We are living in a fast-forward, non-stop flow of information, with too many authorities demanding instant responses. 


Overwhelmed by the fast-paced world, we often cannot take time to enjoy the present.  Instead of feeling, we think. 


Kamakura Mind offers you a moment to focus on yourself by immersion in the art, nature and culture in Kamakura, in the midst of a forest dotted with Zen temples. 


The sign hanging on the gate of Jochiji Temple in Kita-Kamakura reads “Houshozaikin”(宝所在近)which means “treasure is closer than you think.”

Take the time to discover the treasure within yourself. 


Back to Kamakura, Back to Yourself

Yukiyo Matsuzaki Smith, Director

The Kamakura Mind Project has three objectives:


Design and Run Order-made Experiences

Design and manage new experiences to meet the requests of guests.


Offer Ready-made Experiences

Standardize English-language offerings in the Kamakura area and make it easy for guests to find the right experience for them.


Work with Partners

Help partners offer their experiences in English, with support for translation, interpretation, posting, marketing, reservations, and payment.