- Kamakura, Yokohama and Tokyo Bay day trip
- Tour Kamakura's historic Hasedera Temple
- Visit the Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine, one of Kamakura's most ancient buildings
- Enjoy a delicious Chinese meal in Yokohama Chinatown
- Take a stroll around the Sankeien Garden before crossing Yokohama Bay Bridge
Your tour continues to Hasedera Temple, renowned for its ancient wooden statue of a Buddhist figure, one of the largest in Japan. The lovely traditional temple is 1,200 years old and surrounded by hydrangea gardens dotted with statues, with views over the bay. You’ll also visit a Shinto shrine, Tsurugaoka Hachimangu, dating back to 1063, and surrounded by avenues of gateways, monumental stairways, ponds and shrines.
After a short drive by bus to Yokohama, enjoy a delicious Chinese lunch in Yokohama’s Chinatown. Your drive through Asia’s largest Chinatown reveals a mini-city of ornamental gates, Chinese shops and restaurants.
In the afternoon, visit the traditional Japanese-style Sankeien Garden in Yokohama. While walking around the gardens, see a range of historic buildings relocated here from all over Japan, along with ornamental ponds, pagodas, and landscaped gardens of azaleas, maples and ginkgo trees.
Your tour continues with a drive over the Yokohama Bay Bridge across Tokyo Bay, and ends with a choice of drop-off in the commercial districts of Ginza or Shinjuku.
Reviewed by COLIN W, United Kingdom, April 2013
This was an extremely interesting and varied day with a lot packed into a few hours. Our guide, Naoki, was friendly and informative and certainly helped make the day a thoroughly enjoyable one!
The 3 sites visited in Kamakura were well chosen for their varied religious histories, contrasting buildings and gardens. Lunch in Yokohama was excellent and the afternoon visits to Chinatown and Sankeien Garden were both colourful experiences in very different ways!
Both Kamakura and Yokohama would certainly be wortth much longer visits but I would certainly recommend this tour if you don't have the time to spend longer there.
Reviewed by James A. L, April 2013
Fish was a wonderful guide. His love of country was contagous.