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From Tokyo: Kamakura and Enoshima 1-Day Bus Tour

From Tokyo: Kamakura and Enoshima 1-Day Bus Tour

Get on the bus from one of the several departure locations in central Tokyo (shuttle bus service) and head towards Japan’s former capital city between the 12th and 14th-century: Kamakura. Start the tour of this coastal town by walking along the famous Wakamiya street towards Tsurugaoka Hachiman Shrine, Kamakura's most important Shinto shrine. If you still have some time after the visit, have a look around the nearby Komachi Street, a popular shopping street where you can enjoy local seafood, snacks and souvenirs. Next up is a visit of Hase-dera (Hase temple), home to the famous eleven-headed statue of Kannon the Goddess of Mercy, which is considered one of the biggest wooden statues in Japan. The scenic view from the observation platform on the upper ground is recognized as one of the most picturesque spots in Kamakura. Moving on from Hase Temple, walk to one of the most iconic places in Kamakura, the Kotoku Temple with its huge bronze statue of Buddha, designated a National Treasure by the Japanese government. The statue is 11.3-meters tall and weighs around 121 tons. The last stop of the tour is Enoshima, a small island located west of Kamakura. Many Shrine buildings can be found around the island and are dedicated to Benten, a popular goddess of good fortune, wealth, music and knowledge. On clear days you can also enjoy stunning views of Mt. Fuji from the island!

Kamakura: Private Guided Walking Tour with Local Guide

Kamakura: Private Guided Walking Tour with Local Guide

Discover Kamakura’s historical sites, favorite local spots, and hidden gems on a private walking tour with nationally licensed guide. Choose from a 6 or 4-hour tour, whose itinerary can be customized to fit your interests. Located 1 hour from Tokyo, be introduced to some of the best spots, restaurants, and shops in Kamakura, which is home of the samurai and of great cultural importance to Japan. Visit and enter the interior of the huge Great Buddha statue, a symbol of great importance for Kamakura. Admire the is famous gardens of Hase-dera. During the rainy season (around June), 2500 colorful hydrangeas of 40 varieties bloom all at once to create a wondrous spectacle. Go to the Zeniarai Benten Shrine where legend says that when money is washed in the holy water of the shrine’s spring you will earn more money. Head to the Hokoku-ji Temple known for its splendid bamboo forest garden. Here, sample matcha tea while admiring the view of the forest.

From Tokyo: Kamakura Temples Private Guided Tour

From Tokyo: Kamakura Temples Private Guided Tour

The tour begins with pickup from your hotel in Tokyo and travels to Kamakura by train. After a 1-hour train journey arrives in Kamakura and head to the first stop of the day, Hase Temple, also known as the Temple of Flowers. At the temple admire the incredible architecture of Hase Kannon, which houses the Buddhist statue of Kannon, the Goddess of Mercy. Learn about this eleven-faced Goddess and she represents the different phases in search of enlightenment. Outside, you can wander through the pretty gardens and see the Jizo-do Hall which boasts hundreds of small Jizo Bodhisattva statues. Continue the tour to the Kotokuin Temple next where you will find Japan’s famous Great Buddha. Marvel at the imposing 13-meter-high Great Buddha statue while you learn about its significance and history, which dates back to 1292. Once you’ve worked up a bit of an appetite, replenish your energy and enjoy lunch at one of Kamakura’s finest Japanese restaurants. After lunch, head to Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine, which was built in 1063 and dedicated to Emperor Ojin, also known as the God of War. The shrine is the most important Shinto Shrine in the city and sits at the geographical center of Kamakura. As you explore the complex, soak up the tranquil atmosphere and listen to your guide’s fascinating insight into the shrine’s history. At the end of an unforgettable day in Kamakura, travel back to Tokyo by train, arriving at around 4 or 5 pm.

Kamakura: Great Buddha, Hase Temple, & Komachi Street Tour

Kamakura: Great Buddha, Hase Temple, & Komachi Street Tour

Kamakura was the ancient capital of Japan and now a major day trip spot both for Japanese and foreign tourists. Start your tour in Tokyo so you do not need to worried about transportation from/to Tokyo! Take the JR train forabout 1. 5 hrs and Eno-den, the local lovely train in Kamakura. The Great Buddha is the second largest Buddha in Japan and surprisingly it is located in open air! Hase temple is famous for flowers especially hydrangea so you can enjoy various flowers in season. There are also many interesting Budda, Kannon, and gods of wealth so you can make a wish to be rich! For lunch, you can eat typical local foods there. Kamakura is famous for seafood but if you do not like it, other food can be arranged based on your request. Then visit Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine and enjoy shopping at Komachi street. If you would like to stay longer for shopping after the tour, you can. If you would like to visit other places like Hokokuji temple with its bamboo forest or Enoshima island, plans can be changed.

