Kamakura National Treasure Museum
The Kamakura National Treasure Museum displays an excellent collection of Kamakura art. Some are the typically peaceful jizō, although...
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Lonely Planet review
Kamakura's most important shrine is, naturally, dedicated to Hachiman, the god of war. Minamoto Yoritomo himself ordered its construction in 1191 and designed the pine-flanked central promenade that leads to the coast. The sprawling grounds are ripe with historical symbolism: the Gempei Pond, bisected by bridges, is said to depict the rift between the Minamoto (Genji) and Taira (Heike) clans. Behind the pond is the Kamakura National Treasure Museum , housing remarkable Buddhist sculptures from the 12th to 16th centuries.