Culture & History in Kamakura

Hasedera Temple

Hasadera Temple If you set aside time to visit Kamakura during your trip to Japan, Hasedera Temple is one of the spots that must be visited during yo...

Great Buddha(Kotoku-in)

The City of Kamakura Kamakura is famous as a summer spot where many people enjoy surfing and marine sports along the coast. With its many historical...

Hokoku-ji Temple

The Bamboo Temple with a beautiful bamboo grove At the end of the 12th century, political rule by the military class took root in Kamakura and laste...

Kencho-ji Temple

Feeling the world of Zen Kencho-ji Temple is located between Kamakura and Kita-Kamakura Stations, surrounded by trees and nature in a quiet place. F...

Tsurugaoka Hachimangu

A shrine to enjoy for flowers and history Even among the numerous Hachiman shrines, Tsurugaoka Hachimangu is a famous shrine that is one of the thre...

Zeniarai Benten Shrine

Washing money in the spring water on the shrine grounds will increase your wealth   The dreams of people who are concerned about money haven’...

Meigetsu-in Temple

The whimsical hydrangea known as Meigetsu-in Blue The hydrangea of Meigetsu-in are basically restricted to the ancient Japanese variety known as him...

Sasuke-Inari Shrine

Sasuke-Inari Shrine, built in gratitude by Yoritomo Minamoto After destroying his archenemy, the Heike clan, the first shogun of the Kamakura Era, Yo...

Tokei-ji Temple

A “refuge temple” for women who were suffering Kakusan-ni, the wife of the 8th shogun regent in the Kamakura Era, Tokimune Hojo, establi...

Jochi-ji Temple

The whole of the temple grounds designated as a National Historic Site The temple was built to pray for the repose of the soul of the son of the 5th...

Zuisen-ji Temple

A famous Zen monk was also an excellent garden designer Soseki Muso was an extremely venerated monk who was called “The Teacher to Seven Emper...

Jufuku-ji Temple

Masako Hojo, who outlived all of her children Jufuku-ji Temple, which had been built on the site of the Minamoto family’s residence, was estab...

Myohon-ji Temple

The last stand in the battle with the shogun Yoshikazu Hiki was the father-in-law of the 2nd shogun of the Kamakura Era, Yoriie Hojo. The Hiki clan...

Ankokuron-ji Temple

The temple where Nichren wrote “On Establishing the Correct Teaching for the Peace of the Land” Next to the cave where Nichiren set up h...

Jomyoji Temple