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Kamakura Highlights with an Expat!

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From the majestic Tsurugaoka Hachimangū shrine and the vibrant Komachi-dori Shopping Street to the tranquil Myohonji temple, splendid Hasedera, and iconic Great Buddha at Kotoku-in, this tour is a journey through the soul of Kamakura. Savor local delicacies, discover hidden gems, and immerse yourself in the serene landscapes that have inspired for centuries. As a British expat now living in Kamakura, I aim to help you create memories to last a lifetime in this enchanting town.

09:00 AM

Meeting Point

Kamakura Station (East Exit)

- Our day commences at Kamakura station east exit. Embark on a captivating journey through the heart of Kamakura with this meticulously crafted day tour, designed to immerse you in the rich tapestry of history, culture, and natural beauty this ancient city has to offer. As an English expat deeply enamoured with Kamakura's charms (I live with my Japanese wife and two children here), I'm thrilled to share my passion and knowledge with fellow adventurers eager to explore beyond the beaten path.

09:20 AM

Tsurugaoka Hachimangu

We first stroll to the venerable Tsurugaoka Hachimangū, Kamakura's premier shrine, where the spirit of the samurai lingers amidst the serene majesty of sacred architecture and tranquil ponds. Here, amongst the whispers of history and the vibrant koi gliding through the waters, you'll feel the timeless soul of Kamakura enveloping you.

10:30 AM

Komachi Shopping Street

A leisurely wander through the enchanting Komachi-dori Shopping Street offers a delightful contrast, with its bustling array of shops inviting you to discover local crafts, flavours, and perhaps a treasure or two to take home.

11:10 AM

Myohonji Temple

By mid-morning, we'll find ourselves at the threshold of Myohonji, a temple nestled against the backdrop of lush mountains, offering a haven of peace and spirituality. This Buddhist behemoth sends shivers down your spine for its sheer beauty and tranquility.

12:30 PM

Yuigahama

Our midday meanderings will lead us to a quaint and less-touristy part of Kamakura, where the authentic local life unfolds in small shops and eateries along the way to our lunch destination. The local delicacy is 'shirasu', a type of whitebait usually heaped upon white rice, but there is always something for everyone - including soba noodles, sushi, mountain vegetables, and vegan cuisine. Let me know your preference beforehand or simply decide on the day.

02:00 PM

Hasedera Temple and Kotoku-in Template

The afternoon is dedicated to exploring the spiritual heart of Kamakura, with visits to the awe-inspiring Hasedera Temple, renowned for its stunning views and the serene beauty of its grounds, and the iconic Kotoku-in Temple, home to the majestic Great Buddha that stands as a testament to the city's spiritual heritage. A hundred years ago Rudyard Kipling was inspired to write about this Great Buddha, and now here you are.


As our journey winds down, the vibrant Daibutsu Shopping Street offers a final flourish of Kamakura's lively culture, perfect for a leisurely stroll back towards the station, with stops for coffee, ice cream, or a local sweet snack.


Concluding our tour back at Kamakura Station, you'll carry with you not just memories, but a deeper appreciation for the history, culture, and natural beauty that makes Kamakura a treasure trove of experiences. Whether you're drawn by the allure of ancient temples, the tranquility of nature, or the vibrant local life, our day together promises an unforgettable adventure in one of Japan's most enchanting cities.

Ending Point

Kamakura Station

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Entrance Fees

- Hasedera (400 yen per person; 200 yen for children)

- Kotoku-in (300 yen; 150 yen for children)


Lunch and Snacks

Tour Important Information

* This tour involves walking all day, wear comfortable shoes!

* Please let me know in advance if you want to eat something specific and I can make a booking for lunch.

* The start time is completely flexible

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