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2016.12.22

Trains and buses can be used! One day sightseeing in Kamakura with a special ticket “Kamakura Free Environmental Bill”!

(Please note that this page was created using Google's automatic translation service and understand that because of this, its translation may not necessarily be accurate.)

* This is an article posted on December 22, 2016. Please note that there may be changes in the content at present.

Here is a list of routes that have been around this time.

Kita-Kamakura Station → walk → Meigetsuin → Bus (Enoden Bus) → Tsurukaoka Hachimangu → Bus (Keikyu Bus) → Jyoji Temple / Ishigama Garden Terrace → Walk → Hokukoku Temple → Bus (Keikyu Bus) → Kamakura Station → Enoden → Hase Station → Walk → Haseji → Walk → Kamakura Daibutsu (Kotokuin) → Walk → Hase Station → Enoden → Kamakura Station

The Kamakura Free Environmental Bills are sold at three locations in Kita-Kamakura, Kamakura, and Hase.

Kamakura Free Environmental Bill

“Kamakura Free Environmental Bill” (aka Yoritomo Ticket) costs 570 yen for adults and 290 yen for children.

Click here for details such as designated areas

  • [Train] Enoden Kamakura Station-Hase Station
  • [Bus]-Kita-Kamakura Station,-Otomiya,-Jomyoji,-In front of Daibutsu,-Within the section of Nagoshi
    (Starting from Kamakura Station on Keikyu Express Bus and Enoden Bus)
  • [Sales location]

    • ・ Kamakura City Tourist Information Center
    • ・ Shonan Keikyu Bus: Kamakura Sales Office, Kamakura Station Information Center
    • ・Enoden Kamakura Information / Enoden Kamakura Station / Sakai Station
    • ・ Enkakuji store
    • ・ Kita Kamakura Old Private House Museum

  • [Others]

The recommended route this time is starting from Kita-Kamakura Station, so let's go to buy a ticket when you get off the station. Ticket sales locations in the Kita-Kamakura area are “Enkakuji Shop” and “Kita-Kamakura Old Private House Museum”.

Both are located close to Kita-Kamakura Station, but a separate admission fee is required when purchasing at Enkakuji Temple. ※ Postcards will be added

Enkakuji store

・ Enkakuji store (business hours: December-February 8: 00-16: 00, March-November 8: 00-16: 30)
・ Kita Kamakura Old Private House Museum (Business hours: 10: 00-17: 00)

If you start at an early time before 10:00, you can purchase at Enkakuji and take a stroll around the precincts.

To buy a ticket in North Kamakura old house museum in this trip, first went on foot to the famous temple "Meigetsuin (Meigetsuin)" in hydrangea.

* It takes about 10 minutes from Kita-Kamakura Station to Meigetsu-in. However, walking along the prefectural road side has many cars and narrow roads, so it is safer and safer to walk along the road on the left side of the track toward Kamakura.

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Meigetsuin

Speaking of Meigetsu-in Temple is famous for its hydrangea at Sanmon, but it was in December that there was no hydrangea. However, there were many things that were noticed only in winter, such as a soft dent on a stone staircase that felt a long time.

Enlightenment window

I enjoyed the last autumn leaves from the famous round window. It is also called “Enlightenment Window” and symbolizes the universe in this circle.

Squirrel and Jizo

A squirrel runs in the precincts, a cat takes a nap, a bird's nest box and a rabbit hut are also set up, so you can enjoy the cute appearance of small animals. In addition, the Jizo statues scattered around the site were decorated with winter woolen wool, and the atmosphere was very kind and cute, and the temple warmed up the heart.

Meigetsuin

Access: 10 minutes on foot from JR Yokosuka Line "Kita-Kamakura Station"
Address: 189 Yamanouchi, Kamakura City, Kanagawa Prefecture
Regular holiday: No holidays
Admission time: 9: 00-16: 00 (June 8: 30-17: 00)
Admission fee: 300 yen. June is 500 yen. (There is a special garden view in June and the autumn foliage ※ 500 yen separately)

You can see the railroad crossing when you return the road from Meigetsu-in. The bus stop (Enoden bus) “Meigetsu-in” is just across the prefectural road. Then take the bus to Kamakura Station and go to Tsuruoka Hachimangu Shrine.

* Since the number of buses from Kita-Kamakura to Kamakura is about one in 20 minutes, it is better to check the time in advance

IC card remaining if you have a ticketIt ’s convenient because you do n’t have to worry about high money or change coins! Get off the bus at Kamakura Hachimangu-mae.

Tsuruoka Hachimangu Shrine

This is a shrine related to Minamoto no Mori, which opened the Kamakura Shogunate, so if you want to visit Kamakura, you can't miss it!

Looking up after going up the stairs to the main hall, you can see the straight approach leading to Yuigahama, and it is spacious and refreshing.

