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Exploration of the world of Seven Lucky Gods in Kamakura

by MAYUMI
(143) Reviews
8h $ 337 Price up to 6 people

Highlights

  • 1. Enoshima-jinja Shrine: 2 famous statues of Benzaiten live in the octagonal hall here.
  • 2. Goryo-jinja Shrine: deeply loved by the locals, this shrine enshrines Fukurokuju, the god of wealth, happiness and longevity
  • 3. Hasedera Temple: commonly known as Hase Kannon, this temple also has Daikoku-do Hall which enshrines Daikokuten.
  • 4. Hongakuji Temple: Ebisu-sonjin, the only Japanese god in the seven gods lives in the octagonal house in this temple.
  • 5.Myoryu-ji Temple: established in 1385, this small quiet temple enshrines jurojin, the god of wisdom.
  • 6.Hokai-ji Temple: Let's take of your shoes here to enter the main hall, where Bishamonten lives.
  • 7. Tsurugaoka-hachimangu Shrine: another Benzaiten of Kamakura Shichifukujin is enshrined by the beautiful pond.
  • 8. Jochi-ji Temple: one of the 5 great Zen temples in Kamakura, this temple has Hotei, the god of good health and abundance.
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Overview

This tour covers the temples and shrines that house the Seven Lucky Gods in Kamakura one after the other in one day. You can complete this adventure in 8-hour trip from Tokyo. Gathering goshuin, red seal of each spot can also be a good commemoration of your visit to Japan. Moreover you will be able to enjoy the panoramic view of Mt Fuji beyond Sagami Bay at Enoshima, the first shrine of the tour.

What to Expect

I found that people who have already been to the major temples and shrines in Kamakura would like to explore deeper attraction of this historic town. To pay a visit to the seven lucky gods is one of the best ways to learn more about Japanese belief as well as samurai history. As elements of Hinduism, Buddhism, Shinto, and native reliefs merged to create a syncretistic fusion of religion in Japan, they are the gods believed to bring good fortune. Actually, there are temples and shrines that enshrine the seven lucky gods nationwide. The custom of shichifukujin-mode, where people pay a visit to the seven gods around the time of the New Year is popular in Japan. But visiting the seven lucky gods in Kamakura is popular throughout the year. Why not experience the mysterious world of the unique belief? I'm sure you'll appreciate hidden attractions of Kamakura.

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Highlights

  • 1. Enoshima-jinja Shrine: 2 famous statues of Benzaiten live in the octagonal hall here.
  • 2. Goryo-jinja Shrine: deeply loved by the locals, this shrine enshrines Fukurokuju, the god of wealth, happiness and longevity
  • 3. Hasedera Temple: commonly known as Hase Kannon, this temple also has Daikoku-do Hall which enshrines Daikokuten.
  • 4. Hongakuji Temple: Ebisu-sonjin, the only Japanese god in the seven gods lives in the octagonal house in this temple.
  • 5.Myoryu-ji Temple: established in 1385, this small quiet temple enshrines jurojin, the god of wisdom.
  • 6.Hokai-ji Temple: Let's take of your shoes here to enter the main hall, where Bishamonten lives.
  • 7. Tsurugaoka-hachimangu Shrine: another Benzaiten of Kamakura Shichifukujin is enshrined by the beautiful pond.
  • 8. Jochi-ji Temple: one of the 5 great Zen temples in Kamakura, this temple has Hotei, the god of good health and abundance.

Important

*I can guide you outside Tokyo if you cover my transportation fee.
*If the duration of the tour is less than 5 hours, my guide fee is 5,000 JPY per hour.
*My guide fee for the night tour (at and after 6:00 pm) is 6,000 JPY per hour.
*I'm available until 9:00 pm.

Start from your hotel in Tokyo, we will make about 20,000 steps to complete this adventure. Please make sure to wear comfortable shoes to walk. We use public transportation mainly. The rate doesn't include the fare for the transportation, entrance fees and lunch.It's good for you to carry a decent amount of Japanese Yen with you. You can use this for transportation, entrance fees, goshuin, etc...

Estimated Local Cash Needed:
*Transportation expenses: about 2,500JPY/ person ( JR; Tokyo-Enoshima & Kitakamakura-Tokyo; apx2000JPY, Enoden Line; apx 500JPY)
*Enttance fees: 900JPY/ person (Enoshina Benzaiten;200yen, Goryo-jinja Shrine;100yen, Hasedera Temple; 300yen, Hokai-ji Temple; 100yen, Jochi-ji Temple; 200yen, other places are admission free)
*If you'd like to obtain goshuin, you are required 300JPY for each.

If you have any concern about the tour, please let me know in advance. Its my pleasure to consider our tour to get rid of your anxiety. read more

What‘s included
Guide fee,Hotel pick-up (in 23 ward in Tokyo),
What‘s not included
transportation expenses (you and a guide); JR (Tokyo-Enoshima & Kitakamakura-Tokyo); apx2000JPY/ person, Enoden Line; apx 500JPY/ person,
lunch (you and a guide), entrance fee (you and a guide); 900JPY/ person,
300JPY for each goshuin if you like.
Meeting Point
At your hotel in Tokyo
Ending Point
At your hotel in Tokyo
Duration
8 hours
Starting time
08:30 AM ( recommended )   Flexible
Number of people
up to 6 people   Flexible

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I make changes after I book?

Yes! If you need to make changes such as removing or adding someone to your booking or changing the date or time of your tour, contact us by phone or email

Starting and ending points of the tour.

