Kamakura, Yokohama and Tokyo Bay Day Trip from Tokyo
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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Full-Day Kamakura, Yokohama and Tokyo Bay Tour
- Hotel pickup from the selected hotels in the Tokyo area
- Transport by air-conditioned coach
- Local guide
- Gratuities (optional)
- Hotel drop-off
- 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
Reviewed by: Martin R, May 2015
We really enjoyed this trip which was the best of the ones we had in Japan. In no small way this was due to the excellent tour guide, Noriko. She was not only very pleasant and enthusiastic but also very informative not only about the places we visited but about Japanese life in general including Sumo wrestling!
The visits to the shrines, gardens and the lunch were excellent and the only criticism we had was the final half hour in Yokahama China town which we felt was not relevant to the trip.
Reviewed by: sylvia l, May 2015
We love the tour. This is something that you can't use public transportation to get too and I am glad that we signed up for the tour.