|Above, the Great Buddha of Kamakura. Photo by Armand Vaquer.|
Back in 2004, the first G-TOUR headed out of Tokyo and made a stop in Kamakura. While in Kamakura, the tour group visited Tsurugaoka Hachimangū and the Great Buddha.
Malay Mail Online has an article on things to see and do in Kamakura.
They start it with:
TOKYO, Aug 11 ― Vibrant, fast-paced Tokyo is renowned the world over, but visitors in Japan looking for a more laid-back destination can head to the seaside town of Kamakura.
Just a 45-minute train ride from Tokyo via the JR Yokosuka line, Kamakura was recommended by my Japan-based relatives. It was a good way to gain a perspective of Japan’s samurai-steeped history, they said.
Kamakura was the political centre of Japan some 800 years ago, hence the many shrines dedicated to Japanese deities.To read more, go here.