Experience authentic Japanese history and culture on this private tour of the ancient city of Kamakura.
As a popular sightseeing spot in Japan, Kamakura offers you wonderful experience to get a taste of authentic Japanese history and culture. You can visit many shrines, temples, and view seasonal flowers blooming along the streets! You may be able to enjoy seasonal festivals held at the shrines/temples we visit! 10:00 AM, Meet at Shimbashi or Shinjuku Station Around 11:15, we arrive at Hase Station. Visit Kamakura Daibutsu of Kotokuin Temple See the Great Buddha of Kamakura! Cast in 1252, it is a statue of Amida Buddha, and one of the largest bronze Buddhas in Japan. Visit Hasedera Temple (Hase Kannon) Hasedera is located on top of the hill. You will see the giant statue of Kannon, the goddess of mercy inside the main building. The statue of Kannon is the tallest wooden image in Japan. It has 11 heads, each with different expressions to represent Kannon's compassion for all kinds of human suffering. Going out of the main building, you can enjoy an amazing view of Yuigahama beach at the observatory. Return to Kamakura station from Hase and have a lunch break. (Lunch) Enjoy traditional Japanese lunch near Kamakura station. There is a wide variety of food you can choose. Relax and re-energize for your trip afterwards! Visit Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine Walk along a wide, spacious high street named Wakamiya-Odori Street until you reach the most prestigious shrine representing Kamakura, founded in 1063. It was the most important guardian shrine protecting the Kamakura government. It is a must-see spot, bringing you back to Kamakura period! Komachi Dori shopping street After visiting Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine, you will enjoy strolling around Komachi Dori, which is the lovely shopping street full of cozy and traditional shops! You can purchase traditional Japanese sweets or snacks and eat them as you walk along there! Stop by, taste a few! *If time allows, Myohonji Temple is recommendable to visit. Walk back to Kamakura Station at 4:30 - 5:00 PM. We take JR train back to Shinjuku or Shimbashi Station, whichever is convenient to you. Estimated arrival time would be 5:30 - 6:00 PM. Estimated Cost for Transportation and Temple/Shrine Entrance Fee -Shinjuku to Hase Station (One Way) - 1140JPY -Shimbashi to Hase Station (One Way) - 1020JPY -Kamakura Daibutsu Entrance Fee - 300JPY -Hasedera Temple Entrance Fee - 400 JPY