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Accommodation in Kamakura
The Kamakura neighbourhood welcomes visitors with convenient options for restaurants. The neighbourhood's friendly people, natural features, and China town are just some of its charming qualities. Outdoor settings, such as the beaches, parks, and island views, attract many visitors. With hotels to suit everyone's tastes, Kamakura serves as a good starting point for exploring the greater Kamakura area.
Sightseeing around Kamakura
The area's storied past is told through its monuments and historic sites, while the museums provide some cultural flavour. Sights like Kamakura Museum of Literature, Yoshiya Nobuko Memorial, and Kaburaki Kiyokata Memorial Art Museum offer insight into the local culture. Enkyuji Temple, Sasuke Inari Shrine, and Great Buddha are significant monuments. Swing by Amanawa Shimmei Shrine, Kuzuharaoka Shrine, and Kosokuji Temple to learn about local history. Take a tour of campus around Yokohama National University, Kanagawa Prefectural Disaster Prevention Center, or JAXA Sagamihara Campus. Be sure to get some family photos at Kamakura Performing Arts Center, Samuel Cocking Garden, and Kugenuma Seaside Park.
Shopping, hiking, and surfing are just a few things to do in the area. You can take some time to enjoy the outdoors at Genjiyama Park, Fufuike Park, and Kamakura Seaside Park. Surround yourself with nature at Rokkokukenzan, Taya Caves, and Enoshima Iwaya Caves. You won't be disappointed visiting other sights like Kamakura Hiking Trails, Tenen Hiking trail, or Shonankaigan Park.
A few of the most popular sights in the area include Hakkeijima Sea Paradise, Sankei-en Park, and Yokohama Stadium. You can also check out Kotokuin Temple, Zeniarai Benten Shrine, and Hase-dera.
Getting around Kamakura
For a quick way to explore the city, catch a ride on metro transit at Shonan-Fukasawa Station, Shonan-Machiya Station, or Fujimicho Station. To see the sights outside of town, hop aboard a train. Kamakura Station is the closet train station, but Kita-Kamakura Station and Kamakura Ofuna Station are also nearby.
The closest major airport is Tokyo (HND-Haneda), located 34 km (21.1 miles) from Kamakura. The next closest airport is Tokyo (NRT-Narita Intl.), located 92.1 km (57.3 miles) away.
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