About Kamakura Literature Museum
The main building is a Western-style building with a half-timbered Western style and a Japanese style kiriwa-style roof with deep gables (I don’t know what that means). It houses the masterpieces and manuscripts of famous writers and poets from the Taisho era and the early Showa period to the Heisei period.
Kawabata Yasunari lived here for thirty-seven years and completed his major works here, and Natsume Soseki suffered from depression due to a breakup and ended up sitting in meditation and writing his debut novel at Yuanjueji Temple. The hotel where Yasujiro Ozu loved to stay is said to remain as it was at that time.
Kamakura, a city with deep ties to literature, is so wonderful that it has attracted more than 300 people. However, no photos are allowed inside the museum, and it is surprisingly quiet, with scribbled manuscripts circled and the slightly chilly air still seemingly filled with the writers’ undiluted creative passion.
How to get there
Japan, Kamakura City, 153Hase, 248-0016
The ticket price here is not fixed, it is booked according to the exhibition inside, generally speaking, it is 400 yen for adults and 200 yen for children. There are works by Yasunari Kawabata and Shun Takami, etc., so it is recommended for those who like to come and visit.
Kamakura Museum of Literature is located in Nagaya, Kamakura. You can get off at JR Kamakura Station or Odakyu Fujisawa Station and take a train to Yubigahama Station, where the museum is located. If you are in Kamakura for a long time and you like literature, you can come here to have some fun. If you are visiting Kamakura in one day, it is not recommended to come here deliberately because it is not close to JR and Enoden stations along the way, so it will waste some time to come here.
The Kamakura Museum of Literature used to be the former residence of the Marquis Maeda family, but now it is a pavilion with three floors, the first and second floors are open to the public, and the third floor is closed. It opens at 9:00 and closes at 17:00 from March to September every year, and opens at 9:00 and closes at 16:30 from October to February.