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One day trip from Tokyo to Kamakura, Samurai town, with historic culture

Yokosuka, Miura 10h

An easy course for non-Japanese tourists who stay in Tokyo and wish to feel Japanese culture in Kamakura, an ancient capital of the samurai.

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Hase-dera Temple

Hasedera is a historic temple, famous for the principal statue of kannon.(Hase Kannon) The site offers a museum,garden and a scenic view of kamakura. Nightlife The precincts with the majestic Kannon-do hall and lovely trees and ponds are enveloped in a light that “connects,” like the lanterns given to those who visit. Nightlife in Kanagawa

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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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Masamune Sword and Blade

Goro Nyudo Masamune, the founder of the Soshu tradition, was the son of the swordsmith Yukimitsu, from Awadaguchi, Kyoto. He worked with the traditional standard sword-making styles of the time and improved upon them, He started his own distinctive Soshu style. Hiromasa, five generations after the original Masamune, worked for the Odawara Hojo clan. After being best...

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Eisho-ji was founded in 1636 and in the precincts, there are many buildings that have existed since the time of its founding. They have all been designated as an important cultural asset of the country.

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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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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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The road leading to Tsurugaoka Hachimangu from Yuigahama, which is said to have been constructed by Minamoto no Yoritomo as a prayer for his wife Masako’s safe childbirth, and which became the center of community development in Kamakura. We know from excavations that it was a wide road which spread out further on the Kamakura Station side than the present road does. The first, second, and third...

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