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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. 

See & Do

Kamakura Central Park

Kamakura Central Park

60 Kamakura
Koshigoe Fishing Port

Koshigoe Fishing Port

30 Kamakura
Myohon-ji temple

Myohon-ji temple

15 Kamakura
Hongaku-ji temple

Hongaku-ji temple

30 Kamakura

Recommended events

Kamakura Hase no Akari

Kamakura Hase no Akari

30 Kamakura

Restaurants in Kamakura

Roast Beef Kamakurayama

Roast Beef Kamakurayama

60 Kamakura
Kamakura Komachi Dori Shopping (Hato Saburē)

Kamakura Komachi Dori Shopping (Hato Saburē)

30 Kamakura
Le Milieu

Le Milieu

60 Kamakura
Hachinoki Kamakura Authentic Shojin Ryori

Hachinoki Kamakura Authentic Shojin Ryori

60 Kamakura

Kamakura Trips

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

Kamakura Inspiration

Kamakura Cultural Explorations: Discover Ancient Japan in a Tokyo Day Trip

Kamakura Cultural Explorations: Discover Ancient Japan in a Tokyo Day Trip

Trip Reports

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