Kamakura Private Tour: The Capital of Zen and Samurai Spirit

Kamakura (鎌倉) is a very popular day trip from Tokyo, with 65 Buddhist temples and 19 Shinto shrines and its Kotoku-in, a big statue of Buddha, dating back to the 13th century.

It has flourished since warlord Minamoto Yoritomo established a new government in 1192. And was once the political capital of Japan during the Kamakura Shogunate, from 1181 to 1333.

From then, Japan was ruled through a dual government structure. While the emperor retained cultural and religious sovereignty over the nation, the military elite during this period assumed political and economic leadership. This system of governance remained in place until the late 1800s.

Kamakura was also the city where Japanese Zen Buddhism first developed, and where the Nichiren school of Buddhism was created. Thanks to this exceptional heritage, Kamakura is only second to Kyoto for the number of major historical temples.

Journey Highlights…

Hokokuji Temple Bamboo Garden / Hase-dera Temple / Kotoku-in and its Daibutsu (Big Buddha) / Tsurugaoka Hachiman-gu Shrine / Komachi-dori

Rates (group of up to six (6) people)

  • 8 hours Private Experience: JPY48.000
  • This tour can also be done with private car.


  • Hotel pick up.
  • Your guide’s transportation and entrances.


  • Food and drink costs. Please pay for the guide’s lunch.
  • Your transportation without JR Pass and entrances (~JPY3.000/day/pers.)
  • In the unplanned event of using taxis instead of public transportation, extra fees may apply.

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