Tokyo Day Trip to Kamakura with private guide

Visit the coastal city of Kamakura to see the Shinto shrines, Buddhist zen temples, and the 13m-high Buddhist statue left standing after the high tsunami of the 15th century. Kamakura is a historic coastal city just 1 hour by train from Tokyo. Several temples, shrines, and hiking trails make Kamakura a perfect day trip excursion for Tokyoites. In Kamakura, we’ll take the old-style electric train “Enoden” to Hase. Hase is famous for its beautiful garden and is also home to the impressive 13m-high Buddhist statue of Kamakura and the Hase-dera temple. We will also check out the fantastic views of Kamakura Bay and see the Jizo statues. Shirasu, known as whitebait, is the specialty of Kamakura. We will try it for lunch, and then we will visit a small bamboo forest to enjoy a cup of hot matcha tea. Then, we will visit one of the most important zen temples in Japan. The last stop will be the great Tsurugaoka Hachimangu, the most important shrine founded in 1063.
* Duration: 10 hours
* Starts: Minato City, Japan
* Trip Category: Cultural & Theme Tours >> Cultural Tours




Visit the coastal city of Kamakura to see the Shinto shrines, Buddhist zen temples, and the 13m-high Buddhist statue left standing after the high tsunami of the 15th century. Kamakura is a historic coastal city just 1 hour by train from Tokyo. Several temples, shrines, and hiking trails make Kamakura a perfect day trip excursion for Tokyoites. In Kamakura, we’ll take the old-style electric train “Enoden” to Hase. Hase is famous for its beautiful garden and is also home to the impressive 13m-high Buddhist statue of Kamakura and the Hase-dera temple. We will also check out the fantastic views of Kamakura Bay and see the Jizo statues. Shirasu, known as whitebait, is the specialty of Kamakura. We will try it for lunch, and then we will visit a small bamboo forest to enjoy a cup of hot matcha tea. Then, we will visit one of the most important zen temples in Japan. The last stop will be the great Tsurugaoka Hachimangu, the most important shrine founded in 1063.

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

Kamakura Daibutsu

Duration: 1 hour

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

Hase-Dera temple

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Kamakura, Kamakura, Kanagawa Prefecture, Kanto

Lunch at Kamakura’s shopping street

Duration: 1 hour

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

Hokokuji Temple with small bamboo forest and matcha tea break

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Kencho-ji Temple, 8 Yamanouchi, Kamakura 247-0062 Kanagawa Prefecture

Kenchoji Zen Temple with a meditation garden

Duration: 1 hour

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

Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine

Duration: 1 hour