34 Sights in Kamakura, Japan (with Map and Images)

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Here you can find interesting sights in Kamakura, Japan. Click on a marker on the map to view details about the sight. Underneath is an overview of the sights with images. A total of 34 sights are available in Kamakura, Japan.

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1. 銭洗弁天 宇賀福神社

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銭洗弁天 宇賀福神社 Tarourashima / Public domain

Zeniarai Benzaiten Ugafuku Shrine , popularly known simply as Zeniarai Benten, is a Shinto shrine in Kamakura, Kanagawa, Kanagawa prefecture, Japan. In spite of its small size, it is the second most popular spot in Kamakura, Kanagawa prefecture after Tsurugaoka Hachiman-gū. Zeniarai Benzaiten is popular among tourists because the waters of a spring in its cave are said to be able to multiply the money washed in it. The object of worship is a syncretic kami which fuses a traditional spirit called Ugafukujin (宇賀福神) with the Buddhist goddess of Indian origin Sarasvati, known in Japanese as Benzaiten. The shrine is one of the minority in Japan which still shows the fusion of native religious beliefs and foreign Buddhism which was normal before the Meiji restoration. Zeniarai Benzaiten used to be an external massha of Ōgigayatsu's Yazaka Daijin (八坂大神), but became independent in 1970 under its present name.

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2. 長寿寺

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長寿寺 Urashimataro / Public domain

Hōkizan Chōju Zenji (宝亀山長寿禅寺) is a Rinzai Buddhist temple of the Kenchō-ji school in Yamanouchi, near Kamakura, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan. It lies between two Kita-Kamakura landmarks, the entrance of the Kamegayatsu Pass and Kenchō-ji, the oldest Zen monastery in Japan. Chōju-ji is one of two bodaiji (菩提寺), or funeral temples, dedicated to Ashikaga Takauji, founder of the dynasty of shōguns that carries his name. In its garden there are a gorintō dedicated to the shōgun and a hōkyōintō containing some of his hair. Chōju-ji has recently opened for the first time its doors, and receives visitors from Friday to Sunday, 10 AM to 3 PM. The temple allows the use of pocket cameras, however professional and semiprofessional equipment are forbidden, the reason being that visitors should not visit the temple to take photographs.

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3. 覚園寺

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覚園寺 Urashimataro / Public domain

Jueyuan Temple is a Buddhist temple of Quanyong Temple Sect of True Word Sect located in the Second Order Hall of Kamakura City, Kanagawa Prefecture. The mountain is Jiufeng Mountain. This statue is the three pharmacists. When the founder was Beitiaozhen, the founder was Zhihai Xinhui. Kamakura shogunate came to power, and the monasteries respected by Beitiao family in past dynasties. Extending northward from Kanazawa Street, which connects Sagami and Musashi, it is located in the depths of Guhu. The natural environment in and around the courtyard is well protected, and it is considered to be one of the monasteries that can best retain the appearance of Kamakura before urbanization. The courtyard is designated as a national historical site.

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4. 松岡山東慶寺

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松岡山東慶寺 Tarourashima / Public domain

Shōkozan Tōkei-ji (松岡山東慶寺), also known as Kakekomi-dera (駆け込み寺) or Enkiri-dera (縁切り寺), is a Buddhist temple and a former nunnery, the only survivor of a network of five nunneries called Amagozan (尼五山), in the city of Kamakura in Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan. It is part of the Rinzai school of Zen's Engaku-ji branch, and was opened by Hōjō Sadatoki in 1285. It is best known as a historic refuge for women who were abused by their husbands. It is for this reason sometimes referred to as the "Divorce Temple".

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5. 鎌倉文学館

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The Kamakura Museum of Literature is a small museum in Kamakura, Kanagawa, Japan, that contains material about writers who have lived, died, or were active in the city of Kamakura itself. The museum displays personal effects, manuscripts, first editions, and documents owned by well over a hundred writers of Japanese literature, including Natsume Sōseki and Kawabata Yasunari, as well as film director Yasujirō Ozu. The villa that hosts the museum, its large garden and its rose garden are also of great interest.

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6. 畠山重保墓

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畠山重保墓 Tarourashima / Public domain

Hatakeyama Rokurō Shigeyasu (畠山六郎重保) was a Kamakura period warrior who fell victim of political intrigue in 1205. The grave under a tabu no ki tree near the Yuigahama end of Wakamiya Ōji Avenue in Kamakura, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan and next to Tsurugaoka Hachiman-gū's first torii is traditionally supposed to be his. It is an Important Cultural Property and a famous example of hōkyōintō. Famous for the quality of its manufacture, the hōkyōintō' is 3.45 m tall and is made of andesite.

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7. 長勝寺

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長勝寺 Urashimataro / Public domain

Ishiizan Chōshō-ji (石井山長勝寺) is a Buddhist temple of the Nichiren Shū in Kamakura, Kanagawa, Japan. It's one of a group of three built near the site in Matsubagayatsu (Valley of Pine Needles where Nichiren, founder of the Buddhist sect that bears his name, is supposed to have had his hut. The first part of its name is derived from the founder's last name, the second is an alternative reading of the characters for Nagakatsu, the founder's first name.

