Kamakura - Day Trip, Tokyo

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Kamakura-shi, Kanagwa-ken

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    Myokochi Pond
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    Main Gate of Engakuji Shrine
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    Daibutsu (Great Buddha)
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    If you are in Tokyo it worths...

    by Francesco-C Written Aug 24, 2002

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    If you are in Tokyo it worths to make a day trip to Kamakura and visit its temples. Don't miss the Daibutsu (Great Buddha), completed in 1252. It is possible to get inside and at its right, near the wall, there are its big slippers!

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    Kamakura - Engakuji Temple (Bell)

    by chatterley Written Aug 8, 2009
    Bell

    This big bell is designated as a National Treasure in Japan. It is 2.6 m high, and was made in probably 1301. This is the largest bell in the whole of Kanto region.

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    Kamakura

    by o00o Written Jul 23, 2006

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    An hour's ride from Shinjuku or Shinagawa.
    Your would be able to see the world famous Kamakura Buddha.

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    • Religious Travel
    • Historical Travel

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    Old town

    by cksea Written Oct 31, 2004

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    quiet seaside

    Peaceful town and it's near the seaside. A good place to visit. Not far from Tokyo. Another face of Japan. Away from busy life.

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    Great Amita Buddha of Kamakura

    by stmlnyc Written Oct 13, 2003
    Amita Buddha

    The Great Amita Buddha is Kamakura's most popular tourist site, made of bronze and was cast in 1252.

    This attraction gets really packed with tourists on the weekends.

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    Kamakura

    by stmlnyc Written Oct 13, 2003
    Kamakura pond and house

    Kamakura is roughly an hour train ride outside of Tokyo via the JR rail system. There are many beautiful traditional Japanese temples surrounded by natural scenery to explore.

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  • Go to see the Daibutsu (giant...

    by RF_Traveler Written Aug 25, 2002

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    Go to see the Daibutsu (giant bronze Buddha) at Kamakura.
    Amazing 37-foot bronze statue made in 1252. Beautiful garden surrounding statue and many temples to visit around the area.

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    A day trip to Kamakura

    by luciano Written Aug 24, 2002

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    No ugly big buildings here: just traditional houses and more temples per square kilometer than anywhere else in Japan. And the Great Buddha.

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