Kamakura, Yokohama and Tokyo Bay Day Trip from Tokyo

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  • Location: Tokyo, Japan
  • Duration: 9 hours 18 minutes (approx.)
  • Tour code: 2142F990

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Explore the countryside outside Tokyo on a day trip to Kamakura and Yokohama. You’ll see the Great Buddha of Kamakura, tour ancient temples and shrines, and enjoy a Japanese lunch. You’ll also learn about Japan’s long history and rich culture on a walk through Yokohama’s traditionally landscaped Sankeien Garden. Before return to Tokyo, cross Tokyo Bay on Yokohama's famous 2,822-foot (860-meter) cable-supported bridge.
After hotel pickup in Tokyo by air-conditioned coach, your day trip begins with the 30-mile (50-km) drive south, through the capital city’s outskirts, to the city of Kamakura on Sagami Bay.

Here, visit the Great Buddha of Kamakura at Kotoku-in Temple. Dating back to 1252, the monumental outdoor bronze statue is a national icon. Peer into its interior (the statue is hollow), and then step back to take a photo of the whole Buddha, which stands at a height of 43 feet (13 meters).

Continue to Hasedera Temple, renowned for its ancient wooden statue of a Buddhist figure, one of the largest in Japan. The 1,200-year-old traditional temple is surrounded by hydrangea gardens dotted with statues, and boasts views over the bay.

Next, enjoy a Japanese lunch, and then visit the traditional Japanese-style Sankeien Garden in the city of Yokohama, about a 45-minute drive north, back toward Tokyo. While walking around the gardens, see a range of historic buildings relocated here from all over Japan, and admire the ornamental ponds, pagodas and landscaped gardens of azaleas, maples and ginkgo trees.

On your way back to Tokyo, drive over Tokyo Bay via the Yokohama Bay Bridge; your tour then ends with your choice of drop-off in the commercial district of Ginza or Shinjuku.

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Departure Dates:
Departure Point:
Hamamatsucho Bus Terminal or selected Tokyo city hotels
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9 hours 18 minutes (approx.)
Return Details:
Concludes at Ginza or Shinjuku

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Kamakura, Yokohama and Tokyo Bay Day Trip from Tokyo

Full-Day Kamakura, Yokohama and Tokyo Bay Tour

  • Hotel pickup from the selected hotels in the Tokyo area
  • Transport by air-conditioned coach
  • Lunch
  • Local guide
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Hotel drop-off
Additional Information:
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Itinerary order is subject to change depending on traffic, weather and operation hours
  • All participants must be in good walking condition, as the temple has many stairs
  • Please note, hotel pickup is available from selected hotels in Tokyo. If you cannot find your hotel on the list, please choose the nearest hotel offered or meet directly at the meeting point
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Traveler Reviews

Reviewed by: marissa82662, July 2015

It was a bit crowded when I visited but despite that, the tour was very organized and so it went smoothly. Guide is very accommodating. Enjoyed the tour. Overall, it is a must see place to experience the beauty and culture of Japan. Highly recommended.

Reviewed by: Stefanie Dion J, June 2015

EXCELLENT tour. This was a day chock-full of different types of attractions, from visiting the Great Buddha to traversing peaceful gardens to walking through Kamakura and, later, Chinatown. Excellent and large! traditional Japanese lunch at a lovely beachside hotel. Our guide, Nao, and our driver, Koyagi-san, were both absolutely outstanding. The only downside is that it's only a one-day tour, so you really are rushed through some of the parts of the day. I can understand that, given the time constraints I only wish I could go back and spend more time in places like Chinatown! Either way, fantastic and I would absolutely recommend this to fun-loving travelers.

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Tour code: 2142F990