Kamakura

The ancient city of Kamakura is small in population, but abundant in beauty. Known for Daibutsu, a giant bronze Buddha statue built over 800 years ago, Kamakura is home to many Zen Buddhist temples, including the oldest one in Japan. Even when busy with tourists, an unmistakable calm blows gently through the tree-lined gardens and bamboo thickets. The tranquility that permeates brings peace, however fleeting.