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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.

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!

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Find Treasure at Tsurugaoka Hachiman-gu Shrine

Tsurugaoka Hachiman-gu is filled with nature on the outside, with its tunnel of simply incredible cherry blossoms. But, there are also several important treasures within!

Battle of the Big Buddhas

Kamakura defends itself against rival Nara in the Battle of the Big Buddhas!

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 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!

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.

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.

The Great Buddha at Kamakura

This statue has seen a lot from where it sits.

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.

Take a Hike in Kamakura

Only one hour away from Tokyo, why not try hiking the trails at the ancient capital of Kamakura.

The Ultimate Itinerary in Kamakura

Here’s how you can have the best of everything in just one day in Kamakura!

Increase Your Money By Washing It

Zeniarai Benten Shrine is a popular power spot in Kamakura for washing money. But... why?

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!

Make Summer-Inspired Pottery in Kamakura

How about making your own ceramic dish as a special souvenir of your visit to Kamakura? The cool blue and white glazes are perfect complements to the summer season, and beginners are welcome!

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