Category:Wakamiya Ōji

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Wakamiya Ōji (若宮大路, Wakamiya Ōji) is a 1.8 km street in Kamakura, a city in Kanagawa Prefecture in Japan, unusual because it is at the same time the city's main avenue and the approach (sandō (参道, sandō)) of its largest Shinto shrine (Tsurugaoka Hachiman-gū). It this last role, it was an essential part of the city's religious life, host to many ceremonies and off limits to common people. Since its construction Wakamiya Ōji has been the backbone of the city's street planning and the center of its cultural life. The street has been declared a Historical Landmark and was chosen as one of the best 100 streets in Japan.

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