Best Places for Backpackers in Kamakura, Japan.

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The best backpackers destinations & accommodation in Kamakura, Japan.

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Top 5 hostels in Kamakura, Japan.

These are the 5 most awesome hostels and budget places to stay in Kamakura, Japan.

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Kamakura Guesthouse

96 /100

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Kamakura Guesthouse

Kamakura guesthouse is beautiful and traditional Japanese house located in the historic City Kamakura.Staff are very friendly,you will feel like part of the family through cooking around ‘Irori’ (Japanese traditional fire place) in the living room.Your stay at Kamakura guesthouse will be one you wi...
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WeBase Kamakura

95 /100

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WeBase Kamakura

WeBase is a brand new International Hostel located in the picturesque and historic town of Kamakura. WeBase Hostel Kamakura offers private and dormitory rooms, a Japanese style bath , communal lounge , yoga studio and an on-site fusion-French restaurant. *******Remarks******** 3mins from Yui...
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Tokiwa〜Kamakura Backpackers〜

88 /100

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Tokiwa〜Kamakura Backpackers〜

Tokiwa〜Kamakura Backpackers〜 provides rooms with free WiFi in Kamakura, in a prime location 1.3 km from Great Buddha. Around 1.5 km from Hasedera Temple, the property is also close to Zeniarai Benzaiten. Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine is 2.9 km from the property. Guest rooms in the guest house are...
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Kamejikan

88 /100

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Kamejikan

Guesthouse“Kamejikan” is located in old Kamakura area and only 250 meters away from the sandy beach where you would enjoy a nice morning walk and beautiful sunset, as well as surfing and swimming in the summer. The 88 years old wooden house originally built as a residence for a wealthy family ren...
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Enoshima Guest House 134

84 /100

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Enoshima Guest House 134

Our guest house was newly opened in October 1, 2016. Our concept "Accommodation of people who love to travel with the sea". This property is 4 minutes walk from the beach. Enoshima Guest House 134 is situated in Fujisawa and is just a 2-minute walk from Katase-Enoshima Station. The property is...
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Things to see and do while backpacking in Kamakura, Japan.

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Nara National Museum

The Nara National Museum primarily features Japanese Buddhist Art and Artifacts. It was built in 1889 and still uses its original building. The newer wing connects via an underground passage. The permanent collection includes various Buddhist statues, paintings, scrolls, and ceremonial objects. The Museum focuses on the collection and preservation of Buddhist artifacts as these were vital in Japanese art. It boasts artifacts from the Asuka, Nara, Heian, and Kamakura periods. There are different exhibits held throughout the year and different events during specific days of the week. So if you plan on seeing a specific event or exhibit, you can check their website here.

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A pleasant experience was also the visit to the Ueno Zoo. The park is large and the animals are mostly kept in spacious and clean pens. I was lucky to see the two resident pandas up close just when they were eating their daily batch of bamboo. The ice bears were in an active mood too, running around and chasing each other around their coop. If you like watching animals, I definitely recommend to visit this zoo. Kamakura If you have more days in Tokyo, it’s a good idea to make a day trip to Kamakura. Kamakura is a smaller town with many charming temples. You can get there by train from Tokyo, which will take about an hour. The main attraction is the giant buddha statue and many charming temples, which can remind you of a smaller Kyoto. Here you can also satisfy your craving for sea and the beach. However, when we visited at the end of May the beach looked really uninviting. The yellow sand was covered in seaweed and various trash washed ashore from the sea. Maybe they clean it up in summer once the season begins, but for us the only beach we visited in Japan was really disappointing.

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