Entries Tagged as 'Kamakura'

日曜日, 8月 14th, 2011

A walking guide of the Enoden Train

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A walking guide of the Enoden Train

The Enoden-Train runs from Kamakura to Enoshima, as well as a road surface train running a total length of about 10 km taking about 35 minutes to reach Fujisawa. This train line, which is loved by the locals and is an important part of the area’s history, was established in 1902 and has been running [...]

水曜日, 8月 10th, 2011

Kita Kamakura Hydrangea spot

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Kita Kamakura Hydrangea spot

In Japan the best time to see Hydrangea is from June to July. Also known for the flower of monsoon season, being able to enjoy the landscape even on rainy days, and a flower with its own elegance is what makes it so popular. In Kamakura the famous spot for Hydrangea is the Joujuin and [...]

土曜日, 1月 15th, 2011

Kita Kamakura Walking Guide

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Kita Kamakura Walking Guide

Around Kita Kamakura Station, which is the next station to Kamakura Station, many famous temples in Kamakura are located. Enkaku-ji and Kencho-ji are recommended to see and you can go sightseeing by foot.
Enkaku-ji is located right in front of Kita Kamakura Station. Because of the location, many people visit this temple. As you go [...]

火曜日, 8月 31st, 2010

Hydrangeas – Exploring Hase, Kamakura Part2

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Hydrangeas – Exploring Hase, Kamakura Part2

Now on to one of Kamakura’s famous temples, Hasedera. Not only does this temple allow one to enjoy the Hase Kannon and the many flowers blooming in the vicinity, but also gives its visitors a taste of Buddhist teachings and of history.

The main temple building
One of its main highlights, the “Hase Kannon,” is one of [...]

月曜日, 8月 30th, 2010

Hydrangeas – Exploring Hase, Kamakura Part1

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Hydrangeas – Exploring Hase, Kamakura Part1

June 17th, 2010
Hydrangea bloom all throughout Kamakura, but places of interest in particular are divided around the Meigetsu-in and Engaku-ji Temples in the Kitakamakura area, and the Hasedera and Jōju-in Temples in the Hase – Yuigahama area.
The best time to see hydrangea in bloom is from the beginning of June until mid-July. The location and [...]