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from Tokyo to Kamakura: Great Buddha & Slam-Dunk Fan Tour

1. from Tokyo to Kamakura: Great Buddha & Slam-Dunk Fan Tour

Join this tour and discover the amazing anime and manga culture of Japan and the ancient beauty of Kamakura! You will follow the footsteps of the characters from Slam Dunk, the popular series that features Kamakura High School and the Shonan coast. You will also marvel at the Great Buddha of Kamakura, the grand Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine, and the magical Enoshima island. Your English-speaking guide will share with you the stories, history, and culture of these places. You will also ride the Enoden streetcar and enjoy the views of the coast and the town. This tour offers pick-up and drop-off options from your hotel or meeting point in Tokyo. You can also opt for a transfer service to your hotel or B&B after the tour. The tour takes about 10 hours and covers all the highlights of Kamakura and Enoshima. You will have enough time to snap photos, shop for souvenirs, and sample the local food. The pick-up will start from Tokyo in 8:00am morning. ▼Great Buddha of Kamakura(about 30 minutes) The Great Buddha of Kamakura is a bronze statue of Amitabha Buddha, the principal Buddha in Pure Land Buddhism. It is located in the Kotoku-in Temple, which dates back to the 13th century. It is one of the most famous landmarks of Kamakura and a symbol of Japanese Buddhism. You can enter the temple grounds for 300 yen and also go inside the statue for 20 yen and observe its hollow interior and structure. ▼Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine (about 90 minutes) Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine is the most important shrine in Kamakura. It is dedicated to Hachiman, the god of war and patron of the samurai. You can admire the architecture, the gardens, and the statues of the shrine. You can also buy some lucky charms or make a wish at the shrine. ▼Enoshima (about 120 minutes) It is home to the Enoshima Shrine, which honors Benzaiten, the goddess of music and art. Enoshima has been a popular tourist destination since the Edo period, especially for Kabuki actors who admire Benzaiten’s talent. ▼Kamakura High School (about 40 minutes) Kamakura High School is the prototype of Lingnan High School in anime series Slam Dunk. Fans of the series can visit the intersection near the station where the main character Hanamichi Sakuragi met his crush Haruko for the first time. You can also take photos of the school, the intersection, and the railway crossing that appeared in the series. You can also buy some souvenirs or snacks at the nearby shops. ▼Enoden Experience (about 15 minutes) Enoden streetcar is a charming streetcar that runs between Fujisawa and Kamakura. You can see many of Kamakura’s famous attractions and the stunning Shonan coast along the way. Enoden streetcar is a symbol of Kamakura and often appears in anime and movies. You will enjoy the view from afar or hop on the streetcar for a fun ride. The streetcar fee is included in the tour price. Drive back to Tokyo (about 90 minutes). Drop-off at your hotel, B&B, or meeting point in Tokyo at 6:00 pm.

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

2. 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.

From Tokyo: Kamakura, Hasedera Temple and Enoshima Day Trip

3. From Tokyo: Kamakura, Hasedera Temple and Enoshima Day Trip

Escape the hustle and bustle of Tokyo on a day trip to Kamakura. Encounter a place where history, culture, mountains, and sea coexist as you take in all of its famous sights. Begin your experience at a meeting point in Tokyo and get ready to the hit the road en route to Admire Hasedera Temple. Admire its dramatic location facing the sea and behind a mountain. Pay your respects at the largest wooden Buddha statue in Japan and take in the panoramic vista from the viewing point. Next, take a trip down Komachidori, a well-known and lively old street in Kamakura. Browse the many shops and sample local delicacies and foodstuffs. Move on to charming Enoshima Island to encounter the shrine built back in 552. Marvel at the colorful 8-armed seated Benzaiten statue, as well as sculptures of the Hizen country Fujiwara Masahirosakutachi, the Happo tortoise, the Enoshima origin, and more. Hop on board the Enoshima Electric Railway, a cute little train which is over a 100-years old. Be wowed the sights as you pass along the Shonan coast, seeing the mosaic of colorful districts with their own seaside flavor. Conclude your experience with a trip to the iconic Kamakura High School. Follow this up with a trip down the stairs to the coast at Kanto. Take a stroll on the beach, listen to the sound of the waves, and relax under the sun with sights of Mount Fuji visible in good weather.

Kamakura Historical Hiking Tour with the Great Buddha

4. Kamakura Historical Hiking 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!

1-Day trip: Kamakura City (Enoshima/Shonan/Beach)

5. 1-Day trip: Kamakura City (Enoshima/Shonan/Beach)

Kamakura is an ancient city that has produced its own, original culture. Once it was a political capital along with Nara and Kyoto. You will be picked up from your hotel and taken to important sites in the Kamakura area on this customizable, full day tour. Ideal for larger groups, especially families, our private charter ensures a seamless and effortless exploration, allowing you to see more in a day with utmost ease. The flexible tour schedule allows you to enjoy the day at your own pace. You can choose which sites to explore in the region, including the Enkakuji Temple, Kotokuin, Kencho-ji Temple, Hasedera Temple, Komachi-dori, Tsurugaoka Hachimangu, Kamakura coastline, Yuigahama Beach, Enoshima, Jogashima Prefectural Park, etc. Along the way, you will be accompanied by an expert driver.

Kamakura: Half day Walking tour & Japanese sweets

6. 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.

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Our tour guide Shizuko was excellent and extremely attentive and knowledgeable. This was our best tour Tokyo highly recommend her.

The attention and service from the guide Mina was wonderful!! 😀😀👏