One Day trip to Kamakura this Fall

If you have several days in Tokyo, I recommend going on a day trip to Kamakura.

Kamakura is only about 1 hour away from Shinjuku but you will be surprised by the authentic atmosphere you can experience in Kamakura.

It is a great change from the busy city of Tokyo and you can enjoy a walk in a historical town of Kamakura this fall.

Autumn in Kamakura generally starts in mid November lasting until mid December. Due to the warm weather compared to Tokyo, the leaves start to color later than those in Tokyo.

Here are some must go spot when you are visiting Kamakura in autumn.

1. Enkakuji Temple (円覚寺)

Peak: Mid November- Early December

秋模様 in 鎌倉円覚寺

Photo by shuzo serikawa

秋模様 in 鎌倉円覚寺

Photo by shuzo serikawa

During the peak season, make sure to visit early in the morning. Sometimes there can be lines just to by the admission ticket!

Admission Ticket: JPY300 for aduls

Access: 1 min walk from Kita-Kamakura (北鎌倉) station 

2. Myogetsu Temple (明月院)

Peak: Late November- Late December

It is just like a painting as you look out of the circular window. You can appreciate the beautiful Japanese architecture.


Photo by Naoki Natsume/Ishii , 夏目直樹 ,石井直樹

Access: 10 min walk from Kita-Kamakura (北鎌倉) station 

3. Hasedera Temple (長谷寺)

Peak: Late November- Mid December

Hasedera temple is famous for it’s hydrangeas but autumn foliage is certainly worth a trip as well!

At night, you can also enjoy an illumination of the autumn leaves!

Hase-dera Temple

Photo by er Guiri


Photo by elminium

Access: 5 min walk from Hasedera (長谷寺) station 

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