Kamakura's most iconic sight, an 11.4m bronze statue of Amida Buddha (amitābha in Sanskrit), is in Kōtoku-in, a Jōdo sect temple....
Spacious upstairs bar kitted-out in retro vintage decor, with friendly bartenders, fooseball and a relaxed vibe. A five-minute walk from...
Sông Bé Cafe
This mellow day-to-evening joint across from the train tracks just near the Hotel New Kamakura serves up dishes such as pad thai and...
Lonely Planet review
About 10 minutes' walk from the Daibutsu, Hase-dera (Jōdo sect) is one of the most popular temples in the Kantō region. The focal point of the temple's main hall is a 9m-high carved wooden jūichimen (11-faced) Kannon statue. Kannon (avalokiteshvara in Sanskrit) is the bodhisattva of infinite compassion and, along with Jizō, is one of Japan's most popular Buddhist deities. According to legend, the temple dates back to AD 736, when the statue is said to have washed up on the shore near Kamakura.