9 hours in total
Lunch, transport included
Pick up in Shinjuku or Bus Terminal.
What To Expect
Kamakura is a coastal town in Kanagawa Prefecture, less than an hour south of Tokyo by train – ideal for a day trip. The most famous attraction is the Daibutsu – the Great Buddha in bronze 13.5m high, dating from 1252.
Depart Tokyo by coach to enjoy tea tasting at Jomyo-ji Temple. Afterward, visit Hokoku-ji Temple with its beautiful bamboo grove. After lunch, visit the iconic Great Buddha, the second-largest Buddha statue in Japan at Kotoku-in Temple before traveling to Enoshima for its shrines.
- Pickup service from Keio Plaza Hotel in Shinjuku (at 08:15 am) or Hamamatsucho Bus Terminal.
- 09:00 am: Hamamatsucho Bus Terminal.
- Depart from the bus terminal and travel to Kamakura by bus.
- Kotoku-in Temple and the Great Buddha (30 min)
View the 13.35 m (44 ft) tall, 121 ton symbol of Kamakura. Unlike the Great Buddha of Nara, this Buddha is placed directly outdoors, and the inside of the statue can be accessed for a small additional fee. Until 09 March, Kotokuin Temple is under restoration, and Hase-dera Temple will be visited instead
- Lunch time. A Japanese-style lunch will be served at a hotel facing the ocean.
- Tsurugaoka Hachiman-gu Shrine & komachi-dori (50 min)
One of the pre-eminent sightseeing spots of Kamakura. The god enshrined here is the protector of the warrior class. The shrine is also known as Kamakura Hachimangu. Komachi-dori is a famous street lined with long-running shops, restaurants and souvenir vendors.
- Hokoku-ji Temple (30 min)
Featuring a beautiful bamboo grove, Hokoku-ji is an ancient and renowned temple of the Rinzai sect's Kencho-ji school. See remarks below.
- Matcha Green Tea Experience at Jomyo-ji Temple (30 min)
Jomyo-ji is another old temple of the Rinzai sect's Kencho-ji school. Enjoy some of Japan's famous powdered matcha green tea in the highly refined and tranquil atmosphere of a tearoom constructed over 400 years ago, and enjoy the view of the temple's Japanese rock garden.
- Yokohama Bay Bridge
Cross Tokyo Bay on Yokohama's landmark 860 m (2822 ft) cable-supported bridge.
- Ginza 05:00 - 06:00 pm or Shinjuku 05:40 - 06:40 pm.
- There is no drop-off service to hotels. The guide will explain transportation means to your hotel on the return way to Tokyo, so please reach your hotel on your own after getting off the bus at Ginza or Shinjuku
- Pick-up service from Keio Plaza Hotel (Shinjuku) or Hamamatsucho Bus Terminal (in Tokyo)
- English-speaking local guide
- Lunch (Japanese)
- Entrance fees
What's not included
- Other meals
- Drop-off service
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