Kamakura City Kawakita Film Museum

When you’ve seen enough temples or when the weather isn’t cooperating, you might consider visiting the Kamakura City Kawakita Film Museum, close to Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine. The museum is housed in a sukiya style villa, which was once the home of Mr. and Mrs. Kawakita, a couple who played an important role to introducing Japanese cinema to the world while also promoting foreign films in Japan.

The museum displays vintage posters and memorabilia from Japan’s golden film era, as well as early film equipment. There is also a theatre with daily screenings of some of Japan’s most renown  films.  Although most of these don’t have subtitles, it can still be thrilling to observe the intricate craftsmanship that went into these films. Twice a month, the museum hosts Japanese films with English subtitles (please check their homepage for the latest schedule).



Official Website

 Address: Yukinoshita 2-2-12 Map