After breakfast your guide will escort the group on a journey to Kamakura, a small coastal town not far from Tokyo. These days Kamakura is a small town but at one point in history it was the de facto military capital of Japan! Because of it's historical past, Kamakura has been left with a wealth of ancient temples and shrines dotting the town and hills surrounding the town. One of the most famous destinations in Kamakura is the massive bronze Buddha, cast in 1252 and sitting at an imposing 13.35 metres tall, which is sure to impress you on your visit today. After visiting the itinerary locations you are free to visit other sightseeing spots are join the tour guide to relax at a nearbye hot springs.
About the Destinations
Travel by Train
Tokyo > Kamakura
Express Train (Upper Class, Non-Reserved)
Tsurugaoka Hachimangu (Shrine): Tsurugaoka Hachimangu is the most popular destination for tourists, mainly Japanese, in Kamakura because it is the most important and largest shrine in Kamakura. The shrine is dedicated to "Hachiman", god of the Minamoto family and Samurai in general.
Kotoku-in (Temple): The Big and Famous Buddha Statue in Kamakura is called, Kamakura Daibutsu which is a colossal copper image of Amitabha Buddha, the principle image of Kotoku-in. The fact that it sits in the open air makes it unusual among large Buddha statues in Japan.
Inamuragasaki Onsen (Hot Springs): When your are tired from walking around Kamakura all day, Inamuragasaki Onsen is THE place to soak your aching legs and body! There are also "hydrogen carbonates" in the spring that feeds the onsen so it offers benefits for beautiful skin.