Getting There

Unless you enjoy changing trains and exploring wrong-way turns in strange stations, the easiest way to get to Kamakura is via the Japan Railways (JR) Yokosuka Line, which takes about an one hour and costs 890 Yen from Tokyo Station to Kamakura. Tokyo Station is huge and confusing. The trains you want leave about every 15 minutes from Track 1, 2 or sometimes 3 in the underground of Marunouchi side of the Station. Signage is poor in all languages, but the Yokosuka Line is usually marked in light blue.

If you are on the other side of Tokyo, you could leave from Shinjuku. If you get a direct train on the JR Shonan Shinjuku Line, the trip takes again about an hour and costs 890 Yen to Kamakura. Only trains marked as bound for Zushi provide a direct connection to Kamakura. Otherwise, you have to transfer at Ofuna Station and you don't want that.

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