"KAMAKURA - A blissful escape from hectic Tokyo!!" Top 5 Page for this destination Kamakura by Pixiekatten
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Since I have noticed that almost every other Kamakura page at VT got the great Daibutsu as the main pic I thought I would have Jizo instead. When visiting Hasedera temple I got strongly affected by the hundreds of small statues in the Jizo hall. Some wore tiny clothes, hats or bibs. They were surrounded by flowers and incense. A truly special place.
A lot more than just templesKamakura has a lot to offer besides temples and the outdoor Buddha. There's shopping alleys, the beach, nice restaurants and cafés, windsurfing... And although many guidebooks suggests Kamakura as a daytrip from Tokyo I am happy I spent 3 days here. I discovered new things every day and at dusk it was pleasant to aimlessly stroll along the warm streets.
The famous Daibutsu. Admire it from a distance or pay a small amount to step inside. Admire the Buddha within...
This amazing statue used to stand inside a temple. But it got washed away in a tsunami. The great Daibutsu however stayed put!
Cafés in Kamakura are in my opinion some of the best in whole of Japan. Not only do most of them have english menus but... more travel advice
At the north corner of the lower level of Hasedera Temple is a red torii gate, which is the entrance to the cave called... more travel advice
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