1. Japan
  2. Kanagawa Prefecture
  3. Kamakura
  4. Kōtoku-in

From Tokyo: Kamakura Temples Private Guided Tour

Product ID: 310183
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Discover the wonders of Kamakura on this private, full-day tour from Tokyo. With an expert guide visit Hase Temple, The Great Buddha, and Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine, admire incredible Japanese architecture, and learn about local culture and religion.
About this activity
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Duration 8 hours
Starting time 9:00 AM
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Live tour guide
English

Pickup included

Pickup from your hotel lobby.

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Experience

Highlights
  • Enjoy a full-day, private tour to Kamakura from Tokyo with an expert guide
  • Visit Hase Temple and admire the Buddhist statue of Kannon
  • Admire the 13-meter-high Great Buddha Statue at Kotokuin Temple
  • Discover the wonders of Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine
Full description
The tour begins with pickup from your hotel in Tokyo and travels to Kamakura by train. After a 1-hour train journey arrive in Kamakura and head to the first stop of the day, Hase Temple, also known as the Temple of Flowers. At the temple admire the incredible architecture of Hase Kannon, which houses the Buddhist statue of Kannon, the Goddess of Mercy. Learn about this eleven faced Goddess and she represents the different phases in search of enlightenment. Outside, you can wander through the pretty gardens and see the Jizo-do Hall which boasts hundreds of small Jizo Bodhisattva statues.

Continue the tour to the Kotokuin Temple next where you will find Japan’s famous Great Buddha. Marvel at the imposing 13-meter-high Great Buddha statue while you learn about its significance and history, which dates back to 1292. Once you’ve worked up a bit of an appetite, replenish your energy and enjoy lunch at one of Kamakura’s finest Japanese restaurants.

After lunch, head to Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine, which was built in 1063 and dedicated to the Emperor Ojin, also known as the God of War. The shrine is the most important Shinto Shrine in the city and sits at the geographical center of Kamakura. As you explore the complex, soak up the tranquil atmosphere and listen to your guide’s fascinating insight into the shrine’s history. At the end of an unforgettable day in Kamakura, travel back to Tokyo by train, arriving at around 4 or 5pm.
Includes
  • Professional tour guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
What’s Not Included
  • Train ticket for both guests and the tour guide, this is around 1200YEN (approx. $11 USD) 1-way per person
  • Admission fees (The Great Buddha is 300YEN per person, and the Hase Temple is 400YEN per person)
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities (optional)

Prepare for the activity

Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
Know before you go
• This tour includes 3/4km of walking, which takes about 50 or 60-minutes in total

From US$ 280 Per group up to 1

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Nippon PLUS

Product ID: 310183