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Kamakura Treasure Museum (Kamakura Kokuhokan)

Kamakura Treasure Museum (Kamakura Kokuhokan) Review

This museum was built in 1928 as a repository for many of the most important objects belonging to the shrines and temples in the area; many of these are designated Important Cultural Properties. Located along the east side of the Tsuru-ga-oka Hachiman-gu shrine precincts, the museum has an especially fine collection of devotional and portrait sculpture in wood from the Kamakura and Muromachi periods; the portrait pieces may be among the most expressive and interesting in all of classical Japanese art.

    Contact Information

  • Address: 2–1–1 Yuki-no-shita, Kamakura, 248-0005
  • Phone: 0467/22–0753
  • Cost: ¥300
  • Hours: Tues.–Sun. 9–4
  • Location: Kamakura
Updated: 08-19-2013

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