A Guide to Kamakura

September 4, 2014


The ancient capital of Japan replete with old temples and shrines accessible in one hour by train from Tokyo Station.


Introduction
Access Guide
History
Buddhism
Shinto
Annual Observances
Who's Who in Kamakura
Kamakura Terminology
Pilgrimages in Kamakura
Weather

Ofuna Station
Jorakuji
Kita-Kamakura Station Ofuna Kan'non
Chojuji Ryuhoji
Engakuji
En'noji
Jochiji
Kenchoji
Meigetsu-in
Tokeiji
Northwest of Kamakura Station Northeast of Kamakura Station
Eishoji Daigyoji
Jokomyoji Egara Tenjin Shrine
Jufukuji Hokaiji
Kaizoji Hokokuji
Kuzuharagaoka Shrine Jomyoji
Sasuke Inari Shrine Kakuonji
Shorenji Kamakura Museum
Yakuoji Kamakuragu Shrine
Zeniarai Benten Shrine Kosokuji at Juniso
Myo-o-in
Myoryuji
Raikoji at Nishi-mikado
Sugimotodera
Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine
Zuisenji
Southwest of Kamakura Station Southeast of Kamakura Station
Amanawa Jinja Shrine Ankokuronji
Gokurakuji An-yo-in
Goryo Jinja Shrine Betsuganji
Hasedera Choshoji
Joju-in Fudarakuji
Kotoku-in (Great Buddha) Gosho Jinja Shrine
Kosokuji at Hase Hongakuji
Koyurugi Jinja Jissoji
Manpukuji Joeiji
Ryukoji Jogyoji
Komyoji
Kuhonji
Myohoji
Myohonji
Raikoji at Zaimokuza
Taihoji
Yagumo Shrine

Major Temples & Shrines in Kanagawa & Shizuoka

Enoshima Jinja Shrine Yugyoji
Sojiji Kawasaki Daishi (Heikenji)
Shomyoji in Yokohama Hakone Jinja Shrine
Saijoji (Doryo-son) Samukawa Jinja Shrine
Ninomiya Jinja & Odawara Castle Oyama Afuri Jinja Shrine
Hinata Yakushi Mishima Taisha Shrine
Shuzenji Gyokusenji

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Note:

  1. All personal names appearing in the text are shown, regardless of era, in order of given names first, family names last. Japanese do not have middle names.
  2. Linked outside websites are basically in English. Some are in Japanese when English version is not available. MFA, MMA, NNM and TNM stand for Museum of Fine Art in Boston, Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, Nara National Museum and Tokyo National Museum respectively. E-Museum is a website introducing Japan's important cultural property, launched by government-based National Institutes for Cultural Heritage. Important Cultural Assets (ICAs) are those that are designated by the state government unless otherwise specified.
  3. Amount of money is quoted in Japanese yen only since the exchange rates change every day. Recent rates were 104 yen to the US dollar and 137 yen to the euro as of September 2, 2014.