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Kita-Kamakura Tour-experiencing the culture of Zen Buddhism


Licensed Guide

5 Hours
up to 4 people
English ( Business )
Private tour (only you and your guide)
Walking / Public Transportation Tour
( Contact guide for other options )

This tour takes you to historical sites in Kita(northern)-Kamakura, letting you enjoy the traditional culture of Zen Buddhism and seasonal natural beauty in a quiet atmonsphere. While visiting Zen temples, you experience a Zen-meditation and a tea ceremony as well as Shojin-ryori or vegetable dishes for monks. This will surely purify your mind and be a once-in-lifetime experience.

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  • 2:00 PM Engaku-ji Temple

  • 3:00 PM Tea ceremony at a Japanese tea house or a temple

  • 4:00 PM Kencho-ji Temple

  • 5:00 PM Zen meditation session at Kenchoji-temple

  • 6:00 PM Dinner (Shojin-ryori or vegetable dishes for monks)

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Departure & Return

Starting time 2:00 PM
Meeting Point At JR Kitakamakura Station
Ending Point At JR Kitakamakura Station

Inclusions & Exclusions

What‘s included

guide fee

What‘s not included

transportation fee (you), entrance fee (Engakuji-temple 300 yen / Kenchoji-temple-200 yen), charge for a tea ceremony (2,000 yen~), dinner (5,700 yen~)


1. Zen meditation sessions are held every Friday and Saturday from 17:00 to 18:00 at Kenchoji-Temple. So the tour starts only on those days of the week.
2.Since a tea ceremony and Zen meditation sessions are held in a tatami or straw mat room, you need to take off your shoes at the entrance. Casual clothes such as trousers or long skirts which are suitable for sitting on the tatami mat are recommended. You don’t have to kneel on the floor in the formal. Please sit down as you feel comfortable.
3. The admission to Engakuji-temple and Kenchoji-temple is charged. Also you need to pay for joining a tea-ceremony. However, Zen meditation sessions are free of charge. read more

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

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I make changes after I book?

Yes! If you need to make changes such as removing or adding someone to your booking or changing the date or time of your tour, contact us by phone or email

Starting and ending points of the tour.

After you secure your booking, the starting and ending points of your tour can be customized to your convenience (ex.: your hotel, nearby stations, etc.). Don't worry, we will take care of you! Some tours may have an extra fee for this service, make sure to check the tour page.

What happens after I book a tour?

After booking a tour, the guide will accept (or decline) your booking within 24 hours. Then you will be noticed by email from GoWithGuide.

Is the price per person or per group?

The price is charged per group. Which means that you make a one-time payment for your entire group and the price will not change if it is less or more people.

Can I add more people to my booking?

Some guides accept extra people (more than the specified number) for an extra charge. Please check for the extras on the tour or booking page, or contact your guide directly to clarify.

Will there be other tourists in my tour?

No. Your tour is private, only for you and your family or friends, there will be no other group of tourists together in your tour.

Can the guide pickup me at the airport?

Yes, but there will be additional charge for that and it is not by car. The guide will go pick you up using public transportations. For further details, please contact your guide directly.

I'm travelling alone. Can I book this tour?

Yes, you can and you may be able to get a discount if you are traveling alone. Price depends on which guide you choose.

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