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Great Buddha (Daibutsu) 大仏


The Great Buddha of Kamakura is one of Japan's symbols among the most beautiful Buddha statues. After the Great Buddha at Todaiji Temple in Nara, this is Japan's second largest Buddha statue.

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Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine 鶴岡八幡宮


One of the top three attractions of Kamakura (besides the Daibutsu and Enoshima), Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine is famous for cherry blossoms and peonies in April.

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Meigetsu-in temple 明月院


Nicknamed the Hydrangea Temple (Ajisai-dera), Meigetsu-in must have one of Japan's highest concentration of ajisai within its grounds. During the first half of June, the Hime-ajisai variety of blue hydrangea bloom all at once. Near Kita-Kamakura Station on the JR Yokosuka Line, the temple belongs to the Rinzai Zen Buddhist sect.

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Engakuji Temple 円覚寺


Huge Zen Buddhist temple complex near Kita-Kamakura Station. Numerous buildings include two structures which are National Treasures. One of them is the Ogane temple bell.

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Myohonji Temple 妙本寺


Nichiren Buddhist temple founded in 1260. Site was formerly the estate of the Hiki Yoshikazu, a senior retainer of Minamoto Yoritomo. The temple grounds is noted for cherry blossoms and other flowers. 10-min. walk from Kamakura Station.

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Ofuna Kannon Temple Setsubun 大船観音寺 節分会


The Ofuna Kannon temple is a Zen temple noted for its giant, white Kannon statue near JR Ofuna Station. It's on a hill so the Kannon statue is visible from trains and cars passing by. The temple belongs to the Soto sect. It held a Setsubun bean-throwing ceremony on Feb. 1, 2013. Also see my video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QYXmGezsrmE

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