This half-day Cultural City of Kamakura offers us a chance to visit the ancient Kotokuin Temple with view to the Great Buddha Daibutsu and soak up in the different atmosphere of Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine as well as enjoy free shopping time in Komachi Street.

Tour Code: JST03
Duration: 6 hours
Start/End: Tokyo port/Tokyo port
Highlights: Kotokuin Temple, Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine, and Komachi Street
Tour Customizable: Absolutely! (Tell us your specific requirements in the inquiry form)
Tour Category: Tokyo Shore Excursions

  • Full Itinerary
  • Inclusion & Exclusion

Upon arrival in Tokyo port, you will be welcome by our local guide and driver. We then start our trip by the first visit to Kotokuin Temple and see the Great Buddha Daibutsu. Completed in 1252, the giant statue is the highlight of the temple and completely cast in bronze with a height of 13.35 meters (about 33 feet) and a weight of approximately 850 tonnes. Seated in the meditative position, this is the second highest bronze Buddha statue in Japan that remains the most popular figurehead for Japanese Buddhists.

Great-Buddha-Daibutsu-Kamakura-shore-excursionsNext, we will visit Tsurugaoka Hachimangu, the most important shrine in Kamakura which was founded in 1063 by Minamoto Yoriyoshi and dedicated to Hanchiman, the god of Minamoto family, also regarded as the god of war. That created a unique and different in the atmosphere of this shrine to the other Zen temples.

Tsurugaoka HachimanguWe then leave the shrine to stroll down the streets in Komachi-Dori with full options of shopping, amazing coffee shops, long-established restaurants and shop where you can hunt for local products as souvenirs before back to the port. Trip ends.

Komachi-Dori Street

What’s included?

  • Round trip transfer from the port in private air-conditioned vehicle
  • English-speaking guide
  • Entrance fee and port fee
  • 1 bottle of water per person per day

What’s excluded?

  • Pre & After accommodation
  • Other drinks
  • Tips
  • Other personal expenses