This tour include the "Daibutsu" the traditional Japanese craftsmanship skill applied, Tsurugaoka Hachiman Shrine whose deity is the founder of the Kamakura Shogun established in 12th Century, Hasedera Temple which is the Paradise of the Pure Land with beautiful flowers and the biggest wooden sculpture of Hase Kannon and Hokoji-temple by enjoying beautiful bamboo forest and powered tea.
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At your hotel in Tokyo
The Great Buddha(13.5 meters, 121tons)” is one of the major landmarks and the most popular tourist spot in Kamakura.
“The Great Buddha” was completed to build up in 1243 and has been sitting in Kamakura for more than 760 years.
Hasedera temple is said to have been constructed to enshrine Kannon in 736. Hase Kannon is the biggest wooden sculpture in Japan. It is 9.18 meters high. It is an eleven header Kannon. Each face has a different expression because Kannon is listening to the wishes of all types of people. Various beautiful flowers: 2500 Hydrangeas of more than 40 different kinds in rainy season, Cherry blossoms in spring, Lotus flower and lilies in early summer & midsummer, Autumn leaves and bush clovers in autumn and Plum blossoms from winter to early spring.
The founder of Tsurugaoka Hachiman shrine was Minamoto Yoritomo who was the first Samurai Shogun of Japan and founded the Kamakura shogunate in the 12th century. You can see various spots inside the shrine such as Torii gate, Genpei pond, Taikobashi bridge, - Hata-age Benzaiten shrine and Worship hall.
This temple was constructed in 1334 and it is famous as Zen temple, tea house and bamboo forest. This is also famous for dry landscape garden, lots of moss which show light and shade contrast, corridor style tomb.
At your hotel in Tokyo
This Kamakura tour is suitable for the tourists from various world wide countries who visit Kamakura for the first time. I will try to help you to make exciting experiences which include the unbiased true stories. For example, during the Kamakura tour I can explain why “The Great Buddha” could have been sitting in the open air for more than 500 years. Main tour route: 8:00 am departure at Hotel and to take train arriving at Kamakura / Hase station 9:56am- -> The Great Buddha in Kotokuin Temple: 10:10 - 10:50 am --> 10 minitues walking to Hase-temple: 11:00am - 12:00pm --> lunch 12:10pm-1:00pm -->To Kamakura station by train 1:20pm -->15minutes walking to Tsurugaoka Hachiman Shrine: 1:40pm-3:00pm, --> To take bus to Hokokuji-temple: 3:40pm-4:40pm, -->To back to Kamakura-station by bus: 5:20pm, --> To take train to Tokyo arriving at 6:30pm.
Pick up fee for a guide: yen2000
Transportation fee during this tour for you: yen 2630 per person
Transportation fee during this tour for a guide: yen 2630
Lunch for you and a guide
Entrance fee for you: Great Buddha: yen220 per person,
Hasedera-temple: yen300 per person, Hokokuji-temple: yen200 per person
1) For fairly long walking of sight-seeking, please put on the shoes to walk with ease.
2) Please prepare the cash to spend any train riding, lunch and souvenir.
Kashima was flexible and knowledgeable. We had an itinerary we wanted and he made it happen. We had a group of 14 which included 8 kids. He handled it fabulously!
Linda san, Thank you very much for your great and inspired review for me. It was great time for me to support you,your family and your friends with total 14 people for Mt.Fuji tour. We visited Mt.Fuji area such as Lake-Kawaguchi, Fugaku-Fuketsu, Mt.KachiKachi viewing by Ropeway, Ohhashi bridge hiking over Lake Kawaguchi, Ohishi park and Oshino Hakkai by using a Micro bus. The weather on the day was very fine and I was pleased that all your group could see no more beautiful Mt.Fuji at every visiting spots with the shape of different angle. Specially, I was very much impressed that all 8 kids enjoyed snow and throwing snowball each other which were piled up on the area because they saw actual snow at the first time there. Also, we could enjoy exchanging lots of conversation with you and your group about Japanese history, culture, famous people and daily life comparing with that in your country. I am looking forward to meeting with you again in near future. Thanks, Kashima
Kashima is very good guide who was extremely accommodating and took our U.S. family of 5 round trip from Kyoto to Osaka by train. He planned a very interesting day for us that we enjoyed immensely. A nice variety of sights and experiences at a good active pace. Definitely recommend!
Diane san, Thank you very much for your warm and utmost review for me. It was great time for me to support you and your family for Osaka tour. We visited Osaka castle, Dotonbori including river cruising, Kuromon market and Umeda sky building. I am very much pleased that you, your husband and your three children could have lots of experience and impression of these tour spots. Specially, Osaka castle related with Samurai top worriers with great historical background, the best eating streets in Japan by tasting various interesting foods and overwhelming Osaka night view from Umeda Sky building. Also, we could enjoy exchanging lots of conversation with you and your family about Japanese culture and daily life comparing with that in your country. I hope that you continue to enjoy Japan tour and I am looking forward to meeting with you and your family again in near future. Thanks, Kashima
I organised this tour on behalf of a teenager who is fascinated with the Yamato battleship so this tour had to be very customised and Kashima-San lived up to the challenge! The boy really enjoyed himself. The guide spoke good English, very polite and respectful and he was flexible with the schedule. In fact the family said that they would highly recommend Kashima-San to others who visits Hiroshima!
I-Lin san, Thank you very much for your great and utmost review for me. It was great time for me to support your mother and your family for Hiroshima tour. We visited Yamato-museum where we could see the models (1/10) of Battleship named “Yamato” and lots of other ships and actual objects of submarine & airplane “Zero fighter plane”. There are many historical background explanations, photos and actual objects & ship models exhibited which are historically very important ones manufactured before and during World War2. Also, we visited Atomic bomb dome and Peace memorial museum. I am pleased that we could enjoyed a lot. Specially, your mother's young boy is so clever and has lots of knowledge about Yamato and related Japanese history. I am so much impressive for him. He has so strong curiosity about the tour spots history and we could exchange lots of information each other. I am looking forward to meeting with you and your family again in near future. Thanks, Kashima
Kashima-san organized the timing of the trip very well. Even there were situation where stayed longer than, he did an effort to change the timing of Shinkansen tickets and didn’t try to rush us. He well explained to us history of places we visit and patiently responded to all our questions.
May san, Thank you very much for your great review for me and selecting me as a guide for you precious Hiroshima tour, I am very much pleased that you and your friends could enjoy Hiroshima tour including Miyajima island, Itsukushima shrine, Hiroshima Peace Memorial museum and Atomic dome. These tour spots are historically one of the most important tour spots in Japan which are registered as UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site. Thanks to your strong curiosity, we could exchange lots of deep Q & A about Itsukushima shrine and the detail information of Atomic Bomb attack in Hiroshima city. I am looking forward to meeting with you again in near future. Thanks, Kashima