Kamakura is the perfect day trip from Tokyo. Once a political capital in Japan, this ancient city runs at a welcomed slower pace and is full of rich history. The Daibutsu is a must see. This incredible Buddha statue has been standing here since 1252! Just a few blocks over from the temples and shrines is a thriving beach town. When sitting on Zaimokuza Beach with an acai bowl or frozen cocktail in hand, it is hard to imagine you are just outside of the world’s busiest city!
Favorite things to do in Kamakura, Japan
Do: Zaimokuza Beach