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Experience Japanese culture in the ancient capital of Kamakura

Yokosuka, Miura 5h30m

Experience Zazen (Zen sitting meditation) at Kencho-ji Temple An English-speaking chief priest provides sermons and zazen training experience to visitors.

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Tokei-ji Temple

Known as a temple that served as a shelter for women who took refuge and sought a divorce from their abusive husbands. Within its premises, there are various flowers of every season. You can experience various classes such as zazen (seated meditation), tea ceremonies, and incense-smelling ceremonies. (Reservation required)

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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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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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