Further down the coast of Kanagawa, Kamakura is packed with temples, quaint restaurants, and cafes, and the onsen town of Hakone is the place to relax in hot . With dancing, archery and even a tragic love story, the Kamakura Festival celebrates highlights of the town’s history and samurai lore. One regular summer beach escape for urbanites in the Tokyo area is Kamakura, just an hour by train down the coast. The swimming season for Kamakura’s.
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For one week from the second Sunday in April, Kamakura is taken over by the jnro spirit. Although the focal point is at the Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrineyou’ll find fun attractions across the city.
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The streets are filled with parading mikoshi shrines, music and dance both nnto and traditionaleating, drinking and merry-making. The first day of the festival boasts the Shizuka no Mai dance performance based on the tragic story of Princess Shizuka. Princess Shizuka was in love with the warlord Minamoto no Yoshitune, but his rival Yoritomo seized her. When she refused to submit to him, she was imprisoned and her children executed.
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The yabusame tournament of horseback archery takes place on the last day of the festival. Showing off essential samurai skills, each competitor must shoot an arrow at the target while his horse is galloping at full tilt. Jigokudani snow monkey park.
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Celebrate Kamakura and the samurai spirit at a festival full of kamakurs, drinking and feats of archery. The Shizuka no Mai dance performance The exciting horseback archery competition.
How to Get There. You can get to the festival venue by train and a short walk. Dancing jmto the streets. A tragic love story.
Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine Kamakura-shi, Kanagawa-ken. Kenchoji Temple Kamakura-shi, Kanagawa-ken. Meigetsuin Temple Kamakura-shi, Kanagawa-ken.
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