Kamakura Temples Private Guided Tour from Tokyo

Your guide will take you on a concise tour of Kamakura, a delightful, historical city with many important and famous Buddhist temples and Shinto shrines. It will take about one hour from Tokyo to get to Kamakura. Once you arrive, you will visit three of the most impressive places in Kamakura: the Great Buddha, the Hase Temple and the Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine. You will also have the chance to eat a Japanese lunch as well.
Also, this tour is able to customize.
We recommend Hokoku-ji temple(it is famous for bamboo groove)
* Duration: 8 hours
* Starts: Marunouchi, Japan
* Trip Category: Cultural & Theme Tours >> Cultural Tours




Your guide will take you on a concise tour of Kamakura, a delightful, historical city with many important and famous Buddhist temples and Shinto shrines. It will take about one hour from Tokyo to get to Kamakura. Once you arrive, you will visit three of the most impressive places in Kamakura: the Great Buddha, the Hase Temple and the Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine. You will also have the chance to eat a Japanese lunch as well.
Also, this tour is able to customize.
We recommend Hokoku-ji temple(it is famous for bamboo groove)

Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

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

The Great Buddha

The Kotokuin was constructed in 1252. It has a bronze statue “Great Buddha Statue” that stands 13 meters high, sitting cross-legged, robed with drapes in the classical lines reminiscent of ancient Greece, cast in 1292. It sits outside against wooden hills.

Duration: 30 minutes

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

This temple is famous for housing a Buddhist statue of Kannon, Goddess of Mercy, with eleven faces and a thousand arms. Each of the eleven faces represents a different phase in the search for enlightenment. The 9.18 meter tall, gilded wooden statue is regarded as one of the largest wooden sculpture in Japan. You can also enjoy the pretty garden with ponds and the Jizo-do Hall with hundreds of small statues of the Jizo Bodhisattva who helps the souls of dead children to reach the paradise.

Duration: 30 minutes

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

This shrine was originally built in 1063 and dedicated to the Emperor Ojin (God of War) and the Shogun Minamoto no Yoritomo among others. An interesting fact of this shrine is that it was not only a Shinto “Hachimangu” shrine, but also a Tendai Buddhist temple for most of its history.

Duration: 1 hour

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

Between Tsurugaoka hachimangu Shrine and Kamakura station there is a pretty street with a lot of restaurants and shops selling traditional Japanese souvenirs. You can enjoy eating or shopping there.

Duration: 30 minutes