Kamakura is located within 1 hour trip from Tokyo by train.
It was in 13th century when Minamoto no Yoritomo set up the first Samurai government here. Today, Kamakura is famous for its Zen temples with quiet gardens, seasonally flowers and colorful autumn leaves.
When you're in Kamakura, I recommend you to rent a bycicle at the rental shop near Kamakura station, which will make your tour in Kamakura much more flexible. You don't have to wait for a bus to Great Buddha, or stand in the packed train to Enoshima. And you can go through the narrow backstreet in residential areas without any hustles. You may have chances to talk with the locals, too.
Backstreet where the locals are living their day-to-day life.
Entrance of Zeniarai-Benten Shrine. If you wash your money with the fountain water in the cave, you will be rich!
Enoden, a small train system connecting Kamakura and Enoshima island. This train runs, sometime on the street, and other times go between the housings, almost toutching the roofs on both sides.
Plum blossoms and the main gate of Hase-dera Temple. In May and June, this temple is so crouded with the hydrangea viewers. It is nick named as the temple of hydrangea.
Seaside road viewing Enoshima island with light house on top. Sagami-wan bay(Pacific Ocean) is on your left.
It was really nice day for a cycling tour in Kamakura.
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