Today, you will embark on an unforgettable adventure to Kamakura, a city steeped in history and natural beauty. The town became Japan's political center, when Minamoto Yoritomo chose it as the seat for his new military government in the late 12th century. The Kamakura government continued to rule Japan for over a century, first under the Minamoto shogun and then under the Hojo regents.
Your first stop will be Komachi Street, a bustling and charming thoroughfare adorned with traditional shops and inviting teahouses. Stroll along the enchanting path and soak in the lively ambiance.
Next, you'll visit the revered Tsurugaoka Hachiman Shrine, a spiritual sanctuary surrounded by a serene atmosphere. Marvel at the architectural wonders and embrace the sense of tranquility that permeates the air.
A must-see attraction on your itinerary is the breathtaking Amida Buddha statue, an awe-inspiring bronze masterpiece that emanates a profound sense of peace and serenity within the temple's grounds. Take a moment to contemplate the statue's majesty and spiritual significance.
To continue your journey, hop aboard the charming "Enoden" electric train, a vintage mode of transportation that will carry you to Hase. Once there, be enchanted by the beauty of the Hase-dera temple and its striking 13-meter-high Buddhist statue, a true testament to the city's spiritual heritage.
Finally, conclude your day with a leisurely stroll along the idyllic Shichirigahama Beach, where you can bask in the mesmerizing views of the ocean and, if the weather permits, catch a glimpse of the iconic Mt. Fuji in the distance. Enjoy the tranquility of the setting sun as it casts a warm glow over this picturesque coastal gem