1. Japan
  2. Kanagawa Prefecture
  3. Kamakura
  4. Kōtoku-in

From Tokyo: Kamakura and Enoshima 1-Day Bus Tour

Product ID: 354251
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Take a break from the fast-paced life of Tokyo and journey back to the ancient capital of Japan, Kamakura, which is home to the Samurai. Get a taste of the beautiful landscape and shrines and stroll around the fascinating island of Enoshima.
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Duration: 10 hours
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Highlights
  • Visit Tsurugaoka Hachiman Shrine, the most important Shinto shrine in Kamakura
  • Stroll around the beautiful island of Enoshima
  • See the eleven headed Kannon at Hasedera Temple
  • Marvel at the great Buddha statue of Kamakura
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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!
Includes
  • Roundtrip bus fare
  • Entrance fee to Hase-dera (Hase Temple)
  • Entrance fee to Kotoku-in (Kotoku Temple)
  • Live commentary
What’s Not Included
  • Lunch

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Know before you go
• The tour schedule may change due to weather or traffic
• Depending on the number of participants, English and Chinese commentary might be given in the same bus
• The only drop-off location available is Shinjuku (Shinjuku Station west exit)
• All departure location options are shuttle buses leading to the last departure location, 'Shinjuku LOVE Object'. If you don't want to ride a shuttle bus, please select the 'Shinjuku LOVE Object' departure location
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Product ID: 354251