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Things to do in Kamakura

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Ranked #1 of 85 attractions in Kamakura
Travelers' Choice™ 2014 Winner Attractions
Category: Religious Sites; Cultural
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Ranked #2 of 85 attractions in Kamakura
Category: Religious Sites; Cultural
Owner description: This temple is most notable for its wooden statue of Kannon, the 11-headed goddess of mercy, but it also has a lovely garden... more » Owner description: This temple is most notable for its wooden statue of Kannon, the 11-headed goddess of mercy, but it also has a lovely garden and pond, and a viewing platform with a great city view. « less
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Ranked #3 of 85 attractions in Kamakura
Category: Religious Sites; Monuments/ Statues; Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Landmarks
This nearly 47-foot bronze statue of Amida Buddha is the second largest Buddha statue in Japan.
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Ranked #4 of 85 attractions in Kamakura
Category: Hiking Trails; Sports
The wooded hills of Kamakura contain numerous hiking trails, many of which connect the various temples.
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Ranked #5 of 85 attractions in Kamakura
Category: Religious Sites; Cultural
Owner description: Founded in 1253 by a Chinese priest, this temple, notable for its bell (a national treasure) and Zen garden, was the first... more » Owner description: Founded in 1253 by a Chinese priest, this temple, notable for its bell (a national treasure) and Zen garden, was the first Zen temple in the city and is ranked number one of the city's five most powerful temples. « less
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Ranked #6 of 85 attractions in Kamakura
Category: Religious Sites; Historic Sites; Zoos; Cultural
Owner description: This important shrine, dating back to 1063, is a popular site for weddings and other events during the year, and is... more » Owner description: This important shrine, dating back to 1063, is a popular site for weddings and other events during the year, and is particularly beautiful during cherry blossom or azalea season. « less
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Ranked #7 of 85 attractions in Kamakura
Category: Religious Sites; Cultural
Owner description: A large temple bell, a teahouse and a shrine that preserves a tooth of Buddha are highlights of this Zen temple, which has... more » Owner description: A large temple bell, a teahouse and a shrine that preserves a tooth of Buddha are highlights of this Zen temple, which has been designated a national treasure and is ranked number two of the city's five most powerful temples. « less
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Ranked #8 of 85 attractions in Kamakura
Category: Religious Sites; Cultural
Legend has it that washing your money in the spring at this shrine will make it double.
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Ranked #9 of 85 attractions in Kamakura
Category: Religious Sites; Cultural
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Ranked #10 of 85 attractions in Kamakura
Category: Religious Sites; Cultural
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Ranked #11 of 85 attractions in Kamakura
Category: Religious Sites; Zoos; Cultural
Owner description: This temple once served as a shelter for abused wives, who were able to divorce their husbands by staying here for three... more » Owner description: This temple once served as a shelter for abused wives, who were able to divorce their husbands by staying here for three years. « less
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Ranked #12 of 85 attractions in Kamakura
Category: Religious Sites; Cultural
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Ranked #13 of 85 attractions in Kamakura
Category: History Museums; Museums
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Ranked #14 of 85 attractions in Kamakura
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Landmarks
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Ranked #15 of 85 attractions in Kamakura
Category: Hiking Trails; Sports
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Ranked #16 of 85 attractions in Kamakura
Category: Parks; Outdoors
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Ranked #17 of 85 attractions in Kamakura
Category: Parks; Outdoors
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Ranked #18 of 85 attractions in Kamakura
Category: Religious Sites; Cultural
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Ranked #19 of 85 attractions in Kamakura
Category: Religious Sites; Cultural
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Ranked #20 of 85 attractions in Kamakura
Category: Religious Sites; Cultural
Owner description: Ranked number four of the city's most powerful temples, this temple houses a wooden seated Buddha with sleeves and skirts and... more » Owner description: Ranked number four of the city's most powerful temples, this temple houses a wooden seated Buddha with sleeves and skirts and one of Kamakura's ten famous wells. « less
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Ranked #21 of 85 attractions in Kamakura
Category: Religious Sites; Cultural
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Ranked #22 of 85 attractions in Kamakura
Category: Historic Sites; Cultural
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Ranked #23 of 85 attractions in Kamakura
Category: Religious Sites; Cultural
One of the oldest Nichiren sect temples in Kamakura features a huge bronze statue of Nichiren.
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Ranked #24 of 85 attractions in Kamakura
  • Peaceful gardens 01/29/2013
Category: Gardens; Outdoors
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Ranked #25 of 85 attractions in Kamakura
Category: Religious Sites; Cultural
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Ranked #26 of 85 attractions in Kamakura
Category: Religious Sites; Cultural
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Ranked #27 of 85 attractions in Kamakura
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Ranked #28 of 85 attractions in Kamakura
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Ranked #29 of 85 attractions in Kamakura
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Ranked #30 of 85 attractions in Kamakura
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