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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 tour guide
Chinese, English, Japanese
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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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
  • Travel back in time to the Edo period with an optional kimono makeover
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. 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 ong your own.

After lunch you'll visit the temple of Hasedera, famous for its eleven-headed statue of Kannon, the goddess of mercy. The gilded wooden statue stands in the temple's main building, the Kannon-do Hall. At over 9 meters tall, it is regarded as one of the largest wooden sculptures in Japan.

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)
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

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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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Important information
Not allowed
  • Luggage or large bags
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
• If the weather is too bad and tour must be cancelled, customer will be informed on or before 2:00 PM the day before
• Please arrive the departure location 15 mins before the departure time. No waiting for anyone being late and the tour fee is not refundable
• If the sightseeing spot is not normally operated, there may b a change the itinerary and there won't be a refund
• Only one hand carry bag is allowed and please store your huge luggage at hotel or nearby lockers
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Overall rating
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based on 54 reviews
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Product ID: 178553