Kamakura is a small city in Kanagawa Prefecture, south of , . Kamakura is a nice seaside town with a relaxed atmosphere. Hard to believe it was the political capital of Japan during the Kamakura shogunate, from 1185 to 1333.

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Buddhist temple
Taiizan Kotokuin Shojosenji, or Kōtoku-in is a Jōdo-shū Buddhist temple in the city of Kamakura in , . is situated 1½ km northwest of Kamakura. Photo: Dirk Beyer, CC BY-SA 3.0.

Shinto shrine
Tsurugaoka Hachimangū is the most important Shinto shrine in the city of Kamakura, , . is situated 2 km north of Kamakura. Photo: Fg2, Public domain.

Tourist attraction
Kenchō-ji is a Rinzai Zen temple in Kamakura, , , which ranks first among Kamakura's so-called Five Great Zen Temples and is the oldest Zen training monastery in Japan. is situated 2½ km north of Kamakura. Photo: Wiiii, CC BY-SA 3.0.


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