Wakamiya Ōji (若宮大路) 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)) of its largest Shinto shrine, Tsurugaoka Hachiman-gū.
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 Historic Site and was chosen as one of the best 100 streets in Japan.
Wakamiya Ōji begins at San no Torii, which stands at the exit of Tsurugaoka Hachiman-gū.
Immediately after the San no Torii begins the dankazura (段葛), a raised pathway flanked by cherry trees which becomes gradually wider as it goes toward the sea. Its entire length is under the direct administration of the shrine. – wikipedia
While visiting the shinto shrine Tsurugaoka Hachiman-gū in Kamakura, we walked all the way to San no Torii and the beginning of Wakamiya Ōji where I spotted this lovely scene of young ladies taking a souvenir photo. What I also like is all those sunshade umbrellas. Really typical during summer in Japan.