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We meet at Kamakura Station, East Exit at 9, 10, 11or 12 noon.

 Please select your starting time on the Booking Page.  We'll stroll down

Wakamiya Oji ("Young Prince Avenue"), built by Yoritomo Minamoto,

the first Kamakura shogun, to pray for the safe delivery of his son,

followed by a visit to the city's most famous shrine, Tsurugaoka Hachimangu,

with stops around the Genji and Heike ponds, and the grand stairway,

where the third shogun was assassinated by his nephew, Kugyo.

We'll browse through bustling Komachi-dori, Kamakura's famous shopping street,

and enjoy a break for lunch  (if requested) at a traditional Japanese restaurant,

after which we'll take a bus to Daibutsu ("The Great Buddha"),

the iconic monumental bronze statue of the Buddha; go souvenir-hunting

 around quaint shops selling sweets, curios and handicrafts;

and visit Hasedera, a cluster of temples spread out on several levels,

with beautiful gardens, koi ponds, caves with wall carvings,

and many other points of interest.

We'll enjoy a panoramic view of Sagami Bay from an observation deck.

To cap the tour, we'll ride the vintage Enoden railway line

from Hase Station back to JR Kamakura Station.  

 

 "I highly recommended it to anyone. We were very satisfied with the tour. "

From a Tripadvisor review.