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How to get from Tokyo to Kamakura, Japan by train (Day Trip)

How to get from Tokyo to Kamakura, Japan by train (Day Trip)

Visiting Kamakrua, the site of a medieval Japanese shogunate, is one of the most popular day trips from Tokyo, Japan.

This ancient city just outside of Tokyo is full of historic Buddhist temples, Shinto shrines, and the famous 13th-century Great Buddha of Kamakura.

It’s easy to get from Tokyo to Kamakura by train, and the trip takes around 1.25 hours. Here’s what you need to know:

train ticket from Tokyo to Kamakura, Japan

train ticket from Tokyo to Kamakura, Japan

  • Start at Tokyo Station.

  • From Tokyo Station, purchase a ticket from one of the ticket machines for Kamakura Station. The fare is 920 yen (around $9) for a one-way ticket.

  • Trains depart frequently, approximately every half-hour throughout the day.

  • Follow the signs inside Tokyo Station to the JR Yokosuka Line (dark blue line) platform. Tokyo Station is big and can be confusing, the the signs are clearly marked. The platform for the JR Yokosuka Line is down on the lower levels of the station near the platform for the train to Narita Airport.

  • Make sure you board the train heading towards Zushi.

  • The trip between Tokyo and Kamakura takes around 1 hour and 15 minutes, and passes through Yokohama.

Kamakura Station

Kamakura Station

When you arrive at Kamakura Station, pay a visit to the tourist information center to pick up a map. Kamakura is a small town, and it’s possible to see all of the major sights and attractions by foot.

Kamakura is easy to navigate, and small enough to get around on foot.

Kamakura is easy to navigate, and small enough to get around on foot.

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