Kawajiri Hachimangu Shrine is said to have been built on May 5, 1525, enshrining Emperor Ojin as the deity, but according to the shrine's legend, it was built by a descendant of Imperial Prince Toneri (son of the 40th Emperor Tenmu). On his way to Oshu, he fell ill and passed away, and his companions mourned his loss and buried him with care here. It is said that the chieftain built a shrine and enshrined the spirit of Iwashimizu Hachimangu Shrine, which was protected by the chief, as the present Kawajiri Hachimangu Shrine, and that the group later established the Oshu Kiyohara clan.
In 1939, a stone chamber thought to date back to that time was excavated from the north side of the precincts, and two swords, 36 arrowheads, and pottery were unearthed. According to the "Shinhen Sagami Province Fudoki Koko", there were huge pine trees growing along the approach from the first torii gate to the shrine, so it was also called Namiki Hachiman. It is also said that the annual festival (July 28th) was a lively event with Yudate Kagura and dedicated sumo wrestling.
<Access> From JR Yokohama Line, Sagami Line, Keio Line "Hashimoto Station", take the bus bound for "Mikagi" (Hashi 01 system), get off at "Shiroyama General Office Iriguchi" and walk 15 minutes.