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An hour's train ride south of Tokyo lies the small, relaxed town of KAMAKURA, trapped between the sea and a circle of wooded hills. Kamakura is steeped in history, and many of its 65 temples and 19 shrines date back some eight centuries, when, for a brief and tumultuous period, this was Japan's political and military centre. Its most famous sight is the Daibutsu, a glorious bronze Buddha surrounded by trees, but the town's ancient Zen temples are equally compelling. Kamakura's prime sights can be covered on a day-trip from Tokyo, starting with the temples of Kita-Kamakura, the town's …
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Kamakura Prince Hotel

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Daibutsu (Kotoku-in Temple)

Lady Inada no Tsubone [d. 1253] together with a monk called Joko were responsible for the fund raising which resulted in the aesthetically pleasing Great Buddha, dedicated ...

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