What to Expect
Let me customize your half-day tour based on your requests or preference adding my recommendation out of my experience regarding the season, weather, and so on. In terms of time, a half- day trip will allow you to pick up one area out of the five ( The areas Ⅰto Ⅴ, written below) in addition to the central area which is the must -stop in Kamakura.
Area Ⅰ: West Side of Kamakura Station
Area Ⅱ: Hase Area
Area Ⅲ: Kita-Kamakura Area (North Kamakura)
Area Ⅳ: Kanazawa Street Area
Area Ⅴ: Zaimokuza Beach Area
Central Area: Including Hachiman-gu Shrine, Komachi-dori Shopping Street, JR Kamakura Station.
Your destinations are supposed to be one area of your choice from the five, plus, central area.
If you ask me, I'd be delighted to show my special lists.
★Plan 1: Shrines Where I Feel Mystical Energy Flow that Gives Me Good Luck and Power
1. Hachiman-gu Shrine (in the Central Area )
2. Zeniarai Benten ( in Area Ⅰ)
3. Sasuke-inari Shrine ( in Area Ⅰ)
< A 20-minute walk from Kamakura St. to this area. Wearing comfortable shoes is recommended.>
★Plan 2: Overwhelmingly Big Buddhist Statues that I Love in Kamakura
1. Great Amida Buddha in Kotoku-in Temple ( in Area Ⅱ)
2. Kannon Bodhisattva (Goddess of Marcy) in Hase-dera Temple ( in Area Ⅱ)
< A 10-minute ride on a tram train from Kamakura St. to this area.>
★Plan 3: Soothing Buddhist Statues That Give Me Peace of Mind While Facing
1. Sakyamuni Wearing a Crown in Engaku-ji Temple ( in Area Ⅲ)
2. Standing Sho Kannon Bodhisattva in Tokei-ji Temple ( in Area Ⅲ)
< Getting off the train from Tokyo at Kita-Kamakura St will do.>
★Plan 4: Temples Surrounded by Quiet Gardens or Woods that Refresh Me
1. Jomyo-ji Temple ( in Area Ⅳ)---If you want to have a tea time, they serve a bowl of green tea with a dry sweet in the Japanese tea ceremony style.
2. Hokoku-ji Temple ( in Area Ⅳ)
3 Sugimoto-dera Temple ( in Area Ⅳ)
< A 10-minute ride on a bus from Kamakura St. to this area.>
★Plan 5: Temples with open space in the Huge Precincts that Make Me Forget the Busy Everyday Life
1. Komyo-ji Temple (in Area Ⅴ）--- If you are interested, they provide a set of genuine Buddhist monk's vegetarian meal (only lunch) for around 5000 yen/person. Reservation is necessary. < 10-minute ride on a bus from Kamakura St. to this temple.>
2. Myohon-ji Temple (in Area Ⅴ） < 15-minute walk from Kamakura St. to this temple.>
There are more spots that are worth visiting other than above in each area.
Kamakura is an attractive tourist destination that is located in the south of Tokyo. Only a one-hour train ride from Tokyo takes you to this beautiful ancient capital. About 800 years ago, a leader of samurai warriors started ruling the country and the center of his military government was situated in Kamakura.
There are a lot of old temples and shrines that creates its distinctive character and historically meaningful fascination. Kamakua was also home to Zen Buddhism that was widely received as the spiritual pillar for samurai warriors
The city is surrounded by the scenic beauty of the ocean and mountains, and you can enjoy plenty of flowers in each season. I'm looking forward to sharing them with you.
Kamakura, a home to samurai culture and Zen Buddhism, is neighborhood of where I live and one of my living rooms that I'd really love to invite you to. I am also happy to share some exclusive info that only local residents know, as I show you around the place.