Kamakura Walking Tour - Excursion in Japan - Japanspecialist

Kamakura Walking Tour

One day (7.5 hours), EUR 120,-

  • Excursion tour
  • One day (7.5 hours)
  • Tokyo
  • Kotoku-in Temple, Hase-dera Temple, Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine

Experience the coastal charms of Kamakura.

Join this tour to discover the coastal city of Kamakura. Situated 50 kilometres south of Tokyo, this city was the seat of the military government between the 12th to 14th century.

Home to many stunning temples and shrines, the city's most famous landmark is Kotoku-in Temple and its 11.4-metre-tall statue of the Great Buddha.



You'll meet your guide at Keio Plaza Hotel Tokyo Main Tower 3F JTB Sunrise Tours Sales Office. Please arrive 10 minutes before departure and bring your tour voucher.

With the guide, you'll walk to Shinjuku Station and take the train to Kamakura; there, you'll switch to the Enoshima Electric Railway to Hase Station.

Start your visit with the Kotoku-in Temple, five minutes' walk from Hase Station. Here you will see the Great Buddha of Kamakura in all its glory.

Five minutes away by foot is Hase-dera Temple, known for its 9.18-metre-tall, eleven-headed statue of Kannon, the goddess of mercy. It's one of the largest gilded wooden sculptures in Japan.

You'll ride the Enoshima Electric Railway to Kamakura Station, where you will have free time to have lunch in a local restaurant (separate from the tour). Put aside time to wander around Komachi Street, a street lined with plenty of souvenir and snack stores.

After lunch, you'll walk to Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine, founded in 1063; it's the most important Shinto shrine in Kamakura. Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine was moved and upgraded by the first shogun of the Kamakura Government, Minamoto Yorimoto, in 1180. Hachiman is the patron of God of the samurai and Minamoto family.

You'll return to Shinjuku Station with the guide via JR Kamakura Line and finish the tour.

The tour ends at Shinjuku Station and you are free to continue your evening in Tokyo.

Incorporate this excursion into a tailor-made itinerary

We believe that every trip to Japan should be unique and full of memories that last a lifetime. With our Online Consultancy Service, our experts are will create a custom itinerary incorporating not only this excursion, but all the others you wish to experience during your time in Japan.

The price of this service is EUR 50,- and fully reimbursable if you book your tour with us.

What is covered during the consultation?

Trip budget
Travel dates
Your questions
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Experience Japan your way with our experts

We are part of JTB, the largest travel company in Japan and one of the biggest in the world, with over 100 years of experience. We are passionate about this wonderful country, having spent decades designing adventurous itineraries for our clients.

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Finalise your booking and enjoy your trip

The price of this service is EUR 50,- and fully reimbursable if you book your tour with us.


Length: One day (7.5 hours)
Visiting places: Kotoku-in Temple, Hase-dera Temple, Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine
Departing from: Tokyo
Price: EUR 120,-

Important information
- Please present your reservation confirmation sheet, a printout of the reservation confirmation e-mail, or the e-mail on the screen of your mobile device to personnel at reception.
- The tour may be cancelled if the minimum number of participants (1) is not achieved 4 days before the scheduled start date.
- Depending on weather, road conditions and traffic congestion, the order of activities and arrival times may vary.
- Meeting point is Keio Plaza Hotel Tokyo Main Tower 3F JTB Sunrise Tours Sales Office, the group will then move to Shinjuku Station. It is not possible to join the tour at Shinjuku Station.
- Please follow the direction of your National Government Licensed Guide Interpreter when passing through heavily crowded areas.
- This tour is free for children 5 and under however there is a lot of walking involved.
- Please wear walking shoes and suitable clothing for the season.
What’s included
- English-speaking government-licenced interpreter
- Admission fees
- Transportation costs
What isn’t included
- Lunch and drinks

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