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Kamakura is a city in Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan, about 50 kilometres south of Tokyo. These days Kamakura is a small city (with lots of tourism) but at one time in history was the de facto capital of Japan during the Kamakura Period. Kamakura is now a "mini-get-away" for Tokyo'ites who want a day of fun visiting temples, shrines, shopping, hiking and a variety of other interesting destinations. During the summer and fesival times the city can get packed with tourists as it is so close to the largest city in the world, Tokyo. It is also a great "Day Trip" destination for foreign tourists who are visiting Tokyo as it can be reached quickly by train (about an hour) and has a lot of Japanese culture to offer international visitors. The city sits in a "bay" with a beach front that is very popular in the summer for beach go'ers. On the opposite side of the city, hills surround Kamakura making it a great place to take walks on a variety of trails that meander through the woods and give great photographic oportunities as the trails climb high into the hills over-looking Kamakura.
Hotels & Lodging
Kamakura Prince Hote...
Kamakura Park Hotel
Kotoku-in, the Big and Famous Buddha Statue in Kamakura is called, Kamakura Daibutsu which is a colossal copper image of Amida-butsu (Amitabha Buddha), the principle image of Kotoku-in. The fact that it sits in the open air makes it unusual among large Buddha statues in Japan. The Great Buddha...see more details.
Hase-dera Temple is a Buddhist temple in the city of Kamakura Japan. Hase-dera is famous for housing a massive (9.18 meter tall) eleven-headed (each head represents a different phase in the search for enlightenment.) wooden statue of Kannon, the goddess of mercy. The statue can be viewed...see more details.
Hokoku-ji Temple is a temple in the of the Rinzai sect of Zen Buddhism located in Kamakura, Japan. The temple is famous for the beautiful bamboo grove behind the temple's main hall. Hokoku-ji's bamboo grove has over 2000 bamboo stalks. A few beautiful pathways lead through the bamboo forest to a tea house...see more details.
Meigetsuin is a Rinzai Sect Zen Temple in Kamakura Japan. It was ordered built and founded by Uesugi Norikata of the powerful Uesugi clan as a memorial to his father and construction of the initial grounds were completed in 1383. The temple is most famous...see more details.
Tsurugaoka Hachimangu: Although the big Buddha across town gets his picture taken a lot, Tsurugaoka Hachimangu is the most popular destination for tourists, mainly Japanese. Tsurugaoka Hachimangu is the most important Shinto shrine in the city of Kamakura Japan. The shrine hosts many of Kamakura's festivals and has two museums on its grounds. Founded in 1063 by Minamoto Yoriyoshi...see more details.
Zeniarai Benzaiten Ugafuku Shrine is a Shinto Shrine in Kamakura Japan. Its not a very big shrine but is is very popular! The 2nd most popular place for Japanese tourists to visit in Kamakura. So... its small... "why is it so popular" you ask? Because... the waters of a spring in its cave are said to be able to multiply the money...see more details.
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