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Exploration of the world of Seven Lucky Gods in Kamakura


Kamakura
8 hours
up to 6 people
English ( License ), Japanese ( Fluent )
Private tour (only you and your guide)
Walking / Public Transportation Tour
( Contact guide for other options )

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.

Itinerary

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  • 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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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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Departure & Return

Starting time 08:30 AM ( recommended )   Flexible
Meeting Point At your hotel in Tokyo
Ending Point At your hotel in Tokyo or another place that is convenient for you

Inclusions & Exclusions

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.

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

Cancellation Policy

  • Free cancellation - 30 days prior to meeting date
  • 50% Refund - 15 to 29 days prior to meeting date
  • No Refund - Within 14 day(s) prior to meeting date

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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julia Julia United States ( Friends )
Very Good
3 days ago

“ Japanese last and present ”

If you want to learn about Japanese history and present time Mayumi is the right choice. We asked her many questions about traditions and rules..we learned a lot about history of this great country. But be ready to walk fast and follow her closely 😉..

MAYUMI:

Thank you for posting a good and kind review, Julia. The tree days I spent with your group was quite a great experience. Beautiful days in Tokyo, Kamakura, and Nikko. I wanted to show you as much as possible, but It seems that I should have make it more slowly. I'm always trying to accommodate to my guests' pace but it was not enough this time, I guess.. Your comment reminds me of what's the most important for me. Thank you so much for giving me the opportunity to rethink about that. I'll keep it in mind and keep trying to improve my tour. Please say hello to everyone!

Natalie Natalie United States ( Couple )
Excellent
2 weeks ago

“ What a wonderful day. We learned so much ”

We could not imagine a better guide for touring Tokyo. Since she is born and raised in Tokyo and she studied history in university, she was a wealth of knowledge. Her English is fantastic and her personality is so delightful. She spent a good deal of time in preparation for our trip in order to show us the specific sights and experiences we wanted. She then was still able to adapt without hesitation when we asked for changed that occurred due to the tour company itinerary changes. We wanted to see. The Nebu shrine, a normal Tokyo residential area, eat where the locals eat and architectural sights. Then we had to add in shoe shopping as I left my tennis shoes at home. She took us to a lovely stationery store where I was able to buy the most precious gifts for the grandchildren ...light weig... read more

MAYUMI:

Hope you are having great days. Thank you for posting such a great review quickly. Our tour focused on the places where you can feel the local atmosphere. I really enjoyed the relaxing tour that day. Thank you for sharing me the beautiful day with me. As I searched places you'd like to eat, it made me more knowledgeable about healthy restaurants. I'll be back there again. I loved it. Thank you again for everything. I wish we'd do another special tour next time! See you again.

Carol Carol United States ( Family )
Excellent
2 weeks ago

“ The perfect guide! ”

Mayumi was not only extremely knowledgeable in all subjects in which we were interested but she was very accommodating (even taking us to the Cat Cafe in Tokyo), fun, spoke very good English and was always cheerful and energetic. My daughters and I could not have asked for a better guide, or a nicer person! The Donohoe Family

MAYUMI:

Carol, thank you for writing such a wonderful review. Hope you all are doing well. I well remember the pleasant two days. It was a lot of fun! I went to Nikko again the day before yesterday. I couldn't but chuckle to myself when I think of your adventurous morning from Narita. I guess there are more things for you to see and experience both in and outside Tokyo. Please come back to me in the future. I'll be waiting for the next adventure with you. Please say hi to girls!

Glenn Glenn United States ( Couple )
Excellent
2 weeks ago

“ Knowledgeable and always with a smile ”

We thoroughly enjoyed our time with Mayumi. Her personality shined through and her expertise of Tokyo gave us the ability to explore the city in great detail.

MAYUMI:

Thank you for writing the great review, Glenn. Thanks to you, I had a great day with Adam & Amanda after you left me. I wish I could have met you again that morning. But I'm happy to know that you were totally enjoying rugby. Tomorrow will be a big day for you. Go go South Africa! Hope we'll meet each other again in the future.

Anna Anna United States ( Friends )
Excellent
1 month ago

“ Amazing! Incredible! ”

We enjoyed 3 days with Mayumi! We visited Nikko, Mt Fuji , and Kamakura with Mayumi She is amazing! She is professional, knows and loves Japan! We had thousands of questions and she always had answers! She is a very caring person with beautiful sense of humor, was ready to help and explain everything possible Never even watch her own time And we are extremely thankful to her to make our trip to Japan unforgettable! If you want to enjoy Japan and learn you have to share it with Mayumi! Thank you sooooooo much, dear Mayumi!

MAYUMI:

Thank you sooooooo much for your quick and warm review, dear Anna! Hope you are enjoying every single moment. I really miss you. The days we spent together were full of happiness and luck. We saw more beautiful things than I expected. Although we had rain when we went to Nikko, things like Shinkyo Bridge, Toshogu Shrine and surrounding nature were even more beautiful thanks to the rain. But the biggest factor that made our tour such pleasant and happy is your kindness and sense of humor. I really appreciate it. I wish I could be with you longer. I know that your travel is still going on. As a typhoon is approaching Japan and it'll get cooler and cooler, please take care and enjoy the rest of your travel. I believe that our paths will cross again someday. Please say hello to Daniel, Jenny... read more

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