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Kamakura Wonders-Half Day

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4h $ 144 Price up to 4 people

Highlights

  • 1.Tsurugaoka Hachiman-gu Shrine:Unique 'Dankazura' walkway, washing hands at the water basin, making wishes in various ways, lotus ponds, the assassination site of the 3rd Shogun, Dancing hall with a legend.
  • 2. Hokoku-ji Temple is a Zen tepmple and also known Bamboo temple.
  • 3. Riding on the Enoden tram to Hase station
  • 4. The Great Buddha:Taking pictures of the 13 meters tall statue, entering the inside of it for only 20 Yen.
  • 5. Hase-dera Temple:11-faced Kannon statue in a solemn hall, the cavern, the bay view and the beautiful garden.
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Extras (optional)

Extra person/adult (up to 8 persons).
$ 18.00
Extra person/child (aged 6 to 12).
$ 9.00
Major hotel pick up in Tokyo. Hotels should be close to JR station of....
$ 36.00

Overview

Kamakura offers the green mountains and the blue ocean. This stereotype Kamakura tour features visiting Tsurugaoka Hachiman-gu Shrine, Hokoku-ji Temple,the Great Buddha and Hase-dera Temple. These spots top the list of tourists attractions in Kamakura. You will enjoy the historical heritages, while experiencing Japanese traditional customs and strolling along the Komachi shopping street.

What to Expect

From JR Kamakura station we will walk on the famous approach to Hachiman-gu Shrine, called 'Dankazura Footway'. What makes this approach so unique is that the pedestrain's walkway was constructed in the center of the street dividing the road into two lanes. Also I will show you that the approach was made in the laws of perspective.
Tsurugaoka Hachiman-gu Shrine was remodeled by Minamoto-no Yoritomo, the first samurai Shogun who established the Kamakura Shogunate in the late 12th century. It had been a symbol of worship among the samurai worriers for nearly 700 years. Before going up the steps to the main shrine, visitors are supposed to wash their hands. It is quite an experience! I'll show you how to do it correctly.

You may throw coins into the offertory box, bow, clap your hands and pray. In addition, you may buy the votive tablet and write your wishes on it. Or you may just enjoy a good view of the approach and Torii gates from the main shrine. . After visiting other spots of interst in the shrine ground, let's take a bus to Hokoku-ji temple famous for the bamboo forest. There is a "Maccha Cafe" where you may drink a powdered green tea.

In Kamakura, you can't miss the Great Buddha that President Obama has visited. We take a pleasant ride on the Enoden tram to Hase station. This statue is designated as a national treasure. He has been sitting here in the open air for 600 years. He was restored 2 years ago. Now he looks cool right after his face lift.

Hase-dera Temple has many attractive spots such as the statue of 11-faced Kannon Bosatsu or the Goddess of Mercy, the wonderful view from the observation platform, the cavern called Benten-kutsu, the revolving book shelves, and the beautiful garden. There is a restaurant with a good view.

You may reach the historical heritages within one hour from Tokyo. I would like to help you experience the traditional customs and spend unforgettable moments in Kamakura. The city is situated between Tokyo and Hakone, internationally known for the hot spring, lake and the good view of Mt.Fuji. In less than an hour, you may get to Odawara station, the gateway to Hakone after my Kamakura tour.

So why not join my Kamakura tour. I am waiting for your reservation.

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Highlights

  • 1.Tsurugaoka Hachiman-gu Shrine:Unique 'Dankazura' walkway, washing hands at the water basin, making wishes in various ways, lotus ponds, the assassination site of the 3rd Shogun, Dancing hall with a legend.
  • 2. Hokoku-ji Temple is a Zen tepmple and also known Bamboo temple.
  • 3. Riding on the Enoden tram to Hase station
  • 4. The Great Buddha:Taking pictures of the 13 meters tall statue, entering the inside of it for only 20 Yen.
  • 5. Hase-dera Temple:11-faced Kannon statue in a solemn hall, the cavern, the bay view and the beautiful garden.

