2024 5th Asia Conference on 
  Geological Research and Environmental Technology 
 October 26-27, 2024
 Kamakura, Japan

The detail conference venue information will be available about two weeks before the opening of the conference.

Attractions Overview of Kamakura

Kamakura City is a small city with a population of 180,000 located in the west of Miura Peninsula, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan. Specifically, it is located to the west of Yokohama City, to the east of Fujisawa City, and to the north of Tomoko City. Kamakura was formerly the political center of the Kamakura shogunate. Kamakura City is famous as a residential area of Tokyo. Kamakura is a part of Shonan, but the current Kamakura residents no longer have the sense of Shonan.

At the end of the 12th century, Minamoto ended the Heian Period and established Japan's first shogunate regime in Kamakura. For about 150 years, Kamakura was the political and cultural center of Japan, known as the Kamakura Period. Buddhism flourished in the Kamakura period, and Minamoto and his successors created many works of art deeply influenced by Zen when building palaces and temples, and made considerable achievements in architecture, sculpture, calligraphy and painting, forming the famous "Kamakura culture". If you visit this ancient capital, the "Five bells" and "Five Bridges" will tell you about the past glory, and the "five waters" and "five Wells" will show you the beauty of heaven. Three steps a palace, five steps a society, everywhere there are flowers, such as cherry, peony, plum, daffodil, calamus, eight fairies, Toon flower, crabapple, butterfly, hydrangea, seasonal flowers, every day there are flowers. 

Venue Information

You can take the JR Yokosuka Line train from Tokyo Station, which takes about 55 minutes to Kamakura. The recommended routes for a day tour of Kamakura are: Mankyakuji Temple, Tsuruoka Hachimaga Palace, Komachi Street, Kanai Minokiten, Genji Mountain Park, Kamakura Buddha. Wonkyaku Temple: Located on the east side of North Kamakura Station, it is said to have been built by famous Chinese monks. The temple is dedicated to Kamakura's largest god, and devotees are welcome to attend zazen sessions every Saturday. The beauty and customs of the temple are quite described in Japanese writer Kawabata Yasunari's novel Thousand Paper Cranes.