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Kamakura

4.1
Ancient City
The coastal town of Kamakura sits close to Tokyo, with the ancient settlement featuring a number of important historical and cultural sites. The country's political center between the 12th and 14th centuries, the small city today wears its history proudly, with an array of well-maintained temples up in the hills and down by the coast, and many cultural institutions dedicated to the old warrior family that ruled here in the town's political heyday. Its proximity to the modern-day capital and set of pleasant beaches along the scenic coastline make visits to Kamakura a popular reprieve from the bustle of the metropolis that lies under an hour to the west. Plan your visit to Kamakura and other destinations in Japan using our Japan trip itinerary site.
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Popular things to do in Kamakura

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Hase-dera Temple ©
Historic Site
Hase-dera Temple
4.6
Duration: 1h 30 min
Kōtoku-in ©
Religious Site
Kōtoku-in
4.3
Duration: 2h 30 min
Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine ©
Historic Site
Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine
4.2
Duration: 1 hour
Kamakura Komachidori ©
Landmark
Kamakura Komachidori
3.5
Duration: 2h 30 min

Side trips from Kamakura

Mt. Takao ©
Mountain
Mt. Takao Hachioji
4.4
Duration: 4 hours
Enoshima Island ©
Island
Enoshima Island Fujisawa
4.4
Duration: 1 hour
Odawara Castle ©
Castle
Odawara Castle Odawara
3.9
Duration: 1h 30 min
Gotemba Premium Outlets ©
Factory Outlet
Gotemba Premium Outlets Gotemba
3.7
Duration: 1 hour

Historic Sites in Kamakura

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Hokokuji Temple (Takedera Temple) ©
Religious Site
Hokokuji Temple (Takedera Temple)
4.4
Duration: 1 hour
Kencho-ji Temple
Historic Site
Kencho-ji Temple
4.5
Duration: 1 hour
Engaku-ji Temple ©
Religious Site
Engaku-ji Temple
4.4
Duration: 4 hours
Meigetsuin (Hydrangea Temple) ©
Religious Site
Meigetsuin (Hydrangea Temple)
4.2
Duration: 1 hour

Hidden gems in Kamakura

Kamakura Hiking Trails ©
Hiking Trail
Kamakura Hiking Trails
4.5
Duration: 1 hour
Hase-dera Temple Kannondo
Religious Site
Hase-dera Temple Kannondo
5.0
Duration: 1 hour
Hase-dera Temple Scenic Walkway
Lookout
Hase-dera Temple Scenic Walkway
5.0
Duration: 1 hour
Kotonoichi Kamakura
Gift & Specialty Shop
Kotonoichi Kamakura
5.0
Duration: 1 hour

Shopping in Kamakura

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Kamakura Boshiya Hat Shop Honten
Gift & Specialty Shop
Kamakura Boshiya Hat Shop Honten
5.0
Duration: 1 hour
Samuraikibun Kamakura
Gift & Specialty Shop
Samuraikibun Kamakura
5.0
Duration: 30 minutes
Nugoo, Ninotorii
Gift & Specialty Shop
Nugoo, Ninotorii
5.0
Duration: 30 minutes
Toshimaya Honten ©
Gift & Specialty Shop
Toshimaya Honten
4.1
Duration: 1 hour

Nature in Kamakura

Mt. Kinubari
Mountain
Mt. Kinubari
4.4
Duration: 4 hours
Hiromachi Ryokuchi
Forest
Hiromachi Ryokuchi
4.4
Duration: 1 hour
Rokkokukenzan ©
Mountain
Rokkokukenzan
4.0
Duration: 1 hour
Gempei Pond ©
Water Body
Gempei Pond
3.8
Duration: 30 minutes

Places to visit with Kamakura

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