Kamakura, second only to Kyoto and nara, is one of the ancient capitals, with nearly a thousand years of history and culture, with a large number of shogunate shrines, temple buildings, and well-preserved. Kamakura, an ancient capital by the sea and mountains, is also an important city in Tokyo metropolitan area, one of the three metropolitan areas in Japan.
When we talk about the tang and song styles in China, we think of Kyoto and nara, but kamakura does not shy away from the topic when it comes to Japanese trams.
Here, whether the art to the explosion of the oda soi terminus of the island station, or in the countless residential shuttle river electricity, the infinite beauty of the tram, often lost in reality and fantasy.
As an ancient capital of tourism, kamakura is a city of culture where literary masters like to live in modern times. But today, for the majority of tourists, to come to kamakura, will not go to Kyoto, nara like the old buildings are full of fascination, but there is a cavity animation warm blood, must be to “jiang electric kamakura university front” station to take photos and punch CARDS.
The kanagawa tram, which connects kamakura station to fujisawa station, has drawn fans of Japanese anime to the area. In particular, when the streetcars and lanes were running side by side on the beach, haruko and the cherry blossom flower road met, the fans of “Slam Dunk” seemed crazy for a moment. That scene became a photo shoot for the anime pilgrimage site.
But there’s another place I’d recommend for dunk’s photo shoot: jiangzhi island. Unless one day I find the background for inuyasha, where the two characters meet, then I’m going to be crazy to clock in.
Jiangzhi island, is a very beautiful sand island. According to the data, about the formation of the island, the earliest can be traced back to the emperor qin Ming 13 years. But each time, only when the tide goes out, does a spatula appear that leads to the island. Until a major earthquake in kanto, the island was all raised and connected to the land.
Today, it is one of kamakura’s most famous attractions and is a designated historical site in kanagawa prefecture. On the island, there are many different size of the shrine, the most eye-catching shrine on the island belongs to the jiangdao shrine, is one of the three Japanese day shrine.
Inside the shrine, the worship is the goddess of music and entertainment, is also one of the seven gods in Japanese mythology, these gods are all eloquence days.
As a tourist island, jiangzhi has many tourist shops and Japanese restaurants, but some are hidden, often between shops and trees. If time is sufficient, might as well search these small shops, very delicate, have tasteful.
Walking along the coast of the island is a comfortable and cozy choice. It is better to buy a matcha ice cream and eat it while walking.
It’s a small island, and it’s all on foot, past the bronze torii that guards the island’s gateway, up the path, past a busy market filled with souvenir shops, to the jiangdao shrine. Enter the shrine and continue up the stone steps to the top of the island, where you can see not only izu, Mount Fuji, but also downtown Tokyo.
There are many scenic spots on the island, there are many relics about the dragon, such as the dragon palace, the dragon cave and so on. This is because there are legends about the dragon in the early years of jiangzhi island. But the dragon legend here is not a lucky beast, but a dragon.
Legend has it that there was a dragon with five heads in kamakura before the island was formed. One day in the 13th year of the reign of emperor Ming, a cloud suddenly covered the sky over the sea, and a fairy appeared.
The dragon fell in love with the fairy at first sight, and turned over a new leaf to benefit the world with the fairy, and finally married the fairy. Legend has it that the dragon is the embodiment of the day of debate, even tokugawa ieyasu has been to the shrine.
Traces of the jomon age have also been found on the island, proving that humans lived on it 7,000 years ago. With such a dragon legend, the island became one of the most important cultural monuments in kamakura. But these monuments do not seem to attract much attention from tourists, who are usually attracted by the beauty.
At the same time, it is also the original location of many Japanese anime, such as “Slam Dunk” in the island of the river perspective close-up, Japan is very famous game “autumn memories” in the original location of lulu island is here. The stories of invasion! Squid, football knights, the melody of goblins and ping pong also take place here.
It can be said that the cultural symbol of kamakura is not only the streetcar, but also the anime memory, which is the characteristic of it completely different from Kyoto and nara. In addition to the island of the river and the station in front of the university of kamakura, we can also find the scenic spots in the other corners of kamakura, just like the “movie city” in the eyes of cartoonists.
1. Please pay attention to safety when taking photos near the station of kamakura university of jiangzhi electric power station. Do not eat while walking.
2. Jiangzhi island is free to visit.
3. There are many tram and bus routes to jiangzhi island. It is recommended to take JR (Tokyo station – kamakaka-okazima), yokosuka line/about 55 minutes, and kiyoshi/about 25 minutes.
4. Eating on the island is not cheap. Along the coast, there are many Japanese restaurants as well as many snack bars.
5. It is recommended to take a look at the souvenir shops, because the prices are relatively high and the things do not seem to have local characteristics.
A day trip to the island of the kamakura river is enough, including a trip to the Slam Dunk photo shoot.