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Japannese
Kamakura

Kamakura is a beautiful coastal town located on Sagami Bay and surrounded by mountains on three sides. From the late 12th century until 1333 (Genko 3) in the mid-14th century, the Shogunate was located in the region, and it served as the political and economic center of Japan along with Kyoto. Also, with many historical temples, Kamakura is an extremely popular tourist destination on weekends.

Official visitor guide:
https://www.trip-kamakura.com/







1. Kamakura Daibutsu

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1. Kamakura Daibutsu (Great Buddha of Kamakura) and Kotoku-in Temple
(Official website: https://www.kotoku-in.jp/

You can see the bronze statue of Amida Buddha, also known as the Great Buddha of Kamakura (Kamakura daibutsu or Hase no daibutsu in Japanese). The great avenue connecting the nearest station to the temple is called the Daibutsu-dori shopping avenue, where you can enjoy shopping and dining.


2. Hase-dera Temple

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2. Hase-dera Temple
(Official website: https://www.hasedera.jp/

The grounds of Hase-dera Temple are always decorated with flowers throughout the four seasons. During the peak season of hydrangea flowers, which is around June, the temple is frequented by visitors from all over Japan.
Hase-dera Temple is also famous for its ocean view.


3. Enoden

Enoden

3. Enoden
(Official website: https://www.enoden.co.jp/

The Enoshima Electric Railway or more commonly known as “Enoden” is an iconic local train line. Taking the Enoden is one of the best ways to get around prime sightseeing spots in Kamakura because it passes through a lot of them. Enjoy the ocean and surrounding scenery from its windows.


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