What to Expect
This is an ideal course for tourists who want to enjoy walking through the greenery mountain path in Kamakura..
And furthermore, you can visit 6 popular sightseeing spots during the tour..
We start the tour at JR Kita- Kamakura station.
Hiking trail is about 5 km distance and an average time required is around 80 minutes.
But we walk on our own pace and have a coffee break at the pleasant café surrounded by trees on the way to Great Buddha.
Let's enjoy walking in the nature where Kamakura samurai walked 800 years ago.
9:30 Meet at WEST EXIT of Kita-Kamakura station (or at 9:00 at your hotel)
The fifth rank of the Five great Zen temples in Kamakura. Hundreds of monks used to live here for practicing Zazen (Zen meditation).
At the back of the main building, we can see Japanese graves.
In the precincts, there are two stones tied with a red thread, called "match maker stones". People come here to pray for a good match.
Zeniarai Benten (official name is Ugatsu shrine)
Zeniari means MONEY WASH. It’s said if you wash money with holy spring water, your money will be back to you more than double value.
Do yo believe?
Sasuke Inari shrine
Inari is a God (Kami) of Rice, protecting rice field and giving the farmers an abundant harvest every year.
Sasuke shrine is very photogenic Shinto shrine with many statures of fox and hundreds of red Torii (shrine gate).
Coffee break at a pleasant cafe on the trail. Let's have a rest and forest bathing with coffee, tea , juice, cake etc.
National treasure. The big bronze stature built in 1252. It’s the only National Treasure we can touch. You can enter inside of the stature from the back.
Late lunch at Hase area.
Finish the tour: at JR Kamakura station.
If you wish, I introduce you to a “Komachi street”, attractive shopping street near the station.
I give you a necessary information to go back to your hotel from JR Kamakura station.
(Hotel drop-off service is available)