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Cherry blossoms in Engakuji Temple
Cherry blossoms bloom beautifully around the Sanmon gate in Engakuji Temple. The old architecture combined with cherry blossoms is a lovely sight.
Cherry blossoms in Tusrugaoka Hachimangu Shrine
The best sight is on Genji-ike pond side. The blossoms extend to just above the surface of the water, mirrored in the pond. It is truly a gorgeous sight to behold.
Shizuka-no-Mai at the Kamakura Festival
You can enjoy Shizuka-no-Mai (The Dance of Shizuka), performed by professional classical Japanese dancers, every April at the Kamakura Festival.
Rose garden in Kamakura Museum of Literature
There is a 6,500 square foot rose garden in Kamakura Museum of Literature. There are even roses named after Kamakura and events which happen here, such as “Kamakura”, “Shizuka-no-Mai”, “Yabusame”, and “Hoshizukiyo”.
"the temple of hydrangeas"
Meigetsu-in Temple especially comes to mind, known specifically as "the temple of hydrangeas". 80% to 90% of the hydrangea of Meigetsu-in are an original Japanese variety called hime-ajisai. The blossoms are a little bit smaller compared to western hydrangeas, and are very cute.
More than 40 different kinds of hydrangeas in Hasedera Temple
In Hasedera Temple, during the rainy season of early summer, more than 40 different kinds of hydrangeas cover the hillside with about 2,500 blooms.
Kamakura Fireworks Festival
Kamakura Fireworks Festival takes place at Yuigahama on the coast of Kamakura City every summer.
Fall foliage in Engakuji temple
Engakuji is well known for the best place to be able to enjoy fall foliage in Kitakamakura area. The whole precinct is colored with autumn leaves. Myoko-chi pond area is especially beautiful.
Kenchoji Temple is known for colored leaves in fall
The most impressive display of fall colors are found in the back of the main temple grounds, behind Ryuho-in Hall (a sub-temple of Kenchoji) and along the path to the Hansobo hill. The yellow carpet of fallen gingko leaves is especially beautiful.
Shishimai-no-tani (Lion Dance Valley)
The Ten-en Hiking Trail is also called the Kamakura Alps. Off the main trail, you can walk through Shishimai-no-tani (Lion Dance Valley), which is famous for colored Japanese maple trees in fall.
Large-flowered peonies in Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine
Beginning around the New Year and lasting until early February, you can enjoy beautiful, rare large-flowered peonies sheltered under small huts of woven grass in Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine.
Plum blossoms in Tokeiji Temple
You can enjoy red and white plum blossoms at the plum grove on the temple grounds from February through early March.