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Travel Guide of Kamakura in Japan by Influencers

Kamakura is a city in Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan. Kamakura has an estimated population of 172,302 and a population density of 4,358.77 persons per km² over the total area of 39.53 km². Kamakura was designated as a city on 3 November 1939.

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Discover our travel guide of Kamakura in Japan made of pictures from travel influencers and photographers.

What you will see and do in Kamakura:

  🏰 Temple     🏖️ Beach     🗼 Landmark  

Travel Tips for visiting Kamakura

Kamakura is a city in Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan. It is located on the Pacific Ocean, 31 miles (50 km) southwest of Tokyo. In the past, it was the capital of Japan, which makes it a city with a very rich history. Kamakura is best known for its large seated Buddha statue which is the emblem of the city that you must see, but it has many other interesting places to visit. Despite the influx of tourists, Kamakura's nature is lush, which makes it particularly enjoyable to visit from spring to autumn. In particular, it is a beautiful destination in June for hydrangeas, during which the humidity accentuates the green of the vegetation. In the north of the city, there is a large concentration of Zen temples. Very extensive, it shelters more than ten temples and sanctuaries, of which here are the most important. First, the Egara Tenjin-sha, with its vermilion red color and its gardens, delights the visitors. It is frequented by schoolchildren and students who come to pray for the success of their exams. Sugimoto-dera, built in 734, is the oldest temple of the city that is worth a visit. It is also known as the "moss temple" because of the long moss-covered stairs leading to it. There, you will be able to admire statues of the eleven-headed goddess Kannon. A little further on, Hokokuji, the bamboo temple, attracts visitors for its bamboo grove. Finally, at the edge of the city, Zuisen-ji, a Zen temple founded at the end of the Kamakura period, is famous for its beautiful garden. Visiting the temples of Kamakura is not the only activity popular with tourists and Japanese. Kamakura is also the meeting point of many surfers and swimmers. You can also enjoy its beaches Yuigahama and Zaimokuza which are equipped and supervised for swimming in summer. You will have understood, Kamakura is a total immersion in the Japanese culture with the visit of its numerous temples full of history.

Frequently Asked Questions by Travelers planning a trip to Kamakura

Which means of transport is the most suitable for visiting Kamakura?

The city is known to be difficult to access by car, whether it is the traffic jams or the lack of parking, you will lose precious time. We advise you to use public transport or to rent a bike, it will be enough to get around the city.

During your stay in Japan, Kamakura is a stop to make, the city is full of sites to visit, it should take you 2 days if you want to enjoy it properly.

If you're planning to explore Kamakura, you can easily stay in Enoshima, Fujiwara, or even Zushi, the Kamakura Prince Hotel and the Kamakura Park Hotel are nicely rated.

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  40.4 km (25.1 miles) away from Kamakura

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  41.6 km (25.8 miles) away from Kamakura

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  43.3 km (26.9 miles) away from Kamakura

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  49.4 km (30.7 miles) away from Kamakura

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