Kamakura ; the medieval samurai town & Enoshima ; the sacred island

Let’s visit together Enoshima island and the old town of Kamakura, a destination which attracts lot of Tokyoites for excursion. Kamakura is a coastal city and is a place not to be missed while travelling in Japan, where you could admire one of the biggest statues of Buddha in Japan. We will visit some tourist spots not to be missed such as Kencho-ji which is the most important temple among five others high ranking Zen temples in Kamakura; and also the Enno-ji temple devoted to Emma, the guardian of hell; the big buddha statue, the Hase dera temple called Hana dera 花寺, the daibutsu, symbol of Kamakura in the Tsurugaoka-hachimangu sanctuary, and the Komachi-dori : a lively commercial district.  In Kamakura, you will also discover the old “Enoden” tram running through the narrow streets from the old town to Enoshima island.

Enoshima is an island with a sanctuary at its top, and is often compared to a kind of Mont Saint-Michel in France. Walking through the bridge, you will see the sacred island floating on the horizon and connected by a bridge. On the way to the sanctuary, you will find plenty of shops, and if the the weather is nice, you could admire Mt. Fuji beyond the ocean. During winter, there is a beautiful illumination to enjoy. Let’s visit together Enoshima island and the old town of Kamakura, a destination which attracts lot of Tokyoites for excursion.


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Let’s visit together Enoshima island and the old town of Kamakura, a destination which attracts lot of Tokyoites for excursion. Kamakura is a coastal city and is a place not to be missed while travelling in Japan, where you could admire one of the biggest statues of Buddha in Japan. We will visit some tourist spots not to be missed such as Kencho-ji which is the most important temple among five others high ranking Zen temples in Kamakura; and also the Enno-ji temple devoted to Emma, the guardian of hell; the big buddha statue, the Hase dera temple called Hana dera 花寺, the daibutsu, symbol of Kamakura in the Tsurugaoka-hachimangu sanctuary, and the Komachi-dori : a lively commercial district.  In Kamakura, you will also discover the old “Enoden” tram running through the narrow streets from the old town to Enoshima island.

Enoshima is an island with a sanctuary at its top, and is often compared to a kind of Mont Saint-Michel in France. Walking through the bridge, you will see the sacred island floating on the horizon and connected by a bridge. On the way to the sanctuary, you will find plenty of shops, and if the the weather is nice, you could admire Mt. Fuji beyond the ocean. During winter, there is a beautiful illumination to enjoy. Let’s visit together Enoshima island and the old town of Kamakura, a destination which attracts lot of Tokyoites for excursion.


Special Offer: take an additional 10% off marked Price of all One-day tours.

Itinerary ↓↓The tour will take you to ↓↓

★Sites to visit :Kamakura (Big Buddha,Kencho-ji temple, Enno-ji temple, Hase-dera Temple, Tsurugaoka Hachimangu sanctuary, Komachidori street),Enoshima (Enoshima Sanctuary, Lighthouse, Enoden)
 
★Starting point : Your hotel (within the Tokyo 23 Wards)
 
★Departure time : 9:00
 
Duration of excursion : approx. 9 hours
 
★ Points of interest of the trip :
- Visit with a English speaking tour leader
- small group tour (max 8 people)
- Visit of the Enoshima island, the "Mont Saint-Michel Japanese version" with its sanctuary that rises on the top of island
- taking the tramway “Enoden” from Kamakura to Enoshima enjoying the scenic view
- Visit the most important sites of Kamakura, the Big Buddha, Hase-dera Temple, and Tsuruoka Hachimangu sanctuary, Kencho-ji temple, Enno-ji temple
- Walk to Komachi Street, a small shopping street

- Kencho-ji temple

We will leave Tokyo to Kamakura by taking the train. It will takes about 1 hour. 
From Kita Kamakura station, we will walk on the steep street to Kencho ji temple.Then we will reach Kenchoji Temple, located on top of a small hill. This prestigious temple is known for Zen art and ranked the first among the Zen temples of Kamakura, founded in 13th century. You will feel tensed clearn atmosphere inside the temple.

- Enno-ji temple

Up the stairs just next to Tencho-ji temple is another little temple. 
This is the Enno-ji temple dedicated to the guardian god and judge of hell, Emma. The Enma of this temple also known as "Laughing Enma" due to his expression or as "man-eater Enma" as he is believed to have eaten the child of a visitor by mistake according to the legend.

- Tsuruoka-hachimangu shrine

Let's walk down the city center of Kamakura (10min).Tsuruoka Hachimangu shrine is one of the most important temples in Japan, dedicated to the god protectors of the powerful samurais. The temple is beautifully painted in vermeil, popular sightseeing spot in parallel with Big Buddha and many worshippers visit the temple in the New Year period.
If you have plan to have an exam or a match, try to pray for battles, since the temple is now a place of prayer for the success of an exam, a contest or a match.

