Kamakura and Tokyo Bay Day Trip from Tokyo

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  • Location: Tokyo, Japan
  • Duration: 9 hours 18 minutes (approx.)
  • Tour code: 2142F990
Explore the countryside outside Tokyo on a guided day trip to Kamakura. You’ll see the Great Buddha of Kamakura, and tour ancient temples and shrines such as Kotoku-in, Hokoku-ji and Tsurugaoka Hachimangu. Enjoy green tea overlooking a rock garden and dine on a Japanese hotel lunch. You’ll learn about Japan’s long history before returning to Tokyo across 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).

Please note: Kotoku-in Temple is closed due to construction from January 6 – March 9, 2016.

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. You’ll also visit a Shinto shrine, Tsurugaoka Hachimangu, dating back to 1063, and surrounded by avenues of gateways, monumental stairways, ponds and shrines.

Stroll along Komachi-dori, a street lined with shops, eateries and souvenir vendors. Then enjoy a Japanese lunch at a hotel.

After your meal, visit Hokoku-ji, a renowned temple of the Rizal sect’s Kencho-ji school that features a beautiful bamboo grove. At Jomyo-ji Temple, enjoy matcha — powdered green tea — in the refined and tranquil atmosphere of a tearoom constructed over 400 years ago, and enjoy views of the Japanese rock garden.

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
Departure Time:
9am

Hotel pickups commence prior to this time, you must contact the local service provider to verify your exact pickup time.

Duration:
9 hours 18 minutes (approx.)
Return Details:
Concludes at Ginza or Shinjuku

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Kamakura and Tokyo Bay Day Trip from Tokyo

Full-Day Kamakura, Yokohama and Tokyo Bay Tour

Inclusions:
  • Hotel pickup from the selected hotels in the Tokyo area
  • Transport by air-conditioned coach
  • Lunch
  • Local guide
Exclusions:
  • 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: Francesco P, January 2016

Amazing trip, location, guide.. everything.

Reviewed by: Laurel V, January 2016

Interesting sites visited, tour leader was excellent.

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Tour code: 2142F990