After you secure your booking, the starting and ending points of your tour can be customized to your convenience (ex.: your hotel, nearby stations, etc.). Don't worry, we will take care of you! Some tours may have an extra fee for this service, make sure to check the tour page.

What happens after I book a tour?

After booking a tour, the guide will accept (or decline) your booking within 24 hours. Then you will be noticed by email from Triplelights.

Is the price per person or per group?

The price is charged per group. Which means that you make a one-time payment for your entire group and the price will not change if it is less or more people.

Can I add more people to my booking?

Some guides accept extra people (more than the specified number) for an extra charge. Please check for the extras on the tour or booking page, or contact your guide directly to clarify.

Will there be other tourists in my tour?

No. Your tour is private, only for you and your family or friends, there will be no other group of tourists together in your tour.

Can the guide pickup me at the airport?

Yes, but there will be additional charge for that and it is not by car. The guide will go pick you up using public transportations. For further details, please contact your guide directly.

I'm travelling alone. Can I book this tour?

Yes, you can and you may be able to get a discount if you are traveling alone. Price depends on which guide you choose.

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Cancellation Policy

  • If you cancel in the first 14 day(s) before the meeting date ,there is a 100% charge.
  • If you cancel between 15 and 29 day(s) in advance of the meeting date ,there is a 50% charge.
  • If you cancel at least 30 day(s) in advance of the meeting date, there is a 100% refund.
Reviews ( 143 )
Patricia Patricia United States ( Family )
Excellent
5 days ago

“ Tour in Tokyo ”

Mayumi was very informative and pleasant!

MAYUMI:

Thank you always for posting good reviews! I really appreciate it. I'm so encouraged.

Margaret Margaret Australia ( Family )
Excellent
3 weeks ago

“ Excellent day with plenty of surprises ”

A highlight day in our 4 weeks in Japan. Mayumi is a wonderful & considerate guide. We were very lucky to have very good weather so had wonderful clear views from the SkyTree & even saw Mt Fuji. Being a Sunday we saw a wedding group at a shrine & a baby ceremony with the Sumo wrestlers which were unexpected extras. We ate at a local cafe so were able to enjoy Japanese food. When in Tokyo we would highly recommend using her services.

MAYUMI:

Thank you for writing a wonderful review, Margaret. Yes! It was certainly a perfect day for the tour. Thanks to your good fortune, we saw a lot of unusually beautiful things. I enjoyed myself too!! I went far away from Tokyo to do 88 Pilgrimage Tour in Shikoku on the next day. We'd had bad weather for three days. I couldn't help but remind the beautiful day with you during the tour. I'm so happy you call the day a highlight day in your 4 weeks in Japan. Please stay in shape and cherish the great memory of Japan. Thank you.

Susan Susan United States ( Family )
Very Good
4 weeks ago

“ Delightful, informative, energetic! ”

Mayumi met is at our hotel on time and eager to show us Tokyo. We had not given her any direction as to what we would like to see, so she packed a lot into our time with her. We saw many different areas and tourist sites. We walked about 10 miles that day ( and she wasn’t even tired!!). She is very knowledgeable and informative about Japanese history and culture. A delightful guide!

MAYUMI:

Thank you so much for writing the great review in spite of your busy travel, Susan. I'm really happy to know you enjoyed the tour in Tokyo with me. I was a little worried about I might get you tired by trying to show you as much as possible... I'm sure you had also great days outside Tokyo. I'd like to hear the story of your adventure throughout Japan one day! I'll be wait for the next opportunity to show you more interesting places in Tokyo!! Thank you again!!

Ashish Ashish India ( Family )
Excellent
1 month ago

“ Two fantastic mornings in Tokyo! ”

My clients, Mohan Ramachandran and his family, had a wonderful tour of Tokyo with Mayumi. On the first day, they visited the highlights of East Tokyo and on the second day, the key sights of West Tokyo. But more than seeing the sights, it was the introduction to Japan, and Japanese culture and life, that they appreciated the most. Being the first two days of a two week trip in Japan, Mayumi made them feel comfortable in Tokyo.

MAYUMI:

Thank you for posting such a great review, Ashish. I'm so happy to hear that I could help make their long journey in Japan more comfortable. I really appreciate the opportunity of meeting the nice family and guiding them for two days. Thank you again for finding me. I'm looking forward to the next chance I can help you!!!

Maybelle Maybelle United States ( Family )
Excellent
1 month ago

“ Super helpful and great tour ”

We were in Tokyo for less than a day and Mayumi was really helpful in helping us navigate the city! It was raining when we went so we didnt want to do too much. But we did want to eat. She took us to the outer market of Tsukiji Which was the highlight of our day. We tried delicious seafood. She recommended this white strawberry which was really sweet. Then for lunch we had soba and some really good tonjiru. She also took us to a mall and helped us with shopping for some souvenirs! She also helped us get around the busy tokyo station. She is kind and caring. She shared her umbrella when ours broke! She was a great tour guide and we were happy she was there to help us!

MAYUMI:

Thank you for your writing such a kind and warm review, Maybelle. It was a really impressive day. Though we had rain that was not a slight one, we enjoyed our limited time as much as possible. I can't forget the king crab and the big shrimp we ate in the rain. That's quit an experience! I'm happy you remember the name, tonjiru. Let's do another food tour next time! I have a lot of places that foodies must visit.I can't wait for the next opportunity I'll be with you. Thank you again for everything you shared with me during the tour!!!

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