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Kamakura Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Tour with Government-Licensed Guide

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With a government-licensed and experienced multilingual tour guide, this short but value-packed trip is a fantastic way of experiencing Kamakura! Tsurugaoka Hachimangu is arguably Kamakura's most important shrine. Originally built in 1063 and moved to its present location in 1191, this tour is a can't-miss opportunity to explore and get in touch with the city's rich spiritual history. Your nationally-licensed and experienced English-speaking guide will be able to provide views of Japan that most tourists do not usually get to see. Tsurugaoka Hachimangu is located in the center of Kamakura and is easily accessible on foot from Kamakura Station. On the way there, you can also enjoy some shopping along the bustling Komachi-dori shopping street, home of Kamakura's main gift and souvenir stores. Note*1: The National Government Licensed Guide Interpreter certification is issued by the Japanese government requires a good knowledge and understanding of Japanese culture and history.

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Kamakura Kotoku-in and Hasedera Tour with Government-Licensed Guide

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Kamakura is home to numerous temples and shrines. This short, 90-min trip, accompanied by a government-licensed, experienced multilingual tour guide, is a fantastic, value-packed way of experiencing this delightful and historic city. Featured are two of Kamakura's more popular temples, Kotoku-in and Hasedera. ・Kotoku-in Temple The Great Buddha at Kotoku-in is Kamakura’s most popular attraction. Also called Daibutsu, this is the second tallest statue of Buddha in Japan ・Hasedera Temple This beautiful temple is located on a hillside overlooking the ocean. The best part of Hasedera is seeing the hundreds of small statues of the Jizo Bodhisattva that line the walkways up the hillside. This is a beautiful place to visit in June when the hydrangeas are in bloom. Note*1: The National Government Licensed Guide Interpreter certification is issued by the Japanese government requires a good knowledge and understanding of Japanese culture and history.

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Kamakura Private Custom Tour Led by Local Students

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We are students from a local high school in Kamakura!! We would love to show you around our favorite place where are both sightseeing spots and backstreets based on your request! Let's talk and walk with us!!  Kamakura is called Samurai town because the old Shogunate capital of Japan was there in the 12th-14th century. Kamakura has many historically significant Buddhist temples and Shinto shrines, so you may be able to somehow still feel the samurai power at the historic sites, such as Tsurugaoka Hachiman Shrine, Hasedera Temple and the Great Buddha! Of course, we will lead you to local recommended spots, too!!

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Kamakura Rickshaw Tour

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The staff, with a rich knowledge of the city, will help make a special memory for your trip. We will take you to see interesting things you would not find in guidebooks or on websites. The rickshaw's speed is faster than walking but slower than cycling, which makes it a comfortable, wonderful ride. Enjoy Japanese history, traditions, and the seasonal beauties from a rickshaw with our staff's omotenashi (hospitality).

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Homemade Sushi and Supermarket Tour in Kamakura

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Yoko & Reiko, we both have experience of study abroad and also love cooking and learning foreign culture. Yoko owned a restaurant in Tokyo before settling down here. Reiko is a food journalist and knows a lot about food. We would like to share pleasure of Japanese home-style cooking we learned from mom and grand mother with you. Kamakura is surrounded by ocean and hills and Yoko's house which is our studio has good access to both them. In comfortable atmosphere of Japanese household, we would like to share great time with you!

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Hidden Temples in Kamakura

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Once the capital of Japan, Kamakura, is located about an hour south of Tokyo by train. This small city will give you very different vibes compared to Tokyo in its peaceful green setting on the coast. Kamakura is often called the little Kyoto of the East. Also considered the cradle of Nichiren Buddhism, which is manifested by the many temples that are found across the city. On this walking tour, we will visit a couple of the traditional shops, one of the main shrines of the city and a couple of hidden temples far from the crowds. You will learn how Japanese people practice their religion, and appreciate the traditions together with the green surroundings.

