Daibutsu Big Buddha statue of the Kotokuin temple in Kamakura, Japan

Kamakura Travel Guide

Kamakura | Travel Guide

Kamakura is a small coastal city only a one-hour train ride away from central Tokyo that is loved by local and international tourists alike. The town used to be Japan’s capital city in the medieval time, and the many beautiful temples and shrines still remind of the heydays of Kamakura. Read our Kamakura travel guide that introduces the most famous sights in the town.

There are many samurai stories attached to the city’s popular sights, so if you are a Japanese history lover you are going to have a good time in Kamakura. People who like surfing or simply going to the beach also flock to the city, so there is always something going on.