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Kamakura and Tokyo Bay Day Trip from Tokyo

After hotel pickup in Tokyo by air-conditioned coach, your day trip begins with the 30-mile (50-km) drive south, through the capital city’s outskirts, to the city of Kamakura on Sagami Bay. At Jomyo-ji Temple, enjoy matcha — powdered green tea — in the refined and tranquil atmosphere of a tearoom constructed over 400 years ago, and enjoy views of the Japanese rock garden. Later Visit to Hokoku-ji Temple, a renowned temple of the Rizal sect’s Kencho-ji school that features a beautiful bamboo grove. The highlight of the tour is to visit the Great Buddha of Kamakura at Kotoku-in Temple. Dating back to 1252, the monumental outdoor bronze statue is a national icon. Peer into its interior (the statue is hollow), and then step back to take a photo of the whole Buddha, which stands at a height of 43 feet (13 meters). Then enjoy a Japanese lunch at a hotel and then head to Enoshima before the tour concludes in Tokyo.

$87.34 Cultural & Theme Tours

Half-Day Kamakura Walking Tour with Kotokuin (Great Buddha)

Greet your guide at JR Kita-Kamakura station at 9am, when you'll begin your walking tour of Kamakura. While learning about the religious of one of Japan's most significant religious centers, you'll see the following highlights:・Tokei-ji Temple・Jochi-ji Temple ・Genji-yama Park ・Zeniarai benzai-ten Ugafuku Shrine & to experience‘Zeniarai’(Washing money) ・Sasuke inari Shrine・Take a rest at Café Terrace ITSUKI GARDEN・Kotokuin (Great Buddha of Kamakura) ・Hase-dera TempleYour tour concludes at your original departure point after five hours of exploration. 

$125.77 Day Trips & Excursions

Kamakura with Kotokuin, Hase-dera, Tsurugaoka from Tokyo

You will be picked up at 9am from your centrally located hotel in Tokyo and taken to the train station for the approximate 1-hour trip to Kamakura (train tickets not included). You will visit every location on this tour by train and will need to walk about 2.5 miles (3 or 4 kilometers) during the tour, about 50 to 60 minutes in total. The first place you will be visiting is the Hase Temple, called the 'Temple of Flowers'. This temple is famous for housing a Buddhist statue of Kannon, the Goddess of Mercy, with eleven faces and a thousand arms. Each of the eleven faces represents a different phase in the search for enlightenment. The 30ft (9.18m) tall, gilded wooden statue is regarded as one of the largest wooden sculpture in Japan. You can also enjoy the pretty garden with ponds and the Jizo-do Hall with hundreds of small statues of the Jizo Bodhisattva who helps the souls of dead children to reach paradise.After about 1 hour, you will visit the Kotokuin Temple, which houses the Great Buddha, the most famous Great Buddha in Japan for about 30 minutes. The Kotokuin was constructed in 1252. It has a bronze statue “Great Buddha Statue” that stands 13 meters high, sitting cross-legged, robed with drapes in the classical lines reminiscent of ancient Greece, cast in 1292. It sits outside against wooden hills. The last place you will visit is the Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine, the symbol of Kamakura. This shrine was originally built in 1063 and dedicated to the Emperor Ojin (God of War) and the Shogun Minamoto no Yoritomo among others. An interesting fact of this shrine is that it was not only a Shinto "Hachimangu" shrine, but also a Tendai Buddhist temple for most of its history.Then, lunch will be taken at a fine, traditional Japanese restaurant in Kamakura (at own expense). After lunch, you will head back and be dropped back to your hotel in Tokyo at around 2pm.Please note: the order and duration for each place is subject to change.

$312.10 Day Trips & Excursions

One Day Tour of Kamakura from Tokyo

Itinerary 1. You will be picked up at 9am at your hotel in Tokyo and get to Kamakura by train (approx. 1 hour ride). 2. Great Buddha (Kotokuin Temple): The Famous Great Buddha of Japan 3. Hase Temple: It is called the "Temple of Flower" and is also known as the Hasekannon. 4. Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine: The Symbol of Kamakura is the most important Shinto shrine in the city of Kamakura. 5. Komachi-Dori: A large shopping street in Kamakura that spreads from the rotary in front of Kamakura to the Hachimangu. 6. You will be dropped back to your hotel in Tokyo at around 4-5pm.The Great Buddha The Kotokuin was constructed in 1252 and is a bronze statue that stands 13 meters high. It sits outside against wooden hills.Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine This shrine was originally built in 1063 and dedicated to the Emperor Ojin (God of War) and the Shogun Minamoto no Yoritomo among others. An interesting fact of this shrine is that it was not only a Shinto "Hachimangu" shrine, but also a Tendai Buddhist temple for most of its history.Hase Temple This temple is famous for housing a Buddhist statue of Kannon with eleven faces and a thousand arms. Each of the eleven faces represents a different phase in the search for enlightenment. Komachi-Dori This is the shopping street that started out as a market in front of the shrine and is now famous for having over 250 restaurants, boutiques, et cetera.

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Kamakura local student private customized full day tour!

This tour is private customized tour in Kamakura. Kamakura school students will take you to local places or highlights based on your request. Here is sample itinerary.You will meet local student guides at Kamakura station. And move to Hokokuji zen temple, you could feel beautiful scenery with bamboo forest and try Matcha there. After that you go back to Tsurugaoka Hachimangu shrine from 12th century. Then we walk Komachi street and try snacks and back to Kamakura station.You will meet local student guides at Kamakura station. And walk to Zeniarai benten shrine where is famous for story you could be rich after washing money there. Then move to Kotokuin temple and see big great buddha.Mixed with option 1 and 2. Kamakura station > Hokokuji temple > Tsurugaoka hachimangu shrine > Komachi street > Lunch > Kotokuin temple (big buddha)All tours are customized tour, so please feel free to let us know your preference!! 

$41.92 Private & Custom Tours

Kamakura Rickshaw Tour

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productPass By: Kamakura Komachidori, Kamakura, Kanagawa Prefecture, KantoLocations covered during the tour depend on the tour option selected. Please refer to section with the tour description for more details.