What to Expect
In this tour, we visit two cities, Yokohama and Kamakura, both are historic cities, having played an important role in Japanese history.
Kamakura was the seat of the first samurai government found in the late 12th century.
Yokohama has flourished as an international port city since the late 19th century.
Therefore, you can see the quite different aspects in those two cities.
This tour presents a model itinerary to you. However, I can arrange it according to your requests. If you have any requests, please let me know in advance.
Please feel free to ask if you have any questions.
A model itinerary:
Meet at your hotel in Tokyo and move to Yokohama by a train.
Arrive at Sakuragicho Station and visit the Yokohama Landmark Tower.
Enjoy viewing 360-degree scenery from the Sky Garden observatory.
Walk in promenades through malls such as Queen’s Square, Yokohama World Porters, and Marine & Walk Yokohama in Minato Mirai 21 area.
Visit Akarenga - Yokohama Red Brick Warehouse and Zo-no-hana Park.
Taking a short break at Zo-no-hana Park might be a good idea.
Move to Yokohama Chinatown through Kannai area and Yamashita-koen park while viewing historical buildings such as Towers of Jack, Queen, and King.
Arrive at Yokohama Chinatown and drop by various shops, Kantei-byo and Mazu temples.
Take lunch at a recommended restaurant.
Move to Kamakura by a train from Ishikawacho station nearby the Chinatown.
At Kamakura station, we change trains to Enoden railway to get to Kotokuin Temple.
Visit Kotokuin Temple where we can meet Daibutsu, or the Great Buddha statue.
Visit Hasedera Temple, situating a huge statue of Kannon, numerous statues of Jizo, and a beautiful Japanese-style garden.
You can enjoy viewing spectacular scenery from a rise in the grounds.
Move to Kamakura Station by Enoden railway.
Arrive at Kamakura Station and walk in Wakamiya-oji Street, dropping by some shops including a Kamakurabori shop, traditional wooden craft.
Visit Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine, one of the most famous shrines in Japan.
We stroll in the specious grounds of Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine.
Visit Komachi-dori Street and adjacent alleys lined with various shops.
Arrive at Kamakura Station and the tour ends