Kamakura is a good destination for a day-trip from Tokyo. Kamakura is located only 30 miles from Tokyo. The most attractive feature of Kamakura is that there are numerous temples and shrines. There is the atmosphere of old Japan there. Kamakura was Japan's capital for more than 100 years beginning in 1192 when the shogun Minamoto Yoritomo established Bakufu Samurai government. Kamakura is famous for the statue of the Great Buddha Statue (Daibutsu). Also, Kamakura is surrounded by mountains and beaches, and there are many hiking trails. Also, Kamakura festival is held from the second Sunday through the third Sunday every year. Various traditional Japanese events attract many visitors during the festival.

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