Kamakura Walking Tour: Great Buddha Temple, Lunch & Tea

Organized by Yutaka Kawada
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Duration
4.5 hours
Number of Guests
1 - 3 guests
Accessibility
Family-friendly
Language
English
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Vegan, Vegetarian, Pescetarian
Take a day trip from Tokyo to the seaside town of Kamakura! Hike Genjiyama Park, visit the Great Buddha and enjoy the seaside views from the Enoshima Dentetsu train. Lunch, drinks and snacks included!
Highlights
See the essentials of Kamakura with a knowledgeable guide! Explore Genjiyama Park and the Great Buddha, the city’s spiritual symbol.
Ride on the picturesque Enoshima Dentetsu Line (Enoden), which appeared in the popular anime series Slam Dunk.
Enjoy a picnic at the park, lunch at a local restaurant, and tea and Japanese sweets at a tea house, all included in the price.
For each guest that attends this experience, byFood will donate
10 meals
Experience Details
You may have heard of Kamakura, a charming seaside city only an hour from Tokyo. Dotted with temples and blessed with a pristine blue coastline, Kamakura has become a popular place to trade the city’s hustle for the sound of the crashing waves, explore centuries-old temples, and relish in the area's lush scenery. On this half-day tour of Kamakura, you’ll see some of its most renowned attractions, like the Kotokuin Temple, home to the city's spiritual symbol, the Great Buddha statue. You will also hike up a local park for a picnic, enjoy lunch at a local restaurant, ride along a local scenic train line, and wrap up the day with tea and snacks at a traditional tea house. Make the most of your time in Kamakura on this half-day tour with an experienced local guide! Itinerary: -Meet your guide at the JR Kita-Kamakura Station (West Exit) and drop by a local cafe to buy a drink and a pastry. -Walk up the hill to Genjiyama Park while getting to know your guide. Relax and enjoy the chirping sound of the many local birds as you soak in the views of the city. After your climb, enjoy a coffee break at the park. -Head towards Koutokuin Temple, home of the Great Buddha of Kamakura. Known as Buddha Daibutsu in Japanese, this massive bronze Buddha, known as one of the three major Buddha in Japan, was first cast over seven centuries ago. Walk along the temple grounds and contemplate this impressive statue, perhaps Kamakura's most iconic landmark. -Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant near the temple. -Enjoy a scenic ride aboard the Enoshima Dentetsu Line train, which famously appeared in the hit anime series Slam Dunk. You will be riding from Hase Station to Wadatsuka Station, where you will enjoy tea and wagashi traditional sweets at a Japanese tea house. -Head to Kamakura Station to end the tour.
Inclusions
1 drink and 1 pastry at a cafe
Admission to the Kotokuin Temple (Great Buddha Temple)
1 lunch option and 1 drink at the restaurant
Train fare from Hase St. to Wadatsuka St. (Enoshima Dentetsu Line)
1 cup of tea and Japanese sweets at the tea house
Exclusions
Additional food and drinks
Additional purchases at street shops (e.g., souvenirs)
Traveling fare to the meeting point and from the drop-off point
Meeting Point and Meeting Time
Meet directly at JR Kita-Kamakura St. (West Exit). It usually takes about 1 hour from Tokyo/Shinjuku to Kita-Kamakura station.
Remarks
Please wear comfortable shoes, as you will climb a hill to get to the park.
The tour may be canceled in case of typhoons, heavy rains, or other adverse weather conditions.
The tour can be booked privately or accommodate groups of up to three participants.
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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Experience Location

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: June 24, 2024
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For each guest that attends this experience, byFood will donate
10 meals