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Kamakura Beginners' with Local Guide

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If you do not know much about Kamakura, but you're curious about the Big Buddha you've seen so much on Instagram, this is the tour for you. Explore the two most popular sites in Kamakura with local guides, and learn about the history, culture, customs, and local living while walking through town. Don't know how to pray at the temples or shrines? No worries. Ask any questions about Kamakura or Japan! Our local guides are happy to assist you to deepen the knowledge about Kamakura.
What to Expect
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Stop At: Kotoku-in (Great Buddha of Kamakura), 4 Chome-2-28 Hase, Kamakura 248-0016 Kanagawa Prefecture

If you are in Kamakura, you must meet the Great Buddha.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine, 2-1-31 Yukinoshita, Kamakura 248-0005 Kanagawa Prefecture

You will visit the important and prominent shrine of Kamakura. The guide will show you how to properly pray at the shrine. We may visit little shrines on the premises as well.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Komachi Street, Komachi, Kamakura 248-0006 Kanagawa Prefecture

You will see a lot of interesting shops. Our local guide Masa or Saori will help you shop in Japanese! You can ask questions, trying some snacks. Masa and Saori are eager to help your time in Kamakura more meaningful.

Duration: 30 minutes
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Important Information
Departure Point
Kamakura Station, 1-chōme-1-15 Onarimachi, Kamakura, Kanagawa 248-0012, Japan
Departure Time
10:00 AM
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Admissions to Kotokuin
  • Transportation fee during the tour
  • Entry/Admission - Kotoku-in (Great Buddha of Kamakura)
  • Lunch
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.


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