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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 and Tsurugaoka Hachimangu shrine. Sip green tea while overlooking a rock garden and enjoy a Japanese lunch before returning back to Tokyo. Round-trip coach transport from selected hotels is included.

Highlights

  • Day trip from Tokyo to Kamakura
  • See the Great Buddha of Kamakura at Kotoku-in and Hokoku-ji Temple, famous for its bamboo grove
  • Tour Kamakura's ancient shrine, the Tsurugaoka Hachimangu
  • Enjoy a Japanese lunch and visit a tearoom with views of a rock garden
  • 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, see 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. Choose a final point for drop-off in either Ginza or Shinjuku.

Please note: Beginning in 2017, you will visit Enoshima instead of Komachi-dori to see the seascapes, and your lunch will be classic, vegetarian Buddhist fare. You will also visit the locations in a different order: Jomyoji and your tea experience will be first, then Hokokuji Temple before lunch. After lunch, you will walk Enoshima before returning to Tokyo.

Customer Reviews

Adeline yu xin L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2016

this trip is scheduled the day before i left and it was so worth it! Lunch was ok! This trip covers a few shrines that i don't have to visit any other. Misoko San I think this is her name but i may be wrong she did her best in introducing all the landmarks along the way as well as the places we were going to. The buddha and shopping is my favourite.

at the last stop over for shopping, there is this Kamakura Custard Kamakura New German. It is really yummy!

I will definitely recommend this trip to everyone!!!

cooper.gem

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2016

Great tour, well organised, and REALLY good lunch!

Francisco C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2016

This tour was amazing!

Jyotsna T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2016

tour guide was excellent. enjoyed the day.

Jody S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

It was really great to get outside of Tokyo, and see traditional Japan.

joe a

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

fun day of visits out of tokyo
very well organised

Alice H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

Great guide, I think her name is Amy. This is a big group, 43 people, but she took good care of everyone. Tempura lunch was good.

Melanie Clare S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

Would recommend sound equipment when in large crowds as it was impossible to hear the guide.

big_mack

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

If you are in Tokyo, you should not miss the opportunity to tour Kamakura. It is a very short bus ride from Tokyo and this tour allows you to visit the highlights of Kamakura when you have limited time. We visited the iconic Kotoku-in Temples Great Buddha and the beautiful Tsurugaoka Hachimangū Shinto shrine. The Day tour also included a trip through a Bamboo forest in Kamakura along with a traditional Tea Ceremony. If you have a day free, don't miss this opportunity.

Christine D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

What a great tour, great experience! Thank you!

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