Private Kamakura and Yokohama Sightseeing Tour With Guide

Private Kamakura and Yokohama Sightseeing Tour With Guide

Kamakura is a seaside Japanese city just south of Tokyo. The political center of medieval Japan, modern-day. Kamakura is a prominent resort town with dozens of Buddhist Zen temples and Shinto shrines. Most recognizable landmark is the Kotoku-in Temple's Great Buddha, a roughly 13m-high bronze statue still standing after a 15th-century tsunami. Yokohama city contains a large Chinatown with hundreds of Chinese restaurants and shops. Also known for Sankei-en Garden, a botanical park containing preserved Japanese residences from different eras, and the seaside Minato Mirai district, site of the 296m Landmark Tower. Our private Guide are knowledgeable, friendly, flexible and English speaking guides will help create unforgettable travel experiences. One more big plus, These trips are fully Customizable.We are open for your suggestions and recommendations.

Kamakura Historical Walking Tour with the Great Buddha

Kamakura Historical Walking Tour with the Great Buddha

Kamakura is a beautiful city where history and nature harmonize. With its esteemed status as an ancient capital, Kamakura exudes a tranquil and serene atmosphere. The charm of Kamakura is diverse, with numerous temples, shrines, and historic buildings scattered throughout the area. The iconic symbol of Kamakura is undoubtedly the Great Buddha of Kamakura, along with many other historic structures. Additionally, the natural environment surrounding Kamakura's mountains is also a captivating feature. Through walking trails and hiking routes, visitors can enjoy breathtaking scenery and experience the ever-changing beauty of the seasons. Exploring the streets and alleyways of Kamakura is also highly recommended. Discovering historic buildings and traditional shopping streets allows one to appreciate the unique atmosphere that Kamakura offers. Don't miss the opportunity to indulge in local cuisine and savor the famous dishes and craft beers that Kamakura has to offer. ⚫︎ Embark on a leisurely walk along Kamakura's charming local pathways, leading to a shrine known for its foxes and a temple with intriguing money-related customs. We'll start our journey by strolling along the tranquil paths of Kamakura, heading to a shrine renowned for its numerous torii gates and fox statues. Our local guide will delve into cultural insights, explaining the connection between shrines and foxes, Shinto philosophy, and the art of shrine worship. Next, we'll explore a temple nestled within a cave, where you'll discover a fascinating tradition of cleansing money at the temple, adding another layer of richness to your Kamakura experience. ● Immerse yourself in the stunning nature of Kamakura, away from the bustling city, and enjoy a relaxing hiking experience Following our exploration of local shrines and temples, we'll embark on a 30 to 40-minute hiking adventure through the enchanting forest, immersing ourselves in the unique terrain and the beauty of nature. This journey will lead us to the awe-inspiring Great Buddha of Kamakura, an iconic monument with an 800-year history. To conclude our adventure, we'll guide you to a restaurant operated by the temple and try Kamakura's local dishes like Udon, vegetable curry. ● Enjoy the beautiful nature, gardens, and scenery of the temple Following our delectable lunch, we'll meander through temples that offer an array of attractions, including scenic vistas, lush gardens, and intriguing caves. We'll head to a revered shrine, the "God of Samurai Victory," worshipped by the Kamakura Shogunate and countless warriors. To wrap up our tour, we'll leisurely stroll along the bustling Komachi-dori Street, home to an array of souvenir shops and restaurants!

One Day Executive Tour To Kamakura & Yokohama English Driver

One Day Executive Tour To Kamakura & Yokohama English Driver

Get a taste of the beautiful landscape, visit ancient shrines and stroll around Enoshima Island, all in a single tour! Visiting the Tsurugaoka Hachiman Shrine, Kamakura's most important shrine. Then, go down Komachi Street, a popular shopping street where you can enjoy local seafood, snacks, and souvenirs. Next up is one of the most iconic places in Kamakura, the Kotoku Temple with its huge bronze statue of Buddha. Moving on from Hase Temple, go to the Kotoku Temple, home to the famous eleven-headed statue of Kannon the Goddess of Mercy.

