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Half-Day Kamakura Walking Tour with Kotokuin (Great Buddha)

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  • Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
  • Flexibility to customize your itinerary to your own preferences
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
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Half-Day Kamakura Walking Tour with Kotokuin (Great Buddha)
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Half-Day Kamakura Walking Tour with Kotokuin (Great Buddha)
From US$85.08
Overview
Experience the shrines and temples of Kamakura, one of Japan’s most prominent religious centers, on a 5-hour walking tour. In a small group limited to 10 people, you’ll visit historical sites such as Tokei-ji Temple, Jochi-ji Temple, and Genji-yama Park, while learning about the foundations of Buddhism and Shintoism. Plus, you’ll marvel at Kotokuin (Great Buddha of Kamakura), a 47-foot (14-meter) Buddha statue that dates back to the 13th century.
What to Expect
Greet your guide at JR Kita-Kamakura station at 9am, when you'll begin your walking tour of Kamakura. While learning about the religious of one of Japan's most significant religious centers, you'll see the following highlights:
・Tokei-ji Temple
・Jochi-ji Temple
・Genji-yama Park
・Zeniarai benzai-ten Ugafuku Shrine & to experience‘Zeniarai’(Washing money)
・Sasuke inari Shrine
・Take a rest at Café Terrace ITSUKI GARDEN
・Kotokuin (Great Buddha of Kamakura) 
・Hase-dera Temple
Your tour concludes at your original departure point after five hours of exploration. 
Reviews (28)
1 - 5 of 18 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
A walk through the past, present and future in Kamakura~~~

It was a perfect day to start with my friendly guide Yoshi-san who speaks fluent English and is very knowledgeable. The half day tour was well planned with plenty of things to see and do. I enjoyed the history of the surrounding area as well...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Takeshi S, オーナー at Omakase Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you very much for joining the tour. I really appreciate your participation and review! I'm glad you enjoyed Kamakura. There are more to explore Japan, so I hope that you would come back and discover hidden gems again!

Reviewed 5 November 2018
Highlight of our recent trip to Tokyo!

Highest marks for our English speaking guide, Yu Kameda, and our Half-Day Kamakura tour walking the quiet and scenic routes to see several diverse temples and shrines, including the Giant Buddha, a delicious local lunch and ending on the sands of Yuigahama Beach. We’ve been...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Takeshi S, オーナー at Omakase Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you very much for joining the tour. I truly appreciate your participation and review! I'm glad that you enjoyed Kamakura with Yu. There are more to explore Japan, so I hope that you would come back and discover other hidden gems as well! Agitato...More

Reviewed 5 November 2018
Amazing!

This tour is a must do if you're around Tokyo and want to get away from the city for the day. Our tour guide was Fumiko and she was the best! Such a sweet soul! The tour itself was beautiful and the weather was perfect....More

Date of experience: October 2018
3  Thank ChantalChiforean
Takeshi S, オーナー at Omakase Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you so much for joining the tour. I appreciate your participation and review! I'm glad that you enjoyed Kamakura with Fumiko. There are more to explore Japan, so I hope you would come back and discover hidden gems again!

Reviewed 20 October 2018 via mobile
EXCELLENT EXCELLENT EXCELLENT!!!

We booked this tour not knowing what to expect being first timers in Japan. We arrived at the station to meet our guide Noriko and the tour exceeded our expectations times ten!! I could not say enough great things about our guide and the tour...More

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Takeshi S, オーナー at Omakase Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 21 October 2018

Dear Kristin-san Thank you very much for joining the tour. I truly appreciate your participation and review! I'm glad you enjoyed Kamakura with Noriko. There're a lot of nature so I recommend you to come back in the season of autumn color of leaves, and...More

Reviewed 17 October 2018
Fascinating culture and nature walk

During previous stays in Japan I had seen several shrines and temples, but I did not know much about religions in Japan and the related rituals. So I was looking for a guided tour. Since it was the day after a business trip I wanted...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Takeshi S, オーナー at Omakase Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 20 October 2018

Dear Heidrun-san Thank you very much for joining the tour. I really appreciate your participation and review! I'm glad that you enjoyed the walking tour. There are more to explore Japan, so I hope that you would come back and discover hidden gems again!

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