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Tour Facts

Number of sights 10 sights
Distance 7.1 km
Ascend 194 m
Descend 187 m

Your chosen free self-guided walking sightseeing tour is located in Kamakura, Japan. The map shows the route of the tour. Below is a list of attractions including their details.

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Sight 1: 安養院

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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.

Wikipedia: An'yō-in (Kamakura) (EN)

arrow down foot steps 789 meters / 9 minutes

Sight 2: Myohonji Temple

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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.

Wikipedia: Myōhon-ji (EN)

arrow down foot steps 445 meters / 5 minutes

Sight 3: Hongaku-ji Temple

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Hongakuji Temple (本覚寺) is the main temple of Nichiren Buddhism located in Kamakura City, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan. The mountain number is Myogonzan. The main statue is a statue of Shakyamuni. It is also called "Higashi Minobu" because it divided the remains of Nichiren at Kuonji Temple on Mount Minobu. It is located near Kamakura Station.

Wikipedia: 本覚寺 (鎌倉市) (JA)

arrow down foot steps 232 meters / 3 minutes

Sight 4: 大巧寺

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Daigyōji Temple (大巧寺) is a Nichiren sect temple located in Komachi, Kamakura City, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan. It does not have a specific Danka family and is known as a temple that prays for safe birth. The former main mountain is Hikigaya Myohonji.

Wikipedia: 大巧寺 (JA)

arrow down foot steps 1909 meters / 23 minutes

Sight 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.

Wikipedia: Kamakura Museum of Literature (EN)

arrow down foot steps 483 meters / 6 minutes

Sight 6: 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.

Wikipedia: Amanawa Shinmei Shrine (EN)

arrow down foot steps 752 meters / 9 minutes

Sight 7: Kōtoku-in

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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).

Wikipedia: Kōtoku-in (EN)

arrow down foot steps 726 meters / 9 minutes

Sight 8: Kosokuji Temple

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Kosokuji Temple 三人日 / CC BY-SA 3.0

Guangze Temple is a Rilianzong Temple located in Changgu, Kamakura, Kanagawa Prefecture. The mountain number is Hangshi Mountain. The old mountain is Miaoben Temple in Biqigu. Chishang Tufudian Fayuan.

Wikipedia: 光則寺 (JA)

arrow down foot steps 505 meters / 6 minutes

Sight 9: Hase-dera temple

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Hase-dera , commonly called the Hase-kannon (長谷観音) is one of the Buddhist temples in the city of Kamakura in Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan, famous for housing a massive wooden statue of Kannon.

Wikipedia: Hase-dera (Kamakura) (EN)

arrow down foot steps 1277 meters / 15 minutes

Sight 10: Gokurakuji Temple

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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.

Wikipedia: Gokuraku-ji (Kamakura) (EN)

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