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Soul-Exploring Trip of Kamakura and Sutra Copying

by Takao
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6h $ 135 Price up to 5 people


  • Hasedera Temple, sutra copying
  • The Great Buddha of Kamakura
  • Lunch at Komachidori Street
  • Hachimangu Shrine
  • Shopping at Komachidori Street
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135.00 USD

Price up to 5 people
FREE cancelation 30 days prior

Extras (optional)

Extra hour.
$ 22.50
Hotel pick up in Tokyo.
$ 67.50


Through copying sutra in Hasedera Temple, you get the serenity of mind and feel ready to explore the secret world of Buddhism: Benzaiten in the cave and Hase Kannon on the hill. After watching the imposing Great Buddha, take train to Kamakura, where you can relax and have lunch at various kinds of restaurants to choose from. Then, visit Hachimangu Shrine. and enjoy shopping at Komachidori Street.

What to Expect

①Sutra copying gives you peace of mind. When you grind the ink stick and trace the sacred scriptures in the quiet temple hall, you can relieve the stresses of modern life. ②Enter the neighboring cave and walk around, meeting the statues of gods within. In the darkness, pray to the gods to have your desires accomplished: Benzaiten, the goddess of eloquence, music, and art, of this temple, is said to have been carved by Kobodaishi, the 9th century great Buddhist saint, poet, artist and calligrapher, wishing for people’s success in life, and the power of this goddess is said to be miraculously wonderful. Beside her stand other statues, such as the god of enlightenment and salvation, the god of peace under law, the god of academic achievements, and so on. ③At the top of a small hill, Hase Kannon, the goddess of mercy, soar and gleam in gold. ④Seven minutes’ walk from Hase Temple will take you to the massive Great Buddha. This 13.4 meter-high statue is the image of Amida Nyorai, Buddha of infinite light and life, meditating on how to save people. ⑤Continue our trip to Kamakura, the third stop on the Enoden railway line, where we can take lunch at Komachidori Street, then visit the brightly colored edifices of Hachimangu Shrine. On our way back, enjoy shopping at Komachidori Street.

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  • Hasedera Temple, sutra copying
  • The Great Buddha of Kamakura
  • Lunch at Komachidori Street
  • Hachimangu Shrine
  • Shopping at Komachidori Street


If it rains a little, the tour is still to be carried out.

1. The fee doesn't include the tourists' transportation fees.
2. The fee doesn't include the tourists' meals or beverages.
3. The fee doesn't include admission charges for visiting places or charges for hands-on activities.
4. Tourists pay the guide's transportation fees.

For sutra copying, brushes, inks, and other things necessary for the activity are provided by the temple (not given) when you pay the fee. When copying, you can sit on a chair. Paying respect for Buddhas, you must be quiet in the hall. Photo‐taking is not allowed here. The sheet of paper in which you copy sutra is to be handled carefully with respect because it is considered to be a sacred thing.

What‘s included
guide fee
What‘s not included
tourist's transportation fee ¥190 (from Hase Station to Kamakura Station), guide's transportation fee ¥1600, tourist's meal, tourist's drink, tourist's entrance fee ¥1500 (¥2420, if Hase Temple museum ¥200, inside Great Buddha ¥20, Hachimangu Shrine museum ¥200 and garden ¥500 added), tourist's sutra copying fee ¥1000
Meeting Point
Just outside the exit of Hase Station on Enoden railway line. There's only one exit.
Ending Point
Kamakura Station.
6 hours
Starting time
09:00 AM ( recommended )   Flexible
Number of people
up to 5 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 ( 1 )
Carrie Carrie United States ( Family with kids )
1 year ago

“ Incredible day with Takao in Hase and Kamakura ”

Takao is one of the most dedicated and detail-oriented people I have ever met. He went to great extremes to provide detailed instructions for transportation to/from our tour over several emails, he provided color copies of additional information for all of the sites we visited and he spent extra hours with us since our timeline went slightly askew. Takao was truly a pleasure to be around and his knowledge of history was invaluable. He is a humble and very kind man - he made our visit to Hase and Kamakura unforgettable!


Thank you Mike, Carrie, Sophie, and Harry for your good review! I’m very happy to have been able to guide such a nice family like you around the beautiful city of Kamakura. It looks like it is a gorgeous day in Kyoto. Have a nice trip!

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