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4 Beautiful Temples to See the Cherry Blossoms in Kamakura

Cherry blossom viewing season, or “hanami”, is the best time to visit public parks, castle grounds, and temples in Japan. It is also the best way to savor the spiritual and calm atmosphere in the country. It is at this time when cherry blossoms display their utmost beauty, which is only seen for a few…

One Day in Kamakura: 6 Places Not to Miss!

Are you staying in Tokyo and looking for a beautiful, green place with many attractions to visit nearby? Then you should go to the quaint seaside city of Kamakura. In the medieval period, Japan was governed from here and that’s why there are a lot of cultural treasures to find. Kamakura is easily accessible by…

Meet Some Feathered Friends At the Kamakura Owl Forest!

In recent years, animal themed cafes in Japan became such a huge hit that there are now a large variety of these shops all across the country. These cafes do not only offer your regular cup of coffee for the day but also, a friendly companion to join you as well! But if you were…

Kanagawa: A Stone’s Throw Away from Tokyo

If Tokyo was New York City, guess which prefecture would be New Jersey? Given the proximity of Jersey City to Manhattan, many people who work in New York live in Jersey City for the overall less costly standard of living. Dining out at restaurants, grocery shopping, and paying rent and housing tax are some of…

The Kamakura Hiking Trail

Kamakura is a small place about an hour outside of Tokyo. There are roughly 20 shrines in Kamakura and more than sixty temples – so it’s a town rich in history. Shokozan Tokeiji Temple Author’s photo Leaving the extremely cute Kita-Kamakura station, cross over the road and right in front of you is the Shokozan…

Zen and Tea Ceremony in Engaku Temple, Kamakura

Engaku Temple (Engaku-ji) takashitzr.blog62.fc2.com/ Engaku Temple is located in the town of Kamakura, in Kanagawa Prefecture. It’s accessible by the Enoshima Dentetsu line or the Japan Rail line from Fujisawa station. Kamakura hosts numerous temples, one of the most famous housing the Kamakura Buddha statue, one of the largest in Japan. Engaku temple is closest…

See one of the largest Buddha statues just outside Tokyo, Kamakura

Countless temples of Kamakura Author’s photo If you like to go travelling, seeing a lot of ancient places, such as temples, statues, and etc. I recommend you to visit Kamakura, which is located in Kanagawa Prefecture (south of Tokyo). I can say that Kamakura is a very beautiful small city, and very famous among tourist…