Kamakura Half-Day Walking Tour With Kotokuin (Great Buddha)

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Duration: 5 Hrs
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  • Departure Time :
    09:00 AM
  • Departure Details :
    Kita-Kamakura Station, Yamanouchi, Kamakura, Kanagawa 247-0062, Japan
  • Return Details :
    Hase Station, 2 Chome-14 Hase, Kamakura, Kanagawa 248-0016, Japan
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.


Kamakura, where the first Japanese Samurais were, has a lot of historical temples, shrines, and other historic sites. Its 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. Its especially recommended to come in hydrangea season as the temples around Kita-Kamakura are well known for their stunning blue hydrangea gardens.


  • Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
  • Flexibility to customize your itinerary to your own preferences
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Step back in time on a history tour
  • Soak up the atmosphere on a walking tour

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This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Jochiji Temple, Kamakura, Kanagawa Prefecture, Kanto

Visit and see the temple and the garden.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Kamakura Hiking Trails, Kamakura, Kanagawa Prefecture, Kanto

Enjoy the beautiful nature around the pass.

Duration: 40 minutes

Stop At: Ugafuku Shrine ( Goddess of Money Washing), Kamakura, Kanagawa Prefecture, Kanto

Enjoy the beautiful shrine and cave.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Sasuke Inari Shrine, Kamakura, Kanagawa Prefecture, Kanto

Take a rest inside the shrine.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Kotoku-in (Great Buddha of Kamakura), Kamakura, Kanagawa Prefecture, Kanto

Enjoy the one of the biggest buddha in Japan.

Duration: 25 minutes

Stop At: Hase-dera Temple, Kamakura, Kanagawa Prefecture, Kanto

Enjoy the beautiful garden and seaside view of Yuigahama beach.

Duration: 30 minutes


Professional guide

Landing and facility fees

Entry/Admission - Jochiji Temple

Entry/Admission - Kotoku-in (Great Buddha of Kamakura)

Entry/Admission - Hase-dera Temple


Food and drink

Public transportation

Hotel pickup and drop-off

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Not recommended for pregnant travelers

No heart problems or other serious medical conditions

Not wheelchair accessible

Please add 4000 yen per person to the tour price for hotel pick up

A minimum of 2 people per booking is required

Tour duration can be extended at a rate of 1,000 yen per person, per half hour, payable in cash.

Near public transportation

You will walk at least 5 km including a mountain pass. So please wear shoes that are easy to walk in.

Travelers should have a strong physical fitness level

This experience requires good weather. If its canceled due to poor weather, youll be offered a different date or a full refund

This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers

Face masks required for travelers in public areas

Face masks required for guides in public areas

Face masks provided for travelers

Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas

Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized

Guides required to regularly wash hands

Regular temperature checks for staff

Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival

Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms

Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons

Traveler Reviews

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  • 19-Sep-2020

    Magical Day! I expected this tour to be good, but Teiko (my guide) exceeded all expectations. She was in contact with me before the tour, ensuring that the lunch options would meet my dietary needs. The tour started with a walking download of the history of Kamakura. I've been living in Tokyo 9 months and this was my first time to the Kamakura area. I'm so glad I had a guide, Teiko, as there were many hiking trails and entrances I would have missed just using a map or my phone. She was always prepared, even providing bug ointment after I was bitten. Learning about the cave shrines which are unique to the area was great. She also made sure I "washed my money" the proper way at Ugafuku Shrine. We ended with a beautiful view of the ocean and the beach!

  • 01-Feb-2020

    This tour was my favorite part of visiting Japan. I cannot speak highly enough of Noriko and her warm personality, thoughtful commentary, and knowledgeable guidance. She crafted the tour based on our interests and her expertise; weather interfered slightly with our original plan but she was flexible in finding other great ways to fill the day (even making last minute arrangements for a tea ceremony). Be prepared to pay small amounts for bus/train fare based on what you choose, what is open, and how walkable the day is. She took us to the major landmarks (complete with helpful and insightful explanations) but also to areas off the beaten path that we would never have found (or understood) on our own. She led the tour as if we were guests visiting her hometown, as opposed to tourists trying to check off sightseeing stops. This tour made me want to visit Kamakura again simply because of how enjoyable it was to be there and spend time learning from Noriko.

  • 28-Nov-2019

    We booked a trip the day before due to the rainy weather in Japan and took our chances. Luckily the day was mostly dry but very cold and cloudy. Our tour guide Teiko was amazing! Very sweet, kind, and nice to talk to. It was nice to have our own private tour guide for my family and I of 5 adults. It made it more personal. Teiko was always making sure we were ok and provided us with some disposable warmers. She even brought and offered an extra scarf! We got to know more about the temples and proper etiquette when visiting. We also got to know a little more about her personally during our lunch. I highly recommend taking this tour and if you can get it with Teiko! This is a great tour to go outside of Tokyo is you don’t have time to visit Osaka or Kyoto and want to see more than the busy life of Tokyo.

  • 02-Oct-2019

    We had the pleasure of going on a tour with Noriko-san in Kamakura. Noriko-san had selected some of the highlights of Kamakura, and swapped in a few different during the Day based on hearing our interests. We especially enjoyed the many fun facts and stories Noriko-san could tell us from the area. We will be recommending the tour to friends and family, and hope to see more sights in the area in the future.

  • 23-Sep-2019

    We cannot recommend this tour highly enough. Our tour guide Yoko made the tour very memorable, Yoko was very approachable, friendly and incredibly informative of all the key historical information in all of our stops on the tour and helped our special day happen ( a proposal). We hope to see Yoko again in the future when we return to Japan. Thank you very much again from Henry & Melissa

  • 19-Sep-2019

    We had a great your today with Noriko. She was fabulous. Due to Typhoon damage she adjusted the tour. She definitely accommodated us. Beautiful tour.

  • 16-Aug-2019

    The half day Kamakura hiking trip was unique comparative to other trips we had in Japan. I do not want to describe it. I would like people to experience it. Its like describing a movie and later nobody wants to watch it. I just want to tank many times our guide Yu-san. I think we were lucky that she spend time with us there.

  • 05-Aug-2019

    We had such an incredible time in Kamakura. We went from Tokyo for the day, one and a half hours to get there (very easy) and our tour guide, Noriko, was waiting for us at the train station. She was amazing and made our day incredible! She took our around different beautiful temples through some gorgeous hikes and walks, and she was so knowledgeable about the history of Japan and about Buddhism and Shintoism. We had a delicious lunch followed by more sightseeing, all culminating in the statue of the Great Buddha - such an incredible sight to see. I highly recommend this tour if you want to get away from the hustle and bustle of Tokyo for the day.

  • 18-Jul-2019

    A great tour with a very lovely and helpfull guide. It was a very rainy day and the guide adjusted the program so that we could have a lovely day. We did a tea ceremony and eat lunch at a great restaurant. We visited some beautiful temples. The bamboo temple, the great buddha and serval more. Our two childeren had a great time. I would certainly recommend this tour. A super guide.

  • 07-Jul-2019

    Noriko was my guide. She was very kind, knowledgeable, and flexible. Part of the hiking trail was muddy due to all of the rains but she was able to adapt and make good use of our time. Kamakura is a beautiful town with lots of rich history. I felt like I was with an old friend on this tour and it made it so enjoyable.so much to see! I will be doing this tour again when my family comes into town. Great tour, great tour guide and beautiful city. Noriko was the best!!!

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