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With beautiful seaside views, an amazing food scene, and historic temples, Kamakura is an amazing place to stay near Tokyo. We introduce 12 excellent hotels in Kamakura with options for every budget.

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With its beautiful beaches and historical temples, Kamakura is an enticing side visit for many travelers to Tokyo and Yokohama.

However, attempting to cram so much into one day can result in missing out on all the region has to offer. So why not stay the night ... or two? With these charming guesthouses and hotels, you can ensure that you'll experience all that Kamakura has to offer without feeling rushed!

12 Excellent Hotels in Kamakura

Guesthouses and Hostels
1. Pine Tree
2. IZA Kamakura Guest House and Bar
3. Guest House Irodori Kamakura
4. plat hostel keikyu kamakura wave
Hotels
5. GEN HOTEL KAMAKURA
6. BIRD HOTEL
Resort Hotels
7. Hotel Metropolitan Kamakura
8. kamakura seizan
9. WeBase KAMAKURA
10. Good morning Zaimokuza
Holiday Apartments and Villas
11. THE FLOW KAMAKURA
12. Leaf

1. Pine Tree

Stays By the Seaside - 11 Amazing Hotels to Enjoy in Kamakura

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Seeking a cozy seaside retreat just steps away from the beach? Look no further than the guest house Pine Tree.

Located a mere 200 meters from Koshigoe Beach in Kamakura, Pine Tree provides the sensation of staying at your own beach house, equipped with kitchen amenities and climate control.

Particularly popular with couples, Pine Tree promises a wonderfully romantic beachside getaway destination.

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2. IZA Kamakura Guest House and Bar

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A communal stay that includes its own bar - this guest house is perfect for those seeking to meet, greet, and create memories!

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IZA Kamakura Guest House offers a vibrant atmosphere with dorm-style rooms alongside guest rooms for two or four. The amiable staff are a standout feature, with many guests praising the host for their exceptional hospitality and attentiveness to guest needs.

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3. Guest House Irodori Kamakura

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A traditional guest house that features a distinctive atmosphere and communal setup, Guest House Irodori Kamakura is an excellent choice for visitors seeking to make lasting memories and new friends while immersing themselves in the unique vibes provided by the guest house staff.

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Kamakura has long been renowned for its connection to samurai culture, and the staff at Irodori Kamakura enthusiastically showcase this for their guests.

The accommodation is wheelchair-friendly, and the staff provides guided tours and activities that are universally accessible.

With both Yuigahama and Zaimokuza beaches nearby, you'll have a wealth of options for how to enjoy your cozy Kamakura stay.

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4. plat hostel keikyu kamakura wave

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At plat hostel keikyu kamakura wave, guests can savor a hotel experience at hostel-like prices, offering a budget-friendly yet cozy atmosphere.

With convenient access to the beach and important public transport lines, this hostel serves as an excellent home base, complete with a kitchen stocked with utensils and a rooftop barbecue package for the summer months!

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5. GEN HOTEL KAMAKURA

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GEN HOTEL KAMAKURA is the epitome of convenience for those eager to explore the best sights around Kamakura on foot.

The facility beautifully combines modern comfort with the traditional styling and ambiance of Japan. Many rooms feature a lovely Japanese floor table, allowing visitors to enjoy a relaxing tea or traditional sweet after a long day.

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Moreover, the hotel is within walking distance of central Kamakura. Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine and the famous Komachi-dori Street are located nearby, ensuring guests can easily explore the local attractions.

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6. BIRD HOTEL

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BIRD HOTEL is a 3-star hotel located near Yuigahama Beach and Zaimokuza Beach. The hotel has a garden and spacious rooms, making it a popular choice for family trips.

The restaurant within BIRD HOTEL serves American cuisine. Vegan options are also available.

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7. Hotel Metropolitan Kamakura

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For a truly luxurious stay in Kamakura, consider the Hotel Metropolitan Kamakura. This hotel is just a short walk from JR Kamakura Station.

