Kamakura Private Day Tour
The ancient city of Kamakura, surrounded by hills and a long beach, is one of the Japan's most beautiful cities. In Kamakura, traditional culture such as Zen Buddhism and tea ceremony is in harmony with modern ones like fashionable cafes and sweets shops. Why don't you visit historic sites dotting the city and enjoy the beautiful townscape the national trust has protected, with a well-informed tour guide in this area?
Pick up at hotel in the central Tokyo -> Engakuji Temple / Hokokuji Temple /Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine -> Kamakura Station
Engakuji Temple is ranked 2nd in the Five Great Zen Temples in Kamakura. The buildings stand in a straight line from Somon (the Main Gate) to the innermost building. This is the typical Zen style. O-gane (Great Bell) is designated as a national treasure. After visiting Butsuden (the Buddhist Sanctum) which houses the principal image, you can enjoy the views from Ryoan-in (one of the subordinate temples) on the top of the hill, and the beautiful front garden of the Hojo (the chief priest's residence). Zen spirit with 800 years' history has healed people who practice Zen at the training hall near the national treasure called Shari-den (the Reliquary Hall).
Hokokuji is known as "Bamboo Temple". About 2,000 straight and tall bamboos rise heavenward, and sunlight gets into them. In the bamboo garden, only the sound of streams and rustling leaves break the silence. This makes you feel like being in another world far from busy urban life.
◆Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine
This great shrine founded by the Kamakura Shogunate and also respected by the Tokugawa Shogunate was the center of "Bushido" (the spirit of the samurai). Walking along the flag stones from the massive torii gate, the vermilion Maiden (the Ritual Dance Stage) with a heartbreaking story comes into view up ahead. Up on the sixty stone steps stands Honden (the Main Hall) donated by a Shogun. This place commands a view of Kamakura City. In Hakko-do (a craft shop) at the entrance of the shrine, you can enjoy elaborate Kamakura-bori crafts (wooden artifacts carved in relief repeatedly lacquered in black and vermilion).
Total Price = Basic Fee + Fee per Person * Number of Participants + Tax
Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine
・Matcha green powdered tea and dry confectionery
・Public Transportation fee (For taxis or hired cars, an additional fee will be charged.)
Pick-up service is limited to a place within 10-minute walk from a station on JR Yamanote Line or inside the circle of JR Yamanote Line.
Lunch and sightseeing activities
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