Samurai was here in Kamakura.

Day Trip

Michie Y.

Kamakura
English
3 hours
Private tour (only you and your group)
Up to 5 people

You can learn what Kamakura Shogunate was like by visiting three main sites: Koutoku-in (The Breat Buddha), Hase Temple, and Tsurugaoka Hachimangu. Through this trip, you will learn what Samurai means to Japan and what newly born Buddhism sects during the Kamakura period influenced common people. You will also see the nature in Kamakura where many kinds of trees and plants are flourished.


Meeting Point

JR Kamakura Station (East Ticket Gate) 1. Tsuruoka Hachiman Shrin 10:20 am 2. Hase Temple 11:20 am 3. Koutoku-in (Great Buddha) 12:100

10:20 AM

Tsuruoka Hachiman Shrine - 10 minutes walk from the Kamakura Station, stay about 30 minutes

11:20 AM

Hase Temple - 2 minutes walk from the Enoden train, stay about 40 minutes

12:10 PM

Koutoku-in Temple (Great Buddha) - 6 minutes from Hase Temple by walk, stay about 30 minutes

Ending Point

JR Kamakura Station or Fujisawa Station

What to Expect

You can learn what Kamakura Shogunate was like by visiting three main sites: Koutoku-in (The Breat Buddha), Hase Temple, and Tsurugaoka Hachimangu. Through this trip, you will learn what Samurai means to Japan and what newly born Buddhism sects during the Kamakura period influenced common people. You will also see the nature in Kamakura where many kinds of trees and plants are flourished.

Highlight of each site is as follows:

1. The Great Budda, "Daibutsu" of Kamakura is a bronze image of Amida. It is registered as a national treasure. The idea of constructing the great image was first conceived by Minamoto Yoritomo, the first Shogun of the Kamakura government.

2. An eleven-headed Kannon statue housed in Hase Temple. It is so big as it seems uneasy to sit in the temple house. It was curved with camphor tree in Nara and drifted to Kamakura shore in 736. It is said that the Kannon might save people from agony and suffering of this world.

3. The structure and location of Tsurugaoka Hachimangu: The bright orange building built on the top of the steep slope and faces to the direction of the sea below.

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Inclusions & Exclusions

What‘s included

guide fee: yen 9,000 including the transportation fee for guide to and from the meeting place and home


What‘s not included

transportation fee (you and guide), lunch, entrance fee

Enoden Train:

190yen/person Kamakura station Hase station (3 stops) :

or 380yen/person for the round trip

Entrance fee:

Koutoku-in (Daibutsu) yen 200/person

Hase Temple yen 300/person

Cancellation Policy

  • Free cancellation - 8 days prior to meeting time
  • 50% Refund - 3 to 7 days prior to meeting time
  • No Refund - Within 2 day(s) prior to meeting time
$69/ per group

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