The Kamakura Matsuri is a week-long festival held from the 2nd Sunday of April to welcome in spring.…
250-meter shopping street running northeast from Kamakura Station. Pick up some souvenirs or get a bowl of the region famous shirasu dish.
Buddhist temple with an eleven-headed statue of Kannon single trunk of a camphor tree.
Temple is home to a 121-ton stone Buddha (“The Great Buddha”) which has stood since the mid-13th century and is a designated National Treasure. It took 10 years to complete, the cost of construction borne by the priests and members of the community.
Tokasan Jomyoji Temple
Quiet temple near Hokokuji with a tea house and Japanese rock garden.
700 year old temple built on the sloping hillsides of Kamakura which is today one of the most important Zen temples in Japan.
Kamakura’s most famous shrine. It enshrines the spirit of Hachiman, the divine protector of Japan, its people, and of the Minamoto clan, which established the country’s first shogunate in Kamakura in 1185.
Natural onsen on the coast near Kamakura that offers views of the waterfront as well as a distant Mount Fuji from the bathtub.
Kamakura Fireworks Festival
A smaller scale event with about 2,500 fireworks set off near Yuigahama Beach. But while it might lack…
Temple established in 1334 famous for its bamboo forest containing over 2,000 moso trees and Japanese tea house.
Important Zen Buddhist temple completed in 1273 with a viewpoint that over looks the Kamakura area.