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Overview

Kamakura offers the green mountains and the blue ocean. This stereotype Kamakura tour features visiting Tsurugaoka Hachiman-gu Shrine, the Great Buddha and Hase-dera Temple, experiencing Japanese traditional customs and strolling along the Komachi strip. These spots top the list of attractions in Kamakura. Visitors will enjoy the historical heritages in harmony with the modern daily life.

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. Strolling along the Komachi strip
  •   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- Headed Kannon statue in a solemn hall, the cavern, the bay view and the beautiful garden.

Information

City Kamakura
Depart From Kamakura , Yokohama
Meeting Point West exit of JR Kamakura station
Ending Point JR Kamakura station
Departure 10:00 AM ( recommended )   Flexible
Duration 5h   Flexible
Languages English (Intermediate)
Tour Type Private Tour ( only for you )
Number of people 1 ~ 2
Booking
5h
When?

People

68.64 USD

total price up to 2

FREE cancelation 14 days prior

Extras (optional)

extra person/adult (up to 8 persons). 19.36 USD
extra person/child (aged 6 to 12). 9.68 USD
pick up in Yokohama area. 19.36 USD

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, we will stroll along the Komachi strip, the very busy shopping street.

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 this spring. Now he looks cool right after his face lift.

Hase-dera Temple has many attractive spots such as the statue of 11-headed Kannon Bosatsu, 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 can 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.


What‘s included

guide fees

What‘s not included

transportation fee (you and guide), lunch(you and guide), admission fees for 2 temples (500yen/person)

Important

Included: Guide fee

Not included: Transportation fares from and to your hotel.
Optional admission fees (for you and guide) to the museums in Hachiman-gu shrine and Hase-dera temple, Yen 200 and Yen 300 respectively.
Personal expenses.

No insurance coverage

Extras (optional)

extra person/adult (up to 8 persons). 19.36 USD
extra person/child (aged 6 to 12). 9.68 USD
pick up in Yokohama area. 19.36 USD

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