Tour code: 2142F990
Get a taste for the beautiful landscapes and serene religious monuments outside Tokyo as you visit the city of Kamakura on this guided day trip. Take a Kamakura tour, gazing at the city’s Great Buddha, historic Hasedera Temple and Tsurugaoka Hachimangu shrine. Sip green tea while overlooking a rock garden and enjoy a Japanese lunch before heading to Yokohama, where you’ll cross the city’s iconic cable-supported bridge. Round-trip coach transport from selected hotels is included.

Highlights

  • Day trip from Tokyo to Kamakura and Yokohama
  • See the Great Buddha of Kamakura at Kotoku-in and Hokoku-ji Temple, famous for its bamboo grove
  • Tour Kamakura's historic Hasedera Temple and visit the ancient shrine of Tsurugaoka Hachimangu
  • Enjoy a Japanese lunch and visit a tearoom with views of a rock garden
  • 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 and Tokyo Bay Day Trip from Tokyo

Yokohama Bay

Take a break from fast-paced Tokyo as you journey back in time to the serene temples, shrines and gardens of Kamakura on this 8- to 9.5-hour day trip.

Begin your excursion with a pickup from select hotels or the Hamamatsucho Bus Terminal. Then head out by coach for a 30-mile (50-km) ride south to the city Kamakura, situated on Japan’s Sagami Bay.

Start your Kamakura visit at the city’s famous Great Buddha, located at the complex of Kotoku-in Temple. This renowned bronze statue, dating to 1252, is considered a national icon. Peek inside the statue’s hollow interior, then gaze at the entirely of the figure, which towers over 43 feet (13 meters) high.

Next, proceed to Kamakura’s Hasedera Temple, a religious site famous for its historic wooden Buddhist figure, known to be among the largest in Japan. The grounds around this beautiful temple are an attraction in their own right, offering a picture-perfect setting of hydrangeas, statues and sublime views of the nearby bay.

See, too, the monumental stairways, ponds and gates of Tsurugaoka Hachimangu, a Shinto shrine dating back to 1063. Continue your tour with a walk down Komachi-dori, a street lined with shops, restaurants and souvenir vendors, and then stop for a Japanese lunch.

After your meal, visit Hokoku-ji, a renowned temple whose highlight is its beautiful bamboo grove. At Jomyo-ji Temple, enjoy matcha — powdered green tea — amid the refined and tranquil ambiance of a 400-year-old tearoom that looks out over a Japanese rock garden.

Finish your trip by heading back to Tokyo via Yokohama, during which you’ll cross the 2,822-foot-long (860-meter) Yokohama Bay Bridge. Choose a final point for drop-off in either Ginza or Shinjuku.

Customer Reviews

Steve L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

It wasn and #39;t easy getting to Kamakura in traffic. A lot of coach time, but this was the best/fastest way to get there, and the time spent was well-worth it. Wonderful, knowledgable guide.

John

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Great tour. Excellent information on temples and area.

Savita C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

It was a wonderful variety of experiences and a well-packed day.

Bill W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

One of the highlights of visiting Japan was a visit to the Giant Buddah. It was well worth the expense of the tour. There were lots of schoolchildren and tourists around, but we managed to have some moments to ourselves with the Buddah. The guide was good.

ANA PATRICIA S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

IT WAS VERY INTERESTING! EVERYTHING PERFECT!

salcala_17

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Excellent! The food and the tour guide Amy were outstanding.

Jeffery W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Kamakura and Tokyo Bay were interesting and informative. Out of all the temple/shrine tours, it was really well done and the shopping afterward was enjoyable.

Maria Isabel T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

Beautiful. I do recommend to go during the week or when no festivals are scheduled for a more relaxed experience.

Ceeorr

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

Buddha's penance sticks to one's mind while we have a look of him. Don't miss this tour when you go to Japan.

Nicholas L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

This tour was amazing!

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