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Travel to Japan, excursions from Tokyo: Kamakura

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From Tokyo you can make several excursions: Yokohama, Hakone, Mount Fuji and the five lakes ... We have opted for two due to lack of time: Kamakura and Nikkô.

Kamakura was the capital of the country between 1185 and 1333, and is famous for having two of Japan's oldest Zen monasteries and a huge statue of a Buddha (Daibutsu).

The grace that Kamakura has is to visit its temples and walk along its paths between nature and see the craft shops. Kamakura is one of the most tourist places in Japan so it is recommended to arrive early to avoid the hordes of tourists. It is also advisable to go soon because the places of interest close at 4.30pm out of season and at 5pm in summer (open at 8am).

The train that arrives at Kamakura departs from Tokyo station and arrives in 55 minutes. Once there you can get off at the Kita-Kamakura station (Kamakura-north) and go down until you reach the great buddha and then the beach, or get off at the Kamakura station and go up. Another more practical option if you have the Japan Rail Pass and if we get up early that day is to get off at Kamakura go to see the Buddha before the buses arrive and then return to catch the train to Kita-kamakura and get off.

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