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.
There are 4 highlights of this experience.(1)Trying out local Japanese sweets on Komachi street.(2)Venturing through Kamakura's historical shrines and temples and meet the Great Buddha.(3)Hasedera Temple. Enjoy its beautiful scenic views of the coastline and hidden little cave.(4)Delicious and healthy lunch at Hasedera Temple restaurant.Also, here are some unique points of our Magical Trip tours.-Guides-Our guides are so friendly and bright that you’ll definitely feel welcomed like being together with your close friends. To be our guides, they trained and learned a lot about Japanese culture so you can ask them any questions and understand better the Japanese culture.-Small-sized Group tour-To ensure the best experience for everyone, we set a limit on the number of people in each group. In a small-sized group, you are able to get closer to the other guests and get to know your guide. For sure you will end up feeling like you are with close friends!
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.
Kamakura is such a compact city that you can see the whole area within a day. One of the representative sight-seeing spots is Big Image of Buddha in Kotokuin temple. From there, you can travel almost all the famous temples for six hours. Many historical sites are covered in public transportation services. On the way to Hachimangu, we can enjoy shopping on KOMACHI street. While walking through the street, we can feel something different from the western culture. In this area, there are many valuable temples and shrines within a walk. So, we can visit many historical temples and shrines such as so-called hydrangea temple and bamboo grove temple. All these temples are located in calm environment, so you will feel like being in KAMAKURA ZEN Buddhism style. About 1 hour from JR Kita Kamakura station, we will visit the 2nd largest city YOKOHAMA. This time, we will stop over at China town in ISHIKAWA cho in Yokohama. We can enjoy a variety of Chinese cuisines for reasonable prices.
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.
Take a laid-back journey through the city of Kamakura during this flexible-length adventure aboard a Japanese-style rickshaw. Choose between different tour length options as you roll past numerous attractions like the Great Buddha, Myohonji Temple, Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine, and much more, in this 800-year-old city.
Discover the local traditions and customs of Kamakura on a private tour. Experience the art of sutra tracing with a brush and ink in the Hasedera Temple; practice zazen meditation from the practice of Buddhist monks and the first zen temple in Japan; and take part in a tea ceremony—one of the most sacred traditions in Japanese culture.
Once the capital of Japan, Kamakura, is located about an hour south of Tokyo by train. This small city will give you very different vibes compared to Tokyo in its peaceful green setting on the coast. Kamakura is often called the little Kyoto of the East. Also considered the cradle of Nichiren Buddhism, which is manifested by the many temples that are found across the city. On this walking tour, we will visit a couple of the traditional shops, one of the main shrines of the city and a couple of hidden temples far from the crowds. You will learn how Japanese people practice their religion, and appreciate the traditions together with the green surroundings.
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.
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.
Kamakura is located about one hour train ride from Tokyo. Kamakura used to be an ancient capital of Japan 800 years ago. Kamakura is very popular tourist site through a year, In spring, cherry blossom, in rainy season, hydrangea, in Autumn, autumn leaves, in winter, plum blossom. You can enjoy great nature of both seaside and mountain. We will visit a Great Buddha, quiet and beautiful temples and a famous Shrine. Also enjoy shopping along the most popular shopping street. You can feel much differences from Tokyo's air. This area has special olden-time air.