For understanding Japanese spiritual culture (One-Day) with a private guide
One-Day tour. Kamakura was a capital city of Japan about 800 years ago. There are many old Buddhist temples and Shinto shrines in the city. Great Amida Buddha of Kotokuin temple, Great Kan-non Bodhisattva of Hasedera and Great Shinto shrine of Tsurugaoka Hachiman are awe-inspiring. You can also visit other interesting places to create your own Kamakura tour. You will be able to understand an aspect of Japanese spiritual culture.
About 9:00 Start from your hotel(in Tokyo area).
To Hase station via Kamakura by train.
About 10:30 Arrival at Hase station
Walking to Hasedera temple.
Hasedera, Great Kan-non, Beautiful garden and viewing
Kamakura city and beach.
Walking to Kotokuin temple .
Great Buddha of Kamakura
Walking back to Hase station
To Kamakura station by train.
About 12:00 Arrival at Kamakura station
Walking to Tsurugaoka Hachiman shrine.
About 13:00 Arrival at the shrine.
You can enjoy walking around and shopping through Komachi street on the way back to Kamakura station.
About 14:00, Taking a train back to your hotel.
About 15:00, tour disbands (close to your hotel. )
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: Guide will meet at your hotel( in Tokyo area).
If your hotel is not in Tokyo, transportation is requested for your guide
End location: Tour disbands at your hotel or near your hotel depending on your request.
Duration: 6 hours
If your hotel or meeting place is not in Tokyo, tour starts when your guide starts from Tokyo station to meet you.
public transportation(train, subway, bus) and walking.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
2700 JPY - Trains from Hotel(near Tokyo station, for example) to Kamakura and to Hase station.(Round trip: 2,200 JPY per person.)
Admission: Kotokuin and Hasedera. 500 JPY per person.
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I often like to do spontaneous things like shop or photograph a garden or park. Susumu-san is very flexible and doesn't make you feel bad when you want to unexpectedly change the itinerary a little. That is one of the things I really appreciate about Susumu-san. If you need a guide in Tokyo, I highly recommend Susumu-san.