Only an hour from Tokyo there is Japan’s first feudal capital founded in12th century when the Buddhism started to spread as well. This legacy is reflected in the great number of the area’s stunning temples. Kamakura will welcome you with it’s spiritual atmosphere and lovely nature, offering piece and tranquility.
The Great Buddha of Kamakura, Kamakura Daibutsu, is a bronze statue of Amida Buddha, which stands on the grounds of Kotokuin Temple and is one of the most visited places in the area. A mini getaway to the nearby Island of Enoshima, enjoying a laid-back beach vibe, surfing, hillside hiking or sunrise meditation in one of the numerous ancient shrines is just a small part of what Kamakura has to offer.
Do not miss Kamakura’s most important Shinto shrine – Tsurugaoka Hachimangu, founded by Minamoto Yoriyoshi in 1063. Multiple torii gates through the entire city centre lead to the shrine entrance. Imagine sealing every step of your way with a photo taken by personal professional photographer in Kamakura.