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.
vivienvivienA "Slam Dunk" bears the memories of the post-80s and post-90s, and the prototype of the animation scene-Kamakura High School Front Station, has therefore become a pilgrimage temple for a generation. The road next to the tram track is full of tourists, and everyone is waiting for the youthful train to pass by.
M22***72Yawata Ko in Kamakura, Tokyo is a very famous attraction, every time you go to Tokyo, you have to visit it. There are many tourists on that street. There are shops and restaurants on both sides, where you can buy different tourist souvenirs.
M34***68The fate of the Great Buddha and Kamakura, one of Japan's three great Buddhas, was often marred. The main body of the building, which was made of wood, was completed in six years. But after three years, it was destroyed by a typhoon. So, in 1253 began to recast the bronze seated Buddha statue, dedicated to the Great Buddha Hall. And the Great Buddha Hall also experienced many typhoons, fire damage, and again and again re-repair. But finally in 1498, due to the inverted water, the entire hall washed away. From then on, the Buddha statue has been open-air worship until now. Kamakura Buddha, high 11.5 meters, the interior is hollow structure, can be entered from the bottom of the Buddha statue. After entering, you can find that there are many traces of repairs inside the Buddha statue. On the left side of the statue, there are striking large grass shoes, about a meter long. I heard that children in Ibaraki Prefecture weave offerings to the Buddha. No wonder Masaoka Koki (a famous Japanese writer) writes haiku such as "fire にけず rain にも decay ちぬ Kamakura のはだかは Chang hui かも" (fire burns but does not destroy, rain drenches and does not decay, Kamakura open-air Buddha, perhaps eternal Buddha) to praise it.
M34***68Kamakura Kosaka Dori street is the most famous shopping street in Kamakura. It is a shopping street for young people who come to Kamakura to visit, not only for the most authentic snacks and food, but also for beautiful trinkets and souvenirs. At Otaru Tong Commercial Street, you can enjoy the most friendly and characteristic service of the Japanese.
M22***72Hase Temple in Kamakura, Japan is particularly beautiful, with mountains, waters, and gardens. Every time I go to Japan, I have to visit it. Around April, the trees are still full of different flowers, which are particularly beautiful, and they are must-see places for tourists.
_GG***81they are taken by close to Shichirigahama coast (七里ヶ浜)!! Around there have many sick cafes ;)) i love cafes so i often have lunch there!! you can eat good foods to see ocean view x))) you will love it if you love the ocean<3 summer time is the BEST
majestic moment in Kamakura
i’m glad i had experience this kind of vacation and it because of this trip, i hope to get more vacation sooner on this site... More power and thank you for all the good times...
The Hokokuji Bamboo Temple is a Zen Buddhist temple located in Kamakura, Japan. It is only known to locals as the "Bamboo Temple." What I loved most in the trip is the the great view and most importantly, Tea Appreciation activity. I paid ¥600 overall for entering the Bamboo Forest and Tea Appreciation.
Taiizan Kotokuin Shojosenji, or simple just Koutoku-in, is a Buddhist Temple in Kamakura, Kanagawa. It is most famous for the "Great Buddha" bronze statue monument on top of the hiking trail. What really amazed me is that, the Great Buddha was built during the 1200s, but it is still well-preserved until now. The hiking trail to the monument itself was also quite tiring, but fun!
One of the best temples to visit in the area. The best thing in this temple for me is the Pagoda, and a Buddha statue that is said to have been donated from India. It is also a mountainside temple, so I enjoyed walking around in the scenic view. The absolute plus would, free entrance!
Want to getaway from the hustle and bustle city of Tokyo? You may visit Kamakura and Enoshima Island, an hour and 15 minutes away. Make sure to also get a Kamakura Enoshima Free Pass (1520yen) for unlimited train rides in designated areas. Will go back to explore more of the area soon. #happynewyear #kamakura #enoshima #wandermye #kotokuin
signature trains in Kamakura #japantravel
Tsurugaoka Hachimangu is a shrine only 10-15 minutes walk from Kamakura Station. The shrine has a huge estate with lots to observe and entertain. Impressive, historic, inspiring and photographic Shrine and grounds. Very well preserved Temple, recommended if you are visiting the Kamakura area. You should spend time walking through them as well as going up the stairs to the main shrine building. Depending upon the season, there will be different flowers blooming, including in the ponds and on the island. There are also several other smaller shrines in the grounds that are also worth a look. Regardless the ages, there are things to do. There are worshippers, tourists, kindergarten students, etc. Of course, there are many places to visit in Kamakura.
We came to immense ourselves in the beautifully crafted garden and admired the wooden structure of the temple. Its quite a long walk from the station with some upwards slope on a narrow street. This temple complex is lovely. It was made more peaceful by the fact that we got there close to closing time, and there were monks walking around, and a meditation session had just finished, so there was a stream of Japanese ladies wearing kimonos all walking out, very picturesque. Lots of lovely architecture. I would love to spend more time around the monastery walking and admiring the flowers and trees next time.