Description: This is a private tour with a chartered van and guide. With a local driver and a licensed tour guide, your travel in Kamakura area will be full of special experiences.This tour is operated with guides from our partner company Field Trip +.
Itinerary:9:00 Depart your hotel by van with english speaking guide10:30-14:30 Visit 4 or 5 locations of your choice16:00 Drop off at your hotelSome possible locations to visitThe Great BuddhaThe Great Buddha of Kamakura is a bronze statue of Amida Buddha, which sits on the ground of Kotokuin Temple. With a height of 13.35 meters, it is the second tallest bronze Buddha statue in Japan. (Photo provided by Kamakura Tourism Association)Hase TempleHasedera is one of the oldest and most prominent temples in Kamakura, and it is famous for flowers. (Photo provided by Kamakura Tourism Association)Tsurugaoka-HachimanguTsurugaoka Hachimangu is Kamakura's most important shrine. It was founded by Minamoto Yoriyoshi in 1063, and enlarged and moved to its current site in 1180 by Minamoto Yoritomo, the founder and first shogun of the Kamakura government.(Photo provided by Tsurugaoka-Hachimangu) Komachi-dori According to legend, it started as a market opened in front of the shrine. Today, the street is lined with over 250 restaurants, boutiques, fancy cafes, Japanese-style sweet cafes, and souvenir shops. (Photo provided by Kamakura Tourism Association) **Kita Kamakura Area**Hokoku-ji TempleSecluded in the hills of eastern Kamakura, Hokokuji is a small temple of the Rinzai Sect of Zen Buddhism. Hokokuji is best known for the beautiful, small grove with over 2000 dark green bamboo stalks.Engaku-ji TempleEngakuji is one of the leading Zen temples in Eastern Japan and the second in rank of Kamakura's five great Zen temples. Engakuji was founded by the ruling regent Hojo Tokimune in the year 1282. Kencho-ji TempleKenchoji is the first in rank of Kamakura's five great Zen temples. Being the oldest Zen temple in Kamakura, Kenchoji was founded by the ruling regent Hojo Tokiyori in 1253 during the Kencho Era after which it was named.*Other places can be included in the itinerary upon your request.