Experience what Kamakura has to offer on this full-day tour from Tokyo. Enjoy a rickshaw ride through quiet historical streets visitors rarely see, offering a glimpse into the roots of today's Japan.
You'll be picked up from selected Tokyo hotels by coach to the Hamamatsucho Bus Terminal where you and you English-speaking guide will board a train to Hase, changing trains once at Kamakura, a 55-minute journey.
Your Kamakura walking tours starts here. Make your way by foot from Hase train station to the Hase Kannon Temple (60-minutes), with its gilt statue of Kannon, foffering amazing views of the town and the Pacific Ocean. Continue by foot (30-minutes) to the Kotokuin Temple where the Great Buddha, a bronze image measuring 11.4 meters in height.
Enjoy Japanese-style lunch at a local restaurant.
Let your feet relax as you ride a Rickshaw, a traditional man-pulled carriage to Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine, passing through the Torii gate. The Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine is the symbol of the first Shogun Minamoto. The Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine grounds consists of a arched bridge, the Genji and Heike ponds, the huge gingko tree, and the colorful Main Hall standing at the top of 62 stone steps.
Walk back to Kamakura Station via Komachi Shopping Street, a great opportunity to bargain for arts and crafts.
Board the train back to Tokyo Station where your tour concludes.
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