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Guided Walking Tour of Kamakura
Photo 1 / 5: Hase Kannon Temple
(Photo provided by JTB Global Marketing and Travel)
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Hop aboard a train for a scenic ride to coastal Kamakura. Be awed by some of Japan’s largest works of art and impressive temples. Spend a full-day exploring the sights of this historic city on a guided tour.
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Kamakura was once the political center of Japan, established as the seat of military government in 1192 and continuing its rule for over 100 years. Sometimes known as the Kyoto of eastern Japan, this popular destination is replete with temples, shrines, and historic monuments.

Your first stop is the Hase Kannon Temple. Inside this beautiful structure, you’ll find the tallest wooden statue in Japan. This 11-headed statue of Kannon—the Buddhist Goddess of Mercy—stands a stately 62 feet (9 m) tall, and is brightly gilded from head to toe.

Next, see the 43-foot (13-m) Great Buddha statue, the second largest Buddha statue in Japan. Cast in 1252 and once housed within Kotokuin Temple, the large original buildings were swept away in a tsunami toward the end of the 15th century, leaving this massive statue standing in the open air for centuries.

After a Japanese-style lunch at a local restaurant, pass through the grand red torii gate of Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine. Founded in 1063, this is Kamakura’s most important shrine—dedicated to Hachiman, the patron god of the samurai, and the divine protector of Japan and the Japanese people. Inside the complex, find the treasure house, a museum displaying the valuables owned by the shrine.

Before boarding the train or bus back to Tokyo, you’ll visit Komachi shopping street, lined with both modern and traditional shops side by side. Sit down to enjoy an invigorating cup of Japanese green tea with light refreshments.

Inclusions :
  • Roundtrip transport from select hotels in Tokyo (see redemption instructions)
  • Kamakura Walking Tour
  • Lunch

Duration:
Approx. 8 1/2 hours

Available:
Daily (except Dec. 1 through Feb. 27 when operated only Mon., Wed., and Fri.)

Departure time and location:
Approx. 9 AM; from Hamamatsucho Bus Terminal (pick-up service available at select Tokyo hotels, see redemption instructions)

Return time and location:
Approx. 5:30 PM; tour ends upon arrival at Tokyo Station (hotel drop-off service is not available)

Note:
Children age 5 and under participate at no charge, but may not occupy their own seat. For this tour of the Kamakura area by foot and on local train, it is recommended that you dress casually and wear comfortable shoes for walking. Please note that seating on the train portion of the tour is not reserved, so it may not be possible to sit down.

Due to operational reasons, you guide may not accompany you back to Tokyo after Kamakura Station. If this is the case, your guide can tell you how to get to your hotel from Kamakura Station. In some cases, a bus may be used as transportation between Tokyo and Kamakura.

Redemption instructions

After you book your activity, follow these 3 easy steps:
1. Print your voucher; locate the voucher in your travel confirmation e-mail or in the My Trips/My Itineraries link on the site.
2. Follow the redemption instructions on your voucher; it is critical to do this before you depart.
3. Take all vouchers with you; you must redeem one voucher per person.

Exchange your voucher for activity:
Reservation confirmation is required Please contact JTB Global Marketing & Travel Inc by no later than 12:00 PM (GMT +9:00) 2 days prior to your tour date to ensure reservation and to arrange hotel pick-up, if available. When calling to confirm booking, inform the call center of the website from which you booked and provide them with the itinerary number listed on your voucher(s). Please note that only the Japan office listed on your voucher will have access to your reservation. Additionally, the JTB Global Marketing and Travel office will be closed on Sundays and national holidays including: Jan 1-3, Jan 8, Feb 12, Mar 21, Apr 30, May 3-5, Jul 16, Sep 17, Sep 24, Oct 8, Nov 3, Nov 23, Dec 24, Dec 29-31. Upon arrival at the departure point listed on your voucher, please present your voucher(s) in exchange for service.
Terms and conditions

Cancellations and Changes: This Activity can be changed or cancelled without penalty at any time prior to two days before the scheduled start of your trip. The scheduled start of your trip is defined as your hotel check-in date, your departure date of the originating flight, or the date of the Activity if the Activity was booked without a flight or a hotel.