Private Old Kamakura Highlights Tour

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Tour Number

Activity Level

365456


Categories

Shopping, Religious Heritage, Hiking and Walking, Day Trip / Out of Town

Details

Kid Friendly: No.

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 5

Language(s)

explanation

English (fluent), Japanese (fluent)

Full day Old Kamakura Historical Exploration Tour featuring classical properties and natural beauty


You can satisfy your strong interest in exploring the first samurai government city where you can still find a lot of Zen Buddhism temples and Shinto shrines built in the Kamakura period, dating back over 800 years.
Kamakura is geographically surrounded by steep cliff and mountains in three directions and sea in the other one.
Therefore, it has been naturally impregnable fortress which was easy to protect, but hard to attack.

You can view plenty of invaluable properties. such as one of the oldest wooden statues of Mercy of Goddess with eleven heads in Hase dera temple, and the outside seating bronze statue of the Great Buddha in Kotokuin temple, and the most famous shinto shrine, Tsurugaoka Hachimangu shrine.

You can enjoy viewing not only historical properties but also natural beauty like plenty of seasonal flowers in Hase dera temple garden and beautiful Yuigahama beach.

Popular traditional local cuisine would be worth tasting.

Itinerary

-Meet you in the lobby of your hotel in the centre of Tokyo
-Take train from main JR station to JR Kamakura station
-Change to the local Enoden local train for Hase station or take a taxi from Kamakura station to Great Buddha Kotokuin temple
-Kotokuin temple (huge outside seating bronze statue of the Great Buddha)
-Hase dera temple (the oldest wooden statue of Mercy of Goddess and flower garden,
beautiful view of Yuigahama beach)
-Take local train from Hase station back to Kamakura station
-Enjoy traditional Japanese cuisine at lunch near the station
-Tsurugaoka Hachimangu shrine (the most famous shrine in Kamakura)
-Komachi shopping street (enjoy shopping around wonderful food and handcraft
shops)
-Take JR train from Kamakura station back to the centre of Tokyo
-Disband at your hotel

Meeting Point + Tour Duration

Meeting Point Options: Rail or Bus Station, Cruise Ship Port, Hotel, Address or Intersection, Monument/Building

Duration: 8 hours

I suggest that we start your hotel at 9:30 or 10:00 am when morning train rush hour can nearly end.

The itinerary is subject to change due to the weather and the time of year.

Transportation

We use public transportation such as JR trains and local train from Tokyo, taking about 70 minutes for one way. We mainly walk during our tour, but we can also take a taxi or bus for transit to save our time.

What’s Included

  • Guiding Services

Other: - My time and service as your private guide
- Meet and see off at your hotel

Estimated Local Cash Needed

4000 Japanese yen - Transportation fee between central station in Tokyo and Kamakura/Hase station is about
2200 yen. Entrance fee of Hase dera temple is 400 yen, Daibutsu at Kotokuin is 200 yen.
Lunch fee would be about 2000 yen.

What’s Extra

Other: - Lunch, drinks, snacks and souvenir fee.
- Transportation fee
- Any personal purchase or expenses

If you'd like to be met at the airport, there will be an extra cost for my transportation. Please contact me with your arrival details before booking, and I can provide a quote.

Restrictions

I am not a driver. I can accompany you in your vehicle. I also can arrange for a separate car and driver.

A Recent Review of this tour

Masa is a very kind, helpful and knowledgeable guide. We enjoyed our tour very much and learned a lot about Japanese history and culture. Highly recommended, we had a wonderful das at Kamakura.
Torsten Weber

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  • Tour Number

    Activity Level

    365456


    Categories

    Shopping, Religious Heritage, Hiking and Walking, Day Trip / Out of Town

    Details

    Kid Friendly: No.

    Friendly: No.

    Maximum travelers: 5

    Language(s)

    explanation

    English (fluent), Japanese (fluent)

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