Private Tour - First time in Kamakura? Enjoy a Tour of All Must-sees!

Kamakura is a famous tourist destination visited by people throughout the year. The reason why Kamakura is attractive is related to the 12-14th centuries. At that time, powerful samurais were carrying out Japanese politics in Kamakura. The city is very prosperous, and buildings such as majestic shrines were built to show their power. When the politics in Kamakura is over, the popularity of the precious shrines and temples that remain in the rich nature will increase, and it will be revived as a tourist destination from the 17th century. And even today, a rich cultural atmosphere has surprised and impressed people. This tour will introduce the most popular spots in Kamakura in one day.
* Duration: 5 to 6 hours
* Starts: Kamakura, Japan
* Trip Category: Private & Custom Tours >> Private Sightseeing Tours




Kamakura is a famous tourist destination visited by people throughout the year. The reason why Kamakura is attractive is related to the 12-14th centuries. At that time, powerful samurais were carrying out Japanese politics in Kamakura. The city is very prosperous, and buildings such as majestic shrines were built to show their power. When the politics in Kamakura is over, the popularity of the precious shrines and temples that remain in the rich nature will increase, and it will be revived as a tourist destination from the 17th century. And even today, a rich cultural atmosphere has surprised and impressed people. This tour will introduce the most popular spots in Kamakura in one day.

Itinerary
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Stop At: Jomyo-ji Temple, 3-8-31 Jomyoji, Kamakura 248-0003 Kanagawa Prefecture

Jyomyoji Temple: This is a temple where you can enjoy delicious matcha while watching the beautiful Japanese garden. Experience Japanese culture and spend a relaxing and elegant time.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Hokokuji Temple (Takedera Temple), 2-7-4 Jomyoji, Kamakura 248-0003 Kanagawa Prefecture

Hokokuji Temple: A famous temple with about 2,000 bamboo forests. It is a very popular photo spot when it is possible to take overwhelmingly beautiful photos, so take a look at the superb view with your camera.

Duration: 20 minutes

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

Tsurugaoka Hachimangu: A shrine with a history of over 1000 years. This shrine is known as a power spot that you should visit. This shrine was worshiped by Genji who ruled Japan during the Kamakura era. Here is one of the most important places in Kamakura as it was said that the guardian deity of samurai warriors was located.

Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Kamakura Komachidori, Komachi, Kamakura 248-0006 Kanagawa Prefecture

Komachi street: A street lined with restaurants and souvenir shops that run from Kamakura Station to Tsuruoka Hachimangu. Many local foods can only be eaten in Kamakura and some that cannot be bought. Why don’t you stop by the store you like?

Duration: 25 minutes

Stop At: Meigetsuin (Hydrangea Temple), 189 Yamanochi, Kamakura 247-0062 Kanagawa Prefecture

Meigetsu-in: One room with a large round window is a popular temple. You can see the beautiful garden over the round window, and feel the harmony with nature and the silence. It is also a famous temple for hydrangea, and many people visit from all over the country to see how hydrangea blooms.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Tenugui Cafe Ichihanaya, 18-5 Sakanoshita, Kamakura, Kanagawa 248-0021, Japan

Tenugui Cafe Ichigeya: A 70-year-old renovated old private house. Take a break in a Japanese space and have lunch. It is also a shop of “Tenugui”, one of the representative crafts in Japan, so it is recommended as a souvenir.

Duration: 40 minutes

Stop At: Kotoku-in (Great Buddha of Kamakura), 4 Chome-2-28 Hase, Kamakura 248-0016 Kanagawa Prefecture

Kotoku-in: This is a temple where the famous giant Buddha statue, “Kamakura Daibutsu”, is located. The height is more than 11m! You can even go inside the statue. Enjoy the Buddhist statue experience that can be enjoyed from both outside and inside!

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Hase-dera Temple, 3-11-2 Hase, Kamakura 248-0016 Kanagawa Prefecture

Hasedera Temple: A temple also called “Flower Temple”, where you can enjoy the plants of all four seasons. There are many spots to see in the very large grounds, and you can take a walk while climbing the mountain or entering the cave. You can enjoy Japanese culture experience with cute amulets and funny fortune-telling paper.

Duration: 45 minutes