Kamakura All Must-Sees Private Chauffeur Sightseeing with a Driver (Tokyo DEP.)

This is the ideal pick for time-tight travelers wanting to discover lots of Kamakura’s highlights in a day from Tokyo. Avoid the potential confusion of public transportation system, and travel comfortably in a private vehicle instead.

Enjoy the flexibility of being able to pick a set itinerary, or customize your own. Potential attractions include all Must-See spots in Kamakura, so please explore at your own pace and visit sights such as Hokokuji Temple, The Great Buddha, Hase Temple, Tsuruoka Hachimangu Shrine, Shopping at Komachi street.

Your English speaking driver will fully support your six-hours Kamakura tour from Tokyo.

Note*1: Tour details has a possibility of change depending on the place of your meeting point and traffic conditions. Please feel free to ask us if you have any special request for your itinerary. We will do our best to meet your request.
Note*2: Travel time between Tokyo and Kamakura is approx. 70 min.
* Duration: 6 hours
* Starts: Roppongi, Japan
* Trip Category: Cultural & Theme Tours >> Cultural Tours




This is the ideal pick for time-tight travelers wanting to discover lots of Kamakura’s highlights in a day from Tokyo. Avoid the potential confusion of public transportation system, and travel comfortably in a private vehicle instead.

Enjoy the flexibility of being able to pick a set itinerary, or customize your own. Potential attractions include all Must-See spots in Kamakura, so please explore at your own pace and visit sights such as Hokokuji Temple, The Great Buddha, Hase Temple, Tsuruoka Hachimangu Shrine, Shopping at Komachi street.

Your English speaking driver will fully support your six-hours Kamakura tour from Tokyo.

Note*1: Tour details has a possibility of change depending on the place of your meeting point and traffic conditions. Please feel free to ask us if you have any special request for your itinerary. We will do our best to meet your request.
Note*2: Travel time between Tokyo and Kamakura is approx. 70 min.

Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

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

Hasedera (長谷寺) is a temple of the Jodo sect, famous for its eleven-headed statue of Kannon, the goddess of mercy. The 9.18 meter tall, gilded wooden statue is regarded as one of the largest wooden sculpture in Japan and can be viewed in the temple’s main building, the Kannon-do Hall

Duration: 1 hour

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

The Great Buddha of Kamakura (鎌倉大仏, Kamakura Daibutsu) is a bronze statue of Amida Buddha, which stands on the grounds of Kotokuin Temple. With a height of 11.4 meters, it has long been the second tallest bronze Buddha statue in Japan, surpassed only by the statue in Nara’s Todaiji Temple and some recent creations.

Duration: 1 hour

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

Kenchoji (建長寺, Kenchōji) is the number one of Kamakura’s five great Zen temples. The oldest Zen temple in Kamakura, Kenchoji was founded by the ruling regent Hojo Tokiyori in 1253 during the Kencho Era after which it was named. Its first head priest was Rankei Doryu, a Zen priest from China.

Although considerably smaller than during its heydays, Kenchoji still consists of a large number of temple buildings and subtemples, and stretches from the entrance gate at the bottom of the valley far into the forested hills behind. After passing through the Sanmon main gate, visitors will see Kenchoji’s temple bell (Bonsho), designated a national treasure, on their right.

Duration: 30 minutes

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

The shrine is dedicated to Hachiman, the patron god of the Minamoto family and of the samurai in general. The deified spirits of the ancient Emperor Ojin who has been identified with Hachiman, Hime-gami and Empress Jingu are enshrined at Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine.

Duration: 1 hour

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

Hokokuji Temple is best known for the beautiful, small bamboo grove found behind the temple’s main hall, which lies thick with over 2000 dark green bamboo stalks. A few narrow pathways lead through the bamboo to a tea house where, for a small fee, you can sit and enjoy a cup of matcha tea while enjoying views into the bamboo grove. Also located behind the temple are a series of shallow caves carved into the hillsides, which are believed to hold the ashes of some of the later Ashikaga lords.

Duration: 1 hour