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Description: Kamakura Tours - Kamakura Guide - Kamakura is famous for its many temples, shrines and the statue of the Great Buddha.
Kamakura Tours - Kamakura Guide - Kamakura is famous for its many temples, shrines and the statue of the Great Buddha .
Kamakura is a very popular tourist destination for both Japanese and foreigners as it has many appealing factors: located 50 km south-south-west of Tokyo in the Kanagawa Prefecture, seaside location with a beach and many history temples and shrines. Kamakura's geography with surrounding mountains on three sides and the open water of Sagami Bay on the fourth, made Kamakura a natural fortress, so much so that Kamakura was effectively the rival capital of Japan from the 12th through 14th centuries. During this period the Shogunate were at their strongest and based in Kamakura.
Kamakura is famous for its giant statue of Amida Buddha, more commonly referred to as The Great Buddha of Kamakura .
There are many attractions in Kamakura, so many that it would be impossible to see them all in a day. Listed below are the key Kamakura attractions, which can be found in our Kamakura map. Also we have a suggested itinerary for a day trip from Tokyo to Kamakura and Yokohama .