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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
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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.
Kotokuin Great Buddha of Kamakura
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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.
Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine
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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.
Enoshima Electric Railway
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If you’re going to Enoshima, be sure to ride the Enoshima Electric Railway. The two-car local train travels along a 10-kilometer stretch of the ocean, departing from Kamakura Station and stopping at Hase, which houses the Great Buddha of Kamakura, the beaches of Inamuragasaki and Shichirigahama, Enoshima, and finally at Fujisawa.

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Kamakura-Jiangzhi Electric is a must-see destination! ( '' )

Let me talk about it, the most famous slam dunk master hit the holy place, Jiang Zhidian's former station in Kamakura. It can be said that it has become the iconic photo point of Kamakura, and there are more and more people in these two years... If you want to take photos of no one, you can only get up early! If you catch up with the weather, the blue sky and the sea, a river electric car passing by, it just happens to restore the classic lens in "Slam Dunk". However, remember to pay attention to safety when taking pictures, do not hinder the normal traffic order ah ~ (> <)

next to say, it is estimated that there is no such a famous station like Kamakura University. () Take the Jiangzhidian, you can get off at Canggu Station and go to Gaodeyuan to see the famous Kamakura Buddha. The Kamakura Buddha is a symbol of the ancient capital Kamakura. It has a net height of 11.3 meters and weighs about 121 tons. It was built in 1252. Moreover, the interior of the Buddha is accessible, and you can see the casting inside the Buddha at a close distance. Remember to go in and have a look. The courtyard where the Kamakura Buddha is located is not large, but relatively speaking, there are not many tourists. Turn around in the yard, just feel good to feel quiet.
Kamakura of Kamakura has a one-day voucher for sale, which is ideal for a day trip along the tram line. If you have time, you can also go to Jiangzhi Island to see the sea view, it is also very good! (")"
Posted: 24 Sep 2019
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