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Kamakura Wonder Day-1

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Kamakura offers the green mountains and the blue ocean. This is a personalized Kamakura tour, which features visiting shrines including Tsurugaoka Hachiman and temples such as Jyomyo-ji, the Great Buddha and Hase-dera, etc. These spots top the list of tourist's attractions in Kamakura. You will enjoy the historical heritages, while experiencing Japanese traditional customs and culture through strolling the path.

Kamakura Tour Guide - Takayasu H.
Takayasu H.
5.00 / 5
(14 reviews)
08:30 AM

Meeting Point

At your hotel in Kamakura

08:30 AM

Ryokan or hotel in Kamakura

I will meet you at your staying hotel.

09:00 AM

Hachiman-gu Shrine

The original shrine was moved to the current location and rebuilt by Minamoto Yoritomo. Yoritomo was the founder of the Kamakura Shogunate (1185-1333).

10:00 AM

The grave of Minamoto Yoritomo

The Kamakura Shogunate and his residence were originally situated at the foot of the hill in Okura. He was buried in a private hall called Jibutsudo, which was later called Hokedo.

10:30 AM

Egara Tenjin Shrine

Brilliant red shrine contrasts with the mountain greenery. Yoritomo, the first samurai shogun designated this shrine as a tutelar shrine for the protection of the northeast direction.

11:00 AM

Sugimoto-dera Temple

Walking up a flight of steps, you see the thatched hall in the serene precinct, which recalls ancient times. The temple was founded in the 8th century before the Kamakura Shogunate and is the oldest in Kamakura.

11:30 AM

Hokoku-ji Temple

The beautiful front yard welcomes you! Try to listen to the sound of a breeze blowing among the bamboo leaves. The beautiful courtyard and the artificial tomb cave are good subjects for a camera.

12:00 PM

Jyomyo-ji temple

Jyomyo-ji is ranked 5th among Kamakura's 5 Great Zen Temples. The beautiful copper-roofed main hall comes into your sight. It's a great experience to have 'Maccha', powdered green tea (700-1,100 yen), while sitting on the tatami mat floor and admiring the dry rock garden in front of you.

01:00 PM

Japanese restaurant

Enjoy the Japanese food.

02:30 PM

Great Buddha

The Great Buddha tops the list of tourist attractions in Kamakaura. He has been sitting outside for about 600 years. He was recently restored. He has a good shape of a nose, exotic face, realistic posture and wears a loose garment. Now he looks cool right after his face lift.

03:00 PM

Hase-dera Temple

Hase-dera Temple is famous for the 9-meter-tall statue. The eleven-faced Kannon Bodhisattva has been worshipped as Goddess of Compassion. In the precinct you'll enjoy the beautiful garden and the magnificent view from the lookout platform.

03:50 PM

Hongaku-ji temple

This temple stands on the site of Ebisudo Hall which was built by Yoritomo. Buddhist priest Nichiren stayed here before travelling to Mt. Minobu.

04:10 PM

Myohon-ji temple

The Hiki clan served Yoritomo but was crushed by Reagent Hojo Tokimasa. A survivor, Hiki Yoshimoto offered his mansion to priest Nichiren and today a temple stands on the site.

04:30 PM

Hotel or Kamakura station

The tour ends at the either place.

Ending Point

At your hotel or Kamakura station

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Public transportation fare for you

Taxi fare

Lunch (you and guide)

Admission to temples and exhibition hall (you and the guide)

Tour Important Information

*This tour involves a lot of walking, so make sure to wear comfortable shoes suitable for walking.

*The order of itinerary is subject to change depending on operational circumstances, the traffic conditions and weather.

*Transportation fares such as bus, tram, train and taxi are not included. We may take a taxi if necessary.

*Admission to temples and exhibition hall (for you and guide) are not included.

*Lunch (for you and the guide) is not included.

*No insurance coverage

Only available on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday

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Kamakura Tour Reviews

Eric H.

Eric H.

5 / 5
Sep 7, 2023

Kamakura Wonder Day-1

Kamakura
8 hours

Amazing Day!

What an incredible day with Taka visiting so many shrines and temples. His knowledge is absolutely amazing. He is such a kind person and it made the day all the better. He is so welcoming that I felt I was touring Japan with an old friend. Thank you Taka for a wonderful day. Please book with Taka when you come to Kamakura!

Eric H.

Thank you very much for your words that surely encourages me to introduce my hometown to visitors from all of the world. I am very happy that you enjoyed the tour in Kamakura. Thank you again for appreciating my tour guide. Taka

L

Lorraine A.

5 / 5
Nov 23, 2019

Kamakura Tour

Kamakura
5 hours

Customized

Day tour of kamakara

Takayasu was an excellent guide! His explanations were clear we, enjoyed the historical information he presented. He adjusted the day at our request, because of rain and our need to be at the airport for our return home. He made sure our bags were taken care of appropriately, walking us in to the counter . I would recommend him wholeheartedly !

Lorraine A.

Hi Lorraine, Thank you very much for your great words appreciating my guiding. It is a geat honor for me to have such warm review on my Kamakura tour. It was raining hard in the morning but it became sprinkling by the time we arrived at a shrine and temples. Therefore,we could visit more spots than I ecpected. I am glad to know you liked my explanation. Both of you were so eager to listen to my historical presentation. There are lots more spots in this ancient city. So please come again and I am happy to guide you.

D

Dennis W.

5 / 5
Apr 30, 2019

Tokyo Wonders

Tokyo
4 hours

Customized

All good Tax was very knowledgeable

Great tour

Dennis W.

Dennis, Thank you very much for your wonderful comments on my tour. I am very glad to know that you and Sandra enjoyed the traditional spots,shopping and food. You visited two of three ancient cities in Japan. I would like to show you around my home town. Kamakura which you have saved for the next visit. Please keep in touch. Takayasu

$229/ per person

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