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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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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.
Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine
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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.
Kotokuin Great Buddha of Kamakura
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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.
Kamakura Komachi
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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.
Hasedera Temple
192 Reviews
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.
Shonan Coast
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_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

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Kamakurakokomae Station
Kamakurakokomae StationKamakura,Japan

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Enoshima Electric Railway
Enoshima Electric RailwayKamakura,Japan

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Jomyo-ji Temple
Jomyo-ji TempleKamakura,Japan

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Kaizoji Temple
Kaizoji TempleKamakura,Japan

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Kamakura Weather

Mar 5, 2021
11 ~ 16
Mar 6, 2021
Mostly Cloudy
8 / 19
Mar 7, 2021
Mostly Cloudy
7 / 11
Mar 8, 2021
9 / 12
Mar 9, 2021
9 / 14
Mar 10, 2021
6 / 18
Weather Forecast and Travel Tips for Kamakura
Mar 5, 2021 Kamakura Weather:Clouds, Northeasterly Wind:0-10 kph, Humidity:60%, Sunrise/Sunset:06:07/17:40
Kamakura Driving:Suitable, Running:Suitable, Cycling:Suitable

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