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Private Full-Day Kamakura Tour of Tokyo and Hokoku-ji Temple

Visit one of Japan’s most recognizable Buddhist monuments with ease on a full-day tour of Kamakura from Tokyo. In a small group limited to five, you’ll tick off the colorful Shrine of Tsuragoaka Hachimangu; marvel at the 47-foot (14-meter) tall bronze Buddha statue of Kotokuin (Great Buddha of Kamakura); and Hokokuji Temple, home to a bamboo garden. Lunch (additional cost), and hotel pickup and drop-off are included.
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  • 8 hours
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Kamakura, Eastern Kyoto with lots of temples and shrines

Kamakura is such a compact city that you can see the whole area within a day. The highlight of this tour is Big Image of Buddha in Koutokuin temple. From there, major sightseeing spots are connected by public transportations.If you want touch the historical sites, they are centered in the area between Kamakura station and JR Kita Kamakura station. For those who want to experience contemporary cultures of Kamakura, shopping on KOMACHI Street is recommended. While walking through the street, you feel something different from the western ones. In Kita Kamakura area, there are many valuable temples and shrines within walking distance. All these temples are located in the calm environment, so you will feel like being in KAMAKURA style Buddhism culture, ZEN style. About 1 hour from JR Kita Kamakura station, we will visit the 2nd largest city YOKOHAMA. This time, we will stop at China town in ISHIKAWA cho in Yokohama. We can enjoy a variety of Chinese cuisines for reasonable prices.
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  • 9 hours
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  • 9 hours
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Exciting Kamakura - One Day Tour from Tokyo

Kamakura was the former capital of Japan between the 12th and the 14th century. Its abundance of temples and historical sights can make it a tricky task for a visitor with limited time to shortlist where to go. Save research time, and explore the city’s best bits in a day with a guide. Enjoy commentary along the way as you explore multiple temples, and a shrine, including Hase-dera Temple, Hokokuji Temple, and Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine.
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  • 8 hours 30 minutes
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  • 8 hours 30 minutes
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Private Kamakura Walking Tour

Experience the energy of Japan’s ancient samurai thanks to this 6-hour history-themed walking tour of Kamakura with a private guide. Explore a range of Buddhist temples, Shinto Shrines, and traditional street vendors in a city that was Japan’s feudal capital from the 12th through 14th centuries.
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  • 6 hours
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  • 6 hours

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Kamakura Private Tour by public transportation

Enjoy ancient capital Kamakura on a professional guided private tour. This tour uses public transport. Even if you change buses and trains at unfamiliar tourist destinations, there is no concern because the guides are with you.Hotel pickup in Tokyo 23 wards included.Tour destinations include Tsurugaoka Hachimangu, Kotokuin, Komachidori, and Bamboo forests.For details of the destination, you can look at the what to expect section of this web page.
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  • 9 hours
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  • 9 hours
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Kamakura local student private customized full day tour!

Explore the real Kamakura with students from the local high school. Take a private, customized tour with enthusiastic local hosts and experience “Samurai Town,” the Shogunate capital of Japan during the 12th-14th centuries. Visit significant Buddhist temples, Shinto shrines, and historic sites, including Tsurugaoka Hachiman Shrine, Hasedera temple, and the Great Buddha on this affordable half-day outing.
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  • 3 to 6 hours
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  • 3 to 6 hours

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Private Tour - A Tour of Kamakura and Enoshima for Train Lovers

Ride the Enoshima Electric Railway along the coast of Kamakura!The Enoshima Electric Railway, known as Enoden, is a retro train line loved by the locals and tourists, and is the transportation method you will be using throughout this tour. The train moves at a comfortable speed, allowing you to enjoy the scenery of Kamakura's rich nature, made up of its coastline and mountains. Take your camera with you to photograph different scenes of the Enoden passing by, as well, such as it passing through the city in amongst the traffic, coming out of a tunnel or running past a shrine's torii gate. You will also visit Kamakura's island, Enoshima, to enjoy beautiful views of the sky, ocean and rocky beaches, and you might even catch Mount Fuji in the distance!
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  • 6 to 7 hours
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  • 6 to 7 hours
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Kamakura Full-Day Private Tour

You can enjoy a guided sightseeing tour only with your family and friends.This tour is a tour using public transportation.The destinations of the tour include Hase-dera Temple, Kotokuin, Tsurugaoka Hachiman Shrine, Hotoku Temple (bamboo forest).For details of the destination, you can look at the what to expect section of this web page.You will meet the guide at JR Kamakura Station west exit ticket gate and the tour will begin. The tour also ends at JR Kamakura Station.
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  • 6 hours 30 minutes
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  • 6 hours 30 minutes
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Private 6hr Historic Kamakura: Temples, Shrines and street food walking tour.

