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

Kamakura, Yokohama and Tokyo Bay Day Trip from Tokyo

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.


  • 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 November 2015

The tour was quite comprehensive. Guide knowledgeable and considerate. I enjoyed the trip because it was well organized.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Itinerary is very good and lunch is good too. Very nice trip.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Excellent tour that included three main sites.: the Great Buddha of Kamakura at Kotoku-in Kamakura's historic Hasedera Temple and the Sankeien Garden in Yokohama. All three sites were well worth the visit. Also, we had an excellent lunch.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Katy was fantastic, very friendly, organized and full of great information. The tour bus was clean and comfortable. I do think that advertising Tokyo Bay is overstating what you really get to see from the bus only. Would suggest that not be mentioned.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

This was a great tour.Our guide Amiko was super helpful and knowledgeable. The tour is very pretty and plenty of photo opportunities.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Fantastic tour! Loved it. I would take this tour again anytime!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

All very well organised, the staff were great, the tour was good. Showed us some things that it would have been difficult for us to see travelling as foreigners. Lunch was surprisingly good. Only down side was that being a tour, you had to follow the fairly tight schedule, so you saw a lot, but at the price of not being able to stop and look at things you might have wanted to.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Excellent tour, visiting temple, Japanese garden and Chinatown. Our tour guide Noriko is excellent, she has helped make the tour interesting so we followed her even during free time as it is nice to listen to her knowledge of Japanese history and culture. Thoroughly enjoyed this tour.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Well organised.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

I really loved this tour! It was full of surprises. My absolute favourite was the first temple Hasedera, then the gardens were my second favourite. The great Buddha was impressive, but the rest of the temple wasn't that elaborate compared to others I've seen. Although it is cool that we could go inside the statue for 20 yen only. While we were in Kamakura, I wished that we had gone to Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine as well. Many agreed with me, and I don't think we would have minded to take a bit of extra time to see it, say 30 min or so. Many of us, myself imcluded, were skeptical about China Town in Yokohama, but I was pleasantly surprised! I really enjoyed it. Visit the temple there, it is worth a try! Also, I ate my first nikuman ever there, and it was very good : Good food, good ambiance, very lively place. I would very much recommend this tour :

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