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20 of the best things to do in Kamakura and Enoshima

NAVITIME TRAVEL EDITOR

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24. July. 2019

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Just an hour by train from Tokyo, Kamakura is an atmospheric seaside city that served as the political hub of medieval Japan. It’s dotted with Buddhist Zen temples and Shinto shrines to explore, as well as being home to the iconic Great Buddha of Kamakura and the popular local surf spot of Yuigahama Beach.

In this article, we’ll introduce some of the top sightseeing spots not to miss in Kamakura and Enoshima, together with a few of the city’s must-try gourmet delicacies.

Index

  • Take the train to Kamakura from Tokyo Station
  • Have breakfast in Kamakura
  • Shop for fresh produce at the Renbai market
  • Experience the spiritual energy of Tsuruoka Hachimangu
  • Double your fortunes at Zeniarai Benten Shrine
  • Walk through the red torii gates of Sasuke Inari Shrine
  • Explore the beautiful bamboo garden of Houkokuji
  • Witness the Great Buddha of Kamakura
  • Hasedera
  • Experience the surf lifestyle at Zaimoku The Terrace
  • Wander through the grounds of Engakuji
  • Admire the architecture of Kenchoji
  • See the hydrangeas of Meigetsu-in
  • Sample authentic Japanese sweets
  • Feast on seasonal Kamakura vegetables
  • Eat a delicious lunch
  • Discover the legendary history of the Iwata Coffee Shop
  • Shop for Kamakura souvenirs on Komachi Dori
  • Walk and eat on Yuigahama Odori
  • Spend a day exploring Enoshima

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