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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 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 ancient shrine, the 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, 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 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

QUN Z

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

good to try the different side of japan, it was organised very well. Our Tour Guide AMY was quite helpful, polite and resourceful. I truly appreciate her help.

thprakash

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

It was a memorable tour! Tour guide was awesome! We covered a lot of places since this was an arranged tour.. more than we would have done ourselves.

Susan F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

really enjoyed, need more time to shop

ddavidsontx

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Well worth seeing.

Innah

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

I really enjoyed this tour because there was so much to do and see! We visited shrines and temples and were told the religious differences about the two, walked through a miniture bamboo forest, had an amazing Japanese lunch, participated in a traditional tea ceremony, and had time for shopping!
If I'm not mistaken, our tour guide's name was Halle, and she was amazing! Very friendly and knowledgable. She consistently tried to engage the guests to participate but she didn't force anyone to stick around as she explained. She was very open to others roaming around while she spoke.
I really liked that we were given audio devices so she didn't have to yell while explaining to us on site. So you could walk about half a mile from her and take pictures of what I wanted to, while listening to her. It's very clever!
The pick up from our hotel was at 7:55AM and they dropped us off at the bus station where we hopped over to our tour bus. The tour ended at 6:30PM and we were given the choice of being dropped off at Shinjuku or Ginza. Kamakura tour is the less popular choice versus the infamous Mt Fuji tour but I highly recommend this tour for those who want to see this sea side prefecture!

Steve L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

It wasn and #39;t easy getting to Kamakura in traffic. A lot of coach time, but this was the best/fastest way to get there, and the time spent was well-worth it. Wonderful, knowledgable guide.

John

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Great tour. Excellent information on temples and area.

Savita C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

It was a wonderful variety of experiences and a well-packed day.

Bill W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

One of the highlights of visiting Japan was a visit to the Giant Buddah. It was well worth the expense of the tour. There were lots of schoolchildren and tourists around, but we managed to have some moments to ourselves with the Buddah. The guide was good.

ANA PATRICIA S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

IT WAS VERY INTERESTING! EVERYTHING PERFECT!

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