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8. 円応寺

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Yuanying Temple is a Buddhist temple of Jianchang Temple Sect of Linji Sect located in the mountain of Kamakura City, Kanagawa Prefecture. It is said that the mountain was started by Sangtian Daohai (Zen Master Zhijue), but it is not detailed. The mountain number is Xinju Mountain. It is widely known for the images of Yan Wang made in Kamakura era and the ten kings of the underworld, and its alias is also called "New House Yan Wang Tang" and "Ten Kings Tang".

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9. 江の島シーキャンドル

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江の島シーキャンドル Taken with Canon IXY 430F (Digital IXUS 245 HS) / CC BY-SA 3.0

The Enoshima Sea Candle, also known as the Shonan Observatory Lighthouse, is an observation tower and lighthouse located in the Samuel Cocking Garden on the small tidal island of Enoshima in Fujisawa, Kanagawa, Japan. The tower has two observation decks, the primary indoor deck and a secondary outdoor deck. The primary deck can be accessed via a central lift or spiral staircase, while the outdoor deck can only be accessed by a second spiral staircase.

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10. 青蓮寺

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Qinglian Temple is located in Kamakura City, Kanagawa Prefecture. At the end of Gaoyeshan Baoshou Courtyard (Wuliangshou Courtyard). Detailed number: Qinglian Temple, Renwangyuan, Fanshengshan. Takano Mountain's true words live in Biegeben Mountain. Eighty-eight fifty-ninth Fanzha Institute in Kanto, eighty-eight eighty-eighth Fanzha Institute in Dongguo New Four Countries, and twenty-first Nineteenth Fanzha Institute in Xiangzhou.

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11. 妙法寺

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妙法寺 Tarourashima / Public domain

Ryōgonzan Renge-in Myōhō-ji (楞厳山蓮華院妙法寺) is a Buddhist temple of the Nichiren sect in Kamakura, Kanagawa, Japan. It is one of a group of three built near the site in Matsubagayatsu, or the Valley of Pine Needles (松葉ヶ谷), where Nichiren, founder of the Buddhist sect that bears his name, is supposed to have had his hut. The temple has also close ties with Prince Morinaga and the Imperial House.

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12. 建長寺

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Kenchō-ji (建長寺) is a Rinzai Zen temple in Kamakura, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan, which ranks first among Kamakura's so-called Five Great Zen Temples and is the oldest Zen training monastery in Japan. These temples were at the top of the Five Mountain System, a network of Zen temples started by the Hōjō Regents. Still very large, it originally had a full shichidō garan and 49 subtemples.

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13. 安養院

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安養院 Tarourashima / Public domain

Gionzan An’yō-in Chōraku-ji (祇園山安養院長楽寺) is a Jōdo shū Buddhist temple in Kamakura, Kanagawa, Japan. Famous for its rhododendrons, it was named after its founder's posthumous name. The main object of worship is Amida Nyorai, but it also enshrines Senju Kannon, Goddess of Mercy. An’yō-in is Number three of the 33 temples of the Bandō Sanjūsankasho pilgrimage circuit.

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14. 龍口寺

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龍口寺 Fg2 / Public domain

Ryūkō-ji (龍口寺) is a temple of the Nichiren Shū in the city of Fujisawa, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan. It stands on the site of the former Tatsukuchi Execution Grounds, and its name uses the same two kanji meaning "dragon mouth"(龍口). It was here that Nichiren, namesake of the Buddhist sect, was to have been executed. It was founded in 1337 by Nippō, a disciple of Nichiren.

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15. 円海山

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Yuanhaishan is a mountain located at the northern end of Miura Hills in Jizi District, Yokohama City, Kanagawa Prefecture. The altitude is 153.3 meters. It has long been considered as the highest point in Yokohama. After measurement, the highest peak is Omaruyama (156.8 meters above sea level) and the highest point is the ridge of Daping Mountain (159.4 meters above sea level).

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16. 甘縄神明神社

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Amanawa Shinmei Shrine was founded in 710 and is the oldest Shinto shrine in Kamakura. It is dedicated to the sun goddess Amaterasu. According to the ancient document History of Amanawa-ji Shinmei-gū kept by the shrine, the founder of the shrine is famous priest Gyōki; a powerful and rich man named Tokitada Someya supported the construction.

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17. 浄智寺(Jochiji Temple)

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浄智寺(Jochiji Temple) Tarourashima / Public domain

Kinpōzan Jōchi-ji (金宝山浄智寺) is a Buddhist Zen temple in Kita-Kamakura, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan. It belongs to the Engaku-ji school of the Rinzai sect and is ranked fourth among Kamakura's Five Mountains. The main objects of worship are the three statues of Shaka, Miroku and Amida Nyorai visible inside the main hall.

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18. 安国論寺

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安国論寺 Tarourashima / Public domain

Myōhōkekyōzan Ankokuron-ji (妙法華経山安国論寺) is a Buddhist temple of the Nichiren sect in Kamakura, Kanagawa, Japan. It is one of a group of three built near the site in Matsubagayatsu (Valley of Pine Needles where Nichiren, founder of the Buddhist sect that bears his name, is supposed to have had his hut.

