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Updated:December 5, 2019

HERITAGE AND CULTURE

A Town Rich with Tradition, Culture and Sights

The Yugyouji Temple

Many remains from primitive and ancient times have been discovered throughout Fujisawa, indicating that the area has offered a favorable living environment since long ago.

Ryukoji Temple

A temple town started to form in Fujisawa when the monk Donkai built the Yugyoji temple at the end of the Kamakura period (1192-1333). In the Edo period (1600-1867), Fujisawa became very popular as one of the 53 staging posts along the Tokaido Road.

Enoshima Shrine. Hetsu-no-miya

The Benzaiten enshrined in Enoshima also drew many pilgrims from all over Japan and contributed to the development of Fujisawa as a sightseeing city.