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Kamakura Half Day Walking Tour with Kotokuin Great Buddha

Kamakura Half Day Walking Tour with Kotokuin Great Buddha
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Tour snapshot
Duration:
5h
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Group size:
8
Near public transportation
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
  • Duration:
    5h
  • Taking Covid-19 safety measures
  • Group size:
    8
  • Near public transportation
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
  • Free cancellation
About
Know before you go
  • Duration: 5h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
Japanese, English, Italian, French
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 5h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
Japanese, English, Italian, French
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
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Important information
Inclusions
  • Professional guide
  • Landing and facility fees
  • Entry/Admission - Jochiji Temple
  • Entry/Admission - Kotoku-in (Great Buddha of Kamakura)
  • Entry/Admission - Hase-dera Temple
Exclusions
  • Food and drink
  • Public transportation
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Duration
5h
Departure details
  • Kita-Kamakura Station, Yamanouchi, Kamakura, Kanagawa 247-0062, Japan Your guide will waiting for you at the west exit of Kita-Kamakura station.
  • Hase Station, 2 Chome-14 Hase, Kamakura, Kanagawa 248-0016, Japan The tour end at Hase station. Usually, the guide accompanies by Kamakura station.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • 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.
  • Travellers should have a strong physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travellers
Inclusions
  • Professional guide
  • Landing and facility fees
  • Entry/Admission - Jochiji Temple
  • Entry/Admission - Kotoku-in (Great Buddha of Kamakura)
  • Entry/Admission - Hase-dera Temple
Exclusions
  • Food and drink
  • Public transportation
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Departure details
  • Kita-Kamakura Station, Yamanouchi, Kamakura, Kanagawa 247-0062, Japan Your guide will waiting for you at the west exit of Kita-Kamakura station.
  • Hase Station, 2 Chome-14 Hase, Kamakura, Kanagawa 248-0016, Japan The tour end at Hase station. Usually, the guide accompanies by Kamakura station.
Duration
5h
Return details
  • Hase Station, 2 Chome-14 Hase, Kamakura, Kanagawa 248-0016, Japan The tour end at Hase station. Usually, the guide accompanies by Kamakura station.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • 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.
  • Travellers should have a strong physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travellers
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Kita-Kamakura Station
    Yamanouchi, Kamakura, Kanagawa 247-0062, Japan
    Your guide will waiting for you at the west exit of Kita-Kamakura station.
    See address & details
  • 1
    Jochiji Temple
    Stop: 25 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 2
    Kamakura Hiking Trails
    Stop: 40 minutes
    See details
  • 3
    Ugafuku Shrine ( Goddess of Money Washing)
    Stop: 25 minutes
    See details
  • 4
    Sasuke Inari Shrine
    Stop: 20 minutes
    See details
  • 5
    Kotoku-in (Great Buddha of Kamakura)
    Stop: 20 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 6
    Hase-dera Temple
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 7
    Yuigahama Beach
    Stop: 15 minutes
    See details
  • You'll end at
    Hase Station
    2 Chome-14 Hase, Kamakura, Kanagawa 248-0016, Japan
    The tour end at Hase station. Usually, the guide accompanies by Kamakura station.
    See address & details
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Suzanne Garrett
36 contributions
Sep 2020
Magical Day! I expected this tour to be good, but Teiko (my guide) exceeded all expectations. She was in contact with me before the tour, ensuring that the lunch options would meet my dietary needs. The tour started with a walking download of the history of Kamakura. I've been living in Tokyo 9 months and this was my first time to the Kamakura area. I'm so glad I had a guide, Teiko, as there were many hiking trails and entrances I would have missed just using a map or my phone. She was always prepared, even providing bug ointment after I was bitten. Learning about the cave shrines which are unique to the area was great. She also made sure I "washed my money" the proper way at Ugafuku Shrine. We ended with a beautiful view of the ocean and the beach!
Written 19 September 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Thank you so much for joining the tour and your review. I’m glad that you enjoyed experiencing traditional Japanese culture with Teiko in Kamakura. I hope you will visit Kamakura and discover hidden gems again. I’m looking forward to seeing you next time!
Written 22 September 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Kristin S
Hamburg, NY38 contributions
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 itself! Noriko was VERY knowledgeable, funny, and interactive through the whole tour. We really got s chance to know her and vice versa. She went out of her way to find a lunch restaurant to find something that my picky husband would eat, and was very patient while we took photos and asked questions. She even went out of her way to take us to a shopping area to get something special I was looking for my son back home. I will say, be prepared to HIKE!!! The term “walking tour” doesn’t do it justice as it is a hike over high terrain but we loved it!!! Noriko gave us memories to last a lifetime! If you only take one tour while in the area, book this one!!!
Written 20 October 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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 you would enjoy hiking again!
Written 21 October 2018
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Heidrun W
5 contributions
Oct 2018 • Business
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 some nature experience and hiking rather than sitting in a tour bus. This walking tour exactly matched what I was looking for. I just booked it the day before. Note that the tour is not available for the age group 60+.
Confirmation by the agency and appointment with the guide by WhatsApp were convenient. The best way to get to Kita-Kamakura is probably to take JR Yokosuka line directly, e. g. from Tokyo Station.
I met Yoshinobu at the West Exit. We started our impressive tour during which we visited quite a number of beautiful places with different shrines and temples including the breathtaking Buddha statue, all the way with very interesting and informative explanations. I got my many question answered and learned a lot about history, religion and life in Japan. In between we walked along nature trails connecting the sights in the forest across the hilly landscape - absolutely after my fancy. Sometimes you needed to watch your step because of a steep slope or roots on the path, so my running shoes with good grip were a perfect choice. The last stop was one more highlight of the tour, the beautiful Hase-dera Temple area. After about 5 hours our tour ended at Yuigahama Beach where I spent some time relaxing and watching before I returned to Tokyo. It was a great day with many impressions worth to remember, supported by several nice photos the guide took during our tour and sent me by email. I can really recommend this walking tour with both fascinating culture and nature aspects.
Written 17 October 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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!
Written 20 October 2018
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Manuel C
Sydney, Australia3 contributions
Oct 2018 • Friends
This Japan trip was to relive our youth after not having seen each other all together for 32 years since graduating from high school. We all felt that the Kamakura tour was the best experience out of the activities we did together. Not only was it very informative and interesting, thanks to our wonderful guide, Noriko; it also became a test of endurance, patience and determination for all of us! We were certainly not prepared to hike through hills, mud and steep inclines as the samurais actually did in the past and be outpaced by other hikers from the local high school before reaching each destination (a truly humbling realisation as we all still felt young...at least in our minds). But the experience and time we spent together laughing at each other's antics along the way & encouraging each other to keep going until the next stop will be forever etched in our memories. This is an experience we all hope our own children can do together with their own friends someday. Thank you to the tour organisers and to Noriko for such a rewarding experience.
Written 15 October 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Dear Manuel-san Thank you so much for joining the tour. I truly appreciate your participation and review. I'm glad that you enjoyed Kamakura with Noriko. I hope you would soon come back with your children!
Written 20 October 2018
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Ben N
1 contribution
Mar 2019 • Solo
Just a short train ride from Tokyo, ths unique tour is definitely worth finding space in your itinery for. Walking from each shrine or temple to the next through forest tracks gives you a different view of Japan that you wouldn't get just staying in the big cities. My guide Yoshi-san spoke fluent english and was quite knowledgable of each location and to the questions he did not know the answers to he was happy to ask the locals for me. There was plenty of time to enjoy each location and plenty to enjoy. I had a great time in Kamakura and highly recommend this tour.
Written 10 March 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Thank you so much for joining the tour and your wonderful review! I’m glad that you enjoyed the tour in Kamakura with Yoshinobu. It’s exactly as you said that Kamakura has many places where you can contact with nature, history, and traditional culture. I hope you will visit Japan and discover hidden again. I’m looking forward to seeing you next time!
Written 10 March 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Howard Liu
7 contributions
Nov 2018 • Solo
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 as the temples and shrines. As a Buddhist learner myself, it was an experience of a lifetime to be able to see the blossom of Buddhism in Japan during the Kamakura period. Do bring your own food if you are a vegetarian with comfortable footwear. This is a great tour and thanks to my guide, I had a wonderful time at Kamakura, recommended to all!
Written 17 November 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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!
Written 23 November 2018
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

