The Daibutsu Giant Buddha in Kamakura
The Daibutsu Giant Buddha in Kamakura
Kamakura Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine
Kamakura Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine

Kamakura

Kamakura is a beautiful little city located approximately one hour south of Tokyo on the coast. Famous for the great bronze Buddha, Daibutsu located in Kotokuin Temple. Kamakura became the centre of government in the late 12th century and it is an important part of the history of Japan. It is sometimes referred to as the Kyoto of the East and there are a wide range of shrines and temples located in Kamakura including Hasedera Temple, Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine and many others. There are also a number of walking trails located in the surrounding wooded hills.

 

Stay

There are a small number of accommodation options in Kamakura although the majority of our clients visit Kamakura as a pleasant day trip from Tokyo.

 

Location

Tokyo - it is approximately one hour from Tokyo to Kamakura by local trains.

Hakone - connection times can vary but it is approximately one hour from Kamakura to Hakone by trains

 

 

Events

The timing of the cherry blossoms can vary from year to year but the cherry blossoms in Kyoto are usually at their peak in early April. The autumn colours are usually at their peak in late November.