Tours & activities by Sacred Destinations from Viator

  • Location: Tokyo, Japan
  • Duration: 9 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
From USD $107.62

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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.
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).

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.

Your tour then ends with your choice of drop-off in the commercial district of Ginza or Shinjuku.

Please note: This itinerary will change in 2017: lunch will be a vegetarian Buddhist meal and you will visit Enoshima instead of Komachi-dori. Jomyoji and your tea experience will be first, then Hokokuji Temple before lunch. After lunch, you will walk Enoshima before returning to Tokyo.

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Schedule details

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Departure Dates:
Departure Point:
Pickup is available at the following select hotels/locations in Tokyo:

ANA InterContinental Tokyo, Cerulean Tower Tokyu, Courtyard by Marriot Tokyo Ginza, Hamamatsucho Bus Terminal, Hyatt Regency, Keio Plaza Hotel, Metropolitan Tokyo in Ikebukuro, New Sanno, Tokyo Dome Hotel, New Otani Tokyo, and Tokyo Station
Departure Time:
  • 7:40am from Cerulean Tower Tokyu and Metropolitan Tokyo (Ikebukuro) 
  • 7:50am from New Otani Tokyo
  • 8:05am from Hyatt Regency, New Sanno and Keio Plaza Hotel Tokyo
  • 8:15am from Courtyard by Marriot Tokyo Ginza and Tokyo Station
  • 8:20am from Tokyo Dome and ANA InterContinental Tokyo
  • 8:40am from Hamamatsucho Bus Terminal

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

Duration:
9 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
Return Details:
Concludes at Ginza or Shinjuku

Pricing information

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Pricing information

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
  • Pickup is only available from select locations in Tokyo. Please refer to “Departure Point” for listed locations
  • Please note: Make sure you select the correct pickup location at checkout, as failure to appear at the pickup location at the scheduled time and location may result in a cancellation of your reservation with no refund
  • If your hotel is not listed, please select Hamamatsucho Bus Station at checkout and wait for your bus there by the scheduled time on your day of travel
  • In 2017, the visit to Komachi-dori will be replaced with a visit to Enoshima
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Cancellation Policy

If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.

Traveler Reviews

Reviewed by: Adeline yu xin L, December 2016

this trip is scheduled the day before i left and it was so worth it! Lunch was ok! This trip covers a few shrines that i don't have to visit any other. Misoko San I think this is her name but i may be wrong she did her best in introducing all the landmarks along the way as well as the places we were going to. The buddha and shopping is my favourite.

at the last stop over for shopping, there is this Kamakura Custard Kamakura New German. It is really yummy!

I will definitely recommend this trip to everyone!!!

Reviewed by: cooper.gem, November 2016

Great tour, well organised, and REALLY good lunch!