waitlisted
Geneva, Switzerland8 contributions
Oct 2018 • Friends
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 to Japan many times, but hadn’t experienced life outside of Tokyo in a small seaside city like Kamakura, the former capital of Japan. It was absolutely worth the adventure and so easy to navigate: a short train ride (no switching) from Shimbashi Station in Tokyo to Kita-Kamakura. Yu-san texted us an itinerary and contact info, and was waiting for us at the train station when we arrived. We really enjoyed her local and historical knowledge of Japan. We had questions about Buddhism and various practices which Yu-san was able to share insights, ultimately giving us such a fascinating and memorable tour. She helped us with our return train tickets and made sure we caught the right train back to Tokyo and even gave additional recommendations near our hotel that we eagerly saw before we left for our USA home. You'll be walking a few trails, so be sure to wear sturdy shoes. It's not strenuous though - my 70+ mom was totally fine and Yu-san gave us options to detour to flat routes as needed. Next time we’re in Japan, we’re going to book another tour with Yu-san! Domo arigato!
Written 5 November 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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 gozaimashita!
Written 9 November 2018
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

ChantalChiforean
3 contributions
Oct 2018 • Couples
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. Would highly recommend.!
Written 5 November 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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!
Written 9 November 2018
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Valeria S
1 contribution
Mar 2018 • Friends
We really enjoyed our 5 hours walking tour in Kamamura, with our nice guide Yumiko.
I definitely recommend to join this tour, in order to discover Japan outside big cities.
Written 23 March 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Thank you for your comment. I really appreciate it. I'm glad to hear that you enjoyed the tour. I hope that you would be back and enjoy Japan again!
Written 21 April 2018
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Theresa C
8 contributions
Apr 2019 • Family
We had a lovely 1/2 day tour of Kamakura with Noriko, who is very knowledgeable about this beautiful oceanside city that is an easy 50 minute train ride from Tokyo. Noriko guided our family of four from the Kita-Kamakura train station through the woods and up into the hillside to see a series of shrines and temples nestled amongst the trees and flowers. We descended from the top of the hill into the town below to see the great Buddha and from there made a stop at a local restaurant for lunch, followed by a short walk to the beach to see where the 2020 summer Olympic sailing competition will be held. The beach in Kamakura is easily accessible, wide, and clean and for anyone interested in water sports, there are a number of shops where wetsuits, surfboards and the like can be rented for daily use.

Our family of four is very athletic, so this 1/2 day walking tour was perfect for us because we were able to combine hiking with sightseeing. At times the trails were very narrow with exposed roots and rocks that would have been slippery and treacherous on a rainy day. Thankfully for us, the weather was dry when we visited and we were wearing proper footwear.
Written 20 April 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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