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Half-Day Muslim-Friendly Tour of Kamakura

Enjoy beautiful heritage and culture in the ancient capital of Kamakura.

Overview

Kamakura is a popular tourist city in Japan for Muslim travelers around the world.
Kamakura is surrounded by open sea and has lush mountains surrounding on three sides. “Minamotono Yoritomo” constructed this area at the end of the 12th century. This is known as the Kamakura Shogunate. There are many tourists around the many historic sites, temples, and shrines. It is an international tourist spot to visit.
The tour will start from Kamakura Station, from where we go to Jōmyō-ji by bus. Zen philosophy will be explored in the formality of the temple setting. Under the "Control of Gozan," Jōmyō-ji is at the fifth place along the "Kamakura Gozan (Temple)” range, and this is high Kamakura's most prestigious temple. You can enjoy a beautiful garden of dry landscape in a space of silence at Jōmyō-ji. Afterwards, immediately opposite the bamboo forest in the garden, we visit the beautiful patriotic temple of Jōmyō-ji. Hokokuji is a popular tourist spot that is essential to tourism in Kamakura and won three stars in the 2013 "Michelin Green Guide Japon" guidebook. At Hokoku temple, you will enjoy the delicious green tea and a beautiful, fantastic bamboo forest reminiscent of Arashiyama in Kyoto. After the Hokoku temple visit, we return to Kamakura Station by bus and have lunch at the "Blacksmith" located along Komachi street that extends from the station to the Tsuruoka Hachiman Shrine. At the "blacksmith," seafood bowls using halal soy sauce and tempura bowls also using a halal sauce, have been provided, and there are also such things as a grilled fish meal on the lunch menu. With confidence towards your faith you can enjoy the cuisine of Japan. After lunch you will enjoy shopping on Komachi street where there are souvenirs that make Kamakura unique. Then we go to Tsurugaoka Hachiman Shrine. Tsurugaoka Hachiman Shrine is known widely as the guardian deity of the warrior (samurai). At the shrine of Yukari Yoritomo you learn about the Kamakura shogunate during Japan's first samurai regime. Around the approach at Genpei pond in the spring you can find stunning cherry blossoms in full bloom. There is also a very impressive as well as festive display of traditional samurai known as "Yabusame (Horseback archery)." The area is said to be spiritually strong, and a large ginkgo tree that fell due to strong winds now has elongating shoots. This has gained popularity as a symbol of regeneration. Under the savvy of your guide, enjoy to your heart's content the ancient capital of Kamakura.

Highlights

· Beautiful dry landscape garden Jōmyō-ji
· Cool and relaxing garden at a mossy bamboo forest at the temple
· Enjoy Hokoku temple surrounded by fantastic bamboo forest, including a "tea experience"
· A delicious seafood lunch at “Blacksmith”
· Kamakura commemorative photo of Tsurugaoka Hachiman Shrine tour
· Shopping at Komachi street for unique Kamakura souvenirs

Note

· Please add 3000 yen per group to the tour price for hotel pick up.
· For a limited time in August and September, a watermelon splitting experience in Yuigahama can be arranged. If you wish to experience this, please give notice at least one day in advance. An additional 1000 yen will be charged per person.
· Tour duration can be extended at a rate of 3,000 yen per group, per hour, payable in cash.

  Price ¥10,000(tax included)

Children (Age 6 -12): ¥ 5,000
Children (Age Under 5): Free of charge

  Duration 5 hours (approx.)
  Hours of availability

Start time 9:30, scheduled end time 14:30

  Inclusions

· English Speaking Guide

  Exclusions

· Food and drinks
· Transportation fee
· Admission fee and Japanese tea
· Hotel pick up and drop off

  Participants 2〜8 people

Meeting Point

JR Kamakura station, east exit.

Reviews (3)

Falia(Indonesia)★★★★★

Great Kamakura trip

I was coming to Japan for business trip and decided to extend for some trip in Japan. I am glad i found Omakase through internet and since the start i contacted them, the response was very good and helpful. I was recommended to have Kamakura trip and the itinerary was designed customize to meet my need. The tour guide, Yu-san is a super nice lady. She explain all the places and history in interesting way. I made some request adjustment to change one place and she was so accomodative. I really enjoyed the trip. And the lunch reservation was done by Takeshi san at Moslem restaurant which served halal food. The restaurant name is Kajiya. The taste of the lunch is yummy, I choose chicken teriyaki set. And surprisingly the gentleman from the restaurant gave me BonCabe since he asked where I came from. BonCabe is chily powder made in Indonesia.. so my lunch was so great.. and actually this restaurant always full not only with moslem but local Japanese too. I saw many young japanese during my lunch. I did not have to queue because Takeshi san already made reservation for me...yeaay...So overall this trip is a great experience for me..exceeding my expectation. Yu san also very patience took picture of me

Nancy(United States)★★★★★

Day Tour of Kamakura

I am writing to give my full fledged recommendation of our tour of Kamakura with Yu, our local Japanese tour guide.

She was exceptionally organized and was sweet enough to draw and color in a map of Kamakura for my kids and I. My son has a lot of dietary restrictions and she went out of her way to do research on restaurants that could accommodate him.

She was knowledgeable and gave us information and historical background on all the sites we went to visit. She was also flexible to change our schedule around at the last minute when we told her that there were other sites we would like to visit.

She pulled out origami paper and did origami for my kids while we waited for the train to take us back to Tokyo as well. I couldn’t have asked for a nicer more knowledgeable person.

I highly recommend this tour and you don’t have to be Muslim to do this tour.

And definitely ask for Yu.

Rainer(Germany)★★★★★

The 2. Kyoto

We had a half day guided tour in Kamakura. Our guide Norika was very friendly to us and she speeks really good English. We learned a lot about Japanese culture and traditions. We were invited to a short tea ceremonie which was very interesting for us. In Kamakura are so many temples and shrines. It would take 3 or 4 days to visit them all. We had a good lunch in a vegetarian restaurant in the pretty nice shopping road of the town. Very impressive for us was the big Buddha statue. Kanazawa is very close to Tokyo, you can reach it by train in about 30 minutes.

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