Hidden Temples in Kamakura

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.
* Duration: 3 hours
* Starts: Kamakura, Japan
* Trip Category: Cultural & Theme Tours >> Cultural Tours




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.

Itinerary
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Stop At: Kamakura, Kamakura, Kanagawa Prefecture, Kanto

The tour will start with a visit to a couple of traditional shops.
Please note this is not a shopping tour but the shop visits are just a way to showcase some aspects of Japanese traditions.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine, 2-1-31 Yukinoshita, Kamakura 248-0005 Kanagawa Prefecture

The shrine is a symbol of Kamakura. You will get to see a couple of the shrine buildings surrounded by gardens.

Duration: 40 minutes

Stop At: Jufukuji Temple, 1-17-7 Ogigayatsu, Kamakura 248-0011 Kanagawa Prefecture

The third most important on the list of “The Five Great Zen Temples of Kamakura

Duration: 40 minutes

Stop At: Kamakura, Kamakura, Kanagawa Prefecture, Kanto

Will be visiting a temple with a beautiful garden and a stunning bamboo grove

Duration: 40 minutes

Stop At: Komachi Street, Komachi St, 1-chōme-6 Yukinoshita, Kamakura, Kanagawa, Japan

End of the tour. Your guide will give you some suggestions for your afternoon activities and directions to your next destination.

Duration: 5 minutes