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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
 
Private Kamakura Custom One Day Tour by Chartered Vehicle from Tokyo
"Kamakura is a very popular tourist destination for its temples shrines historical monuments as well as Komachidori a very busy shopping street where you can try local food and drinks. The tour route is customize-able. Please let us know if there are any specific spots you want to visit or see.Recommended spots to visit: Tsuruoka HachimanguKnow antiques and Japanese sweets.Hase TempleHase temple (also known as Hasekannon) is one of the Pure Land Buddhism Temples in Kamakura.Kencho TempleA perfect location for walking in a serene forest and getting in touch with yo""
From JPY103,005.00
 
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

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Zen Buddhist Temples

Zen Buddhist Temple: Layout of this type of temple is based on Chinese Sung Dynasty temples, ie. symmetrical & rectilinear. The main buildings comprise of Sanmon (main gate), Butsuden (hall where...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 Akiko Yosano, well-known poet/writer during Meiji/Taisho periods(1868-1912) (best known by "Tangled Hair") wrote a poem describing the Great Buddha of Kamakura as a nice-looking man, it caused...
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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...
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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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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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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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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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Pixiekatten

"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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