Somewhat surprisingly, the unassuming Egara Tenjin is considered one of the three major shrines of the cult (the other two are Kitano Tenman-gu in Kyoto and Dazaifu Tenman-gu in Fukuoka). It is also one of the few religious establishments in town that predates the Kamakura period (1185-1333).
Zuirokusan Engaku Kōshō Zenji (瑞鹿山円覚興聖禅寺), or Engaku-ji (円覚寺), is one of the most important Zen Buddhist temple complexes in Japan and is ranked second among Kamakura's Five Mountains. It is situated in the city of Kamakura, in Kanagawa prefecture to the south of Tokyo.
Only a short train ride west of Kamakura, Enoshima (江の島) is a pleasantly touristy island just off the coast but connected by bridge with the mainland. The island offers a variety of attractions, including a shrine, park, observation tower and caves.
Just a few minutes on foot from Kamakura Station, Hongaku-ji is definitely worth a quick visit either on the way to or coming back from Myohon-ji Temple. It's a large Nichiren temple that features an impressive old bell, lotus in pots in the summer, and a festival on New Year's Eve that includes eating and drinking under tents.
According to history, Kaizoji Temple was supposedly a giant temple under a different name during the Kamakura period, but was lost to a fire. Since then, it has clearly been rebuilt. Though, no one can say whether or not the rebuilt temple holds a flame to its previous form.
Kakuon-ji Temple is interesting and pretty, but don't expect to come away with any photos of the inside grounds; taking pictures is strictly prohibited. Tours, led by a priest, start at 10:00, 11:00, 13:00, 14:00 and 15:00. They are all in Japanese, but there's enough to see to make it worth your while even if you don't understand what he is saying.
The Museum has the Sukiya Style of building, which is specially designed for according with the refined neighborhood. Although it has a fresh look, great care has been taken to maintain the original character of the wood block outside. The exhibition room with the wide-open window is over the Japanese garden.
The Kamakura Museum Of Literature: Home Of Kamakura's Literary History. Kanagawa 2014.06.17. The Kamakura Museum Of Literature is where you will find priceless works and artifacts belonging to some of Japan's best loved classic authors, as well as special exhibitions, rose gardens, and unique architectural feature not often seen in Japan.
The Kanagawa Prefectural Ofuna Botanical Garden (神奈川県立フラワーセンター 大船植物園, Kanagawa Kenritsu Furawāsentā Ōfuna Shokubutsuen) is a botanical garden located at 1018 Okamoto, Kamakura, Kanagawa, Japan. It is open daily except Mondays; an admission fee is charged.
The Kobukurozaka Pass The name Kobukurozaka Pass (巨福呂坂 or 小袋坂) first appears in the Azuma Kagami in 1235. The old road that crosses the pass, which from Tsurugaoka Hachiman-gū leaves the modern road to Yamanouchi (Kita-kamakura), runs below it and rejoins it before Kenchō-ji, was built by the Hōjō Shikken.
Shichirigahama (七里ヶ浜) is a beach near Kamakura, Kanagawa prefecture, Japan, which goes from Koyurigimisaki Cape, near Fujisawa, to Inamuragasaki Cape, west of Kamakura. Since from it one could enjoy a clear view of both Mount Fuji and Enoshima at the same time, during the Edo period it was popular as a subject for ukiyo-e.
Sugimoto-dera Temple is the oldest temple in Kamakura, which is roughly 20 minutes on foot from JP Kamakura Station. When you arrive at this temple, you are greeted by many white flags on both sides of a long staircase going up to the temple.
The trail starts at where the Tosho-Ji temple used to be and ends at Yagumo-Jinja Shrine. The starting point of the hiking trail is close to the famous Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine. It is said to be the shortest and easiest hiking course in Kamakura (approximately 1.5 km).
Situated in Kamakura in the Kanagawa Region, 1.2 miles from Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine, Plage Yuigahama features a barbecue and terrace. The property is a 15-minute walk from Hase-dera Temple, which offers light displays during the end of November and a beautiful sight of hydrangeas in mid May every year.