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19. 本覚寺

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Honkakuji is the Nichiren sect's Motoyama (Jobe -ji Temple) in Kamakura City, Kanagawa Prefecture. The mountain is Mt. The main statue is the Buddha's three statues. It is also called "East Body" because the remains of Nichiren, which were located at Kuonji Temple in Minobu, were separated. It is near Kamakura Station.

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20. 常楽寺

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Changle Temple is located in Dachuan, Kamakura City, Kanagawa Prefecture. The mountain number is Suchuan Mountain. This statue is the three Amitabha statues. Founded in the third year of Jiazhen (1237), when the foundation stone was laid as Beitiaotai, the mountain was opened for returning farmland.

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21. 円覚寺

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Zuirokusan Engaku Kōshō Zenji (瑞鹿山円覚興聖禅寺), or Engaku-ji (円覚寺), is one of the most important Zen Buddhist temple complexes in Japan and is ranked second among Kamakura's Five Mountains. It is situated in the city of Kamakura, in Kanagawa prefecture to the south of Tokyo.

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22. 明月院

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明月院 Tarourashima / Public domain

Fugenzan Meigetsu-in (福源山明月院) is a Rinzai Zen temple of the Kenchō-ji school in Kita-Kamakura, Kanagawa, Japan. Famous for its hydrangeas, it's also known as The Temple of Hydrangeas (ajisai-dera). The main object of worship is goddess Shō Kannon (聖観音).

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23. 妙本寺

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Myōhon-ji (妙本寺) is one of the oldest Nichiren sect temples in Kamakura, Kanagawa. Its official name is Chōkō-zan Myōhon-ji (長興山妙本寺). "Chōkō" comes from the posthumous name of Nichiren's father and "Myōhon" from his mother's.

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24. 賀来神社

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Kakuji Shrine is a shrine located in Kaku, Oita City, Oita Prefecture. Former prefectural shrine. Here, we also mention "Kugenuma Kogetsu Shrine" (Kugenuma Kakujinja, Old Togisha), which was enshrined in Fujisawa City, Kanagawa Prefecture.

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25. 満福寺

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Manpukuji is a temple of the Shingon sect Daikakuji school in Koshigoe, Kamakura City, Kanagawa Prefecture. It is about 250 meters on the coast of Enoshima Electric Railway, about 250 meters on the coast, and crossed the railroad crossing.

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26. 称名寺

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Shōmyōji (称名寺, Shōmyō-ji) is a temple of the Jōdo sect located in Imaizumi, Kamakura, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan. The name of the mountain is Mount Imaizumi. The hon. Gentleman is Amida. His common name is Imaizumi Fudo.

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27. 妙典寺

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妙典寺 あばさー / Public domain

Miaodian Temple is a Rilianzong Temple located in Yaoyue, Kamakura City, Kanagawa Prefecture. The old mountain is Miaoben Temple in Biqigu, and the pool is bordered by law. Longkou Temple takes turns to be one of the eight temples.

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28. 高徳院

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Kōtoku-in (高徳院) is a Buddhist temple of the Jōdo-shū sect, in the city of Kamakura in Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan. Its mountain name is Taiizan (大異山), and its common temple name is Shōjōsen-ji (清浄泉寺).

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29. 本成寺

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Bencheng Temple is a Rilianzong Temple located in Yaoyue, Kamakura City, Kanagawa Prefecture. Old Benshan is Komachi Benjue Temple, and the tide is based on the law. Longkou Temple takes turns to be one of the eight temples.

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30. 大巧寺

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Daigyoji is an Nichiren sect single temple in Komachi, Kamakura City, Kanagawa Prefecture. It is known as a temple that does not have a specific Dan family and prays for safe delivery. Former Motoyama is Hikiya Myomotoji.

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31. 極楽寺

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Gokuraku-ji (極楽寺) is a Buddhist temple of the Shingon sect located in Kamakura, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan. It was founded in 1259 by Ninshō (1217-1303) and has been restored and rebuilt many times since then.

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32. 光則寺

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光則寺 三人日 / CC BY-SA 3.0

Kosonji Temple is a temple of Nichiren sect in Hase, Kamakura City, Kanagawa Prefecture. The mountain is at the time of the mountain. Former Motoyama is Hikiya Myomotoji Temple. Ikegami and Yoshihoshi Law.

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33. 辻堂海浜公園

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辻堂海浜公園 星組背番号10 / Public domain

Tshujido Seaside Park is a 19.9-hectare Kanagawa prefectural city park, located on the west coast of Tsujido, Fujisawa City, Kanagawa, Japan. It has been selected as one of the 50 best parks in Kanagawa.

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34. 江の島サムエル・コッキング苑

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江の島サムエル・コッキング苑 Miyuki Meinaka / Public domain

The Samuel Cocking Garden , also known as the Enoshima Tropical Plants Garden, is a small botanical garden on the small island of Enoshima in Japan. The address is 2-3-28 Enoshima, Fujisawa, Kanagawa.

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