Kamakura Rickshaw Tour

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Tour Information

Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Duration: Flexible
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    Operates between 9:30am to 5:30pm
  • Departure Details :
    JR Kamakura station East exit
  • Return Details :
    Varies
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable

Overview

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).

Highlights

  • Choice of several departures throughout the day
  • Family friendly
  • Perfect introduction for first-time visitors
  • Ideal choice for families

Know More about this tour

Kamakura, where the shogunate politics started some 800 years ago, is another city worth visiting.
Temples and shrines, traditional buildings, gardens, and traditional heritages such as the Great Buddha will attract you.
Seasonal flowers and surrounding nature combined with the comfortable breeze from the ocean will promise you a refreshing experience.
The tours described below are model routes. They may be further customized based on your preferred starting and ending point, the length of your tour and points of interests.

30 Minute Option

Start your tour at the large red torii at the central avenue of the town. Following the charming streets of Kamakura, you will reach the Jufukuji Temple located at the end of a quiet path, lined with lush, green trees. In similar fashion, right next to it is the Eishoji Temple, again a serene temple with detailed wood carvings. The apex of the tour will be the grand Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine located at the top of a hill, overlooking the old warrior town.

45 minute Option
Start your tour at the large red torii at the central avenue of the town. Continue along the streets of the old warrior town to the Kotohikibashi, a cute red, wooden bridge which crosses over a small creek with waterfall. Then continue until you will arrive at the Myohonji temple, with detailed wood carvings, nestled between green trees. Before crossing the main street of the town, lined with cafes and shops, you will pass by the Myohonji temple with a large, tilted roof. Your tour will then continue along the suburbs of Kamakura, where you can see the every day life of the citizens. The highlight and finishing point of this tour is the iconic Daibutsu, or the Great Buddha statue, one of Japan's most famous Buddha statues.

1 Hour Option
Start your tour at the large red torii at the center of town, following the main street, which is lined with small stores and coffee shops. Upon reaching the Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine, the tour will continue to quieter parts of the city, narrow streets with ancient shrines and temples and a lavish green bamboo forest. Returning along the central avenue, you will have the opportunity to admire this bustling town once more.

2 Hour Option
Starting your tour at the steps of the Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine, and following the river to the Myohonji Temple. Cutting across the central part of town, passing by the main street with its large red torii, the small streets of the older part of town, passing by picturesque and green temples that are beautiful to visit, no matter the season. The final highlight of the tour is the Zeniari Benzaiten, a shrine inside a mountain which is the home to the god of wealth. It is said that if you wash your money here, your fortune will multiply. Retracing the same steps back, you will finish your tour at the Kamakura train station.

Itinerary:

30 Minute Option
Start your tour at the large red torii at the central avenue of the town. Following the charming streets of Kamakura, you will reach the Jufukuji Temple located at the end of a quiet path, lined with lush, green trees. In similar fashion, right next to it is the Eishoji Temple, again a serene temple with detailed wood carvings. The apex of the tour will be the grand Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine located at the top of a hill, overlooking the old warrior town.

45 minute Option
Start your tour at the large red torii at the central avenue of the town. Continue along the streets of the old warrior town to the Kotohikibashi, a cute red, wooden bridge which crosses over a small creek with waterfall. Then continue until you will arrive at the Myohonji temple, with detailed wood carvings, nestled between green trees. Before crossing the main street of the town, lined with cafes and shops, you will pass by the Myohonji temple with a large, tilted roof. Your tour will then continue along the suburbs of Kamakura, where you can see the every day life of the citizens. The highlight and finishing point of this tour is the iconic Daibutsu, or the Great Buddha statue, one of Japan's most famous Buddha statues.

1 Hour Option
Start your tour at the large red torii at the center of town, following the main street, which is lined with small stores and coffee shops. Upon reaching the Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine, the tour will continue to quieter parts of the city, narrow streets with ancient shrines and temples and a lavish green bamboo forest. Returning along the central avenue, you will have the opportunity to admire this bustling town once more.

2 Hour Option
Starting your tour at the steps of the Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine, and following the river to the Myohonji Temple. Cutting across the central part of town, passing by the main street with its large red torii, the small streets of the older part of town, passing by picturesque and green temples that are beautiful to visit, no matter the season. The final highlight of the tour is the Zeniari Benzaiten, a shrine inside a mountain which is the home to the god of wealth. It is said that if you wash your money here, your fortune will multiply. Retracing the same steps back, you will finish your tour at the Kamakura train station.

Inclusions

  • Local English-speaking driver/guide
  • Rickshaw ride

Exclusions

  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Adult pricing applies to age 7 and over

Please note that you are can join a tour anytime between 9:30am to 5:30pm on the day of reservation

Child rate (age 6 years or under) applies only when children sit on an adults lap without occupying a seat

A maximum of 2 adults per rickshaw. Up to 2 children (age 6 years or under) can ride with 2 adults (children have to ride on an adult's lap)

While rickshaws are able to fit two adults, each rickshaw is 29.1 inches (74 centimeters) wide, and it is sometimes more comfortable to book individual rickshaws for each passenger. For passengers of size, we recommend booking a rickshaw for each participant to ensure a comfortable ride. Passengers who do not both fit in one rickshaw but wish to participate in a tour at the same time will be required to purchase an additional rickshaw, which may not be available on the date of the tour with an English-speaking guide if not booked in advance. Those customers who do not purchase an additional rickshaw at the time of booking cannot be guaranteed availability.

Wheelchair and stroller friendly

May be operated by a multi-lingual driver, subject to availability; please ask for a driver who speaks your language at Departure Point

Expecting mothers in their first 16 weeks of pregnancy are not permitted to ride a rickshaw