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Half-Day Tour of Kamakura

Tour feature and details

This is a basic and concise tour which you can enjoy "Kamakura".  Kamakura is a historical city , MINAMOTO no YORITOMO established the Kamakura Bakufu(Samurai Government) in 1192. Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine is a symbol of the Kamakura Bakufu. You can enjoy not only old town atmosphere but also some new shops.

Before visiting Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine, we visit two temples, Kotokuin and Hase temple.

In Kotokuin Temple, Great Buddha Statue in Kamakura is sitting cross-legged, robed with drapes in the classical lines reminiscent of ancient Greece. The bronze statue was cast in 1292, and was housed in a wooden temple, which was washed in a great tsunami in 1495. Great Buddha Statue has classical lines reminiscent of ancient Greece. Since then, The Great Buddha Statute has been sitting in the open atmosphere.

The Hase Temple, located on a hill in Kamakura with a sweeping view of the sea, is home of the statute of the 11-headed Kannon, Goddess of Mercy, each representing a characteristic of the goddess. The 9.18 meter tall, gilded wooden statue is regarded as one of the largest wooden sculpture in Japan. Hasedera is built along the slope of a wooded hill. A pretty garden with ponds exists at the base of the slope just after entering. Along the way stands the Jizo-do Hall with hundreds of small statues of the Jizo Bodhisattva who helps the souls of dead children to reach the paradise.

Lunch will be taken at any place at your request. The order and duration for each place is subject to change per your request.

Course(Visiting Spots)

1.Hase Temple
2.Kamakura Great Buddha, Kotokuin Temple
3.Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine

Departure Time 9:00AM
Duration 5 hours
Number of People 1~10
Meeting Point Your Hotel
Tour End Your Hotel
What's Included ・Professional guide fee
・Hotel pick-up and drop-off
・Small group private tour
What's Excluded ・Transportation fees to/from your hotel and each attraction
both for the customer and guide (about 2800yen/person)
 - One way from your Tokyo hotel to Kamakura (about 1200yen/person)
 - Kamakura to/from Hase (about 200yen/person by a local train
・Entrance Fees for the customer:
 Hase Temple 300yen/person, Kotokuin Temple 200yen/person

*Fees may be subject to change.
Reservation Deadline 3 days before the tour
Others Travel insurance not be attached.
  • Ironman
  • Language:English
  • Interpreter Guide Number:EN01269




We knew that we had to take buses and trains to reach our destination but the entrance fee we had to pay our selves. Consider this trip with the Nikki trip we feel it was too high considering our transportation to Nikki is included and it is an all day tour whereas Kamakura was only a half day tour.




Very helpful and knowledgable guide who was local to the area so made everything very clear and easy, even the long train ride. The Buddhist temple was the most enjoyable of our trip - not crowded at all - and the giant Buddha was a real surprise. We stayed on in Kamakura for lunch and close inspection of the shopping street!




We learned a lot on this tour - our guide met us at our hotel and we took the train to Kamakura - the train was busy so be prepared to potentially stand the entire 45-60 minute ride! Our guide gave us the option of renting electric bikes and we chose that option for a price - it turned out to be a fun way albeit dangerous to see the sites! It was a beautiful day to visit. In the end, we encouraged our guide to take the train back without us so we could explore more on our own. It's a 5 hour tour, but probably 2-3 hours depending on hotel location and train schedules are just gettting there and back. The main reason for 4 stars and not 5 was that we really felt rushed - I would've liked more time to explore on such a beautiful day and our guide had to get back to Tokyo for a meeting. If I go back, I would not get a guide, but we had no idea how to do it on our own. It's really fairly easy and I'd rather go at our own pace.




Yuki is a very wise and professional Tour Guide. The tour was interesting and Kamakura is a beautiful place to visit, although a bit too touristic.




Our tour guide left a couple of things to be desired but the food was great.

Tour Fee

  • US$193 per group(1people)
  • US$193 per group(2people)
  • US$193 per group(3people)
  • US$222 per group(4people)
  • US$242 per group(5people)
  • US$290 per group(6people)
  • US$338 per group(7people)
  • US$387 per group(8people)
  • US$435 per group(9people)
  • US$483 per group(10people)

Cancellation Policy

8 or more days before tour date
No Cancellation Fee
2-7 days before tour date
20% Cancellation Fee
1 day before tour date
50% Cancellation Fee
On the tour date or If you do not send a cancellation contact
100% Cancellation Fee

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