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From Tokyo: Day Trip to Coastal Kamakura

1. From Tokyo: Day Trip to Coastal Kamakura

Meet your guide in Tokyo and take the train to the laid-back beach town of Kamakura. Just an hour south of Tokyo, this beach-side town offers ample opportunity to learn more about Japan’s heritage and feudal history. Be paired with guides that are passionate about the place they call home and who choose to spend their free time sharing it with like-minded travelers matched to them. Follow your guide as you navigate through the intricate architecture of the area, past flame-colored torii gates marking entrances to shrines, and magnificent Buddhist temples. See the most notable attractions, including the spectacular Great Buddha and Hokokuji Bamboo Forest. Kamakura was the ancient feudal capital of Japan and had a vital role in spreading Buddhism across the country. The crown jewel of the town is the Amida Buddha at Kotoku-in, forged from bronze. See the modern side of the town by heading over to the local surf shacks and eyeing up the waves. Finish your day with a hike up to the peaceful local forest.

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From Tokyo: Kamakura and Enoshima Full-Day Private Tour

2. From Tokyo: Kamakura and Enoshima Full-Day Private Tour

Head out on a full-day private tour south of Tokyo to Kamakura, the seaside, medieval capital of Japan and home of the samurai. Get a taste of the beautiful landscapes, temples, and shrines, as well as the exact locations featured in the manga Slam Dunk. End your day with a visit to the small island of Enoshima.   After being picked up from your hotel, enjoy the scenic drive to Kamakura with your private driver. The first stop on your tour will be visiting Tsurugaoka Hachimangu, Kamakura’s most important Shinto shrine. Then, head down Komachi Street, a popular shopping street, where you can enjoy local seafood, snacks, and souvenirs. Next up is a visit to the Hase-dera Temple, home of the famous 11-headed statue of Kannon, the goddess of mercy. Moving on from Hase-dera Temple, check out one of the most iconic places in Kamakura, the Kotoku-in Temple with its huge bronze statue of Buddha. The last stop on the tour is Enoshima, a small island located west of Kamakura. Access it by riding the Enoden, an iconic single-track train. On clear days, you can see stunning views of Mt. Fuji. After this full-day tour, enjoy the drive back to your hotel in Tokyo, arriving around 6:00 PM.  Tour schedule: 8:00 AM — Pickup from your hotel in Tokyo’s 23 wards 10:10 AM — Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine (approx. 120 minutes) 12:30 PM — Hase-dera Temple (approx. 50 minutes) 1:30 PM — Kotoku-in Temple (approx. 30 minutes) 2:30 PM — Enoshima (approx. 120 minutes) 6:00 PM — Drop-off at your hotel in Tokyo’s 23 wards

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Kamakura: Private Guided Walking Tour with Local Guide

3. Kamakura: Private Guided Walking Tour with Local Guide

Discover Kamakura’s historical sites, favorite local spots, and hidden gems on a private walking tour with nationally licensed guide. Choose from a 6 or 4-hour tour, whose itinerary can be customized to fit your interests. Located 1 hour from Tokyo, be introduced to some of the best spots, restaurants, and shops in Kamakura, which is home of the samurai and of great cultural importance to Japan. Visit and enter the interior of the huge Great Buddha statue, a symbol of great importance for Kamakura. Admire the is famous gardens of Hase-dera. During the rainy season (around June), 2500 colorful hydrangeas of 40 varieties bloom all at once to create a wondrous spectacle. Go to the Zeniarai Benten Shrine where legend says that when money is washed in the holy water of the shrine’s spring you will earn more money. Head to the Hokoku-ji Temple known for its splendid bamboo forest garden. Here, sample matcha tea while admiring the view of the forest.

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What people are saying about Tokai

A great day at the Japanese seaside with Patrick. Temples, shrines, local food and Black Kites behaving like Seaguls. Amazing.