Important

No insurance coverage

What‘s included
guide fees
What‘s not included
Your transportation fares from and to your hotel and in Kamkaura
Cost of admission to 3 temples
Optional admission fees (for you and guide) to the museums in Hachiman-gu shrine and Hase-dera temple, Yen 200 and Yen 300 respectively.
Hokoku-ji temple's "Maccha" or powdered green tea is optional (you and guide, ¥500/person)
Lunch(you and guide)
Personal expenses
Depart From
Kamakura , Hakone, Yokohama
Meeting Point
West exit of JR Kamakura station
Ending Point
JR Kamakura station
Duration
4 hours
Starting time
10:00 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?

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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 ( 8 )
Rosa Rosa United States ( Couple )
Excellent
3 months ago

“ Trip to Kamakura ”

The trip planning took a lot of time since we had only several hours that we could spend in Kamakura but we really wanted to see all the Temples and get a feel of this one of three great capitals of Japan. Takayasu was very attentive to details. Suggested several options for a trip. On the day of a trip he met us in hotel in Yokohama and we had a great time. Everything went exactly as planned, we accomplished entire itinerary. Takayasu took his time explaining us history of each Temple. I highly recommend Takayasu as a great guide and great human being, responsive to travelers needs and time limitations! Thanks Tak!

Takayasu:

Rosa, thank you very much for the highest appreciation by giving me the full score. You have surveyed our history and Kamakura. I also enjoyed telling you the legends and answering your questions. All of you are wonderful guests. I am extremely happy if you bring many pleasant memories back home and talk about them to your families and friends. Thank you again for your beautiful feedback!

Larry Larry United States ( Couple )
Excellent
5 months ago

“ Energetic, knowledgeable guide ”

Tak could not have packed more information and sights into our day. He provides answers to every question and interjects much into the history of the Kamakura area. He is extremely personal and very energetic but carefully watched to make sure the pace he was setting was the correct one. He provided detailed information on the transportation from our hotel in Tokyo to the meeting place in Kita-Kamakura.

Takayasu:

Hi Larry Thank you very much for the highest evaluation of my tour. All of you know or have surveyed our history and culture beforehand. You have a sincere desire to know many things in Japan. I had a very good time to show the sightseeing spots while answering and talking about a variety of topics. I would like to be of service to you when you're coming to Japan next time. Please keep in touch. Best regards, Tak

Elizabeth Elizabeth United States ( Couple )
Excellent
5 months ago

“ Excellent tour of Hase and Kamakura with Tak ”

Our guide Tak kept in close touch with us as we arrived Yokohama the day before typhoon trami was coming north into our area. On our tour day he met us at the Sheraton hotel Yokohama brought us by train first to Hase to see Hasedera temple and the Great Buddha then to Kamakura to walk the Dankazura footway to the Hachimangu shrine then to Engakuji zen shrine in kitakamakura where we stopped for macha green tea. He explained everything in very good English and was very personable and engaging. I highly recommend him!

Takayasu:

Dear Elizabeth Thank you very much for your highest evaluation and encouraging message. I was impressed by your knowledge about Japan and I am glad to know that you have enjoyed the tour to the full. I think I could introduce you the Japanese culture and tradition through my tour. When you have a chance to come back again, I am willing to be of service to you and your wonderful husband, Thomas. Best regards, Takayasu

Leslie Leslie United States ( Solo )
Excellent
9 months ago

“ Great guide! ”

I would book another tour with Takayasu anytime! He was friendly, informative and very knowledgeable!!

diana Diana United States ( Friends )
Excellent
11 months ago

“ Kamakura woders by Takayasu ”

Takayasu is a wonderful guide: very knowledgeable, attentive, patient and intelligent. We learned a lot about the temples that we visited and about Shogun ate period. We spent almost 10 hours together and it was very enjoyable. I wish we could make another trip with Takayasu, but we are leaving for Kyoto. But definitely next time will book more trips with him

Takayasu:

Thank you very much for your highest praise on my Kamakura tour guide. I enjoyed the conversation and questions you and your friend raised. You are the wonderful guests,too. Yes, I would very much like to be of service to you in your next trip. I hope through my tour guide more and more foreign visitors know Japan and love my country. Takayasu

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