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.
1.One-Day Guide fee.
2.Transportation between Tokyo and Kamakura for your guide.
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.
When you are interested in some exibitions in Kamakura National
Treasure Museum, the admission is 300 ~600 JPY per person(depending on the exhibits).
Lunch may cost about 1,500 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.