Kamakura Welcome Guides

Tourists from all over the world enjoy our free guided tour.

Reservation-Based Guided Tour

You can select a tour route from the two types of Tour Course below:

Model Tour Course
You can choose either any 2 sights for a half day 3-hour tour (A1, A2, A3) or any 3 spots for a full day 5-hour tour (B1,B2,B3) from the 6 recommended spots as shown below. We usually walk or use bus, train and taxi depending on the tour course and/or your request(s).

A1 Tsurugaoka Hachimangu-Great Buddha
This guided tour of Tsurugaoka Hachimangu and the Great Buddha takes about 3 hours. It is the most popular tour.

Tsurugaoka Hachimangu


Great Buddha

Applying for A1 Tour Course An application must be made from 3 months to 2 weeks before your tour date.Please confirm the other terms and conditions.

A2 Hasedera-Great Buddha
This guided tour of Hasedera, one of the oldest temple in Kamakura, and the Great Buddha takes about 3 hours. This tour gives you an opportunity to know the historical importance of the Hase area.

Hasedera


Great Buddha

Applying for A2 Tour Course An application must be made from 3 months to 2 weeks before your tour date.Please confirm the other terms and conditions.

A3 Hokokuji-Tsurugaoka Hachimangu
You spend a half day first appreciating the beautiful bamboo grove while sipping matcha green tea at Hokokuji, and then visiting Tsurugaoka Hachimangu, the historic native shrine built by the shogun Minamoto Yoritomo.

Hokokuji


Tsurugaoka Hachimangu

Applying for A3 Tour Course An application must be made from 3 months to 2 weeks before your tour date.Please confirm the other terms and conditions.



B1 Tsurugaoka Hachimangu-Hasedera-Great Buddha
This guided tour of three major sightseeing attractions in Kamakura takes about 5 hours. This is our most popular long tour.

Tsurugaoka Hachimangu


Hasedera


Great Buddha

Applying for B1 Tour Course An application must be made from 3 months to 2 weeks before your tour date.Please confirm the other terms and conditions.

B2 Great Buddha-Tsurugaoka Hachimangu-Kenchoji
These three famous sites depict the history of Kamakura as they represent respectively the teachings of Amida, the Hachiman god of protection and the spirit of Zen. This is an exciting, long tour.

Great Buddha


Tsurugaoka Hachimangu


Kenchoji

Applying for B2 Tour Course An application must be made from 3 months to 2 weeks before your tour date.Please confirm the other terms and conditions

B3 Hokokuji-Tsurugaoka Hachimangu-Great Buddha
You take a full-day tour of Hokokuji, Tsurugaoka Hachimangu and the Great Buddha with our tour guide to get the most of Japanese culture.

Hokokuji


Tsurugaoka Hachimangu


Great Buddha

Applying for B3 Tour Course An application must be made from 3 months to 2 weeks before your tour date.Please confirm the other terms and conditions.

Free Tour Course
You can plan your own tour routes. However, the whole tour should take no more than 5 hours excluding lunch break, and the tour is limited to Kamakura and Enoshima areas.

EX. 1. Kamakura Matcha Tour
Attaining peace of mind sipping matcha green tea in Hokokuji bamboo garden, appreciating the dry garden while sipping matcha green tea at Jomyoji tea house, or viewing beautiful blossoms at Butsunichian at Engakuji as you taste the matcha green tea. You can put one of those three spots in your free tour plan. For a more intense memory, you can hire a kimono in Kamakura to wear as you sip the tea.

Hokokuji


Jomyoji Kisen-an


Engakuji Butsunichian


EX.2. Kamakura Katana Tour
Tsunahiro Yamamura, the 24th generation of Goro Nyudo Masamune who is the most famous swordsmith in Japan's history, manufactures Japanese swords at the Masamune Swordsmith Shop located just a five-minute walk from the JR Kamakura Station. You can visit the swordsmith's shop and get the feel of real katana or Japanese traditional crafts.

Masamune Swordsmith Shop


His forge


Katana


Applying for Free Tour Course
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