Kamakura Discovery, half day
All the delights of Kamakura, this historic city and seaside resort, as told by your local guide.
<H2>Kamakura, a history intrinsically linked to Zen Buddhism</H2>
Kamakura's charm is that it is at once humble and yet holds an important place in Japan's history. Located only an hour by train from Tokyo, far from the hustle and bustle of the capital, the former seat of the Shogunate is cradled by the sound of the waves and the bells of the Buddhist temples. The Tokyoites will all agree that Kamakura has a very seductive charm.
They like to walk through the many small Zen temples, often concealed by nature, each with its own particular history.Among the must-sees, the great Buddha (Daibutsu) of Kotoku-in, which despite its 11 metres of height remains an example of grace and majesty, the temples of Hasedera and Hachimangu.Isabelle, your guide, could not have wanted to live anywhere else but Kamakura. With the presence of the sea, the cultural heritage, the lively atmosphere and the proximity to the capital, she found it to be the ideal place. She now knows all the hidden corners and stories, and loves to share them.
<H2>Kamakura, beaches on the Pacific Ocean less than an hour from Tokyo</H2>
Kamakura also boasts long beaches along the Pacific Ocean. When summer comes, the beaches fill up with young people, families and pensioners, who enjoy the sun and sea with its surprisingly warm water. The "sea houses", temporary places to eat and drink, are there for those who prefer to sit back and watch the world go by while sipping a cocktail.Outside of bathing season, surfers come to enjoy the waves. Kamakura is also a place for sea sports: surfing, windsurfing, wakeboarding, yachting, etc.
<H2>A flexible, personalised guided tour</H2>
The half-day tour is an ideal way to get to know Kamakura and then take a leisurely stroll to enjoy the ambience, or go to the beach. The meeting point will be at 9:00 or 14:00 in front of Kamakura station.
The group buys a pass for the day's transport and begins the tour.