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First time in Kamakura? Enjoy a Tour of All Must-sees!
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Great view, Buddha, and bamboo forest! Be greedy to enjoy Kamakura!


Kamakura is a famous tourist destination visited by people throughout the year. The reason why Kamakura is attractive is related to the 12-14th centuries. At that time, powerful samurais were carrying out Japanese politics in Kamakura. The city is very prosperous, and buildings such as majestic shrines were built to show their power. When the politics in Kamakura is over, the popularity of the precious shrines and temples that remain in the rich nature will increase, and it will be revived as a tourist destination from the 17th century. And even today, a rich cultural atmosphere has surprised and impressed people. This tour will introduce the most popular spots in Kamakura in one day. 

Highlights


・ Enjoy the scenery unique to Japan at Hokokuji Temple, which is famous for its bamboo forest
・Experience various worship methods at Tsuruoka Hachimangu and Hasedera Temple
・Enjoy matcha in a Japanese-style room and spend a relaxing time
・At Kotoku-in, which is famous for the Great Buddha of Kamakura, you can see the huge Buddha and enter inside of the Buddha
・Get on the Enoden, which runs along the coast, and enjoy the beautiful ocean view

Attractions


・Jyomyoji Temple: This is a temple where you can enjoy delicious matcha while watching the beautiful Japanese garden. Experience Japanese culture and spend a relaxing and elegant time.
・Hokokuji Temple: A famous temple with about 2,000 bamboo forests. It is a very popular photo spot when it is possible to take overwhelmingly beautiful photos, so take a look at the superb view with your camera.
・Tsuruoka Hachimangu: A shrine with a history of over 1000 years. This shrine is known as a power spot that you should visit. This shrine was worshiped by Genji who ruled Japan during the Kamakura era. Here is one of the most important places in Kamakura as it was said that the guardian deity of samurai warriors was located.
・Komachi street: A street lined with restaurants and souvenir shops that run from Kamakura Station to Tsuruoka Hachimangu. Many local foods can only be eaten in Kamakura and some that cannot be bought. Why don't you stop by the store you like?
・Meigetsu-in: One room with a large round window is a popular temple. You can see the beautiful garden over the round window, and feel the harmony with nature and the silence. It is also a famous temple for hydrangea, and many people visit from all over the country to see how hydrangea blooms.
・Tenugui Cafe Ichigeya: A 70-year-old renovated old private house. Take a break in a Japanese space and have lunch. It is also a shop of "Tenugui", one of the representative crafts in Japan, so it is recommended as a souvenir.
・Kotoku-in: This is a temple where the famous giant Buddha statue, "Kamakura Daibutsu", is located. The height is more than 11m! You can even go inside the statue. Enjoy the Buddhist statue experience that can be enjoyed from both outside and inside!
・Hasedera Temple: A temple also called "Flower Temple", where you can enjoy the plants of all four seasons. There are many spots to see in the very large grounds, and you can take a walk while climbing the mountain or entering the cave. You can enjoy Japanese culture experience with cute amulets and funny fortune-telling paper.

Notes

・Tuesday and Wednesday, the spot "Tenugui Cafe Ichigeya" will be closed. Please note that other spots may be changed to other spots in case of the temporary closure.
・It is difficult for wheelchair users to participate in this tour as the tour includes many stairs.

Expenses Not Included

The travel expense is not included in the tour fee. Please bring extra money to experience this tour to its fullest.
(Entrance fees, transportation fees, activity fees, etc. - at least about JPY3,100 /person)

Meeting Point

JR Kamakura Station, in front of East ticket gate



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