Kamakura's temple treasures and flowers; Mount Fuji visible from Shonan

Kamakura's temple treasures and flowers; Mount Fuji visible from Shonan

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Kamakura Museum of Literature

Kamakura Museum of Literature

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Amanawa Shinmei Shrine

Amanawa Shinmei Shrine

This shrine was founded in 710 (Wado 3) by famous priest Gyoki and constructed by Tokitada Someya, a powerful and rich man. It is dedicated to the sun goddess Amaterasu. Minamoto no Yoriyoshi prayed to this shrine and his son, Minamoto no Yoshiie was born here. Founder and the first shogun of the Kamakura Shogunate, Minamoto no Yoritomo, his wife, Masako, a political leader, and their son, Minamoto no Sanetomo also worships this shrine. Here, you can find the well used for Tokimune Hojo’s (regent of the shogun) first bath and said to be Marquis Nijo’s favourite well. There is also an Man’yōshū (collection of Japanese poetry) inscription originating from the rear mountain named Mikoshiyama Mountain. This place also appears in the novel “The Sound of the Mountain” by Yasunari Kawabata.

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Kotoku-in / Great Buddha of Kamakura

Kotoku-in / Great Buddha of Kamakura

The Great Buddha as featured in a poem of the famous poet, Akiko Yosano. Exceeding 13m in height while in a sitting position, this statue is the only certified national treasure amongst the buddha statues in Kamakura.

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Hase-dera Temple

Hase-dera Temple

Hasedera is a historic temple,famous for the principal statue of kannon.(Hase Kannon) The site offers a museum,garden and a scenic view of kamakura.

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Enoshima Electric Railway

Enoshima Electric Railway

Although this is a short railway with a total length of 10km, along the tracks there are both mountains and the sea. From the window you can enjoy a view of Enoshima Island and Mount Fuji. If you purchase a 1 day pass, you can enjoy a discount and reduce the hassle of having to buy tickets every time.

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Inamuragasaki

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