About one hour's train ride from Shinjuku Station near the Keio Plaza Hotel, Kamakura is popular tourism spot that has gained two stars in the Michelin Guide. Thriving as a Japanese political center from the 12th century to the 14th century, Kamakura remains home to many temples, shrines, and other cultural landmarks, including a huge statue of Buddha that is over 11 meters in height.
The Tsurugaoka Hachimangu shrine, a renowned symbol of Kamakura, boasts a magnificent main hall and gates. It contains a museum of national treasures, in which unique paintings, sculptures, and other items are on display. Moreover, the town has numerous temples known for their profusion of seasonal flowers. One famed example is the Hasedera Temple, also known as the "temple of hydrangeas." From November through early December, splendid autumn leaves create a stately atmosphere.
Surrounded by mountains and the sea, Kamakura offers many possibilities for leisure, from mountain hiking to relaxation on the beach. The local railway called "Eno-den" provides an easy way to move among the city's attractions. For more information, please feel free to contact Guest Relations.
The Kamakura station
Approx. an hour train ride from JR Shinjuku Station.