Samurai Photo Tours: A Fun Day Out Discovering Kamakura

Hi, I’m Peter. I was born in England, but I’ve lived most of life in Japan. I would be delighted to show you around Kamakura, where I presently live, and share with you my knowledge and love of its fascinating history. Kamakura served as Japan’s de facto capital from 1185 – 1333. It’s where the first shogun, Minamoto no Yoritomo, was born. The Kamakura Period is also the birthplace of Zen Buddhism and the samurai culture. I’ll explain the history as we visit different temples and shrines, some of them dating back hundreds of years. In the course of our tour, I’ll also talk about aspects of Japanese life, and can arrange a delicious lunch at a restaurant specialising in local cuisine. As a bonus, I’ll take souvenir photos of you – or help you take quality pictures of your own. The tour lasts 3 hours and you may select your starting time on the booking form. If you’re planning a trip to Japan, I strongly recommend you include Kamakura. There’s a lot to discover in this beautiful city!
* Duration: 3 hours
* Starts: Kamakura, Japan
* Trip Category: Cultural & Theme Tours >> Cultural Tours




Hi, I’m Peter. I was born in England, but I’ve lived most of life in Japan. I would be delighted to show you around Kamakura, where I presently live, and share with you my knowledge and love of its fascinating history. Kamakura served as Japan’s de facto capital from 1185 – 1333. It’s where the first shogun, Minamoto no Yoritomo, was born. The Kamakura Period is also the birthplace of Zen Buddhism and the samurai culture. I’ll explain the history as we visit different temples and shrines, some of them dating back hundreds of years. In the course of our tour, I’ll also talk about aspects of Japanese life, and can arrange a delicious lunch at a restaurant specialising in local cuisine. As a bonus, I’ll take souvenir photos of you – or help you take quality pictures of your own. The tour lasts 3 hours and you may select your starting time on the booking form. If you’re planning a trip to Japan, I strongly recommend you include Kamakura. There’s a lot to discover in this beautiful city!

Itinerary
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Stop At: Wakamiya Main Street, Yuigahama, Kamakura 248-0014 Kanagawa Prefecture

Scenic walk to the main shrine

Duration: 20 minutes

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

One of Japan’s three most-famous shrines

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Kamakura’s famous shopping street for food and souvenirs

Duration: 40 minutes

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

Centuries-old giant bronze statue of the Amida Buddha dating back to the 13th century

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Famous Buddhist Temple dedicated to Kannon, the 11-headed Goddess of Mercy.

Duration: 50 minutes