1 day trip from Tokyo and see the concept of Zen. Hiking arrangement is available.
The ancient city of Kamakura, surrounded by hills and a long beach, is one of the Japan's most beautiful cities.
It takes about one hour from Tokyo by train, and we walk around 8 km, or 5 miles a day
In Kamakura, traditional culture such as Zen Buddhism and tea ceremony is in harmony with modern one like fashionable cafes and sweets.
Why don't you visit historic sites dotting the city and enjoy the beautiful townscape the national trust has protected, with a well-informed tour guide in this area.
Also, Kamaura has some low mountains that have hiking trails. This is a wonderful travel experience in which the guests are able to absorb clean and natural atmosphere. If you want this arrangement please let me know beforehand.
-Meet at Hotel
-Meigetsuin temple: famous as flower temple and for its rock and stone garden (admission fee: 300 yen)
-Engakuji temple: One of big Zen temples built in the 13th century(admission fee: 300 yen)
-Komachi street: Fashionable shopping street with traditional atmosphere (Or if you like to go to a hiking trail, we go through the mountains instead of Komachi st. )
-Great Buddha at Koutokuin temple and pleasant walk in local town(admission fee: 200 yen)
-Zeni arai benten: Famous money washing practice that guarantee good fortune
-Back to Tokyo
*Depending on the local situation, this itinerary is subject to change.
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: Hotel, Station or other places that are convenient for you
End location: Hotel, Station or other places that are convenient for you
Duration: 8 hours
It takes about one hour from Tokyo to Kamakura
Train (JR line), Bus and Walking
-Guiding fee (if you need the guiding service more than 8 hours, please let me know beforehand.)
-Guide's transportation expenses
Estimated Local Cash Needed
4300 JPY - Transportation expenses: JPY 2500, Admission fee: JPY 800, Lunch: JPY 1000
-Public transportation (about JPY 2500 per person)
-Admission fee (JPY 800)
*If you would like the guide to join you for lunch, please cover lunch expenses for the guide.
I am not a driver. I can accompany you in your vehicle.
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Hide is a fantastic guide. We spent 2 days with him in Tokyo and Kamakura. He is extremely knowledgeable, perfect English and a delight. Highly recommended!