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Kamakura Hiking Tour of Great Buddha Trail

by Shizuko
(5) Reviews
7h $ 246 Price up to 4 people

Highlights

  • Jochiji temple The fifth rank of the 5 great Zen temples in Kamakura.
  • Kuzuharagaoka Shrine People come here to pray for a good match
  • Zeniarai Benten (official name is Ugatsu shrine) If you wash money here, money will come back to you more than double value.
  • Sasuke Inari shrine, very photogenic Shinto shrine
  • coffee break at the pleasant café surrounded by nature on the way to Great Buddha.
  • Great Buddha National treasure. You can enter inside of the stature of Buddha.
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246.40 USD

Price up to 4 people
FREE cancelation 30 days prior

Extras (optional)

Extra hour .
$ 17.60
Extra person.
$ 13.20
Hotel pick-up for a group.
$ 13.20
Hotel sending service for a group.
$ 13.20

Overview

There are several nice Hiking-Trails in Kamakura. Great Buddha trail is one of them.
Let's walk on a trail and feel the nature of Kamakura !

Kamakura was the political center of Kamakura Shogunate government (1185~1333).
It's about 51km away from Tokyo and easy to access by train (around 1 hour).

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)

Jochiji temple
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.

Kuzuharagaoka Shrine  
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.

Great Buddha
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.

16:00
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)

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Highlights

  • Jochiji temple The fifth rank of the 5 great Zen temples in Kamakura.
  • Kuzuharagaoka Shrine People come here to pray for a good match
  • Zeniarai Benten (official name is Ugatsu shrine) If you wash money here, money will come back to you more than double value.
  • Sasuke Inari shrine, very photogenic Shinto shrine
  • coffee break at the pleasant café surrounded by nature on the way to Great Buddha.
  • Great Buddha National treasure. You can enter inside of the stature of Buddha.

Important

The cafe on the trail is closed on Tuesday.

* This tour will be changed according to the weather conditions, such as heavy rain on that day or in previous day, snow, too cold, strong wind and so on.
In this case, I will take you to other sightseeing spots in Kamakura including Great Buddha, Hokokuji temple (Bamboo temple) , Jomyoji temple,
Tsurugaoka-Hachiman shrine and Komachi street.
* Please wear a suitable walking-shoes and clothes for hiking.
* The hiking trail is not so difficult but there are little ups and downs.

What‘s included
guide fee
transportation fee for guide in Kamakura
lunch for guide

What‘s not included
transportation fee for you
transportation fee for guide from Tokyo to Kamakura/ Kamakura to Tokyo ( in case of hotel pick-up )
your lunch and food
hotel pick-up and drop-off fee
admission fee of temples and shrines
Meeting Point
at JR Kita-Kamakura station WEST EXIT or at your hotel ( pick-up )
Ending Point
At JR Kamakura station or At Komachi street or At your hotel (drop-off)
Duration
7 hours
Starting time
09:00 AM ( recommended )   Flexible
Number of people
up to 4 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 ( 5 )
Liz Liz United States ( Solo )
Excellent
1 week ago

“ One day tour of Tokyo ”

I had a wonderful tour of Tokyo with Shizuko. She did a great job of communicating with me before the trip to plan our itinerary. She was also flexible during the day when I wanted to see something that wasn’t on the original plan. She was very knowledgeable about the history and background for each of the sites we visited which helped me learn more about the city and culture. She also brought several maps for me and helped to explain the best routes on public transportation to visit additional sites since I would be sightseeing alone the next day. She met me at the hotel lobby on time and brought me back at the end of the tour. This tour is a great way to see the city when you don’t have a lot of time. I would definitely recommend Shizuko as a tour guide.

