Hokokuji is famous for its bamboo, and a bowl of green tea in the bamboo forest is a meditative experience. The permanent collection and Kamakura exhibition building are close by Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine while the Hayama exhibition space is a short bus ride to the south. The Kamakura Festival in April is a week-long mix of dancing and traditional performance. The Reitaisai in September is a celebration of the samurai art of horseback archery. The city gets very crowded during these times but should still be on your itinerary.
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Hokokuji is famous for its bamboo, and a bowl of green tea in the bamboo forest is a meditative experience. The permanent collection and Kamakura exhibition building are close by Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine while the Hayama exhibition space is a short bus ride to the south. The Kamakura Festival in April is a week-long mix of dancing and traditional performance.
The Reitaisai in September is a celebration of the samurai art of horseback archery. The city gets very crowded during these times but should still be on your itinerary. Komachi-dori Street Running parallel with the approach to Tsurugaoka Hachimangu , this pedestrian shopping district is packed with traditional restaurants, hip cafes, sweet shops, souvenir stores, and everything fashionable—from funky boutiques to high-end kimono dealers. Enoshima and the Shonan Beach Connected to the mainland by a bridge, Enoshima has been a day-trip destination for Tokyoites for centuries.
From the Enoshima Candle lighthouse, you can get a degree panoramic view that includes Mount Fuji. The island is home to shrines devoted to Hadaka-Benten, the Naked Goddess, who is worshipped by entertainers hoping for success. The Kamakura coastline boasts some great black sand beaches, including Yuigahama, Zaimokuza, and Koshigoe. In the summer these beaches can be crowded with people enjoying the sea, sun, surf, and plentiful fresh seafood.
There are restaurants and cafes on the beach during the summer months. A leisurely visit to the area of Kamakura will easily fill a very busy day, but an overnight stay is highly recommended. Did this information help you? Yes out of found this information helpful. Thank you for your feedback. Related Links.
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Dancing in the streets. Shikoku Shikoku Tokushima Kagawa Ehime Kochi Island-hopping, cycling, soul-warming spiritual strolling and red-hot dancing—the island of Shikoku gets you up and moving. Kanagawa Zeniarai Kamakuta Shrine Kanagawa-ken. Kenchoji Temple, founded infeatures a Chinese-style design. The southern island of Kyushu is home to hot springs, rugged geography, undeveloped beaches and volcanoes ranging from sleepy to smoky. Continuing along the coast to the east is Zaimokuza Beach. Spring When the cherry blossoms appear and the festival season starts, the temples of Kamakura and the parks of Yokohama are the oamakura to be.
Yoritomo, after the defeat and almost complete extermination of his family at the hands of the Taira clan , managed in the space of a few years to go from being a fugitive hiding from his enemies inside a tree trunk to being the most powerful man in the land. The Kamakura shogunate era is called by historians the Kamakura period and, although its end is clearly set Siege of Kamakura , its beginning is not. The stele on the spot see photo reads: years ago, in , Minamoto no Yoritomo built his mansion here. For the same reason, in he had his other brother Noriyori killed. Power was now firmly in his hands, but the Minamoto dynasty and its power however were to end as quickly and unexpectedly as they had started.