Kamakura Walking Tour

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A FULL DAY TOUR TO KAMAKURA (DAILY)

  • THE KAMAKUURA WALKING TOUR is an exclusive tour operated solely for you and your party.
  • We will accommodate your needs, requests and interests. If necessary, your itinerary can be changed depending on your existing schedule.
  • A licensed English speaking tour guide will take you to Kamakura.
  • This tour is a walking tour that also uses public transportation e.g. train, bus, subway and taxi when needed.
  • Pick-up and drop-off services are available.

Kamakura is located 80 kilometers south west of Tokyo, and it was the site of the first Shogunate government. Since Kamakura is surrounded to the north, east and west by mountains, and to the south by the sea of Sagami Bay, it was a natural fortress. That's one of the major reasons why warlord Minamoto Yoritomo, founder of the first military government, chose Kamakura as the site of his government headquarters.
Yoritomo took political power from the Imperial family and established his government in Kamakura in 1192. This was the first Shogunate government which ruled Japan instead of an Emperor.
The government lasted nearly 140 years (1192-133), and was located in the Kanto region or the East of Japan where Tokyo is located.
Although Kamakura has been gradually modernized as have other traditional Japanese cities, the greater part of it still retains a traditional atmosphere, in that it has 19 Shinto shrines and 65 Buddhist temples, creating a traditional Japanese atmosphere from Japanese strolling gardens, Zen rock gardens, images of the Buddha, stone lanterns, torii archways, and seasonal flowers.
Japanese people associate Kamakura with Buddhist Temples. This is because Buddhism prospered in the Kamakura period, and six major Buddhist sects were created in this period. Buddhism had a great impact on the Japanese way of life and the Japanese mentality. Zen Buddhism was also introduced into Japan from China in this period and the first Zen temple, Kenchoji temple, was established in northern Kamakura. Its simplicity and accessibility appealed to samurai warriors as well as ordinary people.

Kamakura Tour Recommended Itinerary

Time:9:00‐17:00

Duration:8 hours (Approx.)

  • The Great Buddha in Kamakura
  • Hase Temple
  • Tsugugaoka hachimangu Shrine
  • Komachi Shopping Street
  1. Take JR train from Tokyo Station to Kamakura Station. You will arrive at Kamakura in about 60 minutes.
  2. Change trains at Kamakura Station onto the Enoden Line for Hase Station to visit Hase Temple and the Great Buddha in Kamakura.
  3. Visit Tsugugaoka hachimangu Shrine and Komachi Shopping Street
  4. Take JR train to return to Tokyo Station.

One of the landmarks in Kamakura is the Great Buddha in the Kotokuin temple, erected in the 13th century. The bronze image of Amidha Buddha is 13 meters tall, and weighs 121 tons. It used to be housed in a temple, but the temple buildings were washed away a couple of times by typhoons and tidal waves, since then it's been sitting in the open air for more than 500 years.

Another highlight of Kamkura is Hase Temple which is dedicated to a huge wooden image of the 11-faced Kannon or goddess of mercy. It is also dedicated to Jizo, guardians of children who were miscarried or stillborn. Thousands of small images of Jizo are found in the temple precinct.
This temple is the only temple in Kamakura which faces the sea known as Sagami Bay. The veranda of the temple commands a great view of the beach. You can also enjoy strolling through the traditional Japanese garden with ponds, rocks, bridges, plants and trees in the temple precincts.

Kamakura is well known to people for its Tsugugaoka hachimangu Shrine, dedicated to the god of war, and it is also the tutelary shrine of the Minamoto (or Genji) clan, one of the influential clans of the middle ages. It was this clan who took political power from the Imperial family and established the first Shogunate government in Japanese history. In front of the main building is the Maiden stage where classical dances and Noh plays are performed and wedding ceremonies based on the Shinto religion are held.

For souvenirs, Komachi Street, lined with local specialty shops, is the most famous place in Kamakura. You can shop around for Japanese souvenirs, such as Japanese dolls, wooden crafts, antiques, etc.

8HOUR WALKING TOUR RATES

Number of guests 8 hour Tour charge
(per person)
8 hour Tour charge
(Total Charge)
1 person 60,000 60,000
2 persons 32,500 65,000
3 persons 23,000 69,000
4 persons 18,500 74,000
5 persons 15,800 79,000
6 persons 14,000 84,000
  • Tour charge may change depending on number of guests.
  • Included: English speaking tour guide; Public transportation fares (including train, subway and taxi fares); Admission fees
  • Not included: Lunch (Although lunch is not included in the package, your tour guide will be happy to help you find a suitable restaurant).
  • Your tour guide will meet you at your hotel and take you back once the tour concludes.

If you are interested in the tour please book it through the booking form on our Website.

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