Inamuragasaki, Kamakura

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Inamuragasaki is a cape at the western end of Yuigahama (Beach) in Kamakura, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan. The cape divides Yuigahama from Shichirigahama (Beach) and Enoshima. Its name seems to stem from its shape, similar to a stack of rice at harvest time (an inamura). At its foot on the Shichirigahama side there is a park, the Inamuragasaki Park.HistoryBecause the ancient Tōkaidō highway passed along the sea south of this cape before heading to the Miura Peninsula, before the opening of the Gokuraku Pass Inamuragasaki was the traditional point of entry to Kamakura at the time of the Kamakura shogunate. Now crossed by a road (see photo), it used to be impassable by land and was therefore one of the natural defenses that made Kamakura an impregnable fortress.For this reason, it appears often in the historical record. It is first mentioned in the Genpei Jōsuiki because the Miura clan in 1180 crossed it twice to go rescue Minamoto no Yoritomo at the battle of Ishibashiyama. The troops didn't arrive in time, Yoritomo was defeated and the Miura had to go back the way they had come.The cape then appears in the Kaidōki because its author in 1223 passed it to enter Kamakura. Inamuragasaki is also mentioned in the Azuma Kagami, the Man'yōshū, the Heike Monogatari and the Taiheiki, although the first two call it with its old name, Mikoshinosaki.
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  • Make sure when you go to Kamakura! In particular is very beautiful in winter. This morning but cannot go. I wanted to go to the time of sunset.
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  • Saying inamura Jane Kuwata's famous southern served as the Director of film location! View Mt. Fuji and Enoshima also referred to Holy Land of surfers in the local area is the best!
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  • I alighted at the Inamuragasaki station. Walked towards the Inamuragaski cape. Already many photographers sitting on the small hills waiting for sunset. I was there around 3.30pm. Mt Fuji is there, bu...  more »
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  • Absolutely loved the place. Sauna is included for 1500 yen. The place has a great feel to it, the water is pretty great. Bringing your own Bath towels is recommended as it gets kinda expensive to rent them out.
  • 素晴らしい温質で、富士山と稲村ガ崎からの夕日を眺めながら入る事の出来る贅沢な温泉です。貸し出しや購入出来るタオルのサービスもあるため便利で、鎌倉や江ノ島に行く時に利用するのをいつも楽しみにしています。
  • They have the monopoly on the area, so that's why they can charge a bit more. Dark water--coffee like--not a normal for Japan. Tattoos are totally fine here.
  • Nice place, great facilities, and some of the staff can even speak English. Recommended.
  • Small indoor bath, 2 outdoors, one hot, one cold. Peaceful place with brown spring water but not my favourite in Japan & certainly not worth the Y1,400 price. Have been to much better located for Y700

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Given the easy access from Tokyo via a number of public transport options, the vast majority of visitors to Kamakura choose to stay in the capital and head here for a day trip. If you feel there's too much to see in one day, then you'll be pleased to find a decent selection of accommodations in Kamakura itself. Down by the sea sit perhaps the most luxurious of the crop, with sea views high on the list of desires for those who stay here. Follow the river as it snakes inland past the train station, and you'll see a good number of more standard hotels, as well as particularly budget-friendly guesthouses.
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