Kamakura is an ancient capital of Japan. Even now the beautiful gardens and statues of Buddha attract many people. We will visit 4 major tourist destinations, Hokokuji Temple, Turugaoka Hachimangu, Great Buddha of Kamakura (Kotokuin Temple) , and Hasedera Temple. This tour is full of surprises and excitements. You can experience Japanese culture and beautiful nature of Kamakura.
Check out what we are going to do.
Feel free to personalize this offer.
At your hotel
10:30 AM Hokokuji Temple
11:30 AM Tsurugaoka Hachimangu
2:00 PM Kotokuin Temple ( Great Buddha of Kamakura )
2:45 PM Hasedera Temple
At your hotel, or any place you would like to drop off.
We will visit 4 popular tourist destinations of Kamakura among foreign visitors.
Tsurugaoka Hachimangu is the center of kamakura. It uniquely has two shrine buildings called Wakamiya and the hon-gu (the main shrine). Dankazura, which is the approach of the shrine, is a popular spot for cherry blossom viewing. If you visit there in spring, you can see beautiful cherry blossoms.
Hokokuji Temple is well known for its beautiful bamboo garden. You can also enjoy drinking macha tea in the tranquil surroundings.
Great Buddha of Kamakura in Kotokuin Temple is the symbol of Kamakura. You would be surprised to see its 13- meter- high of Buddhist statue in the open air.
Hasedera Temple is home to Japan's largest wooden statue of Kannon Bosatsu(Goddess of Mercy). Its beautiful garden also attract people all year around.
Kamakura takes people to a different world with the charms of Japanese culture and tradition.
Your visit to Kamakura will be a good experience of knowing traditional Japan.
guide's transportation fee
hotel pick-up and drop-off
your transportation fee (train fare fromTokyo to Kamakura for a round trip -about 2000 JPY, bus fare-about 400 JPY)
lunch (about 1000 JPY per person, for you and guide)
entrance fee(Kotokuin Temple-200 JPY, Hasedera Temple-400 JPY, Hokokuji Temple-200 JPY)
We mainly use public transportation. We try to reduce walking time with efficient transportation use, but I recommend you should wear comfortable shoes.
If you have preference or request, please let me know.
Shoko is knowledgeable and very good in planning, we made changes to our itinerary, but she covered all the key areas very nicely and in good time. She is a very patient and warm person. We did Gotemba Outlet, Ropeway, Lake Ashi with her, all were wonderful :)
Dear Rohit, Thank you for your great review. I don't know how to express to you my gratitude for praising me as an excellent guide. Your comment motivates me a lot. Thank you very much. The sightseeing time of this tour was not enough, but luckily we could see Mt. Fuji for a moment. So, I would like to call this tour a great success. It is my pleasure of having guided you. I hope to see you again. Best regards, Shoko
Shoko prepared an excellent iterinary for a starter like us in Hakone. She went above and beyond making our 6 hour tour an adventure to cherish. Thank you so much Shoko. Hope our paths will cross again in the near future. Grace and Jean
I'm really grateful for your great review. The itinerary was tight, but because of your cooperation and patience, the tour went very smoothly. Thank you. Furthermore, I myself could enjoy the tour with your jokes and kindness. I also hope that we could meet again in the near future. Shoko
I spent a fantastic noon exploring gems of Kamakura with Shoko San. She is such an affable and an adorable human being. She is very good in her craft and very flexible with the itinerary and makes sure you are comfortable touring with her. I will come back to explore other parts of Japan in the near future and would definitely tour again with Shoko. Thank you for the thoughtful mementos that you gave me Shoko San , God bless you and your family. It was an absolute pleasure knowing you. PK
Thank you for writing such a good review. It is my pleasure that I could guide you in Kamakura. I myself could enjoy the tour and feel comfortable with you. Thank you. When we visited Hasedera Temple, unfortunately hydrangeas ended their blooming, but we could see some beautiful flowers, whose name I regrettably couldn't tell you at the site. Their name is Agapanthus. I'm happy that I can tell you the flower name at last. Thanks to you, I could know a lot about your country and other great foreign places to travel. I hope that you will have a great time in the rest of your stay in Japan. Shoko
We (family of 4- parents and 2 teenagers) enjoyed our tour of Tokyo with Shoko. We feel we were able to see more compared to if we joined an organized tour group. We had her focused personal attention to answering our questions. She is very detail oriented and planned our trip efficiently. She was very prepared on the day of our tour and flexible with some adjustments (additional requests from me) on the the day of.
Ann, Thank you for writing a good review. It was my pleasure that I could guide you. Your family, especially you were always smiling during the tour. That smile really encouraged me. Thanks for being sunny on the day and, especially with your cooperation, I also enjoyed guiding you. I was amazed that your family and you were in great shape. Everyone didn't look tired at all during the tour. If I can help you to understand Japanese culture in this tour, I'm really happy. Have a great time in the rest of your journey!