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  • Location: Tokyo, Japan
  • Duration:  9 hours 18 minutes (approx.)

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Explore the countryside outside Tokyo on a day trip to Kamakura and Yokohama. You’ll see the Great Buddha of Kamakura, tour ancient temples and shrines, and enjoy a Japanese lunch. You’ll also learn about Japan’s long history and rich culture on a walk through Yokohama’s traditionally landscaped Sankeien Garden. Before return to Tokyo, cross Tokyo Bay on Yokohama's famous 2,822-foot (860-meter) cable-supported bridge.

Highlights

  • Day trip from Tokyo to Kamakura and Yokohama
  • See the Great Buddha of Kamakura at Kotoku-in
  • Tour Kamakura's historic Hasedera Temple
  • Enjoy a Japanese lunch
  • Stroll around Sankeien Garden in Yokohama
  • Cross the Yokohama Bay Bridge over Tokyo Bay
  • End your tour at Ginza or Shinjuku — your choice

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What You Can Expect

Kamakura, Yokohama and Tokyo Bay Day Trip from Tokyo

Yokohama Bay

After hotel pickup in Tokyo by air-conditioned coach, your day trip begins with the 30-mile (50-km) drive south, through the capital city’s outskirts, to the city of Kamakura on Sagami Bay.

Here, visit the Great Buddha of Kamakura at Kotoku-in Temple. Dating back to 1252, the monumental outdoor bronze statue is a national icon. Peer into its interior (the statue is hollow), and then step back to take a photo of the whole Buddha, which stands at a height of 43 feet (13 meters).

Continue to Hasedera Temple, renowned for its ancient wooden statue of a Buddhist figure, one of the largest in Japan. The 1,200-year-old traditional temple is surrounded by hydrangea gardens dotted with statues, and boasts views over the bay.

Next, enjoy a Japanese lunch, and then visit the traditional Japanese-style Sankeien Garden in the city of Yokohama, about a 45-minute drive north, back toward Tokyo. While walking around the gardens, see a range of historic buildings relocated here from all over Japan, and admire the ornamental ponds, pagodas and landscaped gardens of azaleas, maples and ginkgo trees.

On your way back to Tokyo, drive over Tokyo Bay via the Yokohama Bay Bridge; your tour then ends with your choice of drop-off in the commercial district of Ginza or Shinjuku.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

This tour was amazing!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

This is a tour not to be missed, there are so many things to see including Yokohama Bay, the lovely gardens, and we were lucky enough to see a traditional Japanese wedding. Having just come off a Princess Cruise I hesitated a tour that went back to Yokohama but it was well worth it and a tour I can recommend. Once again Viator did not disapoint !

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

very good trip . really enjoyed it with friends made in the tour and my grandson...

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

It was a bit crowded when I visited but despite that, the tour was very organized and so it went smoothly. Guide is very accommodating. Enjoyed the tour. Overall, it is a must see place to experience the beauty and culture of Japan. Highly recommended.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

EXCELLENT tour. This was a day chock-full of different types of attractions, from visiting the Great Buddha to traversing peaceful gardens to walking through Kamakura and, later, Chinatown. Excellent and large! traditional Japanese lunch at a lovely beachside hotel. Our guide, Nao, and our driver, Koyagi-san, were both absolutely outstanding. The only downside is that it's only a one-day tour, so you really are rushed through some of the parts of the day. I can understand that, given the time constraints I only wish I could go back and spend more time in places like Chinatown! Either way, fantastic and I would absolutely recommend this to fun-loving travelers.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Tour and guide excellent.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Very beautiful place to visit and the lunch was good. It was exceptionally cold on that day 2degs
But somehow we managed the coldness. The tour guide was friendly and helpful during the tour and even guide all of us 1 by 1 on how to return back to our hotel after the drop-off at central station.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Very beautiful place to visit and the lunch was good. It was exceptionally cold on that day 2degs
But somehow we managed the coldness. The tour guide was friendly and helpful during the tour and even guide all of us 1 by 1 on how to return back to our hotel after the drop-off at central station.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

awesome...had a great time at Kamakura nad Yokohama

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2015

We really enjoyed this trip which was the best of the ones we had in Japan. In no small way this was due to the excellent tour guide, Noriko. She was not only very pleasant and enthusiastic but also very informative not only about the places we visited but about Japanese life in general including Sumo wrestling!
The visits to the shrines, gardens and the lunch were excellent and the only criticism we had was the final half hour in Yokahama China town which we felt was not relevant to the trip.

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