On this tour to Kamakura we'll explore this city that was the political centre of medieval Japan. We'll tour its temples, take a rickshaw ride and even rent a kimono.
At 8:30 am, we'll meet Shinjuku train station in Tokyo and board a train that will take us to Kamakura - only an hour and a half away. Get ready to discover the charms of this city!
The first stop will be at the Buddhist temple of Hase-Dera. We'll make a short stop to admire the exterior of this shrine, famous for its more than 50,000 small sculptures. Feel an atmosphere of calm as you stroll through its caves, Buddhist halls and its panoramic terrace which offers a spectacular view of the bay.
Next, we'll take you to visit the Great Buddha of Kamakura, the second largest Buddha sculpture in Japan, measuring over 42 feet (13 metres) and weighing 93 tons! (93 thousand kilograms)!
Afterwards, we'll go to the Tsurugaoka Hachiman temple-gū, the most important Shinto sanctuary in Kamakura. We'll leave you 40 minutes to explore the outside of this 11th-century building and stroll through its gardens full of cherry trees.
At 1 pm we'll bid you farewell at Kamakura train station and you can either return with your free train ticket to Tokyo or continue to enjoy the town at your leisure.
If you want to make your tour to Kamakura even more complete, you can choose between different options when booking:
Tour + Rickshaw Ride
After the guided tour of Kamakura, you'll enjoy a rickshaw ride, one of the most popular means of transport in Asian culture.
Tour + Kimono Rental
If you've always dreamed of wearing the Japanese national costume, this is your moment! After the guided tour, you can choose your favourite model of kimono and stroll around Kamakura as if you were a local.
Tour + Rickshaw + Kimono
The most complete experience! If you don't want to give up anything, this option will allow you to enjoy a guided tour of Kamakura, a rickshaw ride and rent a kimono and discover the local culture in the most authentic way.
4 hours 30 minutes.
The activity takes place with an escort that speaks in English and other languages.
Round–trip train ticket between Tokyo and Kamakura
Rickshaw ride (depending on selection)
Kimono rental (depending on selection)
When to book?
You can book up until 48 hours before the activity as long as there are still places. Book now to guarantee your spot.
Type of voucher
Electronic. Show the voucher on your phone.
Not wheelchair accessible.
All services published on Civitatis are carried out in accordance with our Sustainability Code.
No printing of documentation required.
Frequently asked questions
Q - How to book?
A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.
Q - Is a minimum number of participants required?
A - This activity requires a minimum of 4 participants. Should this number not be reached, we'll get in touch with you to offer alternatives.
If you have any other questions please contact us .
Shinjuku Railway Station, Odakyu Ticket Office South Gate