Shizuko:

Dear Liz, Thank you very much for your wonderful review. I’m very glad to know that you enjoyed the tour with me. And I really appreciate you chose me as your guide in Tokyo during your busy business trip. I was relieved we could find the Kit-Kat Wasabi-taste for you sons at last. I hope you will continue a nice business trip and enjoy the rest of your days. Thank you again. Shizuko

Mary Mary United States ( Friends )
Excellent
1 week ago

“ Delightful day in Tokyo ”

Our party of six had a single day in Tokyo prior to a cruise. Shizuko did an exceptional job of planning a full, fun day giving us an overview of the city for us first time visitors. Her organization and attention to detail was impressive and appreciated, as was her flexibility when we made requests. Shizuko knows her stuff and was happy sharing it with our group. An added bonus: she took pictures along the way, and emailed them to us that same night. Lovely memories of a lovely day. Thank you Shizuko.

Shizuko:

Dear Mary, thank you very much for your warm review, Mary. I really appreciate it. I’m so glad to hear you enjoyed the tour with me. Because it was rainy in the morning and the schedule was a little tight. I myself enjoyed walking with you and your wonderful members. It was nice meeting you all. I hope you will enjoy a wonderful cruising trip to Singapore and come back to Japan someday in the future. Thank you again and give my best regards to your members. Shizuko

Jane Jane United Kingdom ( Couple )
Excellent
1 month ago

“ Amazing Guide ”

Thank you Shizuko, the tour completely exceeded my expectations, 7hrs was not enough, but we got such a fabulous overview of the people, culture & of course the wonderful street food. Love Tokyo a big thank you to Shizuoka for such a fab day.

Shizuko:

Dear Antony and Jane, Thank you so much for having me as your guide, and sending me a wonderful review. I’m so glad to know that you were satisfied with the tour and enjoyed eating takoyaki, curry-bread etc. at the street stalls. I myself enjoyed the tour very much with you. We were so lucky that we could see many people disguised in Halloween costumes. And I’m sure that you enjoy the Halloween party on the ship. It was very nice meeting you and I hope to see you again someday in the future, maybe in 2020 Tokyo Olympic Game. Thank you again. Please enjoy the rest of your trip. Shizuko

AURORA AURORA Philippines ( Friends )
Excellent
4 months ago

“ Yokohama to Tokyo experience ”

She wasvery helpful, considerate, and very patient. Cancommunicate very well in English/

Shizuko:

Dear Aurora, Thank you very much for you review. I’m happy to know that you were satisfied with the tour with me. It was nice meeting you and all your group members. And I hope the gentleman, who was a little hard to walk, was fine and enjoyed the rest of days in Japan. Thank you again Aurora. Please come back to Japan someday in near the future. Best, Shizuko

John (Michael) John United States ( Couple )
Excellent
7 months ago

“ The Ultimate Japan Guide For The Seasoned Traveler ”

Shizuko is the perfect guide for that person who wants to see it all and get intelligent insights into Japanese culture and points of interest on the run. We planned our tour in advanced; "Shizu" (She-zoo) responded promptly and made excellent recommendations. She purchased tickets / made reservations for us in advance and was right on time. In an effort to optimize our time on the ground, Shizu introduced us to the Tokyo subway system and the VERY efficient PASMO IC card (It's ultra-efficient for cashless on / off subway / bus travel; vending machine purchases; and more) which allowed us to sail through the lines. Shizuko is a force of nature; in addition to having the knowledge, skills and "road warrior" attitude to get you where you want to go in record time --- she is very ... read more

Shizuko:

Dear John, Thank you very much for sending me such a warm review. I’m very happy to hear that you enjoyed the tour with me. It was my pleasure to customize the tour and reserve tickets. I myself enjoyed accompanying you and your wife very much. It was nice meeting you all the time. While guiding, I was impressed with your deep knowledge of Japanese history and culture which gave me a good motivation to study harder. I felt I was so lucky to be chosen as your guide. I hope that you had a wonderful vacation this time including Japan. Thank you very much again for sending me your warm review. With best regards, Shizuko

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