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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  • July 16, 2017
     Jiang, electric rice village months Kawasaki station on the way bought a drink at a convenience store, along the coast about a 5-minute walk away. Just at sunset time, excellent breakfast good. I think we kinda cloudy and in the summer, Mt. Fuji is not seen, so go during the winter from the fall. Beach is a little bit is is recommended during dusk.
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  • July 11, 2017
    Walked up to inamuragasaki from shichirigahama. There are many people who enjoy surfing and sailing the seas of Shonan spread. Japan also was seen such a spectacle. When I was young there sight. Inamuragasaki and Nitta Yoshisada legend. I don't know about today's youth.
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  • June 26, 2017
    Is about what inspiration is famous as a tourist destination, but without the monument of inamuragasaki, ordinary Park. The name is Kamakura Kaihin Park. Rocky is currently down.
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  • April 22, 2017
    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
  • October 27, 2016
    Absolutely amazing onsen located near the sea. There is an indoor pool, two outdoor pools and a sauna. Really clean and peaceful place.
  • September 5, 2016
    Nice onsen with 4 pools and a sauna. They rent towels and toiletries. The staff speaks some english and are very friendly.
  • April 9, 2017
    Black magic water in the heart of Kamakura
  • June 19, 2016
    Kind of pricey at close to $15, but no entry for anyone under 18 which keeps the atmosphere nice and quiet. The water quality is great as I notice my skin to be silky smooth every time.

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