4 Ways to J-Rock the Temple (Or Shrine)
It seems every Japanese hard-rock band trying to get traction abroad is reaching to shrine and temple iconography to establish their Japanese cred—and it's working!
Take a Hike in Kamakura
Only one hour away from Tokyo, why not try hiking the trails at the ancient capital of Kamakura.
Get to Know the Hotspots of Kamakura Beach
A beach with plenty of attractions, Kamakura Beach was selected as one of the top 50 picturesque spots in Kanagawa Prefecture.
Battle of the Big Buddhas
Kamakura defends itself against rival Nara in the Battle of the Big Buddhas!
Kamakura's Komachi Street Top 10 Food Guide
You always need food to fuel your day-trip, don't you? From the sweet to the savory, here’s Kamakura's Komachi Street Top 10 food guide—it will keep you fully satisfied all day!
Our 5 Favorite Tours in Kamakura
Not sure what to do and where to go in Kamakura? Let us give you some options for an unforgettable tour with a qualified guide.
5 First-Time Family Trips in 5 Prefectures
Tokyo is not the only best thing about Japan. Japan has 47 prefectures, each possessing a unique charm of its own. For families exploring outside of Tokyo for the first time, here are some tips for trips to take in five different prefectures.
Kamakura Autumn Colors Report
In our quest to take as many autumn color pictures as possible, we ventured out to Kamakura using the Kamakura Free Pass.
The Great Buddha at Kamakura
This statue has seen a lot from where it sits.
The Coexistence of Old & New
One unique aspect of Japan is to respect traditional culture and let it grow alongside new customs in today’s society. And Kamakura is a great place to see both.
Visit Kanagawa & Get a Free Phone
While you can only use the phone for three days, it comes with access to the internet, free domestic and international calls, and sightseeing information for Kanagawa Prefecture.
6 Best Buy Natural Products from Japan Towns
If 'au naturel' is what you prefer, this list offers hot tips on cool things to buy from select Japanese towns. Take a break from the 'kawaii' cute goods and go for some of these natural specialties.
Legendary Art Director Turns a Bank into a Bar
Shuttered in 1945, the Kamakura Bank's legacy lived on as the building miraculously survived the war, as well Japan’s penchant for scrapping and building. And now, it's serving up drinks along with history.
A YouTuber's First Time in Japan
Follow New York-based filmmaker and YouTuber Kraig Adams as he spends one fascinating week in and around Tokyo.
Explore with the Enoshima-Kamakura Freepass
For a relaxing day trip away from Tokyo, head on down to Kamakura and Enoshima. And make sure to grab this train pass to save some serious cash.
Feel the Flower Power at Meigetsu-in Temple
Nicknamed the hydrangea temple, 2,500 hydrangeas bloom every June in profusion at this Michelin-starred Kamakura temple.
7 Samurai Spots in Tokyo & Surrounding Areas
Relive the Edo days with our selection of samurai-related spots in and near Tokyo... with two special bonuses!
Kamakura’s Top 10 Fall Foliage Spots
With autumn colors available at temples close to Kita-Kamakura and Kamakura Stations, even a short trip will do!
Increase Your Money By Washing It
Zeniarai Benten Shrine is a popular power spot in Kamakura for washing money. But... why?
The Ultimate Itinerary in Kamakura
Here’s how you can have the best of everything in just one day in Kamakura!