Let's feel the seasonal nature and the Zen Buddhism world in Kamakura, home of the SAMURAI.
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Start Time 9:00
・Professional Guide (Available in the following languages：English, French, Dutch, 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 Tokei-ji Temple
・Visit Jochi-ji Temple
・Stroll Genji-yama Park
・Visit Zeniarai benzai-ten Ugafuku Shrine & experience ‘Zeniarai’（Washing money）
・Visit Sasuke inari Shrine
・Take a rest at Café Terrace Itsuki Garden
・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 1,000 yen per person, per half hour, payable in cash.
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.