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Exploration of the world of Seven Lucky Gods in Kamakura

by MAYUMI
(81) Reviews
8h $ 300 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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300.30 USD

Price up to 6 people
FREE cancellation 14 days prior

Extras (optional)

Extra hour.
$ 36.40
Extra person.
$ 36.40

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

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.

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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 at least 14 day(s) in advance of the meeting date, there is a 100% refund.
  • If you cancel between 2 and 13 day(s) in advance of the meeting date, there is a 20% charge.
  • If you cancel within 1 day prior to the meeting date, there is a 40% charge.
  • If you cancel on the meeting date, there is no refund.

Reviews ( 81 )

Excellent
2 hours ago |   by Samuel

“ A great guide for a great tour ”

Mayumi has all the qualities of a great and professional guide: her punctuality, knowledge about Tokyo, flexibility and her sweet personality make her one of the best guide we ever had.

Excellent
2 days ago |   by Sonja

“ TOTAL SATISFACTION!! Covered a variety of sights and experiences with our charming and fun guide ”

Mayumi San is a lovely, fun person with great English and knowledge about Tokyo. My 17 year old son and I spent 2 fantastic days ( Mon and Wed) being taken about Tokyo by Mayumi. The first day was in typhoon weather but still thoroughly enjoyable, due to Mayumi’s delightful personality and the thrill of being in this awesome city. She changed the schedule to better suit the weather and we ended up doing some specialised shopping ( very small shoes and retro gaming stuff) on our first day in Ginza and Akihabara, as well as Tsukiji fish market and managing to purchase tickets for DisneySea, thanks to Mayumi’s help. This experience was incredibly successful for both my son and myself and Mayumi was so cheerful and patient. Everything would have taken twice as long if we’d done it by ourselves, therefore we really maximised our limited time. We ate 2 lovely meals at lunch time, including Okinomiyaki, cooked in front of us. I was very glad to have a second day with Mayumi San going to the Sky Tree where we truly got a measure of the vastness of Tokyo, and then contrast that with nearby Asakusa. We saw Mario Car drivers going through Shibuya Crossing, Harajuku and Ometesando Hills. We ran out of time to see Meiji Shrine due to looking for another shop for my son. But we followed Mayumi’s recommendation to go on the weekend as we would be likely to see a wedding, and we did indeed! I wpuld recommend this service and Mayumi San as a guide in a heartbeat. Thank you, thank you, thank you Mayumi San. You will be amused to hear that I went to Diana in Harajuku, and added another 5 pairs to my collection. Total 15 shoes fitted into my luggage!

Excellent
4 days ago |   by Neil

“ Highlights of Tokyo ”

Mayumi-San was fantastic. Her knowledge of multiple aspects of Japanese life, culture and history was informative and really good fun. From diverse activities such as the Meiji Shrine to the Tokyo Fish Market to Electric town Mayumi-SAN had lots of experience and knew where to go and what to see to ensure we had a great time. I will definitely be recommending her to my friends and colleagues when they visit Japan and suggest that you hire her on your next trip to Tokyo.

Excellent
4 days ago |   by Pulin

“ Tokyo tpur ”

Excellent tour. Mayumi was wonderful with explaining everything about Tokyo to the children. She was very engaging with them and she helped us learn a lot about Tokyo. Additionally, she gave us a lot of information and insight with Tokyo mass transit with made it very easy for us to get around the city on our own for the rest of our stay in Tokyo.

Excellent
5 days ago |   by Brian

“ Great two days in tokyo ”

Mayumi did a great job showing us Tokyo. We had two days with her. Our group was a family of 2 adults, 3 teens, and 1 six year old. She developed a two day itinerary based on some of the ideas we gave her plus some of her own. She picked us up at the hotel each day and expertly led us around the subway system to visit all the sites with good stops for lunch etc. She has a very pleasant way of leading the group, offering just enough information, and adjusting to the needs of everyone in our group. Thank you!

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