Featuring 12 different room types, selected rooms offer magnificent views of Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine, Yuigahama Beach, and Komachi-dori Street through their floor-to-ceiling windows.

As part of the hotel's service, there is a café operated by the lifestyle brand Muji. This café offers a buffet-style service with 80 dishes for hotel guests, ensuring you start your Kamakura day on the right foot.

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8. kamakura seizan

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A verdant hotel oasis nestled in the heart of Kamakura, kamakura seizan welcomes you with a lush sprawling garden as you step out of Kamakura Station and make your way in.

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The hotel features a cafe, 518, which offers an extensive coffee menu along with gourmet options ranging from locally sourced curry to seasonal pop-up menus for the adventurous foodie.

Before leaving, be sure to visit the famous Kotokuin Temple, home to the Great Buddha of Kamakura, which is located just a few minutes' walk from the hotel.

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9. WeBase KAMAKURA

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WeBase KAMAKURA provides the ideal combination of a beautiful sprawling resort hotel with lush green grounds, all while being conveniently close to Kamakura.

Just a 3-minute walk from Yuigahama Station, the hotel offers easy access to many attractions such as the Giant Buddha statue at Kotokuin and Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine, both within walking distance of your accommodation.

Guests can indulge in comforts including a breakfast buffet featuring goods from the renowned bakery Liberte, as well as dishes showcasing fresh local ingredients from Kamakura. After exploring the traditional sights, why not unwind in the large communal bath or enjoy the Loyly-style sauna?

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10. GOOD MORNING ZAIMOKUZA

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If you're seeking a beautiful beach bungalow reminiscent of Hawaii, the Caribbean, or Okinawa, a beachside stay at GOOD MORNING ZAIMOKUZA might just offer the perfect vibe for your visit to Kamakura. Easily recognizable by its distinctive palm tree, the hotel boasts a genuine beach hideaway atmosphere with panoramic views of the ocean.

Located just a few minutes from the Yuigahama and Zaimokuza beaches, each room is equipped with its own smart TV, yet the real attraction is the opportunity to soak up the stunning setting sun from the terrace.

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11. THE FLOW KAMAKURA

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For larger groups seeking accommodation in Kamakura, THE FLOW KAMAKURA is an ideal choice. This vacation apartment features air-conditioned rooms and a hot tub, situated just 200 meters from Zaimokuza Beach and 300 meters from Yuigahama Beach.

Offering a beachfront property with access to a terrace and free private parking, guests can enjoy the seaside atmosphere from Kamakura, lounging on a chaise on the rooftop terrace.

Those inclined toward marine activities can pick up their stored surfboard from the onsite storage and catch some waves at the beach instead.

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12. Leaf

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The holiday apartment Leaf is located in a tranquil neighborhood just minutes from Enoshima Beach. This cozy living space embraces guests with calming teal-colored rooms and linens, evoking the seaside delights of Kamakura.

With a focus on providing top-notch service and comfort, Leaf offers a relaxing and laid-back place to stay in Kamakura. Located just a leisurely stroll away from the main bridge connecting to Enoshima, it provides close proximity to one of the premier visiting attractions in Kamakura.

Guests can relish the tranquility and history of Enoshima Shrine, or ascend to the top of the Enoshima Sea Candle to marvel at the beauty of the entire area.

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Enjoy Your Stay in Kamakura

From stunning natural beauty and a thriving culinary scene to storied traditional temples and shrines, Kamakura is bursting with things to see and do. Come and stay awhile, and bask in the hospitality and comfort offered by one of these accommodations. Who knows, perhaps Kamakura will become your go-to place for a revisit in the future!

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Written by

Travel writer and assistant editor at MATCHA with extensive travel around the Osaka, Kyoto, and Wakayama areas. A Kansai insider who knows their Akashiyaki from their Takoyaki, Iain enjoys getting authentic stories from traditional craftspeople and interesting creators. Particularly fond of temples and shrines, Iain delves deep into the crossroads of tradition and modernity in his eight-plus years living and writing about Japan.

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