1. Japan
  2. Kanagawa Prefecture
  3. Kamakura
  4. Kamakura Yuigahama Beach

Kamakura: 6-Hour Scenic Bike Tour

Product ID: 375971
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Join a 6-hour bicycle tour that opens up the history and nature of Kamakura. Whilst taking in the area's countless highlights, take the opportunity to sample some of the area's great food along the way.
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Duration: 6 hours
Starting time 9:00 AM
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Live tour guide
English, Faeroese

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Experience

Highlights
  • Be astounded by the deep and great history of Kamakura
  • Take in the awe-inspiring bamboo forest scenery at the beautiful Hokokuji Temple
  • Receive an education on Japanese sword making
  • Gaze at the torii of Goryo Jinja
  • Observe the beautiful landscape of Yuigahama from the observation deck of the Hasedera Temple
Full description
Your tour tour begins at 9:00AM as you meet your guide at the east exit ticket gate of JR Kamakura Station. From there, grab your rental bike and start your trip. The first place you visit is the tomb of Minamoto no Yoritomo, who was a 12th-century general and founder of the Kamakura Shogunate.

From there, travel to the Egawaraten Jinja Shrine, which sits in a beautiful precinct and enshrines Michizane Sugawarano, said to be the god of learning. There is also a brush-painted picture mound with illustrations drawn by 154 manga artists around the grounds, which is a must-see for manga lovers.

After the Egawaraten Jinja, ride for about five minutes to the oldest temple in Kamakura, Sugimoto-dera. The beautiful moss-covered stairs leading to the precinct are fantastic photo spots. Next to Sugimoto-dera, visit the Hokoku-ji Temple, famous for its beautiful bamboo forest. The country known as the “Temple of the Bamboo Garden” has long been famous for its bamboo groves in the precincts, and it is one of the most popular temples in Kamakura.

Next to Hokokuji Temple, head back towards Kamakura Station and the tour starting point. Whilst there, take in the famous sword "Masamune" of Kamakura, and learn about the 24th-generation swordsman Yamamura Tsunahiro. You then visit Kotokuin, where Kamakura’s famous "Daibutsu" is located. Make sure to take a great shot of this towering Buddha with your smartphone, an experience which is followed by lunch.

Once done with lunch, visit the Hasedera Temple and enjoy the majestic eleven statues of the Kannon and Yuigahama scenery from the observation deck. You can also enjoy the hydrangeas in June.

As your tour enters its latter stages, visit Goryo Jinja where the Enoshima Electric Railway tracks pass in front of the Torii Gate. The train passes once every five minutes, providing you plenty of opportunities to take that perfect photograph. You then visit Goryo Jinja, where you can pickup Japanese-style confectionery at the Chikara Mochi House before heading to Yuigahama. Finally, enjoy the local food whilst gazing out at the magnificent Pacific Ocean complete with its beautiful sandy beaches in the foreground.
Includes
  • English-speaking guide
  • Bicycle
  • Entrance fees
  • Taxes
What’s Not Included
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • People with mobility impairments
  • People with heart problems
  • Wheelchair users

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

The east ticket gate of JR kamakura station.

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Important information
What to bring
  • Passport or ID card
Know before you go
• If the event of adverse weather, your guides will operate a walking tour

From US$ 17,304.02 per person

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Product ID: 375971