Let's feel the seasonal nature and the Zen Buddhism world in Kamakura, home of the SAMURAI.
Price (per person)
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Start Time 9:00
・Professional Guide (Available in the following languages：English, French, Chinese)
・Food & Drinks
JR "Kita-Kamakura" station, West Exit
Kamakura where ‘Kamakura shogunate’ is the first Japanese SAMURAI Administration had started has a lot of historical temples, shrines, and other historic sites. Besides it is an international sightseeing city where many tourists from not only home but also abroad visit every year. It is one hour only from Tokyo by train; however, there are both sea and mountains. Such rich nature is the feature of Kamakura, too. You can enjoy the wonderful view only in Kamakura from a hiking trail, above all, to walk peaks surrounding three areas of north, east, and west in Kamakura. In this tour, through a walking based on the hiking course from Kita-Kamakura to Hase-dera Temple, you can enjoy the rich nature and the profound history and culture at the same time.
・Visit Jochi-ji Temple
・Visit Zeniarai benzai-ten Ugafuku Shrine & experience ‘Zeniarai’（Washing money）
・Visit Sasuke inari Shrine
・Take a rest at Café Terrace Itsuki Garden or Local Japanese restaurant
・Visit Kamakura Daibutsu (the Great Buddha) in Kotoku-in
・Visit Hase-dera Temple
・We will customized the tour plan to best fit our customer's desires.
・Please join us wearing shoes that are easy to walk in because you will walk the mountain paths.
・Tour duration can be extended at a rate of 5,000 yen per group, per hour, payable in cash.
・Hotel pickup will incur an additional fee of ¥5,000 per group (for hotels in Tokyo & Yokohama area).
Kamakura Walking Tour
I would highly recommend this tour! It was easy to get to Kamakura via the transit system (two switches that was all). It was also highly personalized. I was the only person on the tour! I really enjoyed going to temples and shrines that were as historic as some of the major ones but not listed in every traveler's guide. It was nice to be the only tourist at several of the locations, until the Big Buddha. My tour guide, Yoko, was very personable, spoke very good English, and both of us had unique experiences along the way. She was flexible and we ate a local lunch together as well (not included, but very delicious!). I would highly recommend this tour for anyone who wants to see Japan off the beaten path a bit but also see the major touristy sites, such as the "Big Buddha".
Excellent tour of Kamakura!
We took this tour of Kamakura with our two small children. Yoko, our guide, was very knowledgeable about the history of the city and its temples and shrines, as well as Japanese customs. She was also very helpful and understanding with regard to the needs of our children. We highly recommend this tour for anyone visiting Kamakura, which should be a stop on any itinerary of Japan. It is a beautiful city with many great attractions, including but not limited to the Great Buddha.
Better than any JTB Sunrise Tour
This was hands-down one of the best tours that I ever joined in Japan. I have joined the Kamakura Walking Tour and the Yanaka Walking Tour and I found those tours (Omakase) to be far superior to the rushed pace of a JTB Sunrise Tour.
We really felt as though we were able to see the temples and shrines we visited through the eyes of a native. We could enjoy the beautiful weather, and take our time to really appreciate the sites we were seeing.
Not to mention, each Omakase Tour provided kind and knowledgeable tour guides who were able to point out interesting things I would have NEVER noticed.
Just a really great experience for me and my mother.
Incredible Kamakura ❤️
I had the most AMAZING time on the Kamakura Walking Tour! I was able to soak up the serenity of this spiritual seaside town and thanks to my very kind and knowledgable tour guide, Yoko, learn all about the history and symbolism of the immortalised deities and picturesque shrines and temples. So much clarity in a headspace amongst the treetops. Feeling suitably zenified. Goal attained! Thankyou Yoko for making this trip one I'll always cherish! I would highly recommend this fabulous tour, which provided fodder and fuel for all five of my senses.
A beautiful day in Kamakura
One of the best days in me and my wife's holiday in Japan last week, this was the third time for me in Kamakura and for sure the best one.
Yu is an excellent guide and the perfect company for this trip. Strongly advised to all except those who do not like walking in the woods and some exercise.
Wonderful and unforgettable tour!
It was a great experience for me and my son (very beautiful gardens, temples and the Great Buda oh!). Our English is not so good. So Yoko, our guide, help us a lot, with her knowledge about history and japanese culture and because of her patience and kindness. Besides, she is very good humored, making the tour even more pleasant. Wonderful!!!
Kamakura Walking Tour
Outstanding tour! Advance communication from the company was helpful. From the moment our guide, Yoko, met our train with a sign with our names, we knew we were in for a treat! Despite the slight rain, this was truly a special day. Each site we visited was distinctive. Walking through the town and the forests gave us a full sense of the culture -- buildings, nature, people, customs. Yoko was extremely knowledgeable and enthusiastic about her country and culture; she answered all our questions and was interested in our responses. And she was patient with my many stops to do photos, even sometimes holding my umbrella over me and my camera. The walk is not difficult (Yoko let us set the pace) and is a perfect way to approach the temples and shrines. Lunch stop was also excellent. Yoko worked in side trips so we could see the ocean and stop at a special store. She also escorted us onto the train back to Tokyo -- taking the local train was a special treat. We love having the materials she provided: detailed map, postcards, and photos of us that she took and emailed. This tour was a highlight of our Japan visit -- we would gladly do it again! We recommend it highly for people of all ages.
Unforgettable Tour of Kamakura!
This has been one of my favorite tours I've ever done. Takeshi, one of the operators at Omakase, was super responsive and accommodating when we were scheduling the tour. Our guide, Yu, was also just as responsive and accommodating. The moment we got off the train at Kita-Kamakura, she greeted us with warmth then proceeded to explain the tour and itinerary. We happened to visit Kamakura on such a beautiful, cool day. The entire tour is by foot, so prepare yourself by bringing some water and comfortable walking shoes. Yu took us to five different temples and shrines, and ended with us visiting the Yuigamahama Beach. You'll be doing some light hiking through the mountains for some beautiful sights. Yu was very knowledgeable and answered any questions we had. She pointed neat little things during our tours we wouldn't have ever noticed. What I really loved about this tour is that we got to take our time visiting each site and appreciating its history and beauty. Many other tours would hit a lot of tourist hot spots just to check it off the list.
I highly, highly recommend this tour for anyone who wants to visit Kamakura. You'll be touring with a local and also hitting roads less traveled.
An incredible experience!!!
INCREDIBLE AND UNFORGETTABLE, despite the light but incessant rain, walking and seeing the beautiful scenery of Japan, where we could not see Mount Fuji due to the rain-filled clouds. I think that made it even more spectacular. The temples and the Japanese culture is as I have always been told, spectacular.
Knowing the town and the landscapes makes the perfect combination for all people, that is, they will walk a lot so ... go prepared to climb and walk a lot. Our guide is and always will be an excellent person who is interested in our doubts and very passionate about his work.
Fun day at the countryside :)
It was a nice day exploring Kamakura - over an hour trip via train from Tokyo. We took the scenic forest route to visit different temples (even one located inside a cave), “wash money”, drink tea, see the Great Buddha, and visit the bamboo grove. Yu was very informative and took care of us. Definitely recommending this tour for those who love nature and want to see a different side of Japan.