Kamakura (鎌倉市), Kanagawa, Japan Travel Guide
Author: Eckhard Pecher (Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported)
Places of Interest in Kamakura
- Great Buddha
The most famous landmark of Kamakura.
- Hase-dera Temple
Home to the 11-faced Kannon, or goddess of mercy.
- Hachiman-gu Shrine
Shrine dedicated to the god of war.
- Kamakura National Treasure House Museum
Museum housing temple treasures.
- Myohon-ji Temple
The largest Nichiren temple in Kamakura, built on a hill slope.
- Hokoku-ji Temple
A Rinzai Zen temple founded in the 14th century.
- Zuisen-ji Temple
Temple in a secluded garden setting created in 1327 by a monk.
- Sugimoto-dera Temple
Kamakura's oldest temple, founded in AD 734.
- Engaku-ji Temple
The largest of the Five Great Zen Temples of Kamakura.
- Tokei-ji Temple
Quiet, small temple which was founded as a convent in 1285.
Small Zen temple also known as the "Hydrangea Temple" for its plentiful hydrangeas that bloom in June.
- Kencho-ji Temple
The foremost of the Five Great Zen Temples of Kamakura, and the oldest Zen training monastery in Japan.
- Zeni-Arai Benten Shrine
Popular shrine dedicated to the goddess of music, literature and the arts.