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About Kamakura

This is where Minamoto no Yoritomo founded the Kamakura shogunate in the late 12th century and began the rule of the samurai. The city later became the center of government in early medieval Japan. Many shrines and temples were built among its ancient government buildings and samurai residences as the city prospered. Kamakura declined after the destruction of the shogunate in the 14th century. During the Edo period, the city was restored as a travel destination, and today it is second only to Kyoto and Nara as a destination for experiencing ancient Japan. Major attractions include the Hase-dera temple, the Hokoku-ji “Bamboo Temple,” and the Kotoku-in temple with its famed Great Buddha of Kamakura.

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Kamakurakokomae Station
4.6/5
277 Reviews
School
Seashore
Modern Architecture

Kamakurakokomae Station is situated on the Enoshima Electric Railway (Enoden), its platform facing the ocean and offering especially beautiful views at dusk. Given that the railway crossing outside the station is one of the famous scenes from the anime "Slam Dunk", it is a popular destination for tourists who gather here in large numbers hoping to witness the classic scene in the anime.

Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine
4.6/5
207 Reviews
Temple

Tsuruoka Hachimangu Shrine is a shrine established in Kamakura City, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan. On the west side of Wakamiya-dori, which extends straight from Tsuruoka Hachimangu Shrine, is a north-south road, Komachi Street. From local specialty food stores such as natto and ham to craft shops in Kamakura and other places, from old-fashioned restaurants to foreign-style cafes.

Hasedera Temple
4.6/5
164 Reviews
Temple

Hasegawa Temple is a Pure Land Buddhism Single Temple in Kamakura City, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan. The Changgu Guanyin here is one of the main attractions for tourists coming here. It is famous for its statues of Buddha. Various statues can be seen everywhere in the temple. The Hakone-ji Temple is dedicated to the 11-faced Guanyin statue and is a wooden Buddha statue in Japan. The annual hydrangea blossoms during the rainy season are very beautiful and attract a large number of tourists.

Kotokuin Great Buddha of Kamakura
4.5/5
193 Reviews
Statue/Sculpture

The Great Buddha of Kamakura is a bronze statue of Amida Buddha, which stands on the grounds of Kotokuin Temple. The statue was cast in 1252 and originally located inside a large temple hall.

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