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Kitakamakura: Travel for Finding Oneself

Art, Culture, & Historical
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This tour takes you to historical sites in Kitakamakura (Northern Kamakura), letting you enjoy the traditional culture of Zen Buddhism and seasonal natural beauty in a quiet atmosphere. While visiting Zen temples, you experience a Zen-meditation session as well as Kaiseki-ryori, a set menu of Japanese traditional dishes for a party. This will surely purify your mind and be a once-in-lifetime experience.

Kamakura Tour Guide - Haruo T.
Haruo T.
4.90 / 5
(10 reviews)
11:00 AM

Meeting Point

At Kitakamakura Station

11:30 AM

Meeting

11:30 AM

Engakuji Temple

One of the most important Zen Buddhist Temples, ranked the second among Kamakura's Five Mountains (great Zen temples)

12:30 PM

Japanese restaurant

Have lunch of kaiseki-ryori, a set meal for a Japanese dinner party with healthy and delicious ingredients, at one of the most popular Japanese style restaurants in Kamakura

01:30 PM

Kitakamakura Old Private House Museum

The museum inside an old private house built about 100 years ago to see its architecture and see a seasonal exhibition

02:30 PM

Kenchoji Temple

Ranked at the top of Kamakura's Five Mountains (great Zen temples) and the oldest Zen training monastery

03:30 PM

Zen Meditation Session at Kenchoji Temple

Join the one-hour Zen meditation session for beginners.

05:00 PM

End of the tour

Ending Point

At Kamakura Station

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What‘s included

guide fee

transportation fee of guide

entrance fee of guide

lunch of guide

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What‘s not included

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lunch (guest)

entrance fee (guest)

Tour Important Information

1. Zen meditation sessions are held every Friday and Saturday, so the tour starts only on those days of the week.

2. Since Zen meditation sessions are held in a tatami or straw mat room, you need to take off your shoes at the entrance. Casual clothes which are suitable for sitting on a tatami mat such as trousers and long skirts are recommended. You don't have to kneel on the floor in the formal sitting position. You can sit down the way you feel comfortable.

3. For lunch, a meal is served as a set menu. You will select one from some set menus but cannot order an individual dish.


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Kamakura Tour Reviews

Great locations, great guide

We really enjoyed traveling to Kamakura and Yokosuka with Horuo. It was generally overcast (with a bit of rain) so we were often alone at some of the most popular tourist destinations in the area, and we were able to generally avoid the crowds with Haruo. Travel was very easy for us, and we learned a lot about Japan's history while on our adventures with him. Haruo is very knowledgeable about about the locations he took us to, and was able to bring each bridge and path to life with background we would have otherwise been oblivious to - stories of royalty, faith, assassination plot, wars, peace, and daily life for residents throughout history. There is so much we would have otherwise missed without Haruo, and we are deeply appreciative that we were able to share our travels with him.

Travis V.

Dear Trevis Thank you very much for your heartwarming review. This encourages me to improve my guiding. I was also very happy to have a tour with you. Please take care of yourselves. Best Regards Haruo

T

Travis V.

5 / 5
May 13, 2024

Tokyo: First Day on Your Trip to Japan

Tokyo
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An amazing start to adventure!

Haruo is a fantastic guide and educator who helped us get our bearings on our first day in Tokyo. While on an amazing tour of the imperial gardens (and an indoor 'open air' style Edo museum) we learned about the history of Tokyo and its people, we learned about basic etiquette (tipping, bowing, etc), and how to find what we would need during our 2 week stay. We learned the basics about Shintoism, a few important phrases, we got to try some really unique (and tasty) food, and he took some really great photos of us!

Travis V.

I'm sure you had spent a great time in your whole tour in Japan. Please take care of yourselves. Thank you again. Haruo

Elisa M.

Elisa M.

5 / 5
May 8, 2024

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Fantastic tour guide!

Haruo was a great choice for our first day in Tokyo. We knew we'd be wiped from the prior day of flying mentally, so setting up a tour with Haruo explaining all the ins and outs of shrines and how to use the subway was so helpful to get us started, plus we hit up a bunch of the big sites. Lots of history and info, more than happy to be flexible for the sights we wanted to see vs what we were not as interested in. Great guy, great tour, highly recommend!

Elisa M.

Dear Elisa and Charles Thank you so much for your kind review. That encourages me to improve my tour from now on. It is not you but me that learned a lot about the culture of your country. Especially, talking about your hometown Seatle made me remember sweet memories of my trip and want to come back there. I believe you had a great time after our tour. Thank you again and take care of yourselves. Best Regards, Haruo

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