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Hillside Delights and Giant Buddhas at Hasedera Temple, Kamakura

Ah, Kamakura. The historic seaside town brimming with ancient wonder. Though it's perhaps best known for the Giant Buddha (Daibutsu) at Kōtoku-in, there are plenty of other impressive attractions in Kamakura. For example, the Hasedera Temple, only minutes away, perched on a...

Taking in the Sights on a Kamakura Tour

Tsuruoka Hachimangu Shrine
Kamakura is the ultimate Tokyo day trip. From the Great Buddha of Kotoku-in to the tree-lined grounds of the Hachimangu Shrine, Kamakura affords a chance to see some of the most iconic landmarks Japan has to offer. Best of all, it’s all...

Serenity and Samurai at the Bamboo Temple: Hokokuji

A tranquil haven linked to an ancient, ruling samurai clan, Hokokuji Temple is a necessity in your Kamakura itinerary. We certainly thought so when we added it to ours. The temple is home to a famous bamboo grove, which boasts over 2,000...