We were making our way back to Kamakura Station when we saw signs pointing to the Sasuke Inari Shrine (佐助稲荷神社), so we decided to follow them.
At first I was a bit disappointed, this building (which is the lower shrine) looks rather disappointing:
I was just about to turn back when I noticed this mysterious path, outlined by a red Torii and lots of red flags:
After climbing it, I reached the upper shrine:
Some information about the shrine:
Inari shrine typically feature little statues of foxes, because the Inari is a God/Goddess (depending on your point of view) of foxes, as well as rice, agriculture, industry and fertility (hmm, a useful deity to worship!).
I was staggered by the amount of moss covered fox statues here, very pretty and photogenic:
Incidentally, the red bibs are often put by worshippers:
Sake is also a common offering for Inari:
A lot of Inari statues tend to come in pairs, representing one male and one female fox
One the way back to Kamakura station, we encountered another tunnel:
Kamakura train station:
We saw a corgi waiting for its master nearby:
An interesting clock at the town square: