What to Expect
Full day Yokohama & Kamakura Sightseeing - 8 hours
The Yokohama Landmark Tower is the second tallest building in Japan, standing 296.3 m (972 ft) high. The building was completed in 1993. On the 69th floor there is an observatory, Sky Garden, from which you can see a 360-degree view of the city, and on clear days Mount Fuji. Observatory Admission Ticket at 1,000 yen per person.
Yokohama Chinatown is Japan's largest Chinatown, situated in central Yokohama.
The Chinatown quickly developed, after the port of Yokohama had been one of the first Japanese ports to be opened to foreign trade in 1859. It became the residence of the many Chinese traders who settled down in the city. Today, a large number of Chinese stores and restaurants exist in the narrow and colorful streets of Chinatown.
Great Buddha Statue in Kamakura is sitting cross-legged, robed with drapes in the classical lines reminiscent of ancient Greece. The bronze statue was cast in 1292, and was housed in a wooden temple, which was washed in a great tsunami in 1495. Great Buddha Statue has classical lines reminiscent of ancient Greece. Since then, the Great Buddha Statute has stood in the open atmosphere.
The Hase Temple, located on a hill in Kamakura with a sweeping view of the sea, is home of the statute of the 11-headed Kannon, Goddess of Mercy, each representing a characteristic of the goddess. The 9.18 meter tall, gilded wooden statue is regarded as one of the largest wooden sculpture in Japan. Hasedera is built along the slope of a wooded hill. A pretty garden with ponds exists at the base of the slope just after entering. Along the way stands the Jizo-do Hall with hundreds of small statues of the Jizo Bodhisattva who helps the souls of dead children to reach the paradise.
I like to show you around two quite different cities in Kanagawa Prefecture; one is a modern city of sea port, Yokohama, and another, capital of Kamakura feudal military government from 1183 to 1333. I make sure you enjoy every minute while I show you around your sightseeing destinations in the two fascinating cities.