Kamakura~Land of peace!

“Kamakura” is easily accessible  just 1 hour from Shinjuku (Tokyo) using the JR Shonan Shinjuku Line. It has a traditional Japanese feel, so it is very much recommended.

Access

How to go to Kamakura  from Tokyo Click>>>

If you are travelling to Kamakura on your own, it is recommended to get the Kamakura One Day Bus Pass.

It is 550 yen for adult, and 280 yen for child. You are entitled for unlimited rides on buses around Enoden and Kamakura area.

Tsurugaoka Hachimangu

First of all, it will a visit to Tsurugaoka Hachimangu which is the nearest to Kamakura Station.

From the east exit, it is just a 10 minutes walk.

When it is Spring, the whole area will be filled with Sakura. Totally beautiful!

On the way from Kamakura Station to Tsurugaoka Hachimangu, there is an old street town where you can enjoy street food and souvenirs.

Houkokuji

It takes 20 minutes walk from Tsurugaoka Hachimangu to reach.

Around the temple there is a bamboo forest, and it feels very peaceful.

Jomyoji

Just  5 minutes walk away from Houkokuji, there is Jomyoji.

In the precincts there is a place to relax for tea if you are tired from all the walking.

Hasedera

After getting back to Kamakura Station with bus, you can get to Hasedera by Enoden.

It takes about 5 minutes from the station.

Kamakura Great Buddha

A 10 minutes walk from Hasedera will bring you to the famous Kamakura Great Buddha in Koutokuin.

Maintenance has ended on 10 March 2016, so you are able to see a beautiful Great Buddha.

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Shonan Beach

Near Kamakura, there is Kanagawa Prefecture’s popular beach ‘Yuigahama’.

What about this for the last spot of your trip?

That’s all for today

See you in the next blog!!

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