Top Kamakura Spots Guided Tour

On our Top Kamakura Spots Guided Tour, this historic town awaits you with an array of impressive temples, shrines, the breathtaking Great Buddha, a fun rickshaw ride and more. Do not miss out on the opportunity to explore charming Kamakura alongside your experienced local guide.

7 hours


  • Get plenty of opportunities for fantastic snapshots in Kamakura, often ranked as one of the most beautiful towns in Japan
  • Visit the Great Buddha, ride in a rickshaw, sample local flavors, shop for regional souvenirs
  • Tour with a dedicated friendly local guide


Only an hour of a train ride from Tokyo, Kamakura presents a wonderful destination to visit and feel the charm of the ancient Japan. Sometimes dubbed as the Kyoto of the Eastern Japan, Kamakura boasts a history that spans centuries. It was the center of the first warrior government in the 12th century as well as important Buddhist spiritual hub. Visit its most significant temples and shrines along with the impressive Great Buddha on the Top Kamakura Spots Guided Tour. Your local guide will show you around Kamakura, tell you about its dynamic past, and traditions. On this one-da tour you will ride in a rickshaw, which is a great and not-to-miss experience while in Japan. Downtown Kamakura will offer you plenty of opportunity for great local flavors, and shopping. 


Tour itinerary

10:00 Meet your guide at Kamakura Station
10:30 Visit Hase-dera Temple, one of the top Buddhist temples in Kamakura, home to the impressive eleven-headed statue of Kannon, goddess of mercy
12:00 Kotokuin/Great Buddha of Kamakura - the biggest attraction of Kamakura, one of of the symbols of Japan, this 13 meters tall bronze statue towers over the temple grounds and surrounding area
13:30 Lunch at Komachi Street, in the heart of the town, the lively street provides great dining and shopping opportunities
14:45 Rickshaw ride
15:15 Explore Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine, the top Shinto shrine in the town, home to two museums, and a designated location for many festivals and events
16:15 Kamakurabori Museum, located in downtown Kamakura, it showcases artwork dating from Muromachi era (1336-1573) to modern times, contains a gift shop and a cafe serving both Japanese and Western food and beverages

Important information

Included in price

  • Private guide
  • Entrance fees
  • Rickshaw ride

Not included

  • Transportation
  • Food and drinks
  • Any personal expenses incurred

Know before you book

Minimum number of participants per tour is 2 persons.
Maximum number of participants per tour is 6 persons.

  • Cancellation
    5 days prior to tour date: 30% of tour price
    3 days prior to tour date: 50% of tour price
    2 days prior, 1 day prior, on the day f the tour, no-show: 100% of tour price

Starting point

Kamakura Station
1-15 Onarimachi, Kamakura, Kanagawa 248-0012

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Organised by Japan Travel KK

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