This day trip is perfect match to people who wants to experience Japanese traditional place and culture in one day:) You can see three traditional shrines/temples, have lunch at nice atmosphere restaurant, and experience SAKE tasting or Matcha making.
This trip for
● People who want to experience traditional Japanese culture
● People who stay in Tokyo and Yokohama area, and want to see traditional aspect of Japan
● People who want to go sightseeing while walking a lot
Kita Kamakura St.
We meet at East Exist of Kita Kamakura St.
Engaku-ji(temple) is one of the famous temples in Kamakura. We'll walk and see around inside a shrine about 1 hour.
I will teach you the basics of praying such like how we enter the temple/shrine and how we pray.
*Admission fee of 500 yen per person will be charged in addition to the tour fee.
We have lunch at a very popular local restaurant which 3 minutes' walk from Kita-Kamakura station.
Dishes made with fresh seafood and a variety of local vegetables, pizza and home-made pasta are popular. A restaurant in a
renovated old Japanese house with a great atmosphere.
*You can choose your favorite course from 3 different types of courses (price from 1600YEN）
We can stop by Hanko（Japanese stamp) shop or other shop if you are interested in. Please let me know if you want to make your own Hanko（Japanese stamp) in advance. It costs from 2,200yen, and it takes about 5min to make it per person.
We hike from Kita-Kamakura for about 30 minutes to Kuzaharaoka jinja/shirine. This shrine is famous for fulfilling love. It is the best spot for those who have a partner or not to pray for a good relationship.
*Omikuji(fortune paper) is from 200 yen~
We will stop at another temple on our light hike. Benzaiten is a shrine which is famous for prosperous business and increased financial luck. It is said that you can improve your financial luck by washing your cash in scared water. Don't forget your “Cash (it doesn't have to be JAPANESE YEN)"!
*A set of candles, incense sticks, and basket costs 200 yen.
After long walk, we enjoy "sake tasting" or "making matcha" while relaxing in a completely private space in an old private house in Kamakura. I am a certified international sake instructor and have experience in tea ceremony, so please feel free to ask me anything you don't understand.
We finish this short-day trip in Kamakura st.
●Sake tasting / Match making experience
●Food and drink charges
●Additional charges at each destination (charm, fortune paper and etc.)
Please send me a request before your booking
1. Expenses incurred during the tour (eating and drinking at restaurants, entrance fees to temples, etc.) are not included in tour costs. Please check the price on your itinerary in advance. *Sake tasting and matcha experience are included in the tour price.
2. If you have any allergies or dietary restrictions, please let us know in advance.
3.This tour includes walking including up and down slopes. Please wear comfortable shoes (no heels).
4. In the unlikely case that an accident occurs during your trip, insurance will not be covered by the tour fee. Please check your personal travel insurance.
Kamakura is one of Japan's ancient capitals, along with Kyoto, and very accessible area that is about one hour by train from Tokyo. Traditional temples remain, and you can feel the "beauty" of good old Japan. You can learn about Japanese traditions while visiting old Japanese places. Also, at the end of the tour, you can drink sake or matcha (you can choose both if you want to), which are part of Japanese food culture.
Our day with Toki san was so special. She made it so easy to get together and took us through the different temples and shrines and gave us more information on the importance of each. We loved getting to know Toki as well and hearing about her expertise. She planned a lovely lunch at small, quaint Japanese style Italian restaurant which was SO DELICIOUS. At the end of the day she hosted a sake and matcha tasting and gave us a thorough but easy to understand background of both sake and matcha. On our 3 week trip to Japan, I have to say that our day trip with Toki in the beautiful town of Kamakura is the biggest highlight of our trip. Arigato Gozaimasu, Toki San, for a day we will never forget! Michelle san
Hello Michel san, Thank you for your warm comment:) I'm so glad to hear that you had good time in Kamakura. I was glad that you and Davina san are interested in Japanese culture a lot and enjoyed the tour even though it's raining day. I really spent good time with you guys and got much positive energy! Please let me know when you will come back to Japan:) Toki