Kamakura Half Day
Sightseeing, Lunch not included
- "In this tour, you will visit ancient capital, Kamakura. Kotokuin is a Buddhist temple that enshrines Kamakura Daibutsu (Great Buddha of Kamakura), a colossal copper image of Amitabha Buddha (national treasure). With a height of 11.4 meters, it is the second tallest bronze Buddha statue in Japan, surpassed only by the statue in Nara's Todaiji Temple. The statue was cast in 1252 and originally located inside a large temple hall. However, the temple buildings were destroyed multiple times by typhoons and a tidal wave in the 14th and 15th centuries. Thus, the Buddha has been standing in the open air since 1495. Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine is Kamakura's most important shrine. It was founded by Minamoto Yoriyoshi in 1063, and enlarged and moved to its current site in 1180 by Minamoto Yoritomo, the founder and first shogun of the Kamakura government. The shrine is dedicated to Hachiman, the patron god of the Minamoto family and of the samurai in general. The deified spirits of the ancient Emperor Ojin who has been identified with Hachiman, Hime-gami and Empress Jingu are enshrined at Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine. Komachi Street spreads from the rotary in front of Kamakura station to the north toward Tsuruoka Hachimangu Shrine. According to legend, it started as a market opened in front of the shrine. Today, the street is lined with over 250 restaurants, boutiques, fancy cafes, Japanese-style sweet cafes, and stores selling souvenirs and sundry articles unique to the ancient city."
What we will do
This tour will invite you to two of major sightseeing spots in Tokyo.
The Kaminarimon ("Thunder Gate") is the outer of two large entrance gates that ultimately leads to the Sensō-ji
(the inner being the Hōzōmon) in Asakusa, Tokyo, Japan. The gate, with its lantern and statues, is popular with tourists. It stands
11.7 m tall, 11.4 m wide and covers and area of 69.3 m2.The Nakamise-dōri is a street on the approach to the temple. The length of the street is approximately 250 meters and contains around 89 shops.Tokyo Tower is a communications and observation tower located in the Shiba-koen district of Minato, Tokyo, Japan. At 333 metres (1,093 ft), it is the second-tallest structure in Japan. The structure is an Eiffel Tower-inspired lattice tower that is painted white and international orange to comply with air safety regulations.
What you need to know
English & other European tour guides are subject to availability.