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Exploration of the world of Seven Lucky Gods in Kamakura

by MAYUMI
(94) Reviews
8h $ 297 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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Extra hour.
$ 36.00
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$ 36.00

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 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 ( 94 )
Colin Colin Australia ( Couple )
Excellent
6 days ago

“ A great introduction to Tokyo with a charming and informative guide ”

Mayumi made our introduction to Tokyo a truly memorable one. She helped us to craft a great itinerary, navigate public transport, get our bookings sorted for intercity travel later in our trip and organised some alternative experiences during the day when the weather turned. Mayumi is a very charming and informative guide. Thanks for a great day.

MAYUMI:

Thank you very much for your swift review, Colin. We had a great day because of your patience in a rainy and windy day as a typhoon was approaching Tokyo. I really appreciate it. It seems that you’ll have consecutive fine days during the rest of your stay in Japan. But please take sufficient precaution against intense heat as it may be too hot and humid for you. I’ll never forget your beautiful smile that made me happy in the tea ceremony experience. I hope your trip to Japan will be filled with beautiful memories. Please give my love to Robyn.

Jon Jon United States ( Family with kids )
Very Good
1 week ago

“ Touring Tokyo ”

We had a great time touring Tokyo with Mayumi and getting adjusted on our first day. Though it was quite hot and humid, Mayumi planned a great day for us knowing that our itinerary the next day included a cycling tour of the city, so there was no overlap. We saw a number of historical and cultural sites and Mayumi was able to keep us informed of its significance in Japanese history.We got along quite well and if we find ourselves back in Tokyo, I will not hesitate to reach out.

MAYUMI:

Thank you for your good review, Jon. I was worried about your remaining days in Tokyo because it was too hot. But I remember that I felt a little relief as the day you attended the cycling tour was not so hot as I’d expected. I’m sure you had great days in Japan. Now that I know how vigorous your family are, I can suggest several adventures throughout Japan. Please come back to me, and I’ll help you explore the hidden places according to your interests. Looking forward to your reaching out to me again!

Gene Gene United States ( Family )
Excellent
1 week ago

“ The best of Tokyo with the best ”

Mayumi is an excellent, experienced guide. She helped in planning the itinerary after learning a bit about us, —3 young men traveling with their grandfather. She sensed quickly our pace and what interests we had. Amazing, interactive, excellent English, could not ask for a better guide. She gave us the detail of each place, but only what she knew we would want, not exhaustive and never boring. She carefully picked our lunch site from many she could have chosen, and suggested we eat one evening at the Banya on the 49th floor of a building near our hotel. She also remembered my previous request before the trip for directions the next day after our full, fun, factual and fabulous tour of much of Tokyo.

MAYUMI:

Thank you so much for posting your kind and fabulous review amid your long journey. It was a great nine-hour tour. I’m impressed at how vigorously you all could walk all the way during the tour. I can imagine you are enjoying each spot on your cruise now. How was the festival you were looking forward to attending? That must have been exciting. I’m reading the book you wrote everyday on my way to pick up my guest on a train. Mysteriously enough, I feel that my mind gets peaceful thanks to your words. Thank you for giving me the opportunity to pause and take a closer look at myself. I do want to see you again. To dive with your grandsons is also added to my dream list. Thank you again and say hello to them.

Nicole Nicole United States ( Couple )
Excellent
1 week ago

“ Great private tour guide experience ”

Mayumi was a knowledgeble and friendly tour guide. I went on two half day tours. The first day, she took me around to see the a Budahhist temple, Tsukiji Fish Market, Hama-rikyu Gardens (with a DIY tea ceremony experience), then Odaiba to have a delicious Japanese lunch in a restaurant overlooking Tokyo Bay. The next day, we saw "old Japan", east side. We went to Asakusa and saw the famous Sensoji Temple, did some shopping along the shops leading to the entrance, then visited a local store with Japanese goods. Afterwards, we visited a fun plastic food store, "Replica Foods " in the kitchenware district. This was follwed by a delicious lunch of okonomiyaki & hiroshimayaki. Mayumi took great care of creating a great itinerary for me to see much of what Tokyo has to offer.

MAYUMI:

Thank you so much for your detailed and wonderful review, Nicole. They were great two day tours in spite of the intense heat. I can’t believe our tour was over all too soon. I realized that time flies like an arrow when I’m having a good time. I still have a lot of things I’d like to show you in and outside Tokyo. I’m looking forward to our next adventure. See you again.

Ricardo Ricardo United States ( Family with kids )
Excellent
2 weeks ago

“ Fantastic guide. Great with kids as well ”

We spend our first day in Tokyo with Mayumi and she was a truly splendid guide for both myself, my wife and our two kids (11 and 8).

MAYUMI:

Thank you so much for writing a good review for me. Whenever I go to Asakusa, the goldfish scooping shop reminds me of your kids. Though it was amid the intense heat in summer, we enjoyed the whole day seeing and experiencing as much as possible. What’s the most impressive for me is your kids’ smile. Thank you for giving me the happy memories!

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