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From Tokyo: Temples Tour to Kamakura with Kimono Makeover

Product ID: 178553
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This tour will take you to the home of samurai, Japan's ancient capital of Kamakura. Visit the city's iconic Buddha statue and see the historic temples. Pick the kimono rental option and walk around wearing a traditional kimono.
About this activity
Duration 10 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live guide
Chinese, English, Japanese
Easy cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund

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  • Visit the ancient Japanese capital of Kamakura
  • Experience the city of Samurai with many historical buildings
  • Enjoy seaside restaurants and shop for Japanese souvenirs
Full description
Visit the Kamakura, the ancient capital of Japan and the home of samurai. Just 1 hour from Tokyo, this city is of great cultural importance to Japan. Your full-day tour will start from Tokyo Station. Once you have arrived in Kamakura, your first stop will be at the Kotoku-in Buddhist temple. The temple houses a giant bronze state of the Buddha. At over 13 meters tall and nearly 800 years old, this is one of the most iconic monuments in Japan.

Then the tour will take you to the historic and spiritual center of Kamakura, the Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shinto shrine. Feel the ancient culture of Kamakura at this beautiful temple, which is almost 1000 years old. Afterwards, you will visit Komachi Dori Street, the best restaurant and souvenir shopping area in Kamakura. You will have free time for shopping and having lunch on your own.

After lunch, your next stop is Enoshima Island, renowned for it natural beauty and seaside attractions. You will have 2 hours of free time here to explore its beauty by walking up to the Enoshima Shrine, Iwaya Caves and the Southern Coast. Views of Mount Fuji can be enjoyed on days with good visibility. If you are a fan of Japanese anime, you can visit Kamakura Koko Mae, a place that features in the hit basketball-themed manga Slam Dunk. Your tour will end back at Tokyo Station at around 6:30 PM.

Upgrade your tour to include a full kimono makeover before you walk around the historic buildings. Feel as if you've stepped back to the Edo period when you walk around those historic temples wearing a traditional Kimono.
  • Air-conditioned transfer
  • English and Mandarin-speaking guide
  • Entrance tickets to monuments
  • Kimono makeover (if option chosen)
What’s Not Included
  • Food and drinks
  • Train tickets to Kamakura Koko Mae Slam Dunk spot (unless option selected)

When you get there

Meeting point

Ground floor of Sumitomo Mitsui Bank, Shinjuku Nishiguchi Branch, 1 Chome-7-1 Nishishinjuku, Shinjuku City, Tokyo 160-0023, Japan. The tour leader will be in the corner holding a flag with the tour partner's logo. Please arrive at 8:45 AM.

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Know before you go
• Each child must be accompanied by an adult
• Please note the itinerary may be adjusted in the event of a serious traffic jam