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Kamakura

The ancient capital of Japan, Kamakura is a stunning seaside town relatively near Yokohama. A popular tourist destination, its beauty and tranquil atmosphere make it an unmissable location. With a long and fascinating history, Kamakura is one of the most beautiful cultural hubs in Kanagawa and is packed with temples, shrines and seasonal festivals. Known for a gigantic bronze Buddha that resides at Kotoku-in temple, Kamakura is a gentile spot and has its own identity and character and it's worth taking the sidestreets and back alleyways and creating your own experience of the city. 

Traditional Japanese culture is very much alive in Kamakura and there are ample places to try meditation, tea ceremonies as well as sampling the delicious local cuisine which includes fresh seafood (caught in the local seaside). There are a plethora of cafes, restaurants, shops and stalls to discover and meeting the locals is a great way of encountering the culture and feeling of Kamakura. 

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Trips in Kamakura

Kamakura Colors Throughout the Seasons

Kamakura Colors Throughout the Seasons

Half day, Kamakura
One Day Around Kamakura

One Day Around Kamakura

Full day, Kamakura
The Charm of Ofuna Kannon

The Charm of Ofuna Kannon

Half day, Kamakura
The Everything-Enoshima Experience

The Everything-Enoshima Experience

Multi day, Kamakura

Things to do in Kamakura

Kamakura Central Park

Kamakura Central Park

Kamakura
Koshigoe Fishing Port

Koshigoe Fishing Port

Kamakura
Myohon-ji temple

Myohon-ji temple

Kamakura
Hongaku-ji temple

Hongaku-ji temple

Kamakura