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Kamakura, Japan, the Great Iron Buddha is a World Heritage Site, and worth pilgrimage no matter what you worship. UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE

BUDDHA~Kamakura, Japan ~ the Great Iron Buddha is a World Heritage Site, and worth pilgrimage no matter what you worship.

Kamakura is a coastal town an hour south of Tokyo known for its Giant Buddha, temples, shrines, historical attractions and surfing beaches. There's a good view of Mount Fuji from Kamakura's beaches.

9 Best Places to See Mount Fuji - Kamakura. Kamakura is a coastal town an hour south of Tokyo known for its Giant Buddha, temples, shrines, historical attractions and surfing beaches. There's a good view of Mount Fuji from Kamakura's beaches.

Day trip to Kamakura from Tokyo, Japan

Kamakura Day Trip from Tokyo

Day Trip to Kamakura Japan from Tokyo. See the Great Buddha of Kamakura (Daibutsu), Hasedera Temple, Enoshima, and more.

Stairs to Hōkoku-ji Temple & Bamboo Forest in Kamakura, Japan (by Vanessa Smith).

visitheworld: “Stairs to Hōkoku-ji Temple in Kamakura / Japan (by Vanessa Smith).

Guide and tips for visiting Kamakura with kids along with its nearby temples and the Great Buddha | Japan with kids. One day itinerary in Kamakura, Japan

Kamakura with kids: Visiting the Great Buddha

Featured in our June Snakku box: Kamakura! Guide and tips for visiting Kamakura with kids along with its nearby temples and the Great Buddha

Jizo statues in Kamakura, Japan. Jizo take care of the souls of unborn children and those who died at a young age. Children “in limbo” in Japan are said to go to a place called sai no kawara, where they must create piles of stones into small towers. But every night the stone towers are destroyed by demons, so the next day the children must make new piles of stones. The making of these towers is to help their parents accrue merit for their own afterlife.

I saw lots of these all over Japan! Jizo statues in Kamakura, Japan. Jizo take care of the souls of unborn children and those who died at a young age.

Take a day trip from Tokyo to Enoshima and Kamakura, where you can eat shirasu (raw baby fish), take a stroll around the beautiful parks, see the Great Buddha or Daibutsu, ride a monorail, and enjoy views of the sea.

Day trip from Tokyo – how to visit Enoshima and Kamakura

Enoshima and Kamakura are cultural and historic sites just outside Tokyo. For a relaxing day trip from Tokyo, these are the perfect destinations.

Enoden (Enoshima Railway) and hydrangea in Kamakura, Japan

Enoden (Enoshima Railway) and hydrangea in Kamakura, Japan 江ノ島電鉄 : Prendre ce petit train retro , pour visiter les zones rurales.

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