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vivienvivienA "Slam Dunk" bears the memories of the post-80s and post-90s, and the prototype of the animation scene-Kamakura High School Front Station, has therefore become a pilgrimage temple for a generation. The road next to the tram track is full of tourists, and everyone is waiting for the youthful train to pass by.
Tsurugaoka Hachimangu
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暝逝Tsuruoka Hachimangu Shrine is a popular temple of Shintoism with a characteristic Japanese belief system. The overall structure is similar to other shrines. The main body has a history of more than 800 years. The temple has a history of nearly a thousand years. It was built by Genji, a military family of the Heian Dynasty, to deify himself invincibly. The main god of worship is the God of War, Emperor Yingjin. The shrine is located in Kamakura, very close to the Big Buddha scenic spot. Usually one-day trips will come together. It is worth mentioning that after the completion of this temple, the Genji was blessed to establish the Kamakura Shogunate, so Very effective.
Kotokuin Great Buddhaof Kamakura
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M34***68The fate of the Great Buddha and Kamakura, one of Japan's three great Buddhas, was often marred. The main body of the building, which was made of wood, was completed in six years. But after three years, it was destroyed by a typhoon. So, in 1253 began to recast the bronze seated Buddha statue, dedicated to the Great Buddha Hall. And the Great Buddha Hall also experienced many typhoons, fire damage, and again and again re-repair. But finally in 1498, due to the inverted water, the entire hall washed away. From then on, the Buddha statue has been open-air worship until now. Kamakura Buddha, high 11.5 meters, the interior is hollow structure, can be entered from the bottom of the Buddha statue. After entering, you can find that there are many traces of repairs inside the Buddha statue. On the left side of the statue, there are striking large grass shoes, about a meter long. I heard that children in Ibaraki Prefecture weave offerings to the Buddha. No wonder Masaoka Koki (a famous Japanese writer) writes haiku such as "fire にけず rain にも decay ちぬ Kamakura のはだかは Chang hui かも" (fire burns but does not destroy, rain drenches and does not decay, Kamakura open-air Buddha, perhaps eternal Buddha) to praise it.
Komachi Dori
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M34***68Kamakura Kosaka Dori street is the most famous shopping street in Kamakura. It is a shopping street for young people who come to Kamakura to visit, not only for the most authentic snacks and food, but also for beautiful trinkets and souvenirs. At Otaru Tong Commercial Street, you can enjoy the most friendly and characteristic service of the Japanese.
Hase-dera Temple
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M22***72Hase Temple in Kamakura, Japan is particularly beautiful, with mountains, waters, and gardens. Every time I go to Japan, I have to visit it. Around April, the trees are still full of different flowers, which are particularly beautiful, and they are must-see places for tourists.
Shonan Beach
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_GG***81they are taken by close to Shichirigahama coast (七里ヶ浜)!! Around there have many sick cafes ;)) i love cafes so i often have lunch there!! you can eat good foods to see ocean view x))) you will love it if you love the ocean<3 summer time is the BEST

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When traveling in Tokyo, instead of just going to the classic landmarks inside this metropolitan city, you can also consider nearby attractions, including cities, historic sites, scenic spots, and hot springs. The traffic is much lighter in the Kanto region, and it only takes you 1-2 hours by JR to get to many nearby cities. If you go to Hakone, Kamakura, Yokohama and other nearby cities, there is a traffic ticket package that comes with a discount.
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Kamakura is a coastal town that's just one hour away from the south of Tokyo. Located in the Kanagawa Prefecture of Japan, Kamakura is the city center of the medieval times, taking tourists on trips to the past and attracting them to a wide number of shrines, temples, and various historical monuments found within. If you're planning to visit Kamakura, you will need to take a few days off. After all, there are so many things to do in Kamakura, and you'll be surprised by what the region offers.
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There are obviously numerous places in the world where you can see a Buddha statue, most probably inside a Buddha temple. Temples in Buddhism are said to be representations of pure land and pure environment and are designed to inspire peace both inwards and outwards. It is understandable that the architecture of these temples varies from region to region due to cultural intermixing and other impacts. A Buddhist temple is not just the main building however; rather it is the complete surrounding environment around it. The design of the temple is to symbolize the five elements of nature; fire, water, air, earth, and the fifth one being wisdom. The following guide will help you know about 10 amazing places around the world where you can see a magnificent Buddha statue.
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About Kamakura

This is where Minamoto no Yoritomo founded the Kamakura shogunate in the late 12th century and began the rule of the samurai. The city later became the center of government in early medieval Japan. Many shrines and temples were built among its ancient government buildings and samurai residences as the city prospered. Kamakura declined after the destruction of the shogunate in the 14th century. During the Edo period, the city was restored as a travel destination, and today it is second only to Kyoto and Nara as a destination for experiencing ancient Japan. Major attractions include the Hase-dera temple, the Hokoku-ji “Bamboo Temple,” and the Kotoku-in temple with its famed Great Buddha of Kamakura.

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Kamakura Weather

Apr 23, 2021
Mostly Clear
12 ~ 18
Apr 24, 2021
Partly Sunny
14 / 19
Apr 25, 2021
11 / 21
Apr 26, 2021
14 / 18
Apr 27, 2021
Intermittent Clouds
16 / 19
Apr 28, 2021
Mostly Sunny
17 / 21
Weather Forecast and Travel Tips for Kamakura
Apr 23, 2021 Kamakura Weather:Mostly Clear, Northeasterly Wind:0-10 kph, Humidity:58%, Sunrise/Sunset:05:01/18:21
Kamakura Driving:Suitable, Running:Suitable, Cycling:Suitable

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Here are the best places to visit in Kamakura, including: Kamakurakokomae,Kotokuin Great Buddhaof Kamakura,Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine
I recommended Kamakurakokomae Station, Shonan Coast, Kamakura Seaside Park Yuigahama Area.
At the Narita Airport, take the JR Express Express to Yokohama and transfer to the JR Yokosuka Line/Comb direction. It is less than 5,000 yen.

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