Half-day tour of Kamakura

The old capital welcomes you


The opinion of Japan Experience

A shorter tour, but not a quick visit of the old capital of Japan. In few hours you'll discover the famous attractions but you will also be able to feel the quiet atmosphere of the city, so close to Tokyo but so different.

Your Travel Angel's plus

Isabelle has been living in Kamakura for more than 20 years now.
The city’s temples, beach, and festive atmosphere first attracted her. Then, she soon became passionate about the history of this ancient capital, its aura among artists and intellectuals at the beginning of the 20th century, and finally the numerous matsuri (traditional festivals, often with Shinto origins) won her over. She shares her passion for the area with everyone: locals, friends or visitors. 

Description

The tour is from 9:00 to 13:00 or from 13:00 to 17:00, but the schedule is flexible.

Kamakura was Japan’s political capital from 1192 to 1333. This era saw Zen Buddhism flourish in Japan and the city is home to some of the oldest Zen temples in Japan. Its Great Buddha attracts visitors from all over the world and his serene smile seems to set the mood: the city, rocked by the Pacific Ocean waves, is characterized by its cosy lifestyle. These few hours of visit offer the opportunity of a real escape and wonder at the old temples and at the idyllic setting of the city, nestled between woody hills and the sea.


Access

Your Travel Angel will contact you to arrange the meeting point. Your guide will get in touch with you by e-mail to decide what places you would like to visit. Once there, you will be able to buy a 570 yen one-day pass for yourself and your guide for the transportation around the city.

There is an additional fee for every additional person for groups larger than 4. Children are considered adults.