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Enjoy architecture by visiting the ancient homes and temples of Kamakura

Yokosuka, Miura 7h

From Kamakura's largest temples, called the Kamakura Gozan, to Tsuruoka Hachiman Shrine and Komachi Street, this course promises to deliver a truly Japanese experience.

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Kencho-ji Temple

The first of the Five Great Mountains(temples) of Kamakura, with many ancient structures and a temple bell certified as a national treasure. There is a Zen meditation (Zazen) experience with English explanations and it is very popular with tourists.

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En'no-ji Temple

Originally called the Arai Enmado, the temple was situated along the Yuigahama coast until destroyed by an earthquake and tsunami in 1703 and then moved to its present location. The temple worships the Ten Judges of Hell with a statue of Enma Daio in the center of the main hall representing the Buddhism and the work of Unkei.

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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 importan...

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Komachi Street

This street is one of the most famous shopping street in Kamakura, Japan. It has been featured in some TV programs and magazines. There are about 250 shops. Come and see various shops while you stroll the town.

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