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

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!

HAROLD R B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

Not to be missed. Excellant tour value

fgreider1

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

Fabulous!

Liliana N

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

This trip was very cool. We got to see the temple, go shopping and see the beach in Tokyo. Also the lunch was great - There is lots of walking but just be prepared to be amazed. There was also plenty of time to look around, purchase items and take in the amazing views...The bamboo garden was amazing- breathtaking

Demonika Australia

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

Kamakura is a fabulous place! The temples and shrines are lovely but it is the place itself that is so enchanting and beautiful. Although the day started with rain, it did not dampen the experience. If anything it made it all the more special. Our tour guide was excellent! Her manner and use of English were great and she even sang for us on the bus. Lunch was a lovely Japanese style affair and we even experienced a modified tea ceremony. Kamakura is picturesque and inspiring. If you are unable to get there on your own and stay for a couple of days, this tour is a good option. I certainly intend on returning to this beautiful part of the world and stay for a few days sometime in the near future. :-

Carrie-Lynn A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

Love it!

Quang P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

This is a great tour. I was picked up at hotel Sheraton on time, and was brought to transportation center where the tour would begun at 9AM. I was able to see the Great Buddha statue and cherry blossoms at same time. Lunch was good and then the afternoon tour lasted until 5PM and I was dropped off at Shinjuku station at 6PM other location would be Ginza at 6:30 to 7PM and then you would need to arrange for own transportation. I used the JR line to get back to hotel. There is no hotel drop off, so you would need to have some knowledge of layout of city, otherwise, cab fare would be very expensive.

Charms Singapore

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2016

We enjoyed it as well, we are so over temples as we have travelled vastly in Asia and each temple looks similiar to the last.

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