Zen Garden and Tea Ceremony
Visit zen gardens and a tea ceremony room in a temple of east Kamakura. You also can see several Buddhist statues.
Kamakura Station, East exit -> Hokokuji Temple -> Jomyoji Temple -> Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine -> Kamakura Station
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 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).
Total Price = Basic Fee + Fee per Person * Number of Participants + Tax
Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine
・Tea‐ceremony room fee with Matcha green powdered tea and dry confectionery
・Public transportation fee for JR and subways (For taxis or hired cars, actual additional fee will be charged.)
Lunch, beverages,Travel expenses to the meeting place, and shopping fees
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