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Daikoji,
Daikoji,

Known as the symbol of Kamakura, just what exactly is the Kamakura Daibutsu? And what makes it so special?

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Egara Tenjin Shrine
Egara Tenjin Shrine

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).

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Engaku-ji
Engaku-ji

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.

Enoshima
Enoshima

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.

Genjiyama Park
Genjiyama Park

About Genjiyama Park. Built in 1965, Genjiyama Park is a public park that was built to celebrate the 800 th anniversary of the Kamakura era, started by Minamoto-no-Yoritomo.

Genpei Pond
Genpei Pond

Gempei Pond is located in Kamakura. Put Gempei Pond on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Kamakura road trip planner.

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Gokuraku-ji
Gokuraku-ji

Gokuraku-ji (極楽寺) is a Buddhist temple of the Shingon sect located in Kamakura, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan. It was founded in 1259 by Ninshō (1217-1303) and has been restored and rebuilt many times since then.

Hase-Dera
Hase-Dera

Hase-dera (海光山慈照院長谷寺, Kaikō-zan Jishō-in Hase-dera), commonly called the Hase-kannon (長谷観音) is one of the Buddhist temples in the city of Kamakura in Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan, famous for housing a massive wooden statue of Kannon.

Hongaku-ji Temple
Hongaku-ji Temple

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.

Jojuin
Jojuin

Jojuin Temple in Kamakura is a prestigious temple where Kobo-daishi once recited a mantra 1,000,000 times in 100 days.

Jufuku-ji
Jufuku-ji

Kikokuzan Kongō Jufuku Zenji (亀谷山金剛寿福禅寺), usually known as Jufuku-ji, is a temple of the Kenchō-ji branch of the Rinzai sect and the oldest Zen temple in Kamakura, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan.

Kaizoji
Kaizoji

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.

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Kakuon-ji
Kakuon-ji

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.

Kamakura City Kawakita Film Museum
Kamakura City Kawakita Film Museum

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.

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Kamakura Museum of Literature
Kamakura Museum of Literature

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.

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Kamakura Museum of National Treasures
Kamakura Museum of National Treasures

The Kamakura Museum of National Treasures (鎌倉国宝館, Kamakura Kokuhōkan) or Kamakura Museum or Kamakura National Treasure House is a museum located on the grounds of Tsurugaoka Hachiman-gū in Yukinoshita, Kamakura, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan.

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Kamakura Seaside Park
Kamakura Seaside Park

Plan to visit Kamakura Seaside Park Yuigahama Area, Japan. Get details of Location, timings and contact. Find the reviews and ratings to know better. Get details of Location, timings and contact. Find the reviews and ratings to know better.

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Kanagawa Prefectural Ofuna Botanical Garden
Kanagawa Prefectural Ofuna Botanical Garden

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.

Kobukurozaka Pass
Kobukurozaka Pass

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.

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Kosoku-ji Temple
Kosoku-ji Temple

Kosoku-ji Temple is famous for its cherry blossoms and at the temple there is a 150-year-old crabapple tree that is designated as a natural monument. Access On the Enoshima Electric Railway, go to Hase Station (長谷駅) and it is a 6 minute walk.

Kuzuharaoka Shrine
Kuzuharaoka Shrine

The Daibutsu Nature Path from Kita-Kamakura to Kuzuharaoka Shrine The Daibutsu and the Kōtoku-in temple are a short walk to the west of central Kamakura. However, I wanted to go there via the walking path.

Meigetsu-in
Meigetsu-in

Meigetsu-in Temple is a ten minute walk from JR Kita Kamakura Station, ... His fingerprints are all over Kamakura, particularly in the temples he founded.

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Sasuke Inari Shrine
Sasuke Inari Shrine

Sasuke Inari Shrine Version française à la suite de l’anglaise Kamakura, just over an hour from Tokyo is a fairly classic tourist destination for those interested in traditional Japan.

Shichirigahama
Shichirigahama

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.

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Sugimoto-Dera
Sugimoto-Dera

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.

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Ten'en Hiking Trail
Ten'en Hiking Trail

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).

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Yuigahama
Yuigahama

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.

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Zeniarai Benzaiten Ugafuku Shrine
Zeniarai Benzaiten Ugafuku Shrine

Zeniarai Benzaiten Ugafuku Shrine is one of the small, hidden shrines in Kamakura, Kanagawa prefecture. Surrounded by beautiful nature, this shrine is famous for its good fortune bringing waters and for the fascinating legend of its creation.

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Zuisen-ji
Zuisen-ji

Zuisen-ji, Kamakura. 40 likes · 376 were here. Kinbyōzan Zuisen-ji is a Buddhist temple of the Rinzai sect in Nikaidō's Momijigayatsu Valley near...

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