Kamakura Half-Day Tour w/ Lunch (Halal & Vegan Options)

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Duration
5 hours
Number of Guests
1 - 8 guests
Accessibility
Family-friendly
Language
English
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Halal, Private Experience
Take a day trip from Tokyo to Kamakura! Enjoy a guided tour of shrines, temples, and shopping streets, then wind down with lunch tailored to your dietary needs (halal & vegan options).
Highlights
Discover Kamakura’s history through a guided tour of Jomyoji Temple’s dry landscape garden, Hokokuji Temple’s bamboo garden, and the 800-year-old Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine
Enjoy lunch (tempura or a Japanese fish or meat teishoku set meal) at a local restaurant handpicked by your guide to cater to your dietary needs. Vegan, vegetarian, and halal options available
After lunch, explore the bustling stores and trendy cafes at Komachi-dori shopping street with your guide
For each guest that attends this experience, byFood will donate
10 meals
Experience Details
Dubbed the Kyoto of the East, Kamakura combines traditional history and culture as Japan's former political capital with seaside views of Mount Fuji. Located in neighboring Kanagawa Prefecture, Kamakura is less than an hour by train from central Tokyo and makes for an exceptional day trip to trade in the bustle of the city for a fresh seaside escape surrounded by green mountains and dotted with historical sites. Dive into fascinating history and unique gourmet in this Kamakura half-day tour with a professional guide who will tell you the stories behind the city's quintessential temples and shrines. You'll explore a bustling shopping street where you'll enjoy lunch suited to your dietary needs. This experience is designed so guests who follow halal, vegan, and vegetarian diets can comfortably enjoy Japanese cuisine alongside delightful sightseeing in Kamakura. Itinerary: -Meet your guide at the JR Kamakura Station. -Take a bus to Jomyoji, a magnificent Zen temple with a beautiful dry landscape garden -Visit Hokokuji Temple — known as the bamboo temple, it often draws comparisons to the Arashiyama Bamboo Grove in Kyoto — and relax with a cup of matcha green tea at the onsite teahouse -Return to Kamakura Station by bus and enjoy a Japanese-style lunch at a local restaurant suited to your dietary needs (halal, vegan, and vegetarian options available) -Visit the 800-year-old Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine, considered the heart of Kamakura, where Hachiman, the guardian deity of samurai warriors, is enshrined. Your guide will explain the fascinating history of the shrine while you explore its grounds -Wind down at the Komachi-dori shopping street, a pedestrian road lined with trendy shops and boutiques, cafes and local restaurants -Finish the tour at Kamakura JR Station, from where you are free to continue exploring on your own
Inclusions
A professional English-speaking guide
A half-day tour through several landmarks in Kamakura
Lunch (tempura or traditional Japanese fish or meat teishoku set meal)
Bus fare from Kamakura Station to Jomyoji Temple, and from Hokokuji Temple back to Kamakura Station
Exclusions
Hotel pick-up & drop-off (available for an additional fee)
Additional food and drinks
Meeting Point and Meeting Time
Meet your guide at the East Exit of the JR Kamakura Station (about 1 hour from Tokyo Station by train). A Google Maps link will be provided upon booking.
Remarks
Traveling within the tour will be on public transportation.
If you have any food allergies or dietary restrictions, please specify so at the time of booking.
Only in August and September, a watermelon splitting experience in Yuigahama can also be arranged. Please inquire with your host if you are interested in this option.
Cancellation Policy
Cancel your booking at least 2 days before the experience start time to receive a full refund minus a 3.2% transaction fee.
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Nestled below the bustling city of Tokyo, Kanagawa Prefecture is as diverse in its environment as its food is delicious; Kanagawa offers Chinese street food and craft beer in Yokohama and fresh seafood from Kamakura and Enoshima, as well as natural beauty and mountainous produce in the hot spring town of Hakone near the base of Mount Fuji.
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Earliest available date: May 28, 2024
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For each guest that attends this experience, byFood will donate
10 meals