Zeniarai Benten Shrine is the most popular shrine in Kamakura and is famous for doubling the value of coins washing in its waters.
Japanese Shrines are sacred buildings of the Shinto religion, an indigenous religion to Japan. The primary objective of a Shinto Shrine is to store and protect sacred objects, kami. These objects are said to be enshrined. Most Shinto Shrines feature a honden, the primary building where the sacred objects, kami are stored. An exception to this is where the sacred object is a mountain or similarly large object. Some shrines contain halls for worship, known as haiden.
Tsurugaoka Shrine is the most significant shrine in Kamakura. Tsurugaoka Shrine is a shrine complex with many shrines on the one site.