GoWithGuideFind your perfect tour guide at GoWithGuide. Relax and cherish unforgettable tours with loved ones. Create personalized tours for a truly memorable trip!
GoWithGuide
GoWithGuideFind your perfect tour guide at GoWithGuide. Relax and cherish unforgettable tours with loved ones. Create personalized tours for a truly memorable trip!
  • Tours
  • Unique Experience

Soul-Exploring Trip of Kamakura and Sutra Copying

Unique Experience
GoWithGuideFind your perfect tour guide at GoWithGuide. Relax and cherish unforgettable tours with loved ones. Create personalized tours for a truly memorable trip!Kamakura
GoWithGuideFind your perfect tour guide at GoWithGuide. Relax and cherish unforgettable tours with loved ones. Create personalized tours for a truly memorable trip!Japanese (Native), English
GoWithGuideFind your perfect tour guide at GoWithGuide. Relax and cherish unforgettable tours with loved ones. Create personalized tours for a truly memorable trip!6 hours
GoWithGuideFind your perfect tour guide at GoWithGuide. Relax and cherish unforgettable tours with loved ones. Create personalized tours for a truly memorable trip!Private tour (only you and your group)
GoWithGuideFind your perfect tour guide at GoWithGuide. Relax and cherish unforgettable tours with loved ones. Create personalized tours for a truly memorable trip!Up to 5 people

Through copying sutra in Hasedera Temple, you get the serenity of mind and feel ready to explore the secret world of Buddhism: Benzaiten in the cave and Hase Kannon on the hill. After watching the imposing Great Buddha, take train to Kamakura, where you can relax and have lunch at various kinds of restaurants to choose from. Then, visit Hachimangu Shrine. and enjoy shopping at Komachidori Street.

Kamakura Tour Guide - Takao M.
Takao M.
4.43 / 5
(14 reviews)
09:00 AM

Meeting Point

Just outside the exit of Hase Station on Enoden railway line. There's only one exit.

Hasedera Temple, sutra copying

The Great Buddha of Kamakura

Lunch at Komachidori Street

Hachimangu Shrine

Shopping at Komachidori Street

Ending Point

Kamakura Station.

Want to personalize this tour?

  • Our tours can be customized according to your needs and preferences
  • Click below to tell us what you are looking for:

Inclusions & Exclusions

GoWithGuideFind your perfect tour guide at GoWithGuide. Relax and cherish unforgettable tours with loved ones. Create personalized tours for a truly memorable trip!
What‘s included

guide fee

GoWithGuideFind your perfect tour guide at GoWithGuide. Relax and cherish unforgettable tours with loved ones. Create personalized tours for a truly memorable trip!
What‘s not included

tourist's transportation fee ¥190 (from Hase Station to Kamakura Station), guide's transportation fee ¥1600, tourist's meal, tourist's drink, tourist's entrance fee ¥1500 (¥2420, if Hase Temple museum ¥200, inside Great Buddha ¥20, Hachimangu Shrine museum ¥200 and garden ¥500 added), tourist's sutra copying fee ¥1000

Tour Important Information

For sutra copying, brushes, inks, and other things necessary for the activity are provided by the temple (not given) when you pay the fee. When copying, you can sit on a chair. Paying respect for Buddhas, you must be quiet in the hall. Photo‐taking is not allowed here. The sheet of paper in which you copy sutra is to be handled carefully with respect because it is considered to be a sacred thing.

(What To Expect)

①Sutra copying gives you peace of mind. When you grind the ink stick and trace the sacred scriptures in the quiet temple hall, you can relieve the stresses of modern life. ②Enter the neighboring cave and walk around, meeting the statues of gods within. In the darkness, pray to the gods to have your desires accomplished: Benzaiten, the goddess of eloquence, music, and art, of this temple, is said to have been carved by Kobodaishi, the 9th century great Buddhist saint, poet, artist and calligrapher, wishing for people’s success in life, and the power of this goddess is said to be miraculously wonderful. Beside her stand other statues, such as the god of enlightenment and salvation, the god of peace under law, the god of academic achievements, and so on. ③At the top of a small hill, Hase Kannon, the goddess of mercy, soar and gleam in gold. ④Seven minutes’ walk from Hase Temple will take you to the massive Great Buddha. This 13.4 meter-high statue is the image of Amida Nyorai, Buddha of infinite light and life, meditating on how to save people. ⑤Continue our trip to Kamakura, the third stop on the Enoden railway line, where we can take lunch at Komachidori Street, then visit the brightly colored edifices of Hachimangu Shrine. On our way back, enjoy shopping at Komachidori Street.

If it rains a little, the tour is still to be carried out.

Important message from the guide

GoWithGuideFind your perfect tour guide at GoWithGuide. Relax and cherish unforgettable tours with loved ones. Create personalized tours for a truly memorable trip!