There is a large pond called Genpei Pond in the precincts, where you can enjoy the seasonal scenery of cherry blossoms, wisteria, lotus, autumn leaves, and many migratory birds in winter.
From the beginning of the year to the beginning of February, you can enjoy over 100 varieties of winter bonsai in the Kamisu Botan Garden.

Genpei Pond

Tsuruoka Hachimangu Shrine

Access: 10 minutes on foot from JR Yokosuka Line "Kamakura Station" East Exit
Address: 2-1-31 Yukinoshita, Kamakura City, Kanagawa Prefecture
Regular holiday: No holidays
Admission time: 6: 00-20: 30
Admission fee: Free (charges apply for Kamakura National Treasure Museum, Treasure Hall, and Kamisu Botan Garden)
Homepage: Tsuruoka Hachimangu | TSURUGAOKAHACHIMANGU

Now, from Hachimangu Shrine, take the Keikyu Bus to Jomyoji. The east side of Kamakura, where Kamakura Palace, Sugimotoji Temple, Jyomoji Temple, and Hokukokuji Temple are located, is difficult to reach on foot because of the distance from the station.

However, if you take a bus, you can go to the front of each entrance, so this “Kamakura Free Environmental Bill” is very useful!

So I decided to go to this area this time. First, to Jyomoji (NoteThe bus stop is named Jomyoji. Take the Keikyu Bus bound for Daitoarai, Kanazawa Hakkei, Highland.

* Although it is not included in the route this time, if you go to Kamakura, take a bus bound for “Otomiya”.

Jomyoji Temple

Jomoji Temple, one of the Kamakura Gozan, is a Buddhist temple of the Ashikaga family and has a samurai appearance. There is a famous house restaurant on the grounds here.

After visiting the main hall and going up the stairs and hill across the tea room with the garden of the dry mountain water, you will see a stylish Western-style building and an English-style garden that are completely different from the traditional Japanese scenery. It was.

Stone kiln garden terrace

A restaurant called "Ishigama Garden Terrace" is recommended, and it is a delicious dish using bread baked in a stone kiln and Kamakura vegetables.

Stone kiln garden terrace

If the weather is nice, a terrace seat is recommended. How about an elegant lunchtime while enjoying the seasonal flowers blooming in the English garden and the scenery overlooking Mt.

* You can get a “postcard” when you show the ticket for “Kamakura Free Environmental Bill” at Jyoji Temple.

Jomyoji Temple

Access: 5 minutes on foot from Kamakura Station to Keikyu Bus “Jyomyoji”
Address: 3-8-31 Jomyoji, Kamakura City, Kanagawa Prefecture
Regular holiday: No holidays
Admission time: 9: 00-16: 30
Admission fee: 100 yen (elementary school student 50 yen)

Stone kiln garden terraThe

Access: 3 minutes walk from the entrance to Sanmyo Temple
Address: 3-8-30 Jomyoji, Kamakura City, Kanagawa Prefecture
Closed on Mondays (in the case of national holidays, the next day will be transferred) Closed during summer and New Year holidays
Hours: 10: 00-17: 00 * Meals and drinks are subject to change depending on the season.
Phone number 0467-22-8851
Website: Stone kiln garden terrace

After lunch, return to the bus street, then go to Hokukuji Temple on the other side.
This is a temple famous for bamboo groves, so you can enjoy the garden in winter regardless of the season.

Hokokuji Temple

The bamboo forest spreads in the back of the main hall. The scenery of more than 1,000 bamboo trees that are neat and straight grows up. If you look at it, this spine seems to stretch your pin.

Hokokuji Temple

There is a teahouse in the back of the bamboo forest where you can enjoy matcha and sweets

* Please purchase a ticket at the entrance separately from the admission fee

If you have a cup of delicious matcha in the tranquility and you are pondering while looking at the swaying bamboo grove, time will pass quickly.

Hokokuji Temple

In the precincts, there are traces of yagura, and there are many Olympic towers. There was a yagura in the precincts of Meigetsu-in Temple. Many of the shrines at the temples and shrines in Kamakura are medieval tombs, surrounded by mountains on three sides and deep into the valleys.This is a unique feature of Kamakura, where there are many "Tanido".

* At Hokukokuji, you can get the “Origin” of the temple by showing the “Kamakura Free Environmental Bill” ticket.

Hokokuji Temple

Access: 3 minutes on foot from Kamakura Station to Keikyu Bus “Jyomyoji”
Address: 2-7-4 Jomyoji, Kamakura City, Kanagawa Prefecture
Regular holiday: December 29-January 3
Admission Hours: 9: 00-16: 00 * Matcha reception is available until 15:30
Admission fee: 200 yen Matcha (with dried confectionery) 500 yen
Homepage: Hokokuji HOUKOKUJI <Official>

After visiting Hokukokuji, return to Kamakura Station by bus, and then take Enoden to Hase. (By the way, I have already taken the bus three times so far, so I was able to get the original ticket for the day!)

