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Kamakura is famous for its many beautiful temples and shrines including the statue of the Great Buddha. Kamakura is a very popular tourist destination for both Japanese and foreigners as it is just 50 km south-west of Tokyo.

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    Engakuji Temple

    Engakuji Temple, one of the most important Zen Buddhist temples, was established in 1282 and is in Kamakura. Engakuji Temple is a large complex with eighteen building in total. Engakuji Temple contains several items designated National Treasures including the Shariden (Reliquary Hall) and the Great Bell.

  • Jochiji Temple

    Jochiji Temple is a Buddhist temple, formally known as Kinpozan Jochiji, that belongs to the Engakuji school of the Rinzai sect of Buddhism. Jochiji Temple is ranked fourth in the Five Mountain system for Kamakura’s temples. While Jochiji Temple was established in 1283 little remains of the old buildings which numbered 11 at the peak read more

  • Jufukuji Temple

    Jufukuji Temple, formally known as Kikokuzan Kongo Jufuku Zenji, is the oldest Zen Buddhist temple in Kamakura’s. Jufukuji Temple belongs to the Kenchoji branch of the Rinzai sect of Buddhism, and is ranked third in the Five Mountain system for Kamakura’s temples. Jufukuji Temple was founded in 1200, by Hojo Masako, wife of the founder read more

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    Kamakura Station – JR

    JR Kamakura Station is the main station servicing Kamakura. JR Kamakura Station is operated by JR East and has two lines: Yokosuka and the Shonan Shinjuku. Next to the station is the terminal station for the Enoshima Eletric Railway line.

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    Kenchoji Temple

    Kenchoji Temple ranks first among Kamakura’s so-called Five Great Zen Temples. Kenchoji Temple is the oldest Zen training monastery in Japan.

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Tours

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    Interpreti Veneziani at the Vivaldi Festival in Kamakura

    The second concert of the “Vivaldi Festival” in Japan by Interpreti Veneziani is held in Kamakura. The Interpreti Veneziani is an Italian ensemble that debuted in 1987 and immediately gained an excellent reputation. Enjoy a memorable concert for a limited time only in Japan.”With exuberance and Italian brio, the Interpreti Veneziani performs music of Vivaldi and the read more

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    Kamakura Rickshaw Tour

    The staff, with a rich knowledge of the city, will help make a special memory for your trip. We will take you to see interesting things you would not find in guidebooks or on websites. The rickshaw’s speed is faster than walking but slower than cycling, which makes it a comfortable, wonderful ride. Enjoy Japanese read more

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    Kamakura Walking Food Tour

    Enjoy a two and a half hour walking food tour in Kamakura, one of the most ancient cities, also referred to as the Eastern Kyoto of Japan. Sample Kamamura’s local food and snacks at the many shops along Main street, enjoy a scrumptious traditional lunch and end the afternoon with dessert and tea in the read more