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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.

Customer Reviews

Suzanne S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

Would recommend, sights were amazing

A M J

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

Very well organised. Delivered on promises. Amy was fantastic with her information - very enthusiastic and gave 100 A fantastic day.

San C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

We have a goo time

Maria Eugenia O

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

Muy organizado, excelente la comida

Bronte E

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

Great fun! the giant Buddha is worth the trip just in itself. We packed so many beautiful places into one day and had a traditional lunch that was included. The trip to and from Kamakura went smoothly, returning back right on time in the evening. Tour guide was great! Highly recommended to everyone!

christine

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

This was our first trip of the week and it was well worth doing. Seeing the giant Buddha, the bamboo groves, the Shrines and Temples, it really packs a lot into one day. Our guide was very good. Lunch was very nice. Would recommend this trip.

Neil S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

A lovely tour and well guided.

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

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