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Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine
Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine

Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine

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Kamakura makes for a colorful and cultural day trip from Tokyo. The small city has over 75 temples and shrines, the biggest and most famous of which is the Tsuragoaka Hachimangu Shrine.

The shrine was founded by Minamoto Yoriyoshi in 1063. Despite being a shinto shrine it's layout is that of a Japanese buddhist temple. Because of its extreme beauty it's a popular spot for weddings and for the year's first shrine visit, a practice called hatsumode. During the New Year holidays it draws over 2 million visitors.

The walk from the station to the shrine is beautiful and dramatic: a long wide street embellished by orange torii gates that leads from the waterfront through the entire city. In April and September archery on horseback is performed along this street. The best time to visit is early springtime when the cherry blossoms and azaleas burst into colorful bloom.

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April-Sep: 5am-8:30pm; Oct-March: 6am-8:30pm
2-1-31 Yukinoshita, Kamakura, Kanagawa, 248-8588
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Exciting Kamakura - Online Tour

Exciting Kamakura - Online Tour

This is a two-way communication online virtual tour using Skype Conference System. Based on the itinerary, some pictures and videos of sightseeing spots will be shown on your computer, and I will explain them. Basically, we will visit five sightseeing spots in Kamakura, but this tour is so flexible that we can change our itinerary depending on your interests. Note - Meeting time will be fixed as per discussion with you, because we need to consider time difference. - Videos may not work smoothly, in case of bad connection.
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  • 50 minutes to 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$9.64
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$9.64
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 Cooking and Japanese Garden Party in an Authentic Traditional House

Cooking and Japanese Garden Party in an Authentic Traditional House

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You're invited to a Japanese garden party at a traditional-style home in Kamakura. Join your host in a cooking lesson to prepare a seasonal menu, then sit down to enjoy the classic dishes at an outdoor table surrounded by cherry blossom and bamboo trees. It's an immersive way to enjoy Japanese cuisine and hospitality in a serene, private environment you won’t find in any restaurant.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$105.02
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Exciting Kamakura - One Day Tour from Tokyo

Exciting Kamakura - One Day Tour from Tokyo

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Kamakura was the former capital of Japan between the 12th and the 14th century. Its abundance of temples and historical sights can make it a tricky task for a visitor with limited time to shortlist where to go. Save research time, and explore the city’s best bits in a day with a guide. Enjoy commentary along the way as you explore multiple temples, and a shrine, including Hase-dera Temple, Hokokuji Temple, and Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine.
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  • 8 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$300.89
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Samurai Photo Tours: A Fun Day Out Discovering Kamakura

Samurai Photo Tours: A Fun Day Out Discovering Kamakura

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Hi, I’m Peter. I was born in England, but I’ve lived most of life in Japan. I would be delighted to show you around Kamakura, where I presently live, and share with you my knowledge and love of its fascinating history. Kamakura served as Japan’s de facto capital from 1185 – 1333. It's where the first shogun, Minamoto no Yoritomo, was born. The Kamakura Period is also the birthplace of Zen Buddhism and the samurai culture. I'll explain the history as we visit different temples and shrines, some of them dating back hundreds of years. In the course of our tour, I'll also talk about aspects of Japanese life, and can arrange a delicious lunch at a restaurant specialising in local cuisine. As a bonus, I’ll take souvenir photos of you – or help you take quality pictures of your own. The tour lasts 3 hours and you may select your starting time on the booking form. If you’re planning a trip to Japan, I strongly recommend you include Kamakura. There’s a lot to discover in this beautiful city!
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$192.74
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Kamakura Private Custom Tour Led by Local Students

Kamakura Private Custom Tour Led by Local Students

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Explore the real Kamakura with students from the local high school. Take a private, customized tour with enthusiastic local hosts and experience “Samurai Town,” the Shogunate capital of Japan during the 12th-14th centuries. Visit significant Buddhist temples, Shinto shrines, and historic sites, including Tsurugaoka Hachiman Shrine, Hasedera temple, and the Great Buddha on this affordable half-day outing.
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  • 4 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$42.00
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$42.00
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Private Tour - First time in Kamakura? Enjoy a Tour of All Must-sees!

Private Tour - First time in Kamakura? Enjoy a Tour of All Must-sees!

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This is a great choice for first-time visitors to Kamakura. Immerse yourself in local cuisine and culture by going on a comprehensive guided tour. Save hours of research time and enjoy insights and tips from your guide. Top sights you’ll visit include Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine, and the Great Buddha of Kamakura. A highlight of the tour is visiting Komachi Street, where you’ll discover local gourmet food.
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  • 5 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$101.31
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$101.31
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Historic Kamakura: Temples, Shrines and Street Food Private Walking Tour

Historic Kamakura: Temples, Shrines and Street Food Private Walking Tour

Enjoy a fun and relaxing tour of historic Kamakura on this 6 hour tour with a knowledgeable guide. Visit fascinating temples and shrines and learn about Kamakura's history. Experience Japanese tea in a teahouse located in a peaceful bamboo grove. Enjoy scenic views and historic architecture. Take a stroll through Kamakura's Komachi dori and try an array of delicious local food and drink. Food and drink is included on the tour.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$207.93
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$207.93
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Private Tour - Introducing all the Famous Spots in Kamakura and Enoshima!

