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Kamakura: a Japanese Zen city

Kamakura is often called "the city of the samurai" because the former political capital of Japan was established and then controlled by warlords for nearly three centuries.

The Daibutsu temple Kotoku-in Kamakura

Kamakura Daibutsu

All that remains of the ancient Kotoku-in temple is its jewel which, for centuries, has marked its existence: the Great Bronze Buddha.

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Meigetsu-in Temple Kamakura

Meigetsu-in Temple in Kamakura is an historic Rinzai Zen temple famous for its colorful hydrangea blossoms which flower in June.

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Kamakura Temples & Shrines

Kamakura Temples & Shrines: see a listing of the major Buddhist temples and Shinto shrines in Kamakura, Kanagawa Prefecture.

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Kosokuji Temple

Kosokuji Temple in Kamakura is associated with the 13th century priest Nichiren and is famous for its seasonal flowers.

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Kotoku-in Temple

Kotoku-in Temple (高徳院) in Kamakura is home to the famous 11.4 meter (37 ft), 121 ton copper statue of the Buddha, constructed in 1252.

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Hasedera Temple Kamakura

Hasedera Temple in Kamakura is famous for having one of the largest wooden statues in Japan, that of Kannon, the Goddess of Mercy.

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Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine

Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine is Kamakura's most important Shinto shrine. Tsurugaoka Hachimangu is dedicated to the Minamoto clan's deity, Hachiman, the god of war.

Sugimoto-dera Kamakura

Sugimoto-dera Temple

With its mossy steps, thatched roof, and pennants, the oldest temple in Kamakura is reminiscent of the temples lost in the countryside or in the Japanese mountains.

Zeniarai Benzaiten, the Hidden Temple

Hidden in the wooded area around the Great Buddha , accessible by one of the many hiking paths of Kamakura , is Zeniarai Benzaiten, the temple of the miraculous source and carrier of wealth.

Hokokuji - The Bamboo Temple

Also nicknamed Takedera (bamboo temple), Hokokuji is one of the many Zen temples of Kamakura. A temple rarely visited by foreign tourists, but rich in wonder.

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Hase-dera Temple

In 736, the miraculous return of the statue of Kannon to the shore of Kamakura after fifteen years of absence, gave rise to Hase-dera Temple...

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Tokeiji Temple

Tokeiji Temple: read a guide to Tokeiji Temple in Kamakura, known as the Divorce Temple, which was a refuge for battered wives in the Edo period of Japanese history.

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Engakuji Temple Kamakura

Engakuji Temple: Engakuji Temple in Kamakura near Tokyo was founded to honor the dead of both sides following the failed Mongol invasions of Japan in the 13th century.