Temple in Kamakura

Daibutsu (Great Buddha) of Kamakura

A bronze seated statue of the Buddha Amida with a height of approximately 11.5m, which was built for the protection of the Kamakura Shogunate and the people. The robust and powerful beauty of art expressed in it shows the powerfulness of the samurai and the samurai culture.

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Jokomyoji Temple

A Buddhist temple was build by regents, Hojo Tokiyori and Hojo Nagatoki. It was one of the central Buddhist temples in the study of Buddhist teachings in Kamakura. A pictorial drawing that had been inherited in the temple shows the Hojo clan’s construction of Buddhist temples very well.

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Kakuonji Temple

A Buddhist temple was built by a regent, Hojo Yoshitoki. Its tranquil religious space shows the characteristics of Kamakura’s Buddhist temples ‘landscapes very well. It was one of the central Buddhist temples in the study of Buddhist teachings in Kamakuda.

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Shrine in Kamakura Part 2

Jufukuji Temple

The first Zen Buddhist temple in Kamakura, which was built on the site of the residence of Minamoto no Yoshimoto, the father of Minamoto no Yoritomo. It is profoundly associated with “Tea”, which is one of the distinctive characteristics of the samurai culture.

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Zuisenji Temple

A Zen Buddhist temple was built by Muso Soseki. Its garden that was created by carving out the mountain is considered to show the complete form of the early Zen Buddhist garden.

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Engakuji Temple

Built to mourn for the victims who died during the invasion by Mongolia without distinguishing friends and enemies. Together with Kenshoji Temple, it played a big role in the establishment of Zen Buddhism in Japan

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Shrine in Kamakura part 1

Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine

Relocated to the existing location by Minamoto no Yoritomo in 1180. It was a very important place as the symbolic and spiritual center of the samurai government and as the stage not only for religious activities but also political and ceremonial purposes.

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Kenchoji Temple

The first ashram dedicated to Zen Buddhism in Japan that was built, receiving a Chinese high Buddhist priest, Rankei Doryu. It made a great contribution as the largest facility for the introduction of Chinese culture to the establishment and development of the samurai culture.

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Eagara Tenjinsha Shrine

Worshipped as the god that protects the Kamakura Shogunate together with Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine. The main hall building is thought to date back to the 14th century

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5 Year Anniversary – Liberty Cove House

Happy 5 year Anniversary to Liberty Cove House.

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We have been opened since 2013 November 1st and today is our 5 year anniversary. We would like to thank you all for supporting us!

It has been a wonderful year. We thank to all our tenants. We have been very happy to accommodate you. Thanks for your continued support.

 

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We have available apartments

We have available apartments Now!

We have a variety of Renting / Stay plans which would meet your life style and budget! For more details, please e-mail us at reservations@liberty-cove-house.com

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Mikan Picking

Mikan is known as Japanese oranges or tangerines.

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October 20th marks the first day of the season to enjoy all-you-can-eat style mikan picking within the beautiful, terraced orchard of Tsukuihama Tourist Farm. Located in the Miura Peninsula of Yokosuka City, hike along the fragrant hillside to harvest your very own basket of mikans.

You take a train from Shioiri station (Keikyu Line) to Tsukuihama station. You don’t need to change the train and it is about 20 mins ride. From Tsukuihama Station it’s about 8-minutes by taxi or 25-minutes on foot. On weekends, a shuttle bus is available.

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Curry Town Yokosuka

Curry is one of the most popular dishes in Japan, along with ramen noodles and sushi. Curry originated in India although it has been adapted and become popular around the world, including in England. It is said that the Japanese navy followed the example of the British fleet, where curry was originally eaten because it could be preserved for longer than ordinary stew. The Japanese soldiers brought the curry recipe back to their homes and it spread from there.

Yokosuka is known as Curry Town in Japan.

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We have available apartments Now!

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Halloween week!

Halloween is getting popular in Japan. Japanese people focus putting the costume on – not trick or treat traditional customs.

Yokosuka area has also Halloween festival, costume contests and so on.

This coming Saturday 27th, different venue has different festival. Closest location is Yokosuka Chuo station and Dobuita area.

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Actual Halloween is on October 31st and this year is Wednesday… If you are planning to join Halloween party, most events are held on Friday and Saturday. The popular place to see the people with the costume would be Shibuya area in Tokyo.

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Kamakura – short trip from Liberty Cove House

Kamakura is located close to Liberty Cove House. You take JR train from Yokosuka station. It takes about 20 minutes.

Kamakura became the political center of Japan, when Minamoto Yoritomo chose the city as the seat for his new military government in 1192. The Kamakura government continued to rule Japan for over a century, first under the Minamoto shogun and then under the Hojo regents.

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After the decline of the Kamakura government in the 14th century and the establishment of its successor, the Muromachi or Ashikaga government in Kyoto, Kamakura remained the political center of Eastern Japan for some time before losing its position to other cities.

Today, Kamakura is a small city and a very popular tourist destination. Sometimes called the Kyoto of Eastern Japan, Kamakura offers numerous temples, shrines and other historical monuments. In addition, Kamakura’s sand beaches attract large crowds during the summer months.

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