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The west side of Kamakura Station, plus Enoshima. Kaizoji, Zeniarai-Benten Ugafuku Shrine, Hasedera, Kamkura Daibutsu, Enoshima Shrine etc.

West of Kamakura Sta - Guide

pinJufukuji Temple [寿福寺]



Kamakura, Kanagawa Pref.MAP

Jufukui is a Rinzai Zen temple with well-maintained precincts.
Near JR Kamakura Sta.

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pinEishoji Temple [英勝寺]



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9:00-16:00; 300yen; closed Thu

Eishoji is a Jodo Buddhist temple with well-maintained precincts. It's the only nunnery temple left in Kamakura.
Near JR Kamakura Sta.

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pinkaizoji Temple [海蔵寺]



Kamakura, Kanagawa Pref.MAP

Kaizoji is a Rinzai Zen temple with well-maintained precincts.
Near JR Kamakura Sta.

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pinZeniarai-Benten Ugafuku Jinja Shrine [銭洗弁財天宇賀福神社]



Kamakura, Kanagawa Pref.MAP

Zeniarai-Benten Ugafuku Jinja is a Shinto shrine half surrounded by natural stone walls.
20-min walk from JR Kamakura Sta.

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pinHase-dera Temple [長谷寺] link



Kamakura, Kanagawa Pref.MAP

8:00-17:30 (-17:00 Oct-Feb); 300yen

Hasedera is a relatively large Jodo Buddhist temple.
Near Enoden Hase Sta.

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pinKamkura Daibutsu Kotoku-in Temple [鎌倉大仏(高徳院)] link



Kamakura, Kanagawa Pref.MAP

8:00-17:30 (-17:00 Oct-Mar); 200yen

Kotokuin is a Jodo Buddhist temple. Here sits the iconic statue of Amitabha Buddha, probably created in the 13th century. It's the second largest statue of Buddha created in the pre-modern era, though in modern times larger Buddha statues have been erected elsewhere.
Near Enoden Hase Sta.

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Enoshima - Guide

This area belongs to Fujisawa City legally but many people enjoy this area along with Kamakura.

pinEnoshima Jinja Shrine [江島神社]



Fujisawa, Kanagawa Pref.MAP

Enoshima Jinja is a Shinto shrine located in Enoshima Island, a small island whole of which used to be dedicated to this shrine and is now connected to the main land with a bridge. The shrine consists of three sub-shrines, Hetsu-miya, Nakatsu-miya, and Okutsu-miya, all located separately around the island and are connected by a pathway in this order.
Near Odakyu Line Katase-Enoshima Sta & Enoden Enoshima Sta.

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pinEnoshma Iwya Caves [江の島岩屋]



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9:00-17:00 (-16:00 late Oct-Feb); 500yen; open daily

If you go further on along the pathway connecting the sub-shrines of Enoshima from Okutsu-miya to the rocky seashore, there emerge two caves facing the sea. They are now operated by Fujisawa City as a tourist site but one of them used to be where the Enoshima Jinja originated in 552 and a small stone shrine still stands in the recess.

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pinRyukoji Temple [龍口寺]



Fujisawa, Kanagawa Pref.MAP

Ryukoji is a relatively large Nichiren Buddhist temple.
Near Odakyu Line Katase-Enoshima Sta & Enoden Enoshima Sta.

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pinHonrenji Temple [本蓮寺]



Fujisawa, Kanagawa Pref.MAP

Honrenji is a Nichiren Buddhist temple with well-maintained precincts.
Near Odakyu Line Katase-Enoshima Sta & Enoden Enoshima Sta.

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pinSt. Joseph's Katase Catholic Church カトリック 片瀬教会


Fujisawa, Kanagawa Pref.MAP

This is one of a handful of Christian churches in Japan whose main buildings were built before WWII in a Japanese style.
Near Odakyu Line Katase-Enoshima Sta & Enoden Enoshima Sta.
St. Joseph's Katase Catholic Church

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