"Although it's not right in the..." Kamakura - Day Trip Tip by CubsIn4

Kamakura - Day Trip, Tokyo: 24 reviews and 26 photos

Although it's not right in the city, the historic town of Kamakura isn't far away and is easily accessible via the express trains (even easier if you have a JR pass). The day I spent in Kamakura was the highlight of my trip, and I would recommend it to anyone who happens to be in the area.
Although overrun with tourists, Kamakura manages to keep a lot of its charm. It's a town with a lot of historical and cultural importance, as it was for a brief period Japan's capital and contains several famous religious sites (including Daibutsu, the largest outdoor statue of Buddha in Japan). And with its location in the hills, Kamakura offers a lot of natural beauty as well.

Address: Kamakura-shi, Kanagwa-ken
Directions: You can easily get to Kamakura from Tokyo via the express train; if I remember correctly, it takes about an hour to get there (I could be wrong). You can easily get all the information you need once y
Website: http://www.kcn-net.org/kamakura/

Review Helpfulness: 1.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Aug 26, 2002
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