A two day course exploring the history of Kamakura and the scenic beauty of Miura

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A two day course exploring the history of Kamakura and the scenic beauty of Miura

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Tsurugaoka hachimangu

Tsurugaoka hachimangu

Tsurugaoka hachimangu was founded in 1063 by Minamoto Yoriyoshi. In 1180, Minamoto Yoritomo, commander-in-chief of the Genji clan and a descendant of Yoriyoshi, moved the shrine to its current site and constracted a magnificent new shrine. Present building of the main shrine was rebuilt in 1828 and well known as a typical Edo period’s architecture, and designated as nationally important cultural prosperity today. Many visitors from all over the world enjoy the historical precinct and seasonal festivals.

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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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Jogashima

Jogashima

Jogashima was published on the Michelin Green Guide Japon third edition as a two-star scenic spot. Many scenic spots are in the island. Visits can enjoy a splendid view of the Pacific Ocean and a fantastically shaped rock Uma no Se Domon (a sea cave) in southern hiking trail, and a grand view of Mt Fuji across the Sagami Bay that can be seen in Western part. About 700,000 of double daffodils planted in various parts of the island reach their peak in early to mid-January. You need to pay a toll to cross Jogashima Ohashi (large bridge). (Toll for round trip: 150 yen for ordinary car, 530 yen for medium-sized car (a car with a capacity of 11 to 29 people))

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Misaki Tuna

Misaki Tuna

Misaki Tuna is one of the 100 Best Specialties in Kanagawa. An introductory sentence in the award above say, For Tuna, go to Misaki. Misaki is the home port for tuna. It is well known for Tuna in Japan. Various Tunas from all over the world, such as bigeye tuna, are landed at Misaki Suisanbutsu Chiho Oroshiuri Ichiba (local wholesale market for marine products) , also known as Misaki Uo Ichiba (Misaki fish market). There is a Misakiguchiekimae Information Center run by Miura City Tourist Association. An English speaking staff is available for 2 days a week. The information center does not sell any tuna/tuna products or provide meals.

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Yokosuka Naval Port Cruise

Yokosuka Naval Port Cruise

Yokosuka Port has developed as a naval port ever since the American vessels commanded by Commodore Matthew C. Perry landed in Japan 160 years ago. Yokosuka is known for having the U.S. Naval Base United States Fleet Activities Yokosuka, and the headquarters of the Marine Self-Defense Force. In this cruise, you can enjoy a tour of these facilities as well as an up-close viewing of the battles ships used by the U.S. Navy and Japan’s Marine Self-Defense Force. This is the only cruising tour in Japan where you can enjoy such an experience.

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