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  The heartland of Japan had always been in the West until the Edo period began in 1603 (Edo is the old name of Tokyo).  Kyoto is well known as Japan’s capital during the Heian period.  But there is a 150 year exception in Japanese history known as the Kamakura period.

 

  In 1192, a Bushi-warrior named Yoritomo Minamoto 源頼朝 was appointed Shogun-General and started ruling all of Japan.  Their capital, which began as a small village not so far from modern Tokyo, became known as Kamakura.  Minamoto’s descendants governed Japan until losing power in 1333, when the political center moved back to Kyoto.

 

  That eastern place has been called "The Capital of Bushi-warriors".  Kamakura's warriors remained so unaffected and vigorous even after their status was raised, they left a little different atmosphere to this city than we now feel in other ancient cities built by the noble people.

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  Quiet & Active  

 

  Kamakura fans often recommend a stroll around the city.

  It's a fun to take some quiet streets and find your favorite scenery along them, while it's surely good to walk down the popular and lively streets.

  A variety of activities.

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  We opened this website to support overseas visitors exploring Kamakura by themselves in 2016 and will continue that operation from now on, too.

 

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Current or the latest introduction of the seasonal sight seeing in Kamakura.

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  Additionally, we suport those who want to enjoy Kamakura tour and some activities more easily and quickly with the tour guide now.

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Link - Kamakura City Websites

 These multilingual websites provide useful information for overseas visitors.

 

Kamakura City Tourist Association

http://en.kamakura-info.jp/ 

 

Visit Kamakura

https://www.city.kamakura.kanaga.....

 

Kamakura visitor's guide

http://www.city.kamakura.ka............

 

World Heritage

http://www.bukenokoto-kamakura.c.......

 

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