Take a day trip from Tokyo to Enoshima and Kamakura, where you can eat shirasu (raw baby fish), take a stroll around the beautiful parks, see the Great Buddha or Daibutsu, ride a monorail, and enjoy views of the sea.

Day trip from Tokyo – how to visit Enoshima and Kamakura

Enoshima and Kamakura are cultural and historic sites just outside Tokyo. For a relaxing day trip from Tokyo, these are the perfect destinations.

Kamakura, Japan, the Great Iron Buddha is a World Heritage Site, and worth pilgrimage no matter what you worship. UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE

The glory days of Japan's first feudal capital (from 1185 to coincided with the spread of populist Buddhism in Japan. This legacy is reflected in the area's proliferation of stunning temples!

Kamakura is a coastal town an hour south of Tokyo known for its Giant Buddha, temples, shrines, historical attractions and surfing beaches. There's a good view of Mount Fuji from Kamakura's beaches.

9 Best Places to See Mount Fuji - Kamakura. Kamakura is a coastal town an hour south of Tokyo known for its Giant Buddha, temples, shrines, historical attractions and surfing beaches. There's a good view of Mount Fuji from Kamakura's beaches.

Day trip to Kamakura from Tokyo, Japan

Kamakura Day Trip from Tokyo

Day Trip to Kamakura Japan from Tokyo. See the Great Buddha of Kamakura (Daibutsu), Hasedera Temple, Enoshima, and more.

Zuisen-ji Temple, Kamakura, Japan 瑞泉寺 鎌倉

Zuisen-ji Temple, Kamakura, Japan--if you love gardens this a bit of heaven just a short train ride from Tokyo

Kamakura is only an hour from Tokyo and a good place to visit if you need to escape the big city.

Kamakura is only an hour from Tokyo and a good place to visit if you need to escape the big city.

Jizo statues in Kamakura, Japan. Jizo take care of the souls of unborn children and those who died at a young age. Children “in limbo” in Japan are said to go to a place called sai no kawara, where they must create piles of stones into small towers. But every night the stone towers are destroyed by demons, so the next day the children must make new piles of stones. The making of these towers is to help their parents accrue merit for their own afterlife.

I saw lots of these all over Japan! Jizo statues in Kamakura, Japan. Jizo take care of the souls of unborn children and those who died at a young age.

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