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Kamakura Japanese Soba Noodles Cooking Class with a Master

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【OUTLINE】 After feeling the history of Japan from a national treasure, Kamakura Daibutsu (the Great Buddha), why don’t you learn Japanese cuisine through a real soba making? Soba (buckwheat noodles) is one of the traditional dishes of Japan just like Sushi and Tempura. In this plan, an active soba chef will kindly teach you how to make and eat a real soba. A beginner can therefore learn a lot and taste your own soba in a traditional way. 【HIGHLIGHTS】 ・Visiting a national treasure, Kamakura Daibutsu, and making a Japanese traditional dish, soba ・The original way of making soba ・Tasting a special soba of Kamakura Hase Shiori-an, which used domestic buckwheat flour ・Don't worry. A Vegetarian/vegan option is available ・Able to learn deeply about making soba (with an English textbook of how to make soba)

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Kimono Dress Experience in Kamakura with Door to Door Pick Up from hotel

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• Cherry Tomato shared transfer will pick you up from your accommodation in 2 flexible timings to start off your Kimono's experience. • Immerse yourself in Japanese culture as you explore and stroll around the various sights in the city with an eye-catching kimono. • Pose to your heart’s content with a charming kimono and take memorable photos at wonderful photo stops. • Choose from an impressive collection of high-quality kimonos from various designs, colors, patterns and styles. • Enjoy the assistance of friendly staffs who will be happy to help you choose the best kimono with their professional skills and also perform fitting for you. • Request for hair styling and makeup services with additional fees.

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Kamakura Old Capital Walking Tour with the Great Buddha

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-The tour kicks off with Japanese sweet tasting on the lively shopping street. After trying out a traditional Japanese snack on Komachi-dori, go on to explore Kamakura's history and unique culture along with your friendly local guide. -Stroll the historical shrines and temples in the nature of Kamakura Gain insight into how to make the most out of visiting Japanese shrines and temples and enjoy a delicious and healthy lunch at the temple restaurant! -Great photo-snapping locations and meeting with the Great Buddha! Check out Hasedera Temple, with it's beautiful scenic views of the coastline and hidden little cave before going on to greet the Great Buddha! Magical Trip is a local tour operator in Tokyo with the TripAdvisor certificate of excellence that offers various types of small-group tours throughout Japan! Check out our Trip Advisor Page for more tours and our reviews!

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Kamakura Private Half-Day Muslim-Friendly Tour

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Kamakura is a popular tourist city in Japan for Muslim travelers around the world. Kamakura is surrounded by an open sea and has lush mountains surrounding its three sides. “Minamotono Yoritomo” constructed this area at the end of the 12th Century. This is known as the Kamakura Shogunate. There are many tourists around the many historic sites, temples, and shrines.

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Private Tour - First time in Kamakura? Enjoy a Tour of All Must-sees!

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Kamakura is a famous tourist destination visited by people throughout the year. The reason why Kamakura is attractive is related to the 12-14th centuries. At that time, powerful samurais were carrying out Japanese politics in Kamakura. The city is very prosperous, and buildings such as majestic shrines were built to show their power. When the politics in Kamakura is over, the popularity of the precious shrines and temples that remain in the rich nature will increase, and it will be revived as a tourist destination from the 17th century. And even today, a rich cultural atmosphere has surprised and impressed people. This tour will introduce the most popular spots in Kamakura in one day.

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Traditional Experiences in Kamakura: Private Tour

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Experience sutra tracing, zazen meditation and a tea ceremony. Sutra tracing with a brush and ink and emptying one's mind through zazen meditation both come from practices of Buddhist monks. The word zen, closely tied to these very practices, has become a well-used word all over the world. Due to language barriers, travellers often find zen experiences hard to access, but that is where otomo steps in to help. This tour is based in the temple-covered city of Kamakura, where you can experience sutra tracing, zazen meditating and a Japanese tea ceremony, while visiting different temples for each experience. This well-balanced tour also provides you the chance to try matcha tea and Japanese confectionery whilst enjoying the view of a Japanese garden.

