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Kamakura, Japan

Kamakura (鎌倉) is a city in Kanagawa prefecture in Japan.

Surrounded by mountains on three sides and the Pacific on the fourth, Kamakura is a natural fortress. During the Middle Ages it was the chief city of the Kanto region, and from the 12th through 14th centuries the Minamoto shoguns ruled Japan from here. Kamakura is now mainly known for its temples and shrines.

Official Homepage: http://www.city.kamakura.kanagawa.jp/english/

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