One Day Tour of Kamakura from Tokyo
1. You will be picked up at 9am at your hotel in Tokyo and get to Kamakura by train (approx. 1 hour ride).
2. Great Buddha (Kotokuin Temple): The Famous Great Buddha of Japan
3. Hase Temple: It is called the "Temple of Flower" and is also known as the Hasekannon.
4. Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine: The Symbol of Kamakura is the most important Shinto shrine in the city of Kamakura.
5. Komachi-Dori: A large shopping street in Kamakura that spreads from the rotary in front of Kamakura to the Hachimangu.
6. You will be dropped back to your hotel in Tokyo at around 4-5pm.
The Great Buddha The Kotokuin was constructed in 1252 and is a bronze statue that stands 13 meters high. It sits outside against wooden hills.
Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine This shrine was originally built in 1063 and dedicated to the Emperor Ojin (God of War) and the Shogun Minamoto no Yoritomo among others. An interesting fact of this shrine is that it was not only a Shinto "Hachimangu" shrine, but also a Tendai Buddhist temple for most of its history.
Hase Temple This temple is famous for housing a Buddhist statue of Kannon with eleven faces and a thousand arms. Each of the eleven faces represents a different phase in the search for enlightenment.
ori This is the shopping street that started out as a market in front of the shrine and is now famous for having over 250 restaurants, boutiques, et cetera.
- Private tour
- Professional guide
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
- Transportation(round trip) from your hotel to Kamakura Station(by train)
- Guide transportation(round trip) from your hotel to Kamakura Station(by train)
- Food and drinks (both customer and guide)
- Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
- This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Great day trip from Tokyo. Easy to get to on the train system and having a private tour guide was the best. Would highly recommend Yuki as a tour guide. Former English teacher, so excellent command of the language. Very knowledgable about the sights and history.
Our tour to Kamakura wasn't what we expected. we were met at our hotel by our own personal guide Steve who was a very good guide, but what we didn't expect as it doesn't state in the description of the tour until your print out your voucher that you have to pay for all transport as you go along and pay for the guide. We paid over 200 pounds for the guide alone but this did not include the transport costs, which once we left our hotel, was a metro to the train station, then change trains to Kamakura. Steve then escorted us to the various temples/Buddha's but we found that the pace of the tour was very quick and I struggled to keep up. We then had to pay for all transport back to our hotel we we didn't get returns. if this would of been highlighted in the description of the tour, we would not of booked it. to sum up this trip it was very expensive trip.
We had a fantastic day and saw so many different sights. Our guide was great and we learned so much more having him with us. We really enjoyed the walk around the town and lunch. We even got to the beach and saw the surfers in the water. I would highly recommend this tour and it is a comfortable day tour from Tokyo.