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Zen Garden and Tea Ceremony

Summary

Visit zen gardens and a tea ceremony room in a temple of east Kamakura. You also can see several Buddhist statues.

Itinerary

Itinerary Day Schedule
1

Kamakura Station, East exit -> Hokokuji Temple -> Jomyoji Temple -> Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine -> Kamakura Station

◆Hokokuji Temple
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.

◆Jomyoji Temple
Jomyoji is ranked 5th in the Five Great Zen Temples in Kamakura. In the tea room called "Kisen-an", you can be relaxed with drinking matcha (powdered green tea). You can also enjoy appreciating the dry landscape garden where rocks and well-trimmed trees are set out superbly. Japanese sweets complement the flavor of the tea.

◆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).

Included

・Guiding fee
・Tea‐ceremony room fee with Matcha green powdered tea and dry confectionery
・Admission fee
・Public transportation fee for JR and subways (For taxis or hired cars, actual additional fee will be charged.) 

Not Included

Lunch, beverages,Travel expenses to the meeting place, and shopping fees

Cancellation Policy

If you cancel your reservation, the following cancellation fees and remittance charge will be charged:
(1) 14-3 days before the program day: 20 % of the program fee
(2) 2 days before the program day: 50 % of the program fee
(3) one day before, on the departure day, or cancellation without notice: 100 % of the program fee

Notifications

◆Please follow the guide's instruction during the program. We shall not be responsible for any accident caused by disregard of the instructions.
◆Please advise us if you have any religious or health restrictions, allergies, or the case where you would like to request a special care for participants, including children. Please email us at info@truejapantours.com to check an availability and share the information.
Please note that any programs booked without an inquiry will not be guaranteed.
◆Our services are mainly offered in English. In addition, services in other languages, such as Chinese, French, Spanish, German, Italian, Russian are also available. In case you would like services in languages other than English, please inquire us at info@truejapantours.com as soon as possible. We 
◆Our business hours are from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm on weekdays. For inquiries received outside the business hours, we will look into it and respond on the next business day.
will check an availability.
◆Deadline for booking of this program is 10:00 am of 3 business days (JST) prior to the program date.When booking after the deadline, please email us at info@truejapantours.com to check an availability. 
Please note that any programs booked after the deadline without an inquiry will not be guaranteed.

Available date calendar

Available Date & Time

(1) 9:30 start
(2) 13:00 start

The Time Required

3 hours

Venue

Hokokuji Temple

Jomyoji Temple

Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine

Meeting Place

Kamakura Station, East exit

Program Fee

Basic Fee (Per Group)
7,500JPY
Fee per Person
4,000JPY
Age 6 - 11
2,400 JPY

Total Price =
Basic Fee + Fee per Person * Number of Participants + Tax

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