Private tour

From Tokyo: Kamakura Day Trip with Private Driver & Temples

Activity provider: JGA Inc.

From Tokyo: Kamakura Day Trip with Private Driver & Temples

Activity provider: JGA Inc.

From US$ 480.71 per group up to 4

Discover the highlights of Kamakura on a day trip from Tokyo with a private driver. Travel with ease and comfort to see the Zeniarai Benzaiten Shrine, Kotoku-in, and go shopping on Komachi street.

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Duration 6 hours
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Driver
English, Japanese
Wheelchair accessible
Private group

Experience

Highlights
  • Savor the refreshing taste of matcha tea in the beautiful Hokokuji bamboo grove
  • Forget about the stress of public transport with your own private car and driver
  • Walk around the huge Great Buddha of Kamakura bronze statue in Kotoku-in
  • Discover the source of Japanese Zen at the ancient Kencho-ji Great Zen Temple
  • Experience the heart of local culture and festivals at Tsurugaoka Hachimangu
Full description

Take a day trip from Tokyo with a private driver to the ancient coastal city of Kamakura. Discover the wooden statue in Hasa-dera temple, before traveling on to Kotoku-in to see The Great Buddha of Kamakura. Stroll in Kencho-ji, think of the spirit at Tsurugaoka Hachimangu, and finish at Hokokuji.

Get picked up from your accommodations in Tokyo and watch the beautiful scenery of the Japanese countryside pass by your window on the drive to Kamakura. Go over the itinerary with your driver and request any extra stops.

Arrive at the temple of Hasa-dera, famous for its eleven-headed stature of the merciful goddess Kannon. Take your time to explore the grounds and admire this gilded wooden statue, one of the largest of its kind in Japan.

Come face to face with Buddha at your next stop in Kotoku-in. Walk around the Great Buddha of Kamakura bronze statue and take some photos or meditate with lush, green trees all around.

Take a deep breath as the big Buddha statue disappears over the horizon and immerse yourself in the ancient peace of Kencho-ji, the oldest Zen training monastery in Japan. Explore the first ranked Great Zen Temple of Kamakura from the bottom of the valley to the forested hills hidden behind.

Travel from an ancient Zen temple to Tsurugaoka Hachimangu, the most important Shinto shrine in Kamakura. Imagine local life in this cultural center of the city, serving as the venue to many of its most important festivals.

Finish your trip with a stroll through the small but beautiful bamboo grove in the temple of Hokokuji. For a small fee, enjoy a cup of traditional matcha tea as bamboo shoots sway in the wind. It is believed the shallow caves carved into the hillside hold the ashes of the Ashikaga.

Includes
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Private car
  • English-speaking driver
  • Entry tickets (approximately 1,000 JPY per person)
  • Lunch (1,500 JPY per person)
  • Parking (approximately 4,000 JPY)
  • Highway fees (approximately 4,000 JPY)
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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Product ID: 417709