* Bus between Jomoji-Kamakura Station runs about once every 10 minutes during the day.

Once you get to Kamakura Station, take the Enoden.

Enoden free pass area is to Hase Station. The Hase area is full of wonderful spots unique to Kamakura. Let's go immediately!

First of all, go to Haseji, which is also famous for hydrangea.

Hasedera

This temple is so popular that there are restrictions on admission during the hydrangea season. However, not only hydrangea but also the charm here is Hase Kannon. It's bigger than you think, beautiful and overwhelmed. Please visit us.

Hasedera

In addition, there is a museum called “Kannon Museum” in the precincts.Treasure such as is displayed. You can also learn about the temple's origins with a five-minute movie introducing Hase-dera.

The Kannon-do area has a vantage point where you can see the city of Kamakura and the sea, and the scenery is beautiful.

The beautiful coastline of Yuigahama

You can see the beautiful coastline of Yuigahama. The staircase is a bit tight, but I really want you to see this scenery! Wonderful.

In addition, Hase-dera temples have a little cute Buddha around the precincts that make you feel at ease.

In addition, there is a cave called “Benten Cave”, but this is a bit like a dungeon exploration. If you go inside while leaning a little, the inside is quite wide and looks like a maze. The appearance of the Buddhas floating in the candlelight is very mysterious.

Benten Cave

The hydrangea season is good, but the winter season is airy and the scenery can be seen far away, so there are fewer people so you can relax and take a walk!

* You can get a souvenir at Hase-ji Temple by showing the ticket for “Kamakura Free Environmental Bill”.

Hasedera

Access: 5 minutes on foot from Enoshima Electric Railway "Hase Station"
Address: 3-11-2 Hase, Kamakura City, Kanagawa Prefecture
Regular holiday: December 29-January 3
Admission time: March to September 8:00 to 17:00 / October to February 8:00 to 16:30
Admission fee: 300 yen for adults 100 yen for children
Homepage: Kamakura Hasedera

Now, the end of a great Kamakura sightseeing trip using “Kamakura Free Environmental Bills” is “Great Buddha”!

Big Buddha in Kamakura

About 5 minutes on foot from Hasedera. There are many souvenir shops along the way so you can enjoy walking. The temple with the Great Buddha is called Kotoku-in. You can see it as soon as you pass through the gate.

The big Buddha of Kamakura who thinks that it is “big! I sat down on this day.

By the way, do you know that the Great Buddha in Kamakura is placed inside (in the womb)?

Inside the Great Buddha in Kamakura (in the womb)

There is a wing-like window on the back and light enters from there, so the inside is not so dark.
Looking at the inside of the Great Buddha, it's easy to understand how the parts were connected together and it's quite interesting.

* At Kotoku-in, you can get a “Origin” from the “Kamakura Free Environmental Bill” ticket.

Daibutsu Kamakura (Kotokuin)

Access: 7 minutes on foot from Enoshima Electric Railway "Hase Station"
Address: 4-2-28 Hase, Kamakura City, Kanagawa Prefecture
Regular holiday: December 29-January 3
Admission time: April to September 8:00 to 17:30 / October to March 8:00 to 17:00
Admission fee: 200 yen for adults 200 yen for junior and senior high school students 100 yen for elementary school students
Homepage: Kotokuin Kamakura Daibutsuden

Now, it ’s time to buy souvenirs!

There are many famous souvenirs in Kamakura, such as pigeon sable and Kamakura Custer.

“Kurumi” from Kayakura Beniya . Kanagawa Prefecture Confectionery Exhibition It seems to be a confectionery that won the highest prize in the confectionery competition. The package is also cute with double boxes.

"Kurumi" in Kamakura Beniya

Walnuts and caramel are packed tightly, but not too heavy and not too sweet, moderately soft and delicious!

It's a perfect souvenir for your friends and work.

There are several stores in Kamakura city. This time, we visited the Hase store on the way from Hasedera to Kamakura Daibutsu.

Kamakura red valley

Access: 7 minutes on foot from Enoshima Electric Railway "Hase Station"
Address: 3-1-16 Hase, Kamakura City, Kanagawa Prefecture
Closed: Open all year round * Closed at 15:00 on December 31st, closed from January 1st to 3rd, 2017
Hours: 9: 00-17: 00
Phone number 0467-24-3077
Homepage: Hongya

Kamakura Station

That's why Kamakura 1-day sightseeing using the Kamakura Free Environmental Bill ends here. Return to Kamakura Station by Enoden.

It was the time taken for this sightseeing route, but I started Kita-Kamakura at 10 am and returned to Kamakura Station at 16:30 in the evening.
You can start a little earlier and take a walk around the Kita-Kamakura area, or you can go around the Gorei Shrine and Kamakura Museum of Literature in the Hase area.

Travel time can be shortened by taking a bus, so it was a perfect free pass for visiting Kamakura sightseeing spots!

* Information for each facility listed is as of December 2016

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