Visit the Relics of Shonan Culture
Recommended by Kanagawa Prefecture
Starting with the former residence of Hirobumi Ito, a cultured man of the Showa period, you'll be visiting Hase, a town loved by many intellectuals. ※The Kamakura Lights of Hase is an event held in August, where facilities, temples, and shrines near Gokurakuji and Hase become the stage as beautiful lights put on a stunning show. This is a great place for families to go, where they can pay a visit to a shrine while they're there. With lanterns decorating the shopping streets, all kinds of events will make this a week you can truly experience the summer nights.Add to trip planner 6
Hirobumi Ito’s Former Residence, located in Nojima park, is a wooden house with a thatched roof. The pure Japanese style of architecture here provides a calming atmosphere. In this residence, there are places where you can enjoy a view of Hakkeijima and the sea. You can also relax while drinking matcha green tea in the room.More details
The Kamakura Museum of Literature was built in 1936 (Showa 11) as the former Kamakura villa of Maeda Marquis family. You can view the rooms reminiscent of the past, with marble fireplaces and stained glass, as well as the important resources inside from related authors such as Yasunari Kawabata. In the garden filled with greenery, some 250 shrubs of roses bloom in Spring and Autumn. This buildi...More details
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 KanagawaMore details
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Double the fun! Enjoy a boat cruise and the glistening nightscape of the industrial factory district.