Private Tour - Introducing all the Famous Spots in Kamakura and Enoshima!

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See the best of Kamakura in a day, on this action-packed private tour. Travel quickly and efficiently on the Enoshima Electric Railway, and benefit from having a guide with you to take care of the navigating. The tour saves hours of research time, and goes to a selection of top attractions, including Hase-dera Temple, Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine, the Great Buddha of Kamakura, Kotoku-in, Inamuragasaki Park, and much more.
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  • 6 to 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$110.82
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$110.82
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Kamakura Private Tour by Public Transportation

Kamakura Private Tour by Public Transportation

Enjoy ancient capital Kamakura on a professional guided private tour. This tour uses public transport. Even if you change buses and trains at unfamiliar tourist destinations, there is no concern because the guides are with you.Hotel pickup in Tokyo 23 wards included. Tour destinations include Tsurugaoka Hachimangu, Kotokuin, Komachidori, and Bamboo forests. For details of the destination, you can look at the what to expect section of this web page.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$419.64
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Kamakura and Eastern Kyoto with Lots of Temples and Shrines

Kamakura and Eastern Kyoto with Lots of Temples and Shrines

Kamakura is such a compact city that you can see the whole area within a day. One of the representative sight-seeing spots is Big Image of Buddha in Kotokuin temple. From there, you can travel almost all the famous temples for six hours. Many historical sites are covered in public transportation services. On the way to Hachimangu, we can enjoy shopping on KOMACHI street. While walking through the street, we can feel something different from the western culture. In this area, there are many valuable temples and shrines within a walk. So, we can visit many historical temples and shrines such as so-called hydrangea temple and bamboo grove temple. All these temples are located in calm environment, so you will feel like being in KAMAKURA ZEN Buddhism style. About 1 hour from JR Kita Kamakura station, we will visit the 2nd largest city YOKOHAMA. This time, we will stop over at China town in ISHIKAWA cho in Yokohama. We can enjoy a variety of Chinese cuisines for reasonable prices.
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  • 9 hours
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$226.83
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$226.83
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Kamakura Private Walking Tour

Kamakura Private Walking Tour

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Experience the energy of Japan’s ancient samurai thanks to this 6-hour history-themed walking tour of Kamakura with a private guide. Explore a range of Buddhist temples, Shinto Shrines, and traditional street vendors in a city that was Japan’s feudal capital from the 12th through 14th centuries.
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  • 6 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$369.00
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$369.00
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Kamakura Old Capital Walking Tour with the Great Buddha

Kamakura Old Capital Walking Tour with the Great Buddha

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-The tour kicks off with Japanese sweet tasting on the lively shopping street. After trying out a traditional Japanese snack on Komachi-dori, go on to explore Kamakura's history and unique culture along with your friendly local guide. -Stroll the historical shrines and temples in the nature of Kamakura Gain insight into how to make the most out of visiting Japanese shrines and temples and enjoy a delicious and healthy lunch at the temple restaurant! -Great photo-snapping locations and meeting with the Great Buddha! Check out Hasedera Temple, with it's beautiful scenic views of the coastline and hidden little cave before going on to greet the Great Buddha! Magical Trip is a local tour operator in Tokyo with the TripAdvisor certificate of excellence that offers various types of small-group tours throughout Japan! Check out our Trip Advisor Page for more tours and our reviews!
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  • 4 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$94.83
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Hidden Temples in Kamakura

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Hidden Temples in Kamakura

Once the capital of Japan, Kamakura, is located about an hour south of Tokyo by train. This small city will give you very different vibes compared to Tokyo in its peaceful green setting on the coast. Kamakura is often called the little Kyoto of the East. Also considered the cradle of Nichiren Buddhism, which is manifested by the many temples that are found across the city. On this walking tour, we will visit a couple of the traditional shops, one of the main shrines of the city and a couple of hidden temples far from the crowds. You will learn how Japanese people practice their religion, and appreciate the traditions together with the green surroundings.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$43.55
$58.07
$14.52 savings
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$43.55
$58.07
$14.52 savings
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Kamakura Full-Day Private Tour

Kamakura Full-Day Private Tour

You can enjoy a guided sightseeing tour only with your family and friends. This tour is a tour using public transportation. The destinations of the tour include Hase-dera Temple, Kotokuin, Tsurugaoka Hachiman Shrine, Hotoku Temple (bamboo forest). For details of the destination, you can look at the what to expect section of this web page. You will meet the guide at JR Kamakura Station west exit ticket gate and the tour will begin. The tour also ends at JR Kamakura Station.
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  • 6 hours 30 minutes
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$187.21
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$187.21
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Kamakura Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Tour with Nationally-Licensed Guide