Kanagawa: Kimono Rental in Kamakura Provided by RikaWafuku

Kanagawa: Kimono Rental in Kamakura Provided by RikaWafuku

[Rental experience flow] ①Visit the store Please arrive at the time you reserved. We have all the accessories you need for kimono rental, so you can come empty-handed. ②Reception At the time of reception, we will confirm your kimono rental/yukata rental plan and provide you with options for kimono accessories. Customers who wish to add options will be required to pay. In that case, the only payment method is "cash payment". Thank you for your understanding. ③Kimono selection At our store, you can choose as many kimonos as you like no matter which plan you book! Prices do not change depending on the type of rental kimono or rental yukata, so please use with confidence. If necessary, our experienced kimonos and hair stylists will advise you on rental kimonos and obi. ④Change luggage You can leave any clothes you take off or any luggage you don't need for sightseeing with kimono rental. *Additional charges will apply for large luggage such as carry cases. ⑤Kimono dressing You can do it empty-handed! Experienced kimonos and yukatas will be fitted by experienced kimono and yukata at each store's dedicated dressing area. There is nothing special you need to prepare, so don't worry. ⑥Hair set After wearing the kimono, the hair stylist will style your hair to match the kimono. All hair styles at our store use irons and irons, and hair accessories are also included. Suitable for all hair lengths. You can choose a hairstyle from 5 patterns. *Hair styling service is not available for men. ⑦Selecting accessories such as sandals We will help you choose sandals and geta that match the rental kimono and rental yukata. At Rika Wafuku, we also make custom-made zori sandals that go well with the trendy kimono every season. ⑧Wear a kimono and go sightseeing Rika Wafuku is conveniently located for sightseeing, and after renting a kimono, you can immediately enjoy a kimono walk around the sightseeing spots. There are tourist spots and restaurants in the surrounding area, so please enjoy strolling around in your kimono until it's time to return your kimono. ⑨Return of kimono Please return the kimono by the final return time. If the final return time is not met, a late fee will be charged. please note.

Kamakura: Half day Walking tour & Japanese sweets

Kamakura: Half day Walking tour & Japanese sweets

The tour starts at 13:00, for 4 hours. The meeting point is Kamakura station, tourist information center at East exit. A local National licensed tour guide, Kelly take you the must-see spots in Kamakura. We will take a local train to Hase station. The train fare (¥200/one way) is not included. The Great Buddha Statue at Kotokuin temple. You will see the giant buddha statue which is one of the most popular photo spots in Japan. The guide tell you the history and the background of the statue. You will learn about samurai period and Zen philosophy. Entrance fee is included on the tour. Hase temple Hase temple has beautiful Japanese gardens and observation deck where you can admire the beach and town scape of Kamakura. And you will see mysterious donjon cave in the precinct. If you want to enjoy Japanese seasonal beauty of nature, Hase temple is the best place. Entrance fee is included on the tour. Tsurugaoka Hachiman Shrine Tsurugaoka shrine is the center of Kamakura. You will see some traces of samurai period with 800 years history. The licensed guide will tell you the back ground of the history of samurai. No entrance fee. Traditional Japanese sweets and Matcha green tea The guide will take you to the recommended cafe to take a break. And you can try Japanese fresh sweets, Nerikiri and Matcha green tea. You can try Nerikiri only in Japan. Let's talk with the local guide who is born and raised in this area. The cost of food is included on the tour. Rear streets We will walk on the narrow streets which is only known by the locals. Kamakura has many tiny streets. These places have special atmosphere. You can experience the special atmosphere as if you are the locals. Those places have been described in anime and TV dramas. Local shopping streets The local guide takes you not only in the touristic shopping street but also other shopping area which is loved by the locals. You will enjoy the real local life. Kamakura is one of the most attractive town not only for tourists, but also the locals. This tour will be offered by the local guide, Kelly.

Full Day Kamakura Private Tour With English Speaking Driver

Full Day Kamakura Private Tour With English Speaking Driver

Journey to Kamakura, where ancient temples and shrines whisper tales of history by the sea. Marvel at the iconic Great Buddha and find serenity in the bamboo-lined paths of Hokoku-ji Temple. Explore coastal charm at Yuigahama Beach and embrace the cultural heart of Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine. Kamakura's hills offer nature retreats, while Komachi Street entices with local flavors. Join our guided personal tour and unlock Kamakura's secrets, where every step is a voyage through time. Discover the allure of this coastal haven, where history meets tranquility.

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