|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|
|Tour Type||Private Tour ( only for you )|
|Number of people||1 ~ 5|
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.
|Meeting you at your hotel in the central Tokyo area is available at extra charge..||17.80 USD|
|Meeting you at your hotel in Yokohama area is available at extra charge..||8.90 USD|
|Escorting you to your hotel in the central Tokyo area is available at extra charge..||17.80 USD|
|Escorting you to your hotel in Yokohama area is available at extra charge..||8.90 USD|
Since we were unfamiliar with the transportation in Tokyo we asked her to meet us at her hotel. She accompanied us on the train and when we arrived in Kamakura gave us a day filled with great experiences. She was very aware of our abilities, we were in our late 60s and early 70s. She was caring, informative and have us a wonderful day.
Hiro took our family of 5 on a tour of Kamakura. We actually rented a car and driver since it was quite rainy. As a result, the travel to Kamakura was very pleasant, and Hiro was able to give us a lot of info about samurai culture en route. We thoroughly enjoyed our visit to the Engaku-ji, as well as the specially chosen restaurant to suit our dietary restrictions. Hiro was great and really helped us enjoy our visit to the capital of Samurai culture!
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.