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Highlights

  •   Engaku-ji Temple: One of the biggest Zen temples in Kamakura. There are many old and important structures placed in the huge precinct.
  •   Tokei-ji Temple : Known as a flower temple. A Zen temple that kept giving a helping hand to unhappy women in the long history.
  •   Hokoku-ji Temple: Famous for its bamboo garden. It also has a typical Zen garden.
  •   Jomyo-ji Temple: A quiet Zen temple. If you like, you can have a teatime in a style of Japanese tea ceremony enjoying a view of Zen garden.
  •   Sugimoto-dera Temple: The oldest temple in Kamakura. One of my most favorite temples. You can make face-to-face meeting with various Buddhist statues in the old main building just as ancient people did long long time ago.
  •   Hachiman-gu Shrine : Kamakura's iconic tourist's destination. More than 800 years ago, this place was the center of the samurai government.
  •   Komachi-dori Shopping Street: The street leads you to Kamakura St. where you get on a train to go back.

Information

City Kamakura
Depart From Kamakura , Tokyo, Yokohama
Meeting Point at JR Kita-kamakura Station or at Your Hotel
Ending Point at JR Kamakura Station or at Your Hotel
Departure 09:00 AM ( recommended )   Flexible
Duration 8h   Flexible
Languages English (License)
Tour Type Private Tour ( only for you )
Number of people 1 ~ 5
Booking
8h
When?

People

228.80 USD

total price up to 5

FREE cancelation 14 days prior

Extras (optional)

Meeting you at your hotel in the central Tokyo area is available at extra charge.. 17.60 USD
Meeting you at your hotel in Yokohama area is available at extra charge.. 8.80 USD
Escorting you to your hotel in the central Tokyo area is available at extra charge.. 17.60 USD
Escorting you to your hotel in Yokohama area is available at extra charge.. 8.80 USD

What to Expect

Do you know a Japanese word, "Bushido" or samurai spirit? Its origin was in Kamakura. About 800 years ago, Kamakura was the capital of Japan. The leader of samurai warriors (Shogun) established samurai's domination over the country putting an end to the previous aristocracy in Kyoto, and Kamakura became the center of the first samurai military government. Samurai warriors were totally different creatures from the aristocrats. Having their main workplace in battlefields, the warriors were those who never had a fear of death. They didn't cling to life. They willingly devoted their lives to their jobs. How come they could get that extreme mindset? The secret was Zen Buddhism. It was the basics of Bushido. Zen was widely received in the Kamakura Period and deeply influenced the entire Japanese culture eventually. Let's find Zen culture through visiting iconic Zen temples, Zen gardens, and experiencing Japanese distinctive beauty of so-called Wabi and Sabi world in this ancient capital city.


What‘s included

*guide fee
*transportation fee for your guide

What‘s not included

*your transportation fee

★In case you come from Tokyo area, one-way railway ticket from Tokyo to Kamakura costs you about 1000 yen/ adult.
★In addition, after arriving at Kamakura, the following transportation fee is required.
To Engaku-ji Temple and Tokei-ji Temple: It requires a 5-minute ride on a JR train from Kita-Kamakura to Kamakura that costs you 130 yen. One way will do.
To Hokoku-ji, Jomyo-ji, and Sugimoto-dera Temple: It requires a 10-minute ride on a bus. The round trip from/to Kamakura St. costs you 400/ adult.

*entrance fee
Engaku-ji Temple---300 yen / adult
Tokei-ji Temple---200 yen / adult, Tokei-ji museum----400 yen / adult
Hokoku-ji Temple---200 yen / adult
Jomyo-ji Temple---200 yen / adult
Sugimoto-dera Temple---200 yen / adult
Hachiman-gu Shrine: No entrance fee is necessary.

●total transportation fee in Kamakura: 530 yen / person
●total entrance fee: 1500 yen / person

*any meals

Extras (optional)

Meeting you at your hotel in the central Tokyo area is available at extra charge.. 17.60 USD
Meeting you at your hotel in Yokohama area is available at extra charge.. 8.80 USD
Escorting you to your hotel in the central Tokyo area is available at extra charge.. 17.60 USD
Escorting you to your hotel in Yokohama area is available at extra charge.. 8.80 USD

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Reviews

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Barry
5 hours ago , ( Family ) , From: New Zealand

“ Kamakura guided tour ”

Hiro was our guide for the day. She was brilliant. As we were first timers in Japan she met us at out Tokyo hotel and helped navigate rush hour through the station. She worked up a day that suited us including a great lunch at a small family restaurant and traditional tea house. Thank you Hiro.


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