Temple & Shrines of Kamakura

  • Port

    Yokohama, Japan

  • Activity Level

    Strenuous

  • Excursion Type

    Local Sightseeing, All

  • Wheelchair Accessible

    NO

  • Cost

    USD USD

    Price between $51-$100
  • Minimum Age

    Information not currently available.

  • Duration

    Approximately 5 Hours

  • Meals Included

    No

A compelling place to visit, Kamakura invites the visitor to explore the treasures of the Shinto and Buddhist religions. The Shoguns made Kamakura an important town when it served as their capital from AD 1192 - 1333, but it is the quiet walks and spiritual peace that are its attractions in the 21st century.

The masterpiece among these is at the Koutokuin Temple -- the first stop on your tour. Here you will see the Daibutsu (great Buddha), which stands 42

A dramatically different view of eastern religion can be seen at the Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine, dedicated to the god of war.

Enjoy free time at Komachi Street before you drive back to the pier in Yokohama.

Notes:

Participants must negotiate steps at the Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine. Expect crowding at Komachi Street. Wear comfortable walking shoes. Not advisable for guests with mobility limitations. Bring local currency, as many vendors do not accept credit cards or US dollars.