Fieldtrip to Kamakura
Monday, 29th ＠1PM - 5PM (Tentative)
Dandelion Chocolate Kamakura Store
12-32, Onarimachi, Kamakura-shi, Kanagawa, 248-0012 Japan
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1:00PM – Meet up at Dandelion Chocolate Kamakura Store
1:15PM – Wadatsuka Station via Onari Street
1:30PM – Hase Temple via Hase Station (15 min. by Enoshima dentetsu train)
Known for its 11-faced Kannon, one of the largest wooden Buddha statues in Japan, which is 9.18 meters tall. There is an observation platform on the flat area where the Kannon hall is built, overlooks the Kamakura sea, the streets of Hase, and all the way up to the Miura Peninsula.
2:15PM – Kotokuin: Great Buddha (10min. walk from Hasedera)
The Daibutsu at Kotokuin is known as Kamakura Daibutsu. The height is 11.31 meters (13.35 meters including the base) and the weight is about 121 tons. The construction of the bronze statue of Buddha, as it appears today, dates from 1252. Kamakura Daibutsu is the only statue of Buddha in Kamakura that is designated as a national treasure.
3:00PM Coffee Break; there are many coffee shops around Hase Station Recommendation: Vuori
3:45PM Hase Station to Kamakura Station (by Enoshima dentetsu train)
4:00PM–Tsurugaoka Hachimangu via Kamakura Station (5min walk)
Tsurugaoka Hachimangu is Kamakura's most important shrine. The shrine is dedicated to Hachiman, the patron god of the Minamoto family who established Kamakura government and of the samurai in general.
5:00PM – Wrap