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Learn about Buddhism and Shintoism in the ancient city of Kamakura whilst practising self-reflection

Yokosuka, Miura 3h

Pay a visit to Egara Tenjinsha Shrine, which is famous for good luck charms for passing examinations, to pray. Also make sure that you check out Hokokuji Temple. Take a break from reality and dive into Buddhism. In a time of gluttony, trying delicious temple vegetarian cuisine is all the more important. The experience will leave you feeling reinvigorated.

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Hokoku-ji Temple

A historical temple known for its 1000 Moso Bamboo in the vicinity, with a solemn atmosphere symbolic of the tragedy of the Ashikaga clan even now. Early Morning Sightseeing A temple in Kamakura with a beautiful garden and bamboo grove. A Sunday Zen meditation session is held at 7:30 in the morning every Sunday and is open to everyone. The session is reputed to be very strict, and be sure...

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Egara Tenjin Shrine

This shrine is dedicated to Sugawara no Michizane in 1104 (the first year of the Choji era). The shrine was established by Minamoto no Yoritomo at the start of the Kamakura Shogunate rule. However, the present shrine was built in the Muromachi Period and is certified as an Important Cultural Property of Japan.

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KAMAKURABORI MUSEUM
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KAMAKURABORI MUSEUM

About 50 of Kamakurabori masterpieces and materials are exhibited. The articles on display are the works and materials from Muromachi to modern time. Visitors can watch a movie showing production processes at all times. 2-hour workshop is popular among visitors, because a dedicated instructor gives kind and understandable lessons. Beginners are welcomed. (Please make a reservation in advance on...

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