[Day trip] Introducing popular sightseeing spots in Kamakura! Access and attractions
If you have time before leaving Japan, we recommend Kamakura Day Trip! !
There are many attractive sightseeing spots in Kamakura such as Tsuruoka Hachimangu Shrine, Big Buddha of Kamakura, Yuigahama!
In this article, we will introduce Kamakura most popular sightseeing spots along with access and viewing time! !
鶴岡八幡宮(Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine)
It is a well-known symbol of Kamakura.
This shrine was founded in 1063 by Yoriyoshi Minamoto.
It is a very popular shrine with about 2.5 million visitors on January 1st! !
Access to Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine
10 minutes on foot from JR / Enoshima Electric Railway “Kamakura Station”
Great Buddha of Kamakura (Kotoku-in)
It is a large Buddha statue representing Kamakura with a height of 11m and weight of 120t.
You can get inside the Big Buddha and see it! !
Adult 200 yen
※Admission inside the Great Buddha is ¥ 20
April to September 8:00 am to 5:30 pm
From October to March 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
Big Buddha internal viewing time
8 am to 4:30 pm
Admission until 10 minutes before
Goshuin reception hours(Special stamp)
Weekdays 9 am to 3.30 pm
Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays from 9 am to 3 pm
Access to Kamakura Daibutsu
7 minute walk from Hasedera Station on Enoshima Electric Railway
A Buddhist temple opened in 736 (Nara period).
It is well known as a hydrangea famous place!
The main hall is home to Japan’s largest statue of Kanzeon Bodhisattva, which is 9.18 meters high.
A cave called Benten Cave on the grounds of Hase-dera has a mysterious atmosphere with Buddha statues made by digging stone.
Access to Hase-dera
5 minutes on foot from Enoshima Electric Railway Hasedera Station
Adult 400 yen
From March to September 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
From October to February 8:00 am to 4:30 pm
Yuigahama is a beach facing Sagami Bay and is full of bathers in summer!
In summer, a stall opens, so it’s very lively during the day!
Access to Yuigahama
3 minutes walk from Hasedera Station and Yuigahama Station on JR Enoshima Electric Railway
Zeniarai Benten (Ugafuku Shrine)
It is a shrine in 1185 in which Yoritomo Minamoto worshiped Uga God.
There is a legend that washing coins in caves on the shrine grounds will increase your money!
Why don’t you wash coins and hope for good luck!
8am to 6pm
Access to Senrai Benten
25 minutes on foot from JR Kamakura Station on Enoshima Electric Railway
Kencho-ji Temple was established in 1255.
It is the highest ranked temple in Kamakura!
8 am to 4:30 pm
Adult 500 yen
Access to Kencho-ji Temple
15 minutes on foot from JR Kita-Kamakura Station
It is a high-class temple that was selected in the second place of Kamakura Gozan, which was founded in 1282.
March to November 8:00 am to 4:30 pm
From December to February 8:00 am to 4:00 pm
Adult 300 yen
Access to Enkaku-ji Temple
1 minute walk from JR Kita-Kamakura Station
This temple was founded in 1334.
It is famous for the beautiful bamboo grove in the garden! !
Admission fee 300 yen
Matcha(green tea) 600 yen
9 am to 4 pm
Access to Hokoku-ji Temple
12 minutes from “Kamakura Station” by Keikyu Bus “Tamarai / Kanazawahakkei or Highland” (Get off at Jomyoji Temple)
Or a 30-minute walk from Kamakura Station on the JR Enoshima Electric Railway