When most people think of ancient Japanese cities, they rightly think of Kyoto. But did you know there is another ancient capital of Japan right next to Tokyo?
It is called Kamakura and is only a 1hr train raid from Tokyo!
During the Kamakura Period (1185–1333) when Kamakura was the capital, Japan was invaded (unsuccessfully!) by the Mongols and the country saw the birth of the Samurai warrior class – exciting times!
Starting with a quick visit this past weekend, Accessible Japan will be taking some time this next year to explore this ancient capital where you can see traditional weddings:
And Mount Fuji across the ocean:
While very beautiful, its location in the hills by the ocean make Kamakura more difficult for wheelchair users than the flatter Tokyo and central Kyoto.
Stay tuned! Both here and on our website (www.accessible-japan.com).
If you have any questions about accessible travel in Japan, please be sure to ask us in the Japan Discussion forum: