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  • Kamakura Kenchoji Temple

  • Kamakura Kenchoji Temple

  • Kamakura Kenchoji Temple

  • Kamakura Kenchoji Temple

  • Kamakura Kenchoji Temple

  • Kamakura Kenchoji Temple

  • Kamakura Kenchoji Temple

  • Kamakura Kenchoji Temple

  • Kamakura Kenchoji Temple Tatami Room

  • Kamakura Daibutsu The Great Buddha

  • Kamakura Lion Statue

  • Kamakura

  • Kamakura Temple

  • Kamakura River

  • Kamakura Beach

  • Kamakura Beach Sunset

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Facts & Figures

Kamakura is with a population of 174.412 and an total area of 39,53 square kilometres a rather small city, but full of popular tourist destinations like numerous shrines and temples. Nearly 19 million visitors a year coming to this beautiful city, that means the famous beach can get really crowded during summertime.

History

Did you know Kamakura was the first feudal capital of Japan from 1185 till 1333. At first governed from shogun Minamoto Yoritomo and after his death the power went to the family of Yoritomo's wife the Hojo clan.

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The city is located in the Kanagawa Prefecture. Kamakura is less than 1 hour away by train from Tokyo.

How to get to Kamakura?

  • 1hr by JR Yokosuka Line from Tokyo Station

Sightseeing spots

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Daibutsu - The Great Buddha statue

Engaku-ji - one of the five major Rinzai Zen temples

Kencho-ji - is the oldest Zen monastery in Japan

Tusrugaoka Hachiman-gu - is the most important shrine in Kamakura

Festival & Events (dates can change without notice)

April

Kamakura Matsuri (from 2nd to 3rd Sunday)
The city and its history will be celebrated.

August

Bonbori Matsuri (7th to 9th)
Hundreds of lanterns can be found around Tsurugaoka Hachiman-gu shrine

September

Reitai Matsuri (between 14th and 16th)
Great festival with its most famous attraction the Japanese horseback archery.