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Design Your Own Hanko Name Seal in Kamakura

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Would you like to know how to write your name in Japanese? We can show you several ways to write your name in Japanese and make an original seal as a unique souvenir of your trip. Seals are used in place of signatures on important documents. In Japan, the hanko seal is considered to be a part of one’s identity. After you design your hanko seal, we will engrave your name. Your original seal will be ready anytime in the afternoon of the experience!

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Kamakura Step Bike Rental: Hase - Enoshima

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You will not find this anywhere else! It is easy and lots of fun! People will take pictures of you! You look super cool!

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Private Tour - Introducing all the Famous Spots in Kamakura and Enoshima!

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Kamakura was the center of Japanese politics, with the samurai government's headquarters in the 12-14th centuries. Kamakura has many large shrines and temples that played an important role at the time, and their magnificent buildings and elegant decorations surprise and impress people. Kamakura is also full of gourmet foods and is now a famous tourist destination. From Kamakura, you can take the Enoden (train) to the Shonan area. Enoshima floats along the coast which is famous for swimming and surfing. Enoshima has an observatory deck with a panoramic view of the sea and the city. This tour will introduce you to the famous must-see spots of Kamakura and Enoshima in one day!

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Kamakura Zen Art, Zen Philosophy, and Zazen Experience at Zen Temple

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In this course, you can experience Zen at an ancient Zen temple. You will be able to see Zen art, learn about Zen story paintings, and experience Zen meditation. This three-hour course is a beginner-friendly course that will teach you the Zen way of thinking in an accessible manner. Kamakura is the birthplace of Zen in Japan and is a popular tourist destination for foreigners. The venue is the Zen temple "Kigen-in," which usually prohibits tourists from entering. Before and after the zazen experience, we will draw the circular Zen symbol "Enso," which is a kind of Zen art. After this, we will perform Zen meditation (3 times) and listen to a commentary on the paintings of Zen and learn the philosophy of Zen by combining what you have learned and your Zen experience. When you draw an Enso for the second time, you will draw on our handmade paper, certified by UNESCO. You can experience the transformative power of Zen by comparing the two Enso.

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Kamakura Half Day Walking Tour with Kotokuin Great Buddha

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Kamakura, where the first Japanese Samurais were, has a lot of historical temples, shrines, and other historic sites. It’s an international sightseeing city where many tourists visit every year. It is only one hour from Tokyo by train yet is blessed with both sea and mountains. You can enjoy wonderful views from the areas many hiking trails. In this tour you will walk from Kita-Kamakura to Hase-dera Temple while enjoying the rich nature and the profound history and culture. It’s especially recommended to come in hydrangea season as the temples around Kita-Kamakura are well known for their stunning blue hydrangea gardens.

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Kamakura Scenic Bike Tour

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Come join a six-hour bicycle tour that beautifully opens up the history and nature of Kamakura and adds in some good food too! Visit a temple with a history of more than 1000 years, a shrine that gathers the faith of the local people, a beautiful garden where unique landscape scenery is combined with the ambient loveliness of Kamakura, a huge Buddha statue that stands as a symbol of Kamakura, the beautiful coastline of Yuigahama, and a local market where you can vigorously enjoy Kamakura’s charms, including colorful Kamakura vegetables. Despite the long list of highlights, this tour proceeds at a relaxed pace, with the 10km journey being along a nearly flat path, so even those who aren't usually big on exercise can sign up without fear. Guides, bicycle rental, and admission fees are included in the tour fee.

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Kamakura Custom Half Day Tour

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This private and customizable tour for Kamakura is perfect for guests who would like to have their own itinerary planned based on their interests and preferences, allowing guests to experience the city at their own pace.

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Kamakura Private Custom Tour

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Kamakura used to be a center of politics in the 12th century. There are many historical places from that period. There are lots of shrines and temples. We use public transportation to visit sites. Since we are using public transportation to get around the area, we may be able to visit 3 or 4 spots. I will arrange the itinerary depending on your interests and needs.

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