Kamakura map of place names linked to photogravure etchings ~ click name to see print
Two fine guidebooks on Kamakura:Exploring Kamakura,by Michael Cooper (Weatherhill), a delightful and informative ramble through each district of Kamakura, with eight centuries of history, culture, and legend artfully woven into easy walking tours. In Kamakura, unlike Tokyo, signs of the city's tumultuous history are visible everywhere, and Michael Cooper makes them come alive.
Suggested walking routes
Route 1 (full day): from Kita-Kamakura Station to Hokokuji (return to Kamakura Station via bus or taxi):
Engakuji > Meigetsuin > Kenchoji > Hachimangu > Hokokuji
Restaurant: Sakai ・ 左可井, 0467-24-7759, Jomyoji 2-1-31, 浄明寺 2-1-31
Route 2 (half-day with early start): from Enoden Hase Station to Enoshima (return to Kamakura or Fujisawa Station via Enoden Enoshima Station):
Great Buddha > Kosokuji > Hasedera > Ryukoji Enoshima
Route 3 (half day): Sugimoto-dera to Asahina (return to Kamakura Station via bus or taxi)
Sugimoto-dera > Jomyoji > Hokokuji > Godaido > Asahina Keikoku
Restaurant: Minemoto (Juniso), tel 0467-24-5544
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