One Day Kamakura Exploring with a Private Guide
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Explore kamakura's scenic beauty and refreshing spots. Enjoy Kamakura, an ancient capital playing harmonious tune with nature.
Rate: $225+$100 (necessary expense) per group, now 50% discount of original rate $450
*"necessary expense" includes all expenses necessary for the guide to escort you. No additional fees will be charged except excess rate.
9 hours, up to 5 or 6 persons (negotiable)
Kamakura is a seaside Japanese city just south of Tokyo. The political center of medieval Japan, modern-day Kamakura is a prominent resort town with dozens of Buddhist Zen temples and Shinto shrines. Its most recognizable landmark is the Kotoku-in Temple��s Great Buddha, a roughly 13m-high bronze statue still standing after a 15th-century tsunami.
Below is a recommended itinerary.
We can flexibly adjust it as per your requests.
9:00: Meet you up at your hotel. If your hotel is located outside Tokyo, additional fee is needed.
10:30: Arrive at Hase.
10:40: Daibutsu, Kotoku-in Temple
11:10: Hase dera Temple
12:00: Lunch either in Hase or Kamakura Sta. srea (some options, request when apply)
13:15: From Kamakura Sta. Take a bus and move.
13:30: Houkoku-ji Temple, known as bamboo temple
14:10: Jyomyo-ji Temple. Enjoy casual tea ceremony viewing the garden.
15:00: Kamakura Sta. Walk to Tsurugaoka Hochimangu Shrine.
17:00: Back to Kamakura Sta. taking a stroll along Komachi Dori, souvenir shop district.
18:00 See you off at Osaki, Tokyo or Shinjuku Sta.
*In case you wish to continue shopping or sightseeing in Kamakura, I instruct you precisely how you get back to your hotel.
Where we will Visit:
|Daibutsu, Kotoku-in Temple|
Temple with a huge statue of the Buddha.
Tranquil temple known for a monumental, outdoor bronze statue of the Buddha in the seated position.
| Hase-dera Temple|
8th-century Buddhist temple complex.
Buddhist temple & gardens dating from the 8th century, with a huge wooden statue of the god Kannon.
| Houko-ji Temple / Bamboo Temple|| Hōkoku-ji is an old temple in the Kenchō-ji school of the Rinzai sect of Zen Buddhism. Famous for its bamboo garden, it is also known as "Bamboo Temple".|
| Jyomyo-ji Temple||Tōkasan Jōmyō Zenji is a Zen Buddhist temple of the Rinzai sect, Kenchō-ji school, and is Number Five of the five temples known as Kamakura Gozan ("Kamakura's Five Mountains"), and the only one of the five not founded by a member of the Hōjō clan. Jōmyō-ji has instead, as nearby Zuisen-ji, deep ties with the Ashikaga clan, and was one of the family's funeral temples.|
| Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine|| Tsurugaoka Hachimangū is the most important Shinto shrine in the city of Kamakura, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan. The shrine is at the geographical and cultural center of the city of Kamakura, which has largely grown around it and its 1.8 km approach.|
| Komachi Dori / Souvenir shop district||This street, along with it��s side streets, are home to about 250 vendors selling such such things as crafts, pottery, pickles, Japanese and Western sweets and snacks, general goods, clothing, and accessories. There are also restaurants and cafes serving dishes using shirasu (whitebait), native to the area nearby Kamakura, and Kamakura��s own vegetables.|
| Casual Tea Ceremony at Jyomyo-ji Temple|| In Kamakura, a few places you can taste green tea are opening. Jomyoji Temple has an amazing teahouse for trying real green tea and Japanese traditional sweets with a small fee like 700 yen to 1,000 yen with seeing a beautiful Japanese garden. |
Souvenir Shop along Komachi St.
Hase Kanno, Hase-dera
Tsurugaoka Hachiman Shrine
Bamboo forest in Houtoku-ji
Souvenir shop along Komachi St.
MEETING LOCATION & TOUR DURATION
Meeting location: At your hotel lobby. If your hotel is located ouside Tokyo, meet you up at some major station in Tokyo.
End location: Tokyo Sta.
Duration: 9 hours (varies by the ending place)
Use public transportation.
Guide fee and other expenses needed for escort.
ESTIMATED LOCAL CASH NEEDED
JPY6000~7800 per person: transportaion Tokyo-Kamakura (JPY1840~3400/green car), casual tea ceremony (JPY1000), lunch (JPY2000), local transportation & admission fees, etc.
* For those who have Japan Rail Pass: If you have a green pass, you can travel between Tokyo and Kamakura in a green car without an additional charge. If it's ordinary one, you are not able to be seated in a green car without a green ticket. Since trains in the morning and evening are fairly crowded, and tickets which are sold in car are higher in price than the normal price, it is wiser having decided whether or not you travel in a green car prior to entering the ticket gate. Let's discuss it after we meet.
*Overtime fee will be charged: JPY3000 per 30 min.
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