Kamakura


Kamakura is popular tourist spot in Japan because it is a city with lots of history and tradition. The city is surrounded by beautiful nature such as mountains and the ocean.

Iconic to Kamakura is The Great Buddha (Daibutsu) that many travelers especially come for to see due to its size and history. The Zeniarai Benten Shrine, is famous for the tradition of washing money for praying for future prosperity. Kamakura is the best place for visiting as it is the home to many historical temples and shrines. However Kamakura also lends itself perfectly if you want to  attend the popular hiking courses around the temples and shrines. Here is a list with the 10 most beautiful Shrines and Temples to see while you're in Kamakura.

Hasedera Temple

This temple is home to Japan’s largest wooden statue of the Kannon Bosatsu (Buddhist Goddess of Mercy) and popular amongst visitors for its beautiful garden.
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Business Hours Everyday ( 08:00 AM ~ 04:30 PM )
Price Adults: 300 JPY
Child: 100 JPY
Address Hase-dera, 3-11-2 Hase, Kamakura-shi, Kanagawa See map
Telephone 0467-22-6300
Website http://www.hasedera.jp/en/


Hokoku-ji Temple

A bamboo grove, a moss garden and matcha tea. Spend a day of tranquility surrounded by vivid greenery.
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Business Hours Everyday ( 09:00 AM ~ 04:00 PM )
Price Adults: 200 JPY
With matcha tea 500 yen
Address 2-7-4 Jomyoji, Kamakura-shi, Kanagawa See map
Telephone 0467-22-0762
Website http://www.houkokuji.or.jp/english.html


Great Buddha(Kotoku-in)

The Great Buddha; the best sightseeing spot in Kamakura
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Business Hours Everyday ( 08:00 AM ~ 05:00 PM )
Price Adults: 200 JPY
Child: 150 JPY
Address 4-2-28 Hase, Kamakura-shi, Kanagawa See map
Telephone 0467-22-0703
Website http://www.kotoku-in.jp/en/top.html


Kencho-ji Temple

Kencho-ji Temple is Japan’s first Zen temple. Here you can quietly view the garden and experience meditation.
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Business Hours Everyday ( 08:30 AM ~ 04:30 PM )
Price Adults: 300 JPY
Child: 100 JPY
Address 建長寺,Yamanouchi, Kamakura city,Kanagawa See map
Telephone 0467-22-0981
Website http://www.kenchoji.com/?gtlang=en


Tsurugaoka Hachimangu

Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine is filled with nature and its tunnel of cherry blossoms is incredible
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Business Hours Everyday
Price Entrance is free but there is an admission fee to the museum during opening.
Address Tsurugaoka Hachimangu 2-1-31 Yukinoshita Kamakura, Kanagawa See map
Telephone 0467-22-0315
Website http://www.tsurugaoka-hachimangu.jp/


Engaku-ji Temple

A grand Zen temple that has retained its charm from the Kamakura Era. It must be seen for its National Treasures and fall foliage
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Business Hours Everyday ( 08:00 AM ~ 04:00 PM )
Price Adults: 300 JPY
Child: 100 JPY
Address 409 Yamanochi, Kamakura-shi, Kanagawa See map
Telephone 0467-22-0478


Meigetsu-in Temple

Nicknamed the Hydrangea Temple, 2500 hydrangeas bloom at once in June
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Business Hours Everyday ( 09:00 AM ~ 04:00 PM )
Price Adults: 300 JPY
Address Meigetsu-in, 189 Yamanouchi Kamakura-shi Kanagawa See map
Telephone 0467-24-3437
Website http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Meigetsu-in


Zeniarai Benten Shrine

A popular power spot in Kamakura. Double your money by washing it!
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Business Hours Everyday ( 08:30 AM ~ 04:30 PM )
Price FREE
Address 銭洗い弁天,2-25-16 Sasuke, Kamakura-shi, Kanagawa See map
Telephone 0467-25-1081


Tokei-ji Temple

A temple built in feudal times by a woman for women.
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Business Hours Everyday ( 08:30 AM ~ 04:00 PM )
Price Adults: 200 JPY
Child: 100 JPY
Address Tokei-ji, 1367 Yamanouchi Kamakura-shi Kanagawa See map
Telephone 0467-22-1663
Website http://www.tokeiji.com/english/about/


Sasuke-Inari Shrine

A shrine that helps in boosting good fortune at work and career promotion
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Price FREE
Address 2-22-12 Sasuke Kamakura-shi Kanagawa See map
Telephone 0467-22-4711
Website https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sasuke_Inari_Shrine


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