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Kamakura is a quick one day getaway from Tokyo and completely worth it. For travel tips on Kamakura check out www.littlebluerucksack.com
Kamakura, JapanKamakuraJapanOn the bullet train ride between Tokyo and Kamakura (or to anywhere really) you'll see lush green landscapes dotted with small villages. Time will...Kamakura, JapanKamakuraJapanA closer look at one of the many villages you cross by on a bullet train journey in the middle and southern portions of Japan. While northern Japan...Kōtoku-in, Kamakura, JapanKōtoku-inKamakura, JapanThis is the highlight of Kamakura, and many flock here to see this great Buddha Statue!Kōtoku-in, Kamakura, JapanKōtoku-inKamakura, JapanThis massive copper statue has a very serene quality to it despite being surrounded by tourists since the gates open till the time it closes. I...Kōtoku-in, Kamakura, JapanKōtoku-inKamakura, JapanThis copper Buddha statue is one of Kamakura's prime attractions!Kōtoku-in, Kamakura, JapanKōtoku-inKamakura, JapanYou can even go inside the statue for a few extra bucks! Though I preferred to use that money to buy a trinket from the tourist gift shop.Kōtoku-in, Kamakura, JapanKōtoku-inKamakura, JapanThe backdrop of green mountains and clear blue skies DEFINITELY has something to do with this statue being one of the best attractions of Kamakura.Kōtoku-in, Kamakura, JapanKōtoku-inKamakura, JapanOh those summer blue skies of Japan. Miss them so badly! #Bestof5Tsurugaoka Hachiman-gū, Kamakura, JapanTsurugaoka Hachiman-gūKamakura, JapanOh those stairs! But it's worth the climb. This important centre wasn't even on my list till I just happened to walk by it.Tsurugaoka Hachiman-gū, Kamakura, JapanTsurugaoka Hachiman-gūKamakura, JapanTsurugaoka Hachimangū is the most important Shinto shrine in the city of Kamakura.Tsurugaoka Hachiman-gū, Kamakura, JapanTsurugaoka Hachiman-gūKamakura, JapanTsurugaoka Hachimangū was for most of its history not only a Hachiman shrine, but also a Tendai Buddhist temple, a fact which explains its general...Tsurugaoka Hachiman-gū, Kamakura, JapanTsurugaoka Hachiman-gūKamakura, JapanThe shrine is at the geographical and cultural centre of the city of Kamakura, which has largely grown around it and its 1.8 km approach. It is the...Hase-dera, Kamakura, JapanHase-deraKamakura, JapanThis temple isfamous for housing a massive wooden statue of Kannon.Hase-dera, Kamakura, JapanHase-deraKamakura, JapanThe view from the top of the temple offers a look into the town and the coast. Beware of flying kites. They WILL take away your food and camera....Kenchō-ji, Kamakura, JapanKenchō-jiKamakura, JapanThis temple site used to have 49 subtemples! Yup 49! Now only ten remain because of fires in the past.Kenchō-ji, Kamakura, JapanKenchō-jiKamakura, JapanWhy should you visit this temple? Because it ranks first among Kamakura's Five Great Zen Temples (the Kamakura Gozan) and is the oldest Zen...Kenchō-ji, Kamakura, JapanKenchō-jiKamakura, JapanThe wood details in these temples are absolutely stunning and worth the visit. I went just before closing time and was able to enjoy the space...Kenchō-ji, Kamakura, JapanKenchō-jiKamakura, JapanThe Kencho-Ji Temple Complex is a great mix of architecture and landscape and transports you back into time.Kenchō-ji, Kamakura, JapanKenchō-jiKamakura, JapanKenchō-ji originally consisted of a shichidō garan with 49 subtemples, but most of these were lost in fires in the 14th and 15th centuries. It...Kenchō-ji, Kamakura, JapanKenchō-jiKamakura, JapanThe detail work is amazing. So make sure you give yourself enough time to see this complex. #architecture
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