Kamakura

Kamakura is a coastal town in Kanagawa Prefecture, less than an hour south of Tokyo in Japan

Kamakura became the political center of Japan, when Minamoto Yoritomo chose the city as the seat for his new military government in 1192. The Kamakura government continued to rule Japan for over a century. Today, Kamakura is a small city and a very popular tourist destination. Sometimes called the Kyoto of Eastern Japan, Kamakura offers numerous temples, shrines and other historical monuments such as the famous bronze daibutsu. In addition, Kamakura’s sand beaches attract large crowds during the summer months