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Visiting Zen Temples and Experience of Tea Ceremony in Kamakura

6 hours
up to 5 people
English ( License )
Private tour (only you and your guide)
Walking / Public Transportation Tour
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On this tour, you visit one of the biggest Zen temples in Kamakura, Engakuji Temple. It is a typical Zen style temple. Next you visit Hokokuji Temple known as Bamboo temple. And you visit Jyomyoji Temple, and you can experience Japanese Tea Ceremony by simple way. You can also enjoy beautiful dry landscape garden. Last you visit a landmark of Kamakura, Turugaoka Hachimangu Shrine.

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  • ・Engakuji Temple:One of the biggest Zen temples in Kamakura. You can enjoy typical Zen style temple.
  • ・Hokokuji Temple:Known as Bamboo Temple and there is a very beautiful bamboo glove.
  • Jyomyoji Temple: At tea room called Kisen-an, you can enjoy Japanese tea ceremony
  • Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine: One of the landmarks of Kamakura

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What to Expect

Engakuji Temple
・The temple is a 2nd rank of five great temples, and one of the biggest temples in Kamakura. The temple is located just in front of JR Kita-Kamakura station. You can enjoy beautiful nature and Zen atmosphere in every season.
・You can see two national treasures in this temple. One is temple bell called Ogane which was casted in early 14th century. Another is Shari-den which is the oldest Zen style building in Japan.
・You can see a very beautiful crowned Shaka Nyorai statue in a main hall which is a principal object of worship of this temple.
Hokokuji Temple
・The temple is well known as Bamboo Temple, and there is a very beautiful bamboo garden with more than 2,000 bamboo trees. The temple is recommended by Michelin Green Guide to visit because of its beautiful bamboo garden and quietness atmosphere.
・You can see very unique burial caves called Yagura in the precincts.
Jyomyoji Temple
The temple is a 5th rank of five great temples in Kamakura
・You can enjoy tea ceremony at tea room called Kisen-an by simple way just for 20 minutes or so
・You can enjoy a beautiful dry landscape garden drinking green powdered tea.
Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine
・The shrine is a one of landmarks in Kamakura, and more than 10 million people visit every year.
・Minamoto Yoritomo established the first samurai government here in Kamakura in 1192. He built Hachimangu Shrine as a family shrine of Minamoto family.
・The main shrine is designated as an important cultural property of Japan, and it is very beautiful when you see from the foot of 60 steps.
・If you are lucky, you can see Japanese style wedding ceremony at ritual dancing stage( Maiden)

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Departure & Return

Starting time 10:00 AM ( recommended )   Flexible
Meeting Point East exit of JR Kita-Kamakura Station
Ending Point JR Kamakura Station

Inclusions & Exclusions

What‘s included

Guide fee

What‘s not included

Transportation fee:
JR Kita-Kamakura station- JR Kamakura station: 130 yen / adult
Bus fare: Kamakura station- Jyomyoji: 200 yen / adult for one way
Entrance fee:
Engakuji : 300 yen / adult
Hokokuji: 200 yen / adult
Jyomyoji: 200 yen / adult
Tea ceremony fare: 600 yen or 1000 yen depending on Japanese sweet
Hachimangu Shrine: free

Cancellation Policy

  • Free cancellation - 30 days prior to meeting date
  • 50% Refund - 15 to 29 days prior to meeting date
  • No Refund - Within 14 day(s) prior to meeting date

Frequently Asked Questions

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Can I add more people to my booking?

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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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