Kamakura Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Tour with Nationally-Licensed Guide

With a nationally-licensed and experienced multilingual tour guide, this short but value-packed trip is a fantastic way of experiencing Kamakura! Tsurugaoka Hachimangu is arguably Kamakura's most important shrine. Originally built in 1063 and moved to its present location in 1191, this tour is a can't-miss opportunity to explore and get in touch with the city's rich spiritual history. Your nationally-licensed and experienced English-speaking guide will be able to provide views of Japan that most tourists do not usually get to see. Tsurugaoka Hachimangu is located in the center of Kamakura and is easily accessible on foot from Kamakura Station. On the way there, you can also enjoy some shopping along the bustling Komachi-dori shopping street, home of Kamakura's main gift and souvenir stores. Note*1: The Nationally-licensed Tour Guide-Interpreter certification is issued by the Japanese government requires a good knowledge and understanding of Japanese culture and history.
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  • 1 hour
  • Taking safety measures
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$24.71
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$24.71
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Private Tour to see Highlights of Kamakura, Enoshima, Yokohama from Tokyo

Private Tour to see Highlights of Kamakura, Enoshima, Yokohama from Tokyo

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If you have only one day to visit somewhere outside of Tokyo, Kamakura is the place to go! See the ancient capital of Kamakura, a seaside town of temples and wooded hills sometimes referred to Kyoto of eastern Japan. Then check out the bay area of Yokohama, Japan’s second-largest city. We have a list of professional guides in different languages to make your day fun and memorable. A chauffeured private tour is a perfect way to see Kamakura and Yokohama as it is not easy to get around in these two cities on your own using public transport in a limited time. Enjoy round trip transportation from your accommodation in a private vehicle. Relax on a full day excursion without being pressed for time or annoyed by others who you don’t know as it happens in group tours. *Select the places you want to visit and make a total of 6 hours *Customize your Kamakura, Yokohama tour according to your interests *Guide can give you recommendations to build your own itinerary *Round trip transportation
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$771.93
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$771.93
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Kamakura Zen Temples and Gardens Private Trip with Nationally-Licensed Guide

Kamakura Zen Temples and Gardens Private Trip with Nationally-Licensed Guide

Kamakura is considered the Capital of Zen. If you are interested in a more efficient way to explore Kamakura, with a nationally-licensed and experienced multilingual tour guide, this value-packed trip is a fantastic way of experiencing Kamakura! Kamakura is a place famous for Zen Buddhism. This style of Buddhism blossomed in this area around the end of the 13th century. These days, there are many Zen temples in the Kamakura area, and we have selected the top five for you to experience the world of Zen Buddhism, the art of meditation and great gardens. Let us know what you would like to experience, and your guide will arrange a six-hour tour that's best for you! Note*1: Please select your must-see spots from a list in the tour information to create your customized itinerary. Note*2: The Nationally-licensed Tour Guide-Interpreter certification is issued by the Japanese government requires a good knowledge and understanding of Japanese culture and history.
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  • 6 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$120.46
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$120.46
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Kamakura Bamboo Forest and Great Buddha Private Tour

Kamakura Bamboo Forest and Great Buddha Private Tour

This is a guided private tour that includes Kotokuin (Great Buddha Statue) and Hokukuji Temple Bamboo Forest on your itinerary. Hotel pick up in Tokyo 23 wards. Hokoku-ji Temple is very famous for its Bamboo Garden, and is a Michelin Green Guide, a three-star tourist attraction with only two locations in Kamakura. You can also drink matcha while watching the fantastic approximately 2,000 bamboo groves. The Big Buddha, which is synonymous with Kamakura, will be even more fun if you look at it while listening to the detailed historical explanations of the guides with national qualifications. For details of the destination, you can look at the what to expect section of this web page.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$204.14
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$204.14
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Kamakura Private Custom Tour

Kamakura Private Custom Tour

Kamakura used to be a center of politics in the 12th century. There are many historical places from that period. There are lots of shrines and temples. We use public transportation to visit sites. Since we are using public transportation to get around the area, we may be able to visit 3 or 4 spots. I will arrange the itinerary depending on your interests and needs.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$181.47
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$181.47
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Kamakura Custom Half Day Tour

Kamakura Custom Half Day Tour

This private and customizable tour for Kamakura is perfect for guests who would like to have their own itinerary planned based on their interests and preferences, allowing guests to experience the city at their own pace.
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  • 4 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$121.90
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$121.90
Price varies by group size
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Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine hours of operation: April-Sep: 5am-8:30pm; Oct-March: 6am-8:30pm . Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.

We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund. See all 20 Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine tickets and tours on Viator.

Currently, an entrance ticket to Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine costs USD 9.64. Guided Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine tours start around USD 9.64 per person. See all 20 Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine tickets and tours on Viator.