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Kamakura Rickshaw Tour
"Kamakura where the shogunate politics started some 800 years ago is another city worth visiting. Temples and shrines traditional buildings gardens and traditional heritages such as the Great Buddha will attract you. Seasonal flowers and surrounding nature combined with the comfortable breeze from the ocean will promise you a refreshing experience. The tours described below are model routes. the length of your tour and points of interests.30 Minute OptionStart your tour at the large red torii at the central avenue of the town. Following the charming streets of Kamakura
From JPY4,500.00
 
One Day Tour of Kamakura from Tokyo
"Itinerary 1. You will be picked up at 8am at your hotel in Tokyo and get to Kamakura by train (approx. 1 hour ride). 2. Great Buddha (Kotokuin Temple): The Famous Great Buddha of Japan 3. Hase Temple: It is called the ""Temple of Flowe but also a Tendai Buddhist temple for most of its history.Hase Temple This temple is famous for housing a Buddhist statue of Kannon with eleven faces and a thousand arms. Each of the eleven faces represents a different phase in the search for boutiques et cetera.""""Kamakura is a delightful historical city with Buddhist temples and Shinto shrines. It takes less than one hour from Tokyo.In addition
From JPY31,500.00
 
Kamakura Walking Tour: Explore Nature and History
"Kamakura where ‘Kamakura shogunate’ is the first Japanese SAMURAI Administration had started has a lot of historical temples shrines and other historic sites. Besides it is an international sightseeing city where many tourists from not only home but also abroad visit every year. It is one hour only from Tokyo by train; however there are both sea and mountains. Such rich nature is the feature of Kamakura too. You can enjoy the wonderful view only in Kamakura from a hiking trail above all to walk peaks surrounding three areas of north
From JPY12,000.00

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Zen Buddhist Temples

Realise the significance of Kamakura period during which Buddhism was revitalised. Also, learn to differentiate between the different Buddhist sects in Japan & understand the significance of this...
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Great Buddha of Kamakura

Go to Kamakura and see the Great Buddha. The statue is the largest in it's kind and used to stand in an enormous templecomplex (made of wood, so ... a fire destroyed the whole building). The...
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Japanese Dolls

Buying for Japanese souvenir is not cheap. There are lacquer ware, samurai sword, silk kimono you will seldom wear, nicely wapped food gifts. But Japanese dolls is nice souvenir to get. The size,...
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Jizo Bodhisattva Statues

Jizo Statues at HASE-DERA TEMPLE: Usually red-bibbed (placed by bereaved mothers & sufferers), these statues are found largely in temples & along waysides in Japan. Acting as guardian (Bosatsu...
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What Is Kamakura Monogatari?

When you travel Kamakura you may find something related to comics based in Kamakura, Kamakura Monogatari. It's a long-running comic series and sort of detective stories. But the twist is what started...
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taigaa001
Jul 03, 2011

McDonald - Made in Japan?

Many young Japanese children are surprised to learn that Makku Donarudo is not a Japanese invention but is a fast food franchise originating from USA.It is a cheap place to eat if you are tight on a...
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SLLiew
Oct 19, 2006
 
 
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A bit of Japanese to a nice small hotel

When in Hakone area, most of the hotels were fully booked and I managed to get to a nice small hotel because I could speak some Japanese then. The travel agent assured the hotel that I could speak...
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SLLiew
Oct 15, 2006

Take a walk

The atmosphere is in deed something that makes this place so special. The temples, shrines, old constructions and the people walking on the streets are like if the time has stoped there. The great...
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sakurita
Mar 14, 2003

Purple Sweet Potato Icecream

This unique icecream favour is made by the famous purple sweet potato grown in Kamakura which you could not find anywhere else in the world.
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tangymp
Jul 15, 2004

Top Hotels in Kamakura

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1-2-18 Shichirigahama Higashi, Kamakura, Kanagawa Prefecture, 248-0025, Japan
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1-26-5 Ofuna, Kamakura, Kanagawa Prefecture, 247-0056, Japan
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33-6 Sakanoshita, Kamakura, Kanagawa Prefecture, 248-0021, Japan
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4-8-14, Kamakura, Kanagawa Prefecture 248-0014, Japan
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4-6-13 Yuigahama, Kamakura, Kanagawa Prefecture, 248-0014, Japan
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1-2-1 Ofuna, Kamakura, Kanagawa Prefecture, 247-0056, Japan
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Top Things to Do in Kamakura

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Great Buddha of Kamakura (Kotoku-in Temple)

When you are walking around the temple grounds of Kotoku-in, you will find some huge cornerstones originally used for the base of the Buddha Hall, Today, 56 stones out of 60 stones remain and are...
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Hasedera Temple

Hase-dera Temple, officially known as Kaikōzan Jishōin Hase-dera, was founded in 736 AD. According to legend, a priest at the original Hase-dera Temple in Nara carved two giant statues of Kannon from...
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Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine

Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine is the most important shrine in Kamakura. It was built for Emperor Ojin, Empress Jingu, and a Hime-gami (female goddess). It was moved to its current spot in 1191 by...
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Enoshima Island - Day Trip

To be honest, we came here for the cave baths (see my places to stay tip), but we discovered much more than hot water in the dark! This is a great little island, only about 4km's around the whole...
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City Overview

Kamakura, located outside Tokyo, is an ancient town of temples and shrines. For travellers interested in the culture of the Edo era, Kamakura is the place to visit. Visit the Hase Kannon Temple and...
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Yokohama - Day Trip

Yokohama is one of the neighboring municipalities of Kamakura and is easily accessible from Kamakura by train. I do not talk in detail about Yokohama here because you can find the information in...
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"KAMAKURA - A blissful escape from hectic Tokyo!!"
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SLLiew

"Kamakura - Old Military Capital"
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chodearm

"Smaller than Kyoto but just as grand"
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shintarojon

"Kamakura"
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hotshot0428

"THE GREAT BUDDHA, ( DAIBUTSU )"
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