Kamakura One Day Tour - Shrines, Islands, and a Great Buddha

by Luke

We introduce the most popular itineraries amongst our customers who choose tours on Triplelights. We hope it helps you to plan your perfect itinerary during your trip to Japan. In our tenth post of the series, we focus on the best full day tour of Kamakura.

 

In this seven hour full day itinerary, we visit the highlights of Kamakura, including Tsuruoka Hachiman-gu, a fabulous shopping street packed with delicious local food, the Great Buddha of Kamakura, and finally, the small island of Enoshima.

 

1. Tsuruoka Hachiman-gu Shrine 

Kamakura One Day Tour - Shrines, Islands, and a Great Buddha

A popular shrine due to its many events and festivals, especially during the New Year, Tsuruoka Hachiman-gu is perhaps one of the most famous Hachiman shrines amongst 80,000. The thing that makes this particular shrine stand out though, is the wealth of nature within the shrine complex, particularly its overabundance of cherry blossom trees, which become a popular attraction during spring. 

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2. Komachi-dori 

Kamakura One Day Tour - Shrines, Islands, and a Great Buddha

Leading away from Hachiman-gu is a bustling shopping street of gourmet food, unusual hand-made souvenirs, and numerous cafes. You can enjoy a stroll along this long street made up of over 250 premises, and sample the delights of local Kamakura cuisine.

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3. Great Buddha (Kotoku-in)

Kotoku-in Temple is the most popular tourist attraction in Kamakura, and people visit the area specifically to see the Great Buddha. This huge statue isn't only impressive to look at, but allows, for a small donation, the chance to enter the Buddha and stand inside, admiring its interior of bronze and gold.

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4. Enoshima Island

Kamakura One Day Tour - Shrines, Islands, and a Great Buddha

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Offering one of the best scenic views in Japan, the island of Enoshima is packed full of things to see and do. Ancient caves you can explore by candlelight, beautiful beaches, an aquarium, and three shrines, which include Enoshima Shrine, one of The Three Great Shrines of Benzaiten. 

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30 Dec 2015

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Recent Tour Reviews in Kamakura

“ KAMAKURA TOUR ”

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1 week ago Traveler: John -   Tour Guide: Yoko

Yoko preplanned tour for us taking into consideration our ages (75+) and any diet problems in advance.We all enjoyed our tour of temples and shrines and were amazed with the size and age of the Big Buddha.Yoko spoke good english and had great background knowledge of the tour.
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2 weeks ago Traveler: Earl -   Tour Guide: Yuki

Yuki is great. He was very attentive and made sure our trip to Kamakura was very enjoyable. I would highly, highly recommend him.
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2 weeks ago Traveler: Shalinda -   Tour Guide: HITOMI

Hitomi was friendly, helpful, very organized. She tried to do her best to answer our questions. We found her to be punctual and helpful.
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2 weeks ago Traveler: Alan -   Tour Guide: NOBUYUKI

Noboyuki was an excellent guide. Knowledgeable, caring, polite, English was very good. He was always talking and giving info, always knew where he was going. The day we went to kamakura was very busy and he never seemed upset we were running and hour behind, We still did full program He was always looking for escalators or elevators for my wife and I to use.. very concerned . Overall from 1...
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3 weeks ago Traveler: Fimija -   Tour Guide: Shoko

It was very nice. Shoco is very good guide. Best regards
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3 weeks ago Traveler: Tracey -   Tour Guide: Masahiko

Masahiko was the best guide we encountered in our 2 weeks of travelling in China, Korea and Japan. He was engaging, easy to understand and had many entertaining anecdotes and so much historical information. He kept our group engaged throughout the day on our tour through Kamakura and Yokohama.
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“ Excellent traditional Japanese guide ”

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3 weeks ago Traveler: Bill -   Tour Guide: Ryu

We used Ryu twice while we were in Japan. The first was a day trip from Yokohama cruise port to Kamakura with two other couples from the ship. The second was a day tour of Tokyo highlights for my wife and I. In both cases we found Ryu to be very knowedgeable, friendly, and informative. On the Kamakura tour we especially enjoyed the french restaurant (recomended by his wife!) he took us to - it ...
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“ Wonderful Tour Of Kamakura ”

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4 weeks ago Traveler: Richard -   Tour Guide: Eri

We spent the day with Eri visiting the sights in Kamakura. Eri has a delightful personality and a great sense of humor. She is very knowledgeable of Japanese history and culture. She takes the time to describe what you're seeing and the wealth of history in each place you may visit. Eri is very patient and will answer any questions you may have. We also enjoyed a nice lunch with her during th...
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“ Super Kamakura ”

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1 month ago Traveler: Minal -   Tour Guide: Tomoko

Tomoko did a good job guiding Kamakura. She also selected a wonderful seaside place for vegetarian lunch. And went out of the way to take us to Ginza which we really appreciated and will definitely remember her and are very thankful.
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1 month ago Traveler: Jacqueline -   Tour Guide: Eri

Eri’s wonderful guided trip around Kamakura was the highlight of out trip to Japan. She was very knowledgeable and explained everything in great detail. Besides the main sites, she took us through interesting neighborhoods and a delicious restaurant for lunch. Most of all, Eri was extremely flexible and helpful with my elderly parents. She was able to make adjustments at the last minute to our...
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