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Kamakura Half Day Walking Tour with Kotokuin Great Buddha

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Price is ¥18,873per traveler*

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5h
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Kamakura Half Day Walking Tour with Kotokuin Great Buddha

Non-Refundable
5h
English

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What's included, what's not

  • Professional guide
  • Landing and facility fees
  • Entry/Admission - Jochiji Temple
  • Entry/Admission - Kotoku-in (Great Buddha of Kamakura)
  • Entry/Admission - Hase-dera Temple
  • Food and drink
  • Public transportation
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

Know Before You Book

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Please add 4000 yen per person to the tour price for hotel pick up
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
  • Tour duration can be extended at a rate of 1,000 yen per person, per half hour, payable in cash.
  • Near public transportation
  • You will walk at least 5 km including a mountain pass. So please wear shoes that are easy to walk in.
  • Travelers should have a strong physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers
  • Hase Station, 2 Chome-18 Hase, Kamakura, Kanagawa 248-0016, Japan
  • Departure time: 9:00 AM

What you can expect

Itinerary
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Stop At: Jochiji Temple, 1402 Yamanouchi, Kamakura 247-0062 Kanagawa Prefecture

A quiet and serene Zen temple surrounded by forest, the Jochiji temple was built in 1281 by Hojo Tokoyori, a leader of the Kamakura Shogunate, in order to honour his son who had died young. It is nice to stroll through the grounds of this temple, enjoying the lush flowerbeds and bamboo groves. Remember to rub the belly of the statue of Hotei, as this is said to bring you good fortune.

Duration: 25 minutes

Stop At: Kamakura Hiking Trails, Kamakura Kanagawa Prefecture

Enjoy the beautiful nature around the pass.

Duration: 40 minutes

Stop At: Ugafuku Shrine ( Goddess of Money Washing), 2-25-16 Sasuke, Kamakura 248-0017 Kanagawa Prefecture

Next you will walk along the Daibutsu Hiking Course through the mountains until you reach a mysterious hole in the hillside, framed by a torii gate. Go through that hole and you'll find the Zeniarai Benzaiten Ugafuku Shrine. Built in 1185, the shrine strongly emits the scent of incense and is filled with a rare blend of both Shinto and Buddhist monuments. Explore until you find a small cave with a natural spring bubbling inside. Here, people wash their money in the spring's water as it is said that money washed in spring will double in the summer.

Duration: 25 minutes

Stop At: Sasuke Inari Shrine, 2-22-12 Sasuke, Kamakura 248-0017 Kanagawa Prefecture

According to legend, the first Shogun of Kamakura Minamoto Yoritomo was visited in his dream by a white fox (known as Inari) who advised him how to win a battle against his enemies. Emerging from the battle victorious, Minamoto built the Sasuke Inari Shrine in gratitude. Set in the mountains surrounded by dense green forest, there you can find a tunnel comprised of over 100 red torii gates, just like Fushimi Inari Taisha in Kyoto. The shrine also contains hundreds of mini white inari foxes and the site of an ancient “hidden village”.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Kotoku-in (Great Buddha of Kamakura), 4 Chome-2-28 Hase, Kamakura 248-0016 Kanagawa Prefecture

The great Kamakura Buddha stands at 13.35m tall and weights about 121 tonnes. The construction of the bronze statue of Buddha as it appears today dates from 1252. It is one of the biggest Buddha statues in Japan and is definitely worth seeing. You can even enter inside the great statue.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Hase-dera Temple, 3-11-2 Hase, Kamakura 248-0016 Kanagawa Prefecture

Hasedera Temple is located about halfway up Mount Kamakura. The temple, therefore, has excellent views south over the ocean and the picturesque Yuigahama Beach. During June and July you can see the grounds full of blooming hydrangeas. Hasedera is home to a 9.18m tall Kannon statue with 11 heads - one of the largest wooden Buddhist statues in Japan. There is also a small but spooky and atmospheric cave to explore in the gardens.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Yuigahama Beach, Kamakura 248-0014 Kanagawa Prefecture

The beach faces south so you are always going to see the sun over the ocean from this point. Relax and chill here and catch the lovely views! During summer there is an open air market called the Umi-no-ie which is good to check out.

Duration: 15 minutes


Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

  • High-touch surfaces cleaned and disinfected
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Vehicles and venues cleaned with disinfectants

Social distancing

  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons

Safety measures

  • Personal protective equipment worn by staff
  • Temperature checks given to staff
  • Temperature checks available
  • Masks required
  • Masks provided
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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  • Kamakura Kanagawa

Meeting/Redemption Point

    • Kita-Kamakura Station, Yamanouchi, Kamakura, Kanagawa 247-0062, Japan
    • Kamakura Kanagawa

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