Kamakura is a city in Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan. Although Kamakura proper is relatively small today, it was previously described in history books as a former de facto capital of Japan, the nation's most populous settlement from 1200 to 1300 AD,as the seat of the shogunate and of the Regency during the Kamakura period. Kamakura was designated as a city on November 3, 1939.

As of September 1, 2016, the modern city has a population of 172,302, and a population density of 4,358.77 persons per km2. The total area is 39.53 km2 (15.26 sq mi). As a coastal city with a high number of seasonal festivals, as well as ancient Buddhist and Shinto shrines and temples, Kamakura is a popular tourist destination within Japan.


Kamakurakōkōmae Station (鎌倉高校前駅) is a railway station on the Enoshima Electric Railway (Enoden) located in Kamakura, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan. It is 4.7 kilometers from the terminus of the Enoden at Fujisawa Station. Though small in size, it is known for its scenic beauty, as it commands an open view of the Pacific Ocean and Mount Fuji from the station platform. In 1997, it became one of the first stations to be selected as one of the "100 Kanto Stations" because of the beautiful scenery of the sea where the station is located.


Since this is an important scene that appeared in "Slam Dunk", there are lots of fans coming to this station almost every day.   Visitors could walk along the small road next to the station until they reach the intersection. On the left is the steep slope to Kamakura High School, and on the right is the beautiful Shichiri Beach.