Journey to Discover Kamakura’s Historical Gems

Behold its holy monuments and breathe in the pure air of its rich foliage

7 hours

Highlights

  • Learn about its Buddhist Temples, which have a considerable meaning until now due to its strong historical past
  • Visit the must-see spots in Japan to learn about the country's distinctive greenery
  • Experience a real Japanese traditional tea time at Kisen An

Description

The aim of this tour is to experience the historical past of Kamakura through the discovery of its sacred monuments. Tsurugaoka Hachiman-gū is renowned for preserving the samurai spirit of the place, whereas Kenchoji is known for the sane and restful atmosphere that it provides. This didactic journey is a way of enjoying the splendor of the Japanese vegetation: hence the recommendation of Hokoku-ji, a temple possessing its lush garden and the exceptional Bamboo forest Grove alongside. This journey will come to a close with a cup of matcha tea at Jomyo-ji temple’s elegant rock garden. Immerse yourself in Kamakura’s environmental and cultural elements!

Details

Tour Itinerary:

Morning

You will meet our English speaking guide at Kamakura station at 10:00 am. At 10:20 am, we will begin our first visit with one of Kamakura's must-see tourist attractions, the Tsurugaoka Hachiman-gu. Then, your next destination is Kenchoji, Kamakura's Oldest Zen Temple at 11:30 am. When we are done, we will have lunch on a fun Komachi Dori shopping street right next to Kamakura station, filled with local restaurants!


Afternoon

From 2:10 pm to 2:50 pm, we will continue our journey with a visit to the Hokoku-ji Buddhist temple. [Note: it is closed from December 29 to January 3.]

After that, at 3:00 pm, we will take the bus from Kamakura station (8 minutes) to a beautiful Jomyo-ji temple, another real hidden gem of Kamakura! Admire its famed rock garden and immerse yourself in the traditional atmosphere while having a cup of Japanese green tea (Green tea and Japanese seasonal confectionery are included in this tour). The restaurant closes at 4:30 pm, thus kindly note that the last order should be placed at 4:15 pm.

Important information

Included in price

  • English speaking guide
  • Guide fees
  • Entrance fees of all the attractions
  • Green tea and Japanese season confectionery in Kisen An

Not included

  • Lunch
  • Transportation from meeting to departure
  • Other services not indicated in the package inclusion
  • Personal expenses such as souvenirs, etc.

Price of this tour:

  • 22,200 JPY (price per person, for 2 PAX)
  • 12,100 JPY (price per person, for 4 PAX)
  • 8,733 JPY (price per person, for 6 PAX)

Other important information:

  • This tour runs all year round except on year-end holidays (December 29 - January 3).

Cancellation policy:

  • 2 days prior to the day of your trip – 40%
  • 1 day prior – 50%
  • On the day – 100%
  • No-show – 100%

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