1 day itinerary

Kamakura 1 day itinerary (Engaku-ji , Meigetsu-in, Hokoku-ji, Inamuragasaki)

Tour the popular sites of Kamakura, the former capital with the breathtaking traditional beauty of Japan which is close enough from Tokyo for a day trip. Visit Hokoku-ji Temple famous for its location in the middle of a bamboo forest and Meigetsu-in Temple which is popular during the flowering seasons, along with the Enoshima Electric Railway which is a hit among the locals from which you can reach the beach.



Day 1

Engaku-ji Temple ( 10:00 AM ~ 11:00 AM )
Meigetsu-in Temple ( 11:15 AM ~ 12:15 PM )
Komachi-dori ( 12:45 PM ~ 01:45 PM )
Hokoku-ji Temple ( 02:00 PM ~ 03:00 PM )
Enoden (Enoshima Electric Railway) ( 03:15 PM ~ 03:30 PM )
Inamuragasaki ( 03:30 PM ~ 04:10 PM )

Day 1 - Kamakura

10:00 AM 11:00 AM   -   Engaku-ji Temple


Ranked as one of Kamakura’s “Five Mountains”, it is also one of the area’s prominent Zen temples. Tour the grounds which have that appeal of the Middle Ages when the temple was first established in the 13th century as well as that natural forest which has been used to create a beautiful garden.


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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

11:15 AM 12:15 PM   -   Meigetsu-in Temple


A temple known for its beauty throughout all four seasons due to the blossoms and autumn colors. You can fully enjoy the circular window in the main hall from where you can view the garden, the dry landscape garden and other elegant scenes. Many tourists come and visit during the season of hydrangeas in June and July.


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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

12:45 PM 01:45 PM   -   Komachi-dori


Return to JR Kita-Kamakura Station and take the train to Kamakura Station. In front of Kamakura Station, there is a bus terminal for going to the famous tourist sites. It’s also near the popular tourist spot of Komachi Street with its many restaurants so it’s recommended as a place to have lunch.


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Address 小町通り, Kanagawa See map

02:00 PM 03:00 PM   -   Hokoku-ji Temple


Head for Hokoku-ji Temple which is known for its splendid bamboo forest garden. You can sample matcha tea while admiring the view of the forest.
Board the Keihin Kyuko bus (bound for Kamakura Reien Seimon-mae Tachiarai and Kanazawa Hakkei/bound for Highland) at the terminal at the East exit of the station to head for the temple, and then get off at the Jomyoji bus stop (about 15 minutes). Alternately, a taxi can get you there in a little less than 10 minutes.
If you have time, you can drop by Jomyo-ji Temple. After the tour, head back to Kamakura Station.


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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

03:15 PM 03:30 PM   -   Enoden (Enoshima Electric Railway)


Board the Enoshima Electric Railway, known affectionately as “Enoden” by the locals, and take a ride to Inamuragasaki known for its view from the shore and the beauty of its sunsets (about 11 minutes).


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Business Hours 5am – midnight
Address 1-12 Onarimachi, Kamakura, Kanagawa See map
Telephone 0466-24-2713
Website https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Enoshima_Electric_Railway

03:30 PM 04:10 PM   -   Inamuragasaki


Take a stroll through Kamakura Seaside Park/Inamuragasaki District known for its sunset views. On good weather days, you can see Enoshima Island and Mt. Fuji. It’s recommended for taking a break since there are a number of cafés nearby.


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Address Inamuragasaki, Kamakura, Kanagawa See map
Telephone 0467-22-7272
Website https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Inamuragasaki

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By Midori