Kamakura is a coastal town in Kanagawa Prefecture that is home to many attractions and among them is the Daibutsu (The Great Buddha Statue). It is also surrounded by many temples and shrines and slowly became a very popular tourist destination.
In fact, if you’re planning to visit Kamakura, going there during the weekdays is the recommended choice. During the weekends, the tourist attractions can become very crowded especially on the way to the Great Buddha Statue.
In order to fully enjoy your trip to Kamakura, consider staying at these 10 wonderful ryokans.
1. Kaihinsou Kamakura (かいひん荘鎌倉)
Just a minute walk from the Yuigahama Station, Kaihinsou Kamakura is considered as one of the most convenient ryokans in Kamakura. Some of the Japanese and Western style rooms have a garden and the only ryokan that serves Japanese Kaiseki for dinner. It offers easy access to Kamakura’s attractions such as Yuigahama beach and the Great Buddha Statue.
Address: 4-8-14, Kamakura 248-0014, Kanagawa Prefecture
Website: http://www.kaihinso.jp/ (Japanese Only)
2. KKR Kamakura (ＫＫＲ鎌倉わかみや)
KKR Kamakura is a modern hotel that has their own hot spring bath. They have many rooms to choose from, and the balcony gives you a scenic view of the Yuigahama Beach. Dining options include free breakfast and dinner at their open air restaurant. They also have a tennis court for those who want to enjoy an exciting game of tennis.
Address: 4-6-13 Yuigahama, Kamakura 248-0014, Kanagawa Prefecture
Website: http://www.kamakurawakamiya.jp/ (Japanese Only)
3. Kotsubo Kaigan LINCA (小坪海岸 凛花)
Kotsubo Kaigan LINCA is a 5-minute walk from the Kotsubo Bus Stop. A great place to stay and enjoy their popular full course dinner, while discussing about the things that happened during the day. Friendly staff and great accommodations that will suit your needs. This place only allows 4 groups of visitors per day.
Address: 5-8-3, Kotsubo, Zushi-shi, Kanagawa, 249-0008
Website: http://www.kotubo-linca.com/ (Japanese Only)
4. Ebisuya Ryokan (旅館 恵比寿屋)
Ebisuya Ryokan is a fantastic place to stay mainly because of their excellent large public baths that give you a spectacular view of Shonan Beach. They have over 20 Japanese style rooms with their own private bath and toilet. Feel free to soak your tired body in their popular baths to relieve the soreness of your travels. Ebisuya Ryokan is located within Enoshima Island.
Address: 1-4-16 Enoshima Fujisawa-shi, Kanagawa-ken
Website: http://www.ebisuyaryokan.jp/ (Japanese Only)
5. Iwamotorou (岩本楼)
Iwamotorou is a well-known ryokan in Kamakura that is located at Enoshima Island. This ryokan has survived since the Kamakura Era and became the lodging place of many important daimyo during that time. Well-furbished and spacious rooms are available for people who are traveling in groups.
Address: 2-2-7 Enoshima Fujisawa Kanagawa
Website: http://www.iwamotoro.co.jp/ (Japanese Only)
6. Kinokuniya Ryokan (紀伊国屋旅館)
Kinokuniya Ryokan is a traditional ryokan where you can enjoy public onsen baths. Their prided onsen coupled with their impeccable service is the reason why this Ryokan is very popular. For dining options, they both serve breakfast and dinner courses to their guests.
Address: 1 Chome-13-16 Katasekaigan Fujisawa-shi, Kanagawa Prefecture
Website: http://www.kinokuniyaryokan.com/ (Japanese Only)
7. Ouchikan (大內館)
Ouchikan is a modern ryokan where you can enjoy good accommodations and great tasting seafood cuisines. The ryokan has scenic views of the surrounding seas, and the staff is very hospitable as well. An ideal place to stay while you explore the attractions of the city.
Address: 1083 Oiso, Oisomachi, Naka-gun
Website: http://www.oouchikan.com/ (Japanese Only)
8. Hotel Shiosai (ほてる汐彩)
Unlike other places in Kamakura, Hotel Shiosai has well furnished and spacious rooms where you can relax and plan your itinerary in Kamakura. They have 14 rooms complete with necessary amenities and just a few minutes walk from Enoshima Island. Their balcony offers great views of the ocean.
Address: 1-7-3 Katasekaigan, Fujisawa, Kanagawa Prefecture 251-0035
Website: http://hotelshiosai.com/ (Japanese Only)
9. Villa Sacra
Villa Sacra is a charming place that has very cozy rooms that are perfect for solo travelers. Although the rooms are not as spacious as the other ryokans in the area, it still gives off an interesting and unique experience. The staff speaks English, so you won’t have any problems when it comes to recommendations and popular destinations.
Address: 273-3 Tokiwa Kamakura-shi Kanagawa Prefecture
10. Kamakura Guest House
Kamakura Guesthouse is a traditional ryokan style guesthouse that will not fail to impress you. Just 10 minutes away from the Shonan-Fukasawa Monorail Station, this ryokan has a kitchen, 2 shower rooms and 2 separate dormitories for men and women. The highlight of this guesthouse is the common room on which there is an irori (Japanese traditional fireplace) that you can use during your stay. Since this is a guesthouse, they do not provide any meals to their guests.
Address: 248-0022 Kanagawa, Kamakura, Tokiwa 273-5
Data is as of December 2016
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