Kamakura Tourist Attractions Guide
Address:4-2-28 Hasse, Kamakura-shi
Price:Temple-200 JPY, Buddha-20 JPY
The Great Buddha of Kamakura (Diabutsu) is one of the icons and the second largest Buddha in Japan. It has impressive height of over 13 m and 93 tons of weight. It is located on the grounds of Kotokuin Buddhist temple of the Pure Land sect.
Address:3-11-2 Hase, Kamakura
Price:Adults: 300 JPY Children: 100 JPY
Hase Temple is one of the great Buddhist temples in Kakmakura. The Temple is also home to one of the largest wooden statues in Japan. The statue of Kannon, the Goddess of Mercy, that can be seen in the temples main building is over nine meters high and has eleven heads which represent different phases in the search for enlightenment.
Hours:Apr-Sept 5am-8:30pm; Oct-March 6am-8:30pm
Address:1-31, Yukinoshita 2-chame, Kamakura
Price:Shrine-free; Treasure House 200 JPY
Tsurugaoka Hachiman-gū Shrine is the most important Shinto shrine in Kamakura. It was founded in the 11th century by Minamoto Yoriyoshi, and Minamoto Yoritomo moved it to its current position in the late 12th century. The shrine is dedicated to Hachiman, the god patron of samurai and of the Minamoto family.
Address:409, Yamanouci, Kamakura
A Chinese Zen monk founded the Engaku-ji Temple in the late 13th century. Today this temple has become one of the most important Zen Buddhist temple complexes in Japan. There are 18 temples on the grounds of this complex.
If you are a person that enjoys hiking and meanwhile you like nature and cultural heritage then hiking on Kamakura trails is something not to be missed. The trails can be divided into three parts; the Western, Northern, and Eastern Hills. The walk on the western hills takes about 60-90 minutes and connects the public park, Jochiji Temple, and the Great Buddha (Daibutsu).