(original photo by Yosomono; CC BY 2.0)


The many shrines and temples set amid the wooded hills bring to mind a poetic, oriental image of Japan. At Kamakura station’s east exit, there is a red Torii (gate) which is the side entrance to Kamakura’s symbolic shopping street. Many visitors come from all over to visit the many restaurants and souvenir gift shops here. The beach area of Kamakura is very close which is very popular for surfing and fireworks festivals in the summer.

60 min. from Tokyo Sta. or Shinjuku Sta. by JR Line, 890 Yen
Website: Kamakura

Kamakura Information
Kamakura Sta. East exit
Apr-Sep 9:00am-5:30pm, Oct-Mar 9:00am-5:00pm
Holidays: open daily excl. Dec 29-Jan 3
Photo_Kamakura_DaibutsuA 13.35m bronze statue of a seated Buddha at Kotokuin Temple.

7 min. from Hase Sta. on Enoshima Electric Railway.
Website: Kamakura Daibutsu
Kamakura Daibutsu
See also:
Enoshima-Kamakura Free Pass
This pass offers one return journey between Fujisawa and either Shinjuku or Machida, in addition to unlimited travel between Fujisawa, Enoshima and Kamakura on the Odakyu Line and Enoden Electric Railway. Hop on and off the train along the coast to visit the many temples, shrines and other sightseeing spots of the Kamakura and Enoshima area.
[Adults] ¥1470 from Shinjuku*
[Children] ¥740 from Shinjuku*
*Price varies depending on starting station
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