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Exploring the spirit of the samurai in Kamakura (7-hour excursion from central Tokyo)

Takahiro I.

Kamakura
English
7 hours
Private tour (only you and your group)
Up to 4 people

Samurais emerged from lower ranking nobles given the task of policing and defending the east, the Kanto region in particular. They gradually gained power, leading to their establishing the first military government in Kamakura in the late 12th century. Around the same time, Zen was imported and taken to by the samurais. Explore the spirit of the samurai and Zen in Kamakura.

Itinerary

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Meeting Point

At your hotel in Tokyo.

Pick up at hotel in Tokyo (9am).

Kenchouji Buddhist Temple of the Rinzai Zen sect.

Engakuji Buddhist Temple of the Rinzai Zen sect.

Tsuruoka-hachimanguu Shintou shrine.

The giant Buddha statue, the landmark of Kamakura.

Return to hotel (4pm).

Ending Point

At your hotel in Tokyo.

What to Expect

Visit the religious sites to gain insight to the spiritual background of the samurais.

View some early Zen gardens and historical buildings.

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Inclusions & Exclusions

What‘s included

Hotel pick-up,

Guide fee,

Hotel return

What‘s not included

Railway fees (approximately 3,000 yen per person depending on the area in Tokyo),

Your lunch,

Admission fees to temples etc. (1,300 yen per person)

Important Information

You have to pay the following fares and fees on the day (per person).

Round trip from Tokyo (approximately 1,600 yen)

Your lunch.

Round trip Kamakura/Hase (approximately 600 yen)

Admission fees to temples etc. (1,300 yen)

Cancellation Policy

  • Free cancellation - 30 days prior to meeting time
  • 50% Refund - 15 to 29 days prior to meeting time
  • No Refund - Within 14 day(s) prior to meeting time
$301/ per group