Category: Kamakura

Kamakura – Hokukuji Temple – Bamboo Garden

This impressive Bamboo Garden is part of the Hokokuji Temple, also called Take-dera, which means Bamboo Temple, in Kamakura. The Bamboo forest is very relaxing and absolutely stunning! There is a lovely tea house hidden in the garden, where you can drink traditional Matcha tea while enjoying the beautiful scenery....

Komachi Dori, Daibutsu and Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine

If you’re looking for a day trip just outside Tokyo, Kamakura is the place to be. Kamakura is one of my favorite cities and has many historical temples and shrines. Komachi Dori, the main shopping street located in front of Kamakura station, offers all kind of traditional foods and sweets....

Kamakura Beach

Japan’s Summer is very, very hot. Make sure to use lots of sunscreen, bring a shirt, water and something to protect your head. If you visit Kamakura Beach outside the weekend, it will not be crowded at all. The sea water is warm and you can find huge shells. Rental...

Kamakura – Hansobo Shrine

The Hansobo Shrine in Kamakura is one of my favorite Shrines I’ve ever been to.┬áLocated in the mountains of Kamakura, it’s a bit of a climb but definitely worth a visit. Around the temple you’ll find many, impressive Crow Tengu statues and a you can even see Mount Fuji when...