Kamakura Daibutsu

Day trip from Tokyo to Kamakura

It’s been a little over a month since I’ve been living in Japan and though Tokyo has a lot of nature friendly parks, I’ve been in need of some fresh air, nature and relaxation – so I decided to take a day trip to Kamakura. Whether you want to enjoy your day at a shrine…

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…

Kamakura: A Complete Guide to the Essential Experience in Japan

Kamakura, with its rich history, beautiful nature and numerous mystical spots, is potentially the most unique place in Japan. The city offers so much to see and do in every season, that once you’ve arrived, you may never want to leave. Kamakura is located about 50 kilometers southwest of Tokyo, and is easily accesible by…