Kamakura is one of the most popular seaside resorts. In addition, it belongs to the oldest city in Japan and is known as a historic city. This is one of the reasons for the influx of tourists to this city. A mild climate creates ideal conditions for recreation in this region.
Earlier kamakura was the political center of Japan. It was in this city that all the threads of state power were connected. Kamakura was not just some nerve knot of the country, but was a city that determined the vector and pace of life of the whole state. History of Kamakura is so huge that it is simply impossible to describe. The first temple in kamakura was built in 734, due to the fact that the rulers of Japan patronized religion. Already in the 13th century, the monks undertook the extensive dissemination of their teachings, which led to the mass construction of temples. Did the center of the towns of kamakura Zen Buddhism.
The city has a huge number of attractions, chief of which is the Temple of Hachiman Coloca. This place is located in the district of Jose and symbolizes the city of the great Buddha. Very near the temple the attention of the tourists are attracted by two ponds, Heike and Genji. In ponds growing Lotus, only one white, and the other – red. Together they create a magnificent picture, which is delighted with such beauty. On the ponds built a bridge, which in itself is very slippery, so it is not recommended to climb it, otherwise you can be in the pond. About these ponds and the bridge is a legend, according to which, if someone without the help of outsiders will pass on this bridge, in the future it will have a long life.
Moving on, you can see an equally impressive statue of The big Buddha, which is the second largest in the world. And at the foot of the hills tourists open cave Zen Arai Bente, which is a source. Each historical monument has its own legend. It exists about the source. According to this legend, the money you dip into the source will soon double.
Another popular buildings in kamakura are two ancient temples. Kente-JI temple was built in the middle of the 12th century. On its territory are the Chinese gate, a bronze bell, which is now declared a national treasure of Japan. It also contains the image of the fifth ruler of Kamakura. Engaku-JI temple is built in Chinese Chan style. This is a working temple in which live a harsh life. The way of life in the temple has been preserved since ancient times, according to which the monks get up at 3 o'clock and practice asceticism for more than a day. For all who wish to try the preparation in the temple regularly hosts the organization of sessions of meditation zazen. For beginners, their duration is only an hour. Sights of kamakura are endless. Today there are 176 Buddhist and Shinto temples in the city.
In addition to the excursion tour in kamakura there is also a beach holiday. The city is surrounded by mountains on three sides, and from the southern part there is a passage to Sagami Bay. Due to the mild climate, kamakura is the best place to relax. There are sandy beaches, infrastructure at the highest level. You can engage in various activities, such as diving and boating. There are tennis courts, Golf courses, playgrounds on the shore. For vacationers with children there is a water Park.
To entertainment can be attributed to the shopping trip. Very popular among tourists here are products made of porcelain, lacquer, bamboo, silk and pearls. All shops for tourists are located mainly in the Central part of the city. In addition, among the tourists there is a demand for audio and video equipment, electronics and photo products. In Japan, it is not accepted to bargain, but in stores very often arranged sales.
In the evening, all vacationers rush to restaurants to enjoy Japanese cuisine. The main products of Japanese dishes are rice, soybeans and seafood. The most popular dish is "sushi", which is a raw fish and seafood, laid out on boiled rice. An indispensable attribute of Japanese restaurants are sticks "Hasi". In addition, in all Japanese restaurants, all visitors sit on the floor.
For young people there are numerous clubs and night discos, many of them play European music.
The inhabitants of Kamakura are polite and reserved people, so the observance of the rules of etiquette is very important for them. The Japanese do not require tourists to observe their customs, but those who try to follow the Japanese way of communication, they are very grateful. For those who go to Kamakura for the first time, just be polite and punctual, for example, arrange a meeting in advance, do not be late.
Stay in kamakura is not like a holiday in European resorts. This feature allows the tourist to get a lot of new experiences and spend unforgettable days.