Travel Guide to Kamakura

Kamakura large Buddha statue

Kamakura is a coastal town and one of the most popular destinations to visit as a day trip from Tokyo. It’s known for its temples and shrines, but mainly the iconic Buddha (Daibutsu), a massive outdoor bronze statue.

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The town is incredible, with beaches, hills, and so much gorgeous nature. The nearby Enoshima island offers stunning views of Mount Fuji on clear days.

Major events in Kamakura include the Kamakura Festival in April, highlighting traditional Japanese culture with events like archery on horseback, and the Ajisai Festival in June, celebrating the blooming of hydrangeas.

Prefecture: Kanagawa Prefecture
Region: Just south of Tokyo, on the coast
Climate: Mild, with warm winters and hot, humid summers
Major Festivals: Kamakura Festival, Ajisai Festival
Local Food & Drinks: Shirasu (young sardines), Buddha shaped manju, matcha

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