Private Tour - First time in Kamakura? Enjoy a Tour of All Must-sees!

Kamakura is a famous tourist destination visited by people throughout the year. The reason why Kamakura is attractive is related to the 12-14th centuries. At that time, powerful samurais were carrying out Japanese politics in Kamakura. The city is very prosperous, and buildings such as majestic shrines were built to show their power. When the politics in Kamakura is over, the popularity of the precious shrines and temples that remain in the rich nature will increase, and it will be revived as a tourist destination from the 17th century. And even today, a rich cultural atmosphere has surprised and impressed people. This tour will introduce the most popular spots in Kamakura in one day.

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5 to 6 hours


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  • What's included :
    • Tour Guide
    • Private tour
    • Necessary expenses for the tour guide
    What's excluded :
    • Travel expenses and entrance fees for your own
    • Money for food/drinks, souvenirs and extra activities for your own
    • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
    • The use of private van
    • Entry/Admission - Jomyo-ji Temple
    • Entry/Admission - Hokokuji Temple (Takedera Temple)
    • Entry/Admission - Meigetsuin (Hydrangea Temple)
    • Entry/Admission - てぬぐいカフェ 一花屋
    • Entry/Admission - Kotoku-in (Great Buddha of Kamakura)
    • Entry/Admission - Hase-dera Temple
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: Jomyo-ji Temple, 3-8-31 Jomyoji, Kamakura 248-0003 Kanagawa Prefecture

    Jyomyoji Temple: This is a temple where you can enjoy delicious matcha while watching the beautiful Japanese garden. Experience Japanese culture and spend a relaxing and elegant time.

    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: Hokokuji Temple (Takedera Temple), 2-7-4 Jomyoji, Kamakura 248-0003 Kanagawa Prefecture

    Hokokuji Temple: A famous temple with about 2,000 bamboo forests. It is a very popular photo spot when it is possible to take overwhelmingly beautiful photos, so take a look at the superb view with your camera.

    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine, 2-1-31 Yukinoshita, Kamakura 248-0005 Kanagawa Prefecture

    Tsurugaoka Hachimangu: A shrine with a history of over 1000 years. This shrine is known as a power spot that you should visit. This shrine was worshiped by Genji who ruled Japan during the Kamakura era. Here is one of the most important places in Kamakura as it was said that the guardian deity of samurai warriors was located.

    Duration: 45 minutes

    Stop At: Kamakura Komachidori, Komachi, Kamakura 248-0006 Kanagawa Prefecture

    Komachi street: A street lined with restaurants and souvenir shops that run from Kamakura Station to Tsuruoka Hachimangu. Many local foods can only be eaten in Kamakura and some that cannot be bought. Why don't you stop by the store you like?

    Duration: 25 minutes

    Stop At: Meigetsuin (Hydrangea Temple), 189 Yamanochi, Kamakura 247-0062 Kanagawa Prefecture

    Meigetsu-in: One room with a large round window is a popular temple. You can see the beautiful garden over the round window, and feel the harmony with nature and the silence. It is also a famous temple for hydrangea, and many people visit from all over the country to see how hydrangea blooms.

    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: てぬぐいカフェ 一花屋, 18-5 Sakanoshita, Kamakura, Kanagawa 248-0021, Japan

    Tenugui Cafe Ichigeya: A 70-year-old renovated old private house. Take a break in a Japanese space and have lunch. It is also a shop of "Tenugui", one of the representative crafts in Japan, so it is recommended as a souvenir.

    Duration: 40 minutes

    Stop At: Kotoku-in (Great Buddha of Kamakura), 4 Chome-2-28 Hase, Kamakura 248-0016 Kanagawa Prefecture

    Kotoku-in: This is a temple where the famous giant Buddha statue, "Kamakura Daibutsu", is located. The height is more than 11m! You can even go inside the statue. Enjoy the Buddhist statue experience that can be enjoyed from both outside and inside!

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Hase-dera Temple, 3-11-2 Hase, Kamakura 248-0016 Kanagawa Prefecture

    Hasedera Temple: A temple also called "Flower Temple", where you can enjoy the plants of all four seasons. There are many spots to see in the very large grounds, and you can take a walk while climbing the mountain or entering the cave. You can enjoy Japanese culture experience with cute amulets and funny fortune-telling paper.

    Duration: 45 minutes

  • Departure Point :
    Kamakura Station, 1-chōme-1-15 Onarimachi, Kamakura, Kanagawa 248-0012, Japan
    Return Detail :
    Returns to original departure point
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Tuesday and Wednesday, the spot "Tenugui Cafe Ichigeya" will be closed. Please note that other spots may be changed to other spots in case of the temporary closure.
    • It is difficult for wheelchair users to participate in this tour as the tour includes many stairs.
    • The travel expense is not included in the tour fee. Please bring extra money to experience this tour to its fullest. (Entrance fees, transportation fees, activity fees, etc. - at least about JPY 3100)
    • If you do not arrive at the specified starting place after 60 minutes from the agreed meeting time, the tour will be considered canceled.
    • Stroller accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    • Face masks required for guides in public areas
    • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
    • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.


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Activity ID: V-85886P15

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