1. The fee doesn't include the tourists' transportation fees.

2. The fee doesn't include the tourists' meals or beverages.

3. The fee doesn't include admission charges for visiting places or charges for hands-on activities.

4. Tourists pay the guide's transportation fees.

Cancellation Policy

  • GoWithGuideFind your perfect tour guide at GoWithGuide. Relax and cherish unforgettable tours with loved ones. Create personalized tours for a truly memorable trip!
    Free cancellation - 8 days prior to meeting time
  • GoWithGuideFind your perfect tour guide at GoWithGuide. Relax and cherish unforgettable tours with loved ones. Create personalized tours for a truly memorable trip!
    50% Refund - 3 to 7 days prior to meeting time
  • GoWithGuideFind your perfect tour guide at GoWithGuide. Relax and cherish unforgettable tours with loved ones. Create personalized tours for a truly memorable trip!
    No Refund - Within 2 day(s) prior to meeting time

Kamakura Tour Reviews

R

Rod I.

5 / 5
May 19, 2024

Hakone One-Day Trip

Hakone
9 hours 10 min

Knowledgeable and Patient Guide

Highly Recommended! Outstanding knowledge of the area. Very patient and flexible with our needs as tourists, whether on bathroom breaks, change in attractions or extending time. We thoroughly enjoyed his company and unique way of giving information and navigating our itinerary!

Rod I.

Hi, Rod. Thank you for your kind review. I’ll always remember three of you posing surrounding the Black Egg monument with real black eggs in your hands. Beautiful Mt. Fuji welcomed you from behind. I’m happy I was able to help you in Hakone as a guide, thank you again. Best regards, Takao Mizushima

T

Theodore D.

4 / 5
Apr 6, 2024

Hakone One-Day Trip

Hakone
9 hours 10 min

Polite and attentive

In spite of the unexpected bad weather of cold rain and wind, Takao did his best to provide convenient transportation and take us to most of the organized list of sights planned. He was very polite and attentive.

Theodore D.

Hi, Theodore and Liubou. Thank you for your nice review. I didn’t expect to get such a kind and warm words. Yes, it was a challenging day. We were in the clouds and fogs and nothing was visible. I didn’t realize we were past Amasake Chaya Tea House. I kept searching for words to explain things although I was able to see nothing around. Mr. Fuji took a day off and did not show her face. I really enjoyed talking with you. That helped me to change difficulties into happy memories. I’m happy I was able to see you from the country of Cyprus which I would have never had a chance to have connections in my life without you. Have a nice trip in Japan. Best regards, Takao Mizushima

L

Laurence C.

5 / 5
Apr 2, 2024

Hakone One-Day Trip

Hakone
9 hours 10 min

Wonderful Day , with Takao!!

Takao made everything easy for us. He communicated beautifully before we even met him. We saw everything that you need to see in Hakone. He anticipated our needs finding elevators to avoid some steps when we were tired.. I would not hesitate to hire him. He was a joy!

Laurence C.

Hi, Larry and Ellen. Thank you for taking time to write a review for me although you’re tired after today’s tour. What a review! It sounds warm to me like today’s sunshine. Larry, you’re a master of jokes. I’d like to be a man like you who can make everyone happy. Ellen, thank you for showing respect to Japanese culture. The god of Hakone Shrine is pleased when he saw you bow even on your way back when you come under the shrine gates. Please keep traveling around the world. I want to try Turkish bath myself. Kyoto cherry blossoms, please welcome warmly these open-minded travelers. Best regards,

$97/ per group

More tours by Takao M.

Tramping the Old Hakone Path of Cobblestonescover image

Tramping the Old Hakone Path of Cobblestones

Hakone
9 hours 50 min

Bus ride up the soaring Hakone mountains at the foot of Mt. Fuji, a hot sweet drink at a traditional tea house, walk on a historic stone-paved Hakone path, lunch at Motohakone, sail on a pirate boat, panoramic views from a ropeway, stop at fuming Owakudani Valley tasting black eggs boiled by volcanic heat, cable car descent to Gora, train ride to Tonosawa, Benzaiten Shrine and a dip in a spa.

FROM$162/ per group
Hakone One-Day Tripcover image

Hakone One-Day Trip

Hakone
9 hours 10 min

Customers visit Amasake Chaya, Hakone Shrine, Pirate Ship, Hakone Ropeway, Owakudani Valley, Cable Car, Hakone Open-Air Museum, Yumoto Street. They experience a variety of transportations.

FROM$162/ per group
Soul-Exploring Trip of Kamakura and Sutra Copyingcover image

Soul-Exploring Trip of Kamakura and Sutra Copying

Kamakura
6 hours

Through copying sutra in Hasedera Temple, you get the serenity of mind and feel ready to explore the secret world of Buddhism: Benzaiten in the cave and Hase Kannon on the hill. After watching the imposing Great Buddha, take train to Kamakura, where you can relax and have lunch at various kinds of restaurants to choose from. Then, visit Hachimangu Shrine. and enjoy shopping at Komachidori Street.

FROM$97/ per group
Soul-Exploring Trip of Hase Temple, the Great Buddha and Sutra Copying in Kamakuracover image

Soul-Exploring Trip of Hase Temple, the Great Buddha and Sutra Copying in Kamakura

Kamakura
5 hours

Through copying sutra in Hasedera Temple, you get the serenity of mind and feel ready to explore the secret world of Buddhism. In the adjacent cave stand the statues of gods, each with the mission of having human desires achieved. At the top of a hill, Hase Kannon looks down mercifully upon you. Then, seven minutes' walk takes you to the imposing Great Buddha of Kamakura.

FROM$80/ per group