Ugafuku Shrine ( Goddess of Money Washing), Kamakura

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Wash your money in the cave spring of Ugafuku Shrine ( Goddess of Money Washing) and, hopefully, it will multiply. Despite its small size, this 12th-century Shinto shrine enjoys popularity in Kanagawa because of a widely held belief that the holy water inside the dugout cave has the power to bring prosperity in business and good luck with money. Enter through a tunnel in the hillside, halfway down from the park at the foot of the hill, and buy a basket with accessories. Light a candle, burn incense, and pray before you wash the money. Following a steep road, this is a 20 minute walk from Kamakura railway station. Make Ugafuku Shrine ( Goddess of Money Washing) a part of your Kamakura vacation plans using our Kamakura trip itinerary site.
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  • We actually found the place accidentally on our way back to the Kamakura station. It is really nice and something special made in a cave and with the water flowing from the stone down. The nicest... 
    We actually found the place accidentally on our way back to the Kamakura station. It is really nice and something special made in a cave and with the water flowing from the stone down. The nicest...  more »
  • We spent almost a hour at the money washing temple in our detour from the Daibutsu Hiking Course. To get here you take a marked turn off the hiking course, if you are coming from the Jochiji Temple.....  more
    We spent almost a hour at the money washing temple in our detour from the Daibutsu Hiking Course. To get here you take a marked turn off the hiking course, if you are coming from the Jochiji Temple.....  more »
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  • One of the most special place to come meditate in Kamakura. There is a ceremony in which you wash bills and coins as to get luck at money. I like the small tea house next to the temple. You have to get through a small tunnel to access this shrine. A 20 min walk from Kita-Kamakura station.
  • Nice temple where you can go and cleanse your money. Also a little trekking route behind which can take you to the other side of Kamakura / daibutsu.

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