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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

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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STEPHEN STEPHEN United States ( Business )
Excellent
19 hours ago

“ Competent, Knowledgeable, and Personable ”

I had a business trip which brought a colleague and me to Tokyo. We are jaded travelers based out of NYC (been everywhere and know everything types! ). We let Mayumi pick the itinerary for the day, and she brought us on a thoughtful and fun tour of Tokyo. From the fish market to historical sites, she blended factual information with historical detail to put it all in context. Tokyo and Japan are sophisticated, and she made it all come to life. Mayumi has a relaxed personality, and her English is fantastic. She is high energy and whipped us through the subway system in no-time! She is a true professional and a top-tier guide. If you are in Tokyo or Japan, Mayumi is an excellent choice. Good luck and great travels.

Benyamin Benyamin United States ( Couple )
Excellent
2 weeks ago

“ Super guide ”

Knowledgeable, witty, personable and very dedicated. Speaks perfect English. For sure will use her again on the next trip.

MAYUMI:

Hi Benny, Thank you so much for your kind review though you must be tired after walking a lot in the heat. Thank you fro everything you gave me during the tour. I really appreciate it. I had great three days with you including many lucky moments. I already miss you!! Please give my best regards to Orna. I wish our paths will cross again.

Pat Pat Ireland ( Family )
Excellent
3 weeks ago

“ A very good tour ”

Terrific tour, Mayumi is extremely knowledgeable and has a great sense of humour, made the tour just right for a family.

MAYUMI:

Thank you for writing the great review in the midst of your busy tour, Pat. How are girls doing? I can imagine you all enjoyed Hakone and other places after Tokyo too. I was really happy to spend the pleasant two days with your family. Thank you again for giving me such a great opportunity. I really appreciate it🙏 Waiting for all of you to come back to me in the future!

Michael Michael United States ( Family with kids )
Excellent
3 weeks ago

“ Great day with Mayumi ”

Mayumi is full of energy and loves sharing information about her city. Communication was very easy and she was able to show us part of Tokyo we have never seen. Mayumi was able to fulfill our requests to go to specific places to do some shopping and our favorite part eating all the goodie around the city.

MAYUMI:

Thank you for posting a great review, Michael. Your comments really encourage me to offer even more interesting tours to my future guests. Of course, I'm always prepared for the next adventure with you and your family. Never come back to Japan without letting me know that. Hoping everyone is doing well. See you again!

MERCEDITA MERCEDITA Philippines
Excellent
3 weeks ago

“ An amazing tour.. ”

Very knowledgeable, warm and friendly. She regaled us with inside stories and trivia about the sites we visited. She is fun and always smiling. Her in depth knowledge made our experience more stimulating and fun at the same time. Will book a tour with her again and again. Thank you for the wonderful four hour tour with you Mayumi. You were amazing!

MAYUMI:

Hi Mercy! Thank you for your warm and kind review. Though our time was limited, I did wand to show you as much as possible. I'm so happy to hear you enjoyed the tour with me. I'm always ready to guide you other interesting destinations both inside and outside Tokyo. I'll be waiting for you to come back to me in the very near future. See you again!

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