Private tour

From Tokyo: Kamakura Temples Private Guided Tour

Activity provider: Nippon PLUS

From Tokyo: Kamakura Temples Private Guided Tour

Activity provider: Nippon PLUS

From US$ 240 per group up to 4

Discover the wonders of Kamakura on this private, full-day tour from Tokyo. With an expert guide visit Hase Temple, The Great Buddha, and Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine, admiring Japanese architecture.

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Duration 8 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Pickup included
Pickup from your hotel lobby
Private group

Experience

Highlights
  • Enjoy a full-day, private tour to Kamakura from Tokyo with an expert guide
  • Visit Hase Temple and admire the Buddhist statue of Kannon
  • Admire the 13-meter-high Great Buddha Statue at Kotokuin Temple
  • Discover the wonders of Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine
Full description
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.
Includes
  • Guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transportation fees for customers and the guide(approx. 1500 yen per person)
  • Admission fees(Hase temple: 300 yen, Kotokuin temple: 300 yen)
  • Food and drinks
  • Tips

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

Know before you go

  • This tour includes 3 - 4 KM of walking
  • 1-way train tickets cost around 1200YEN
  • Entrance to The Great Buddha is 300YEN per person, and entrance to the Hase Temple is 400YEN per person)
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I had a lot of questions not only about the tour but japan in general. Take my guide was knowledge and always went the extra mile. Really appreciate how smooth everything went, thanks so much Take !

November 17, 2022

Product ID: 310183