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

Kamakura and Tokyo Bay Day Trip from Tokyo

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.

Please note: Kotoku-in Temple is closed due to construction from January 6 – March 9, 2016.

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

Francesco P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

Amazing trip, location, guide.. everything.

Laurel V

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

Interesting sites visited, tour leader was excellent.

Michelle N

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015

Interesting trip, and enjoyed the visit to the big iron buddha. Lunch was thoughtfully chosen at a local place which specialised in crab- excellent food in a nice hotel. Guide gave us very good service and gave us interesting information not only of the places, but about Japanese culture. Thumbs up and thank you!

Charles W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Very well organized and enjoyable trip, especially Kamakura.

Noel P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Very interesting tour and had a very good and bubbly tour guide.

James C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

The guide is very knowledgeable, patient and courteous and has made sure that each member of the tour group is well taken care of. Kamakura is beautiful and so is the garden and the palace.

Gargi S

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.

LIAN SHUHWA C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

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

George G

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.

Delores S

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.

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