notification to tourists looking forward to this.

Unfortunately,  recently the main road to Tsurugaoka Hachimangu was reconstructed, and the cherry blossom trees that had aged were replaced by new ones. The road itself became cleaner with a slightly more modern look, which is an improvement in design. However, the new trees are young and still relatively small, so although they bloom during Spring, the view is not as beautiful and astonishing as it used to be.

The main road (Sando) to Tsurugaoka Hachimangu. The cherry blossoms trees are lined up on each side. (Faces Blurred)

But no worries, there are more beautiful locations of cherry blossoms in Kamakura. Currently, I recommend the Peony (Botan in Japanese) garden in Tsurugaoka Hachimangu.

Peony garden, the umbrellas protect the flowers from rain and snow.

Although the Peony garden costs 500yen per person to enter, visitors get to enjoy both the peony and the cherry blossoms, along with the view of a traditional Japanese garden.

Genji lake, which the Peony garden is located beside.

There are fish, turtles, and ducks around the Genji lake, as well as pigeons, which visitors can feed with food that can be purchased in a shop beside the lake. Sometimes you’ll see people covered in birds because of the food they have.


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