[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)

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)

Great Buddha of Kamakura

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! !

Admission fee

Adult 200 yen

Admission inside the Great Buddha is ¥ 20

Visit time

Opening hours

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


Hase temple

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

Admission fee

Adult 400 yen

Visit time

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)

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!

Visit time

8am to 6pm

Access to Senrai Benten

25 minutes on foot from JR Kamakura Station on Enoshima Electric Railway

建長寺(Kencho-ji Temple)

Kencho-ji Temple

Kencho-ji Temple was established in 1255.

It is the highest ranked temple in Kamakura!

Visit Time

8 am to 4:30 pm

Admission fee

Adult 500 yen

Access to Kencho-ji Temple

15 minutes on foot from JR Kita-Kamakura Station

円覚寺(Enkaku-ji Temple)

Enkaku-ji Temple

It is a high-class temple that was selected in the second place of Kamakura Gozan, which was founded in 1282.

Visit Time

March to November 8:00 am to 4:30 pm

From December to February 8:00 am to 4:00 pm

Admission fee

Adult 300 yen

Access to Enkaku-ji Temple

1 minute walk from JR Kita-Kamakura Station

報国寺(Hokoku-ji Temple)

Hokoku-ji Temple

This temple was founded in 1334.

It is famous for the beautiful bamboo grove in the garden! !

Admission fee

Admission fee 300 yen

Matcha(green tea) 600 yen

Visit time

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