- Komachidori street

Take a walk on Komachi dori street, the liveliset and fashinable street in the city.
Here you will find not only trendy restaurants and shops but also traditional restaurants.
We will have lunch break at Komachi dori street.(lunch not included)

- "Enoden" local scenic tram

We will then take the old "Enoden" tramway to cross the streets and feel immersed in the old times. "Enoden" is an abbreviation for "Enoshima Dentetsu" serves between Enoshima and Kamakura. You will be entertained by the train once you get on because it runs scenic route along the sea and kissing distance from walls of conventional residents. 

- The big buddha of Kamakura

10 minutes' walk from the station to the Big buddha.you will see a 13.5 meters big Buddha statue, weighing 121 tons, built in the 13th Century, acknowledged as the great two Daibutsu statues in Japan with Nara Buddha.

- Hase-dera temple

We will then head for Hase-dera temple, an ancient Buddhist temple built in the 8th century on the slope of the mountain where you will view Enoshima and the city of Kamakura from a park in front of the main hall of the temple. Thousands of hydrangeas bloom in June along with paths inside and around the temple, which is one of the must-see places in Kamakura. 

- Enoshima

Then again, we will get on the tram "Enoden" until Enoshima station.Enoshima is a small island floating on Sagami Bay. This island is often compared to the French Mont Saint-Michel as the island becomes a part of the land due to the rise and fall of the tide.
There is a beach in Enoshima, from where you could admire Mt. Fuji if the weather is nice, filled with beachgoers in the summer. 
Don't you feel something good will be happened when you see the collaboration between Japanese Mont Saint-Michel and Mt. Fuji?
Once you get a best shot, let's share it with Instgram.
Then cross the bridge and land Enoshima island. At the top of the island, you will see the Enoshima sanctuary near which standing the lighthouse of Enoshima and also you will see cafes and shops along with a front approach. Enjoy the sea bleeze while you are freewheelingly walking on the island.If you visit the island in winter, you can enjoy also  the beautiful illumination around the lighthouse at night.( end of Novermber - middle of March)

Where to Go

Itinerary

Itinerary ↓↓The tour will take you to ↓↓

★Sites to visit :Kamakura (Big Buddha,Kencho-ji temple, Enno-ji temple, Hase-dera Temple, Tsurugaoka Hachimangu sanctuary, Komachidori street),Enoshima (Enoshima Sanctuary, Lighthouse, Enoden)
 
★Starting point : Your hotel (within the Tokyo 23 Wards)
 
★Departure time : 9:00
 
Duration of excursion : approx. 9 hours
 
★ Points of interest of the trip :
- Visit with a English speaking tour leader
- small group tour (max 8 people)
- Visit of the Enoshima island, the "Mont Saint-Michel Japanese version" with its sanctuary that rises on the top of island
- taking the tramway “Enoden” from Kamakura to Enoshima enjoying the scenic view
- Visit the most important sites of Kamakura, the Big Buddha, Hase-dera Temple, and Tsuruoka Hachimangu sanctuary, Kencho-ji temple, Enno-ji temple
- Walk to Komachi Street, a small shopping street

- Kencho-ji temple

We will leave Tokyo to Kamakura by taking the train. It will takes about 1 hour. 
From Kita Kamakura station, we will walk on the steep street to Kencho ji temple.Then we will reach Kenchoji Temple, located on top of a small hill. This prestigious temple is known for Zen art and ranked the first among the Zen temples of Kamakura, founded in 13th century. You will feel tensed clearn atmosphere inside the temple.

- Enno-ji temple

Up the stairs just next to Tencho-ji temple is another little temple. 
This is the Enno-ji temple dedicated to the guardian god and judge of hell, Emma. The Enma of this temple also known as "Laughing Enma" due to his expression or as "man-eater Enma" as he is believed to have eaten the child of a visitor by mistake according to the legend.

- Tsuruoka-hachimangu shrine

Let's walk down the city center of Kamakura (10min).Tsuruoka Hachimangu shrine is one of the most important temples in Japan, dedicated to the god protectors of the powerful samurais. The temple is beautifully painted in vermeil, popular sightseeing spot in parallel with Big Buddha and many worshippers visit the temple in the New Year period.
If you have plan to have an exam or a match, try to pray for battles, since the temple is now a place of prayer for the success of an exam, a contest or a match.

- Komachidori street

Take a walk on Komachi dori street, the liveliset and fashinable street in the city.
Here you will find not only trendy restaurants and shops but also traditional restaurants.
We will have lunch break at Komachi dori street.(lunch not included)

- "Enoden" local scenic tram

We will then take the old "Enoden" tramway to cross the streets and feel immersed in the old times. "Enoden" is an abbreviation for "Enoshima Dentetsu" serves between Enoshima and Kamakura. You will be entertained by the train once you get on because it runs scenic route along the sea and kissing distance from walls of conventional residents