From Tokyo, only one hour train ride takes you to another world, Kamakura, an ancient capital of samurais.Their spirit of "Zen" still remains anywhere. The passage of time is quite different from the one of megapolis Tokyo. I think three spots express the essence of Kamakura, Great Buddha (Kotoku-in Temple), Bamboo Temple (Hokoku-ji Temple) and First Shogun's Shrine (Tsuru-ga-oka Hachiman Guu).
What to Expect
I'm sure a serene atmosphere of Kamakura will greatly impress you.
At first, the open-air Great Buddha, must-see of Kamakura, will be your unforgettable scene. Then, at our second spot, a bamboo grove will introduce you to "Zen" world. If you'd like, you can have a cup of powdered green tea (Matcha) with a small japanese sweet in a teahouse looking at bamboo trees (←I recommend this ! ). And, at the third spot, Shogun's shrine (Shogun is samourai leader), I'll tell you a story of two ponds of the precinct. One is so-called "lucky" pond and another is "unlucky" one. Why ? and how ? This shrine still reflects wishes of The First Shogun more than 800 yeas ago ! And.....I'm looking forward to seeing you and telling the story of the two ponds !!
This tour depends on the calender of the temples
Kamakura would force you to walk more than you imagine. We'll take a bus and a local train, but each temple and shrine has the large precincts. I recommend comfortable shoes.
We need One-Day-Pass（Kamakura Kankyo Tegata）to move by bus and train. Please pay 570 yen (adult) or 290 yen (age 6-12) per person (you ang guide).
Bamboo Temple requires an admission fee, 200 yen per person, if you take a tea there, plus 500 yen per person, please.
At the temple of Great Buddha, the entrance fee is 200 yen or 150 yen (age 6-12) per person.
（About your transportation fee to Kamakura, for example, from Shinjuku to Kamakura, it costs about 1,000 yen per person on JR Shonan-Shinjuku Line）
What‘s not included
transportation fee ("One-Day-Pass)(you and guide), entrance fee (temples)
At the West exit (Nishi-guchi) of JR Kamakura station
At JR Kamakura station or in front of Komachi shopping street
09:00 AM ( recommended ) Flexible
Number of people
up to 5 people