Enjoy a fun and relaxing tour of historic Kamakura on this 6 hour tour with a knowledgeable guide. Visit fascinating temples and shrines and learn about Kamakura's history. Experience Japanese tea in a teahouse located in a peaceful bamboo grove. Enjoy scenic views and historic architecture. Take a stroll through Kamakura's Komachi dori and try an array of delicious local food and drink. Food and drink is included on the tour.
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  • 6 hours
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  • 6 hours
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Samurai Phototours - A Fun Day Out Discovering Kamakura

Hi, I’m Peter. I was born in England, but I’ve lived most of life in Japan. It would give me great pleasure to show you around Kamakura, where I presently live, and share with you my knowledge and love of its fascinating history. Kamakura served as Japan’s de facto capital from 1185 – 1333. It's where the first shogunate was born, giving rise to both Zen Buddhism and the samurai culture. I'll explain the history as we visit different temples and shrines, some of them dating back hundreds of years. In the course of our tour, I'll also talk about everyday aspects of the Japanese way of life, including food, and I could arrange a delicious lunch for you at a restaurant specializing in soba, sushi, or any other type of Japanese cuisine. As a bonus, I’ll take souvenir photos of you – or help you take quality pictures of your own. If you’re planning a trip to Japan, I strongly recommend you include Kamakura in your itinerary. There’s a lot to discover in this beautiful city!
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  • 5 hours
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  • 5 hours
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Private Half-Day Trip to Kamakura Including 3 Must-See Spots

We enjoy walking around the following spots which respectively feature unique attractions.(1) Great Buddha in Kotokuin Temple Built in the mid-13th century, this is a national treasure and the second largest statue in Japan with 12 meters tall and 121 tons in weight.(2) Hase Temple It is famous for the large gilded statue of Kannon-Bosatsu and beautifully maintained garden with seasonal flowers. (3) Hokokuji Temple It's a Zen Buddhism temple and very popular with its beautiful bamboo grove. Zen Buddhism was introduced in Japan in the 13th century and had flourished here in Kamakura.
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  • 5 hours
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  • 5 hours
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Private tour around Kamakura bamboo Forest and Great Buddha

This is a guided private tour that includes Kotokuin (Great Buddha Statue) and Hokukuji Temple Bamboo Forest on your itinerary.Hotel pick up in Tokyo 23 wards.Hokoku-ji Temple is very famous for its Bamboo Garden, and is a Michelin Green Guide, a three-star tourist attraction with only two locations in Kamakura.You can also drink matcha while watching the fantastic approximately 2,000 bamboo groves.The Big Buddha, which is synonymous with Kamakura, will be even more fun if you look at it while listening to the detailed historical explanations of the guides with national qualifications.For details of the destination, you can look at the what to expect section of this web page.
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  • 9 hours
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  • 9 hours
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Kamakura

Rent a bicycle and go to the famous Kamakura budhist temple and beautiful shrine feeling fresh air together.After that ear a melting beef stew and drink much.
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  • 4 hours
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  • 4 hours
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Kamakura Exploration

Hey, my name is Gyo Nakatani. I can speak English and Japanese fluently. I live in beautiful city called Kamakura in Japan. Since I grew up in this town, I know good place to eat good food, beautiful place to visit, and secret place that regular tourists won't visit. I want to make many fun tour plans to make your trip much fun!! All of my tour will be my original plan, and if you want to make your tour plan around Kamakura area, please contact me, I will create original tour plan with you.This tour will be the hiking tour between Kita-Kamakura and Kamakura. Since I created this tour plan, this tour will be private tour. So if you have different places that you want to go around Kamakura area, you can contact me and I will discuss about the tour plan with you.
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  • 4 hours 40 minutes
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  • 4 hours 40 minutes
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Kamakura Private Tour based on your request

Kamakura used to be a center of politics in the 12th century. There are many historical places from that period. There are lots of shrines and temples. We use public transportation to visit sites.Since we are using public transportation to get around the area, we may be able to visit 3 or 4 spots.I will arrange the itinerary depending on your interests and needs.
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  • 7 hours
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  • 7 hours
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