What we'll do
Kamakura is surrounded by mountains and its south faces the ocean. Kamakura offers green mountains for backpackers, blue water for surfers, shrines and temples for visitors. We will visit the most popular shrine in the region and three Buddhist temples.
1)Tsurugaoka Hachiman-gu Shrine dominates Kamakura City. Walking on the mounded approach to the shrine is outstanding. Besides, you'll have hands-on experience of Japanese tradition and culture:offering a prayer, drawing an oracle, writing wishes on a votive tablet and lots more.
2)Hokoku-ji Temple is a Zen temple and also known as Bamboo temple. You may enjoy “Maccha” or the powdered green tea while appreciating the bamboo forest on the temple ground.
3)The Great Buddha tops the list of tourist attractions in Kamakura. Take a great snapshot with 13 meters sitting Buddha. You may enter the inside of the statue.
4)Hase-dera Temple is famous for not only the 11-headed Goddess of Mercy, but its beautiful flowers like hydrangeas, maple leaves, wisteria and cherry blossoms. From the observation platform you’ll get a bird-eye view of the beach, the Miura Peninsula and the downtown Kamakura.
Meeting place:West Exit of JR Kamakura station
Tour ends at JR Kamakura station
Things you need to know before the tour
Things you need:
Taxi fares if it occurs.
Optional costs for you and guide:
Powered green tea 500yen /person, museum admission 300yen /person.
Admission to a temple for you and guide is ￥200-500 per person.
Transportation fees to and from Kamakura. Transportaion costs in Kamakura.
Major Hotel pick-up service is available at 5,000JPY per group.
Your hotel should be inside of JR Yamanote Loop Line.
We visit a shrine and temples. They have many stone steps. Please wear the comfortable shoes.
If the locations indicated are closed due to the bad weather or unforeseen conditions, other temples and shrines substitute for them.
Both the first-timer and repeated visitors are welcomed.
Tsurugaoka Hachiman-gu shrine
Tsurugaoka Hachiman-gu Shrine dominates Kamakura City. It was established by the first Samurai Shogun, Minamoto-no Yoritomo at the end of 12th century. It is the most popular shrine in this region. You will experience something Japanese at the water basin and main hall. You may take many pictures of the stone bridge, historical ponds, lotus flowers in summer and colorful leaves in autumn.Show spot information
Hokoku-ji Temple by bus
Walking in the bamboo forest, watching the artificial tomb cave made in the medieval period, appreciating the landscape garden and tasting powdered green tea at the teahouse are incredible experiences.Show spot information
There are many interesting spots on the temple ground such as the 9 meters tall main image plated in gold, the temple bell cast in the Kamakura period, revolving bookshelves, the observation platform,etc.Show spot information
The Great Buddha in Kotoku-in Temple
The Great Budddha is our national treasure and has been sitting outside as it was originally built.Show spot information
The tour ends at JR Kamakura station
Coming back to the sation for dismissing.
Meet at West Exit of JR Kamakura station