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Frequently Asked Questions
How is the weather in Kamakura?
Kamakura experiences a mild climate year-round. Summers (June to August) can be hot and humid with temperatures ranging from 75°F to 85°F (24°C to 29°C). Winters (December to February) are cooler with temperatures between 40°F and 50°F (5°C to 10°C). Don't forget to pack a rain jacket as rain showers can occur throughout the year.
What are some of the best things to do in Kamakura?
Popular activities in Kamakura include visiting the iconic Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine, exploring the bamboo grove at Hokokuji Temple, and hiking on the city's various trails. Taking a stroll along Komachi Street, known for its numerous shops and eateries, is also a popular pastime.
What is the best time of year to visit Kamakura?
Spring, from March to May, is the most popular time to visit Kamakura. During this period, you can explore Kamakura Matsuri, a week-long event showcasing various traditional Japanese performances, and the iconic cherry blossoms in full bloom. Many visitors also choose to visit in the autumn to enjoy the vibrant fall foliage.
What are the best places to stay in Kamakura?
Yuigahama area, with its proximity to the beach and numerous restaurants, is often recommended for accommodation. Kita-Kamakura area, near the famous Zen temples, provides a serene atmosphere, while the Kamakura Station area offers convenient access to local attractions, shopping, and dining.
What are the best places to visit in Kamakura?
Kamakura has a range of historical and natural attractions. The Great Buddha of Kamakura, a colossal bronze statue of Amida Buddha, and Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine, Kamakura's most important Shinto shrine, are two key landmarks. For nature lovers, the bamboo garden of Hokokuji Temple and the scenic hiking trails of Kamakura's Seven Entrances can also be explored.
What are some hiking trails in Kamakura?
Kamakura is home to several picturesque hiking trails. The Tenen Hiking Trail winds through the hills between Kencho-ji Temple and Zuisen-ji Temple, offering views of the city and Sagami Bay. Daibutsu Hiking Course, leading from the Great Buddha to Kita-Kamakura, is another popular choice for nature enthusiasts.
What are some family activities to do in Kamakura?
Families visiting Kamakura can explore the Kamakura Museum of Literature and its beautiful gardens, take a leisurely walk along Yuigahama Beach, or visit the seafront Kamakura Aquarium. A fun-filled day at Enoshima Island, with its sea candle lighthouse and Enoshima Aquarium, is also a frequently suggested activity.
What are some of the best day trip ideas in Kamakura?
Day trips from Kamakura often include Yokohama, known for its stunning waterfront, Minato Mirai 21 district, and Chinatown. Enoshima Island, with its botanical garden, caves, and panoramic sea views, is another popular destination. Hakone, famous for its hot springs and views of Mount Fuji, is also a suggested day trip.
Are there family-friendly vacation rentals in Kamakura?
Kamakura has more than 100 family-friendly stays. Amenities on the property may include high chairs, travel cribs, or strollers.
Do hotel rentals in Kamakura have wifi?
Absolutely! We offer over 20 hotel rentals with wifi in Kamakura. Enjoy a tailored experience with all the comforts you desire.