What to Expect
Kamakura used to be the seat of Japan's first military government around the 13th century, which means there are a lot of historical places such as temples and shrines. You can learn what the samurai system is all about and enjoy historical structures, nature and small activities during this tour. Please select three locations except Komachi Street. When you want to visit all the locations, the tour duration is 8 hours with an extra guide fee of 3,000 yen.
1: Kotokuiin Temple is famous for its great image of Kamakura Daibutsu on the national treasure. You can not only touch the daibutsu but enter inside as well, which is unique to this temple.
2: Hase Temple is in a hilly area and famous for Japan's largest wooden image of Kannon Budhisattva, or the goddess of mercy. There are a pond with koi carps, flowers, a cave, an observation deck with a great view of the Pacific and more.You can enjoy these while walking in rich nature.
3: Tsuruoka Hachiman Shrine is one of Japan's major hachiman shrines, which is dedicated to Yoritomo Minamoto, the founder of the Kamakura Military Government. You will see colorful and gorgeous shrine buildings, which would make you feel the dignity of the government.
4: Hokokuji Temple is famous for its beautiful bamboo forest and dry landscape garden. It's located in a quiet area and you can enjoy matcha tea in the bamboo forest.
5: Komachi Street is where you can sample and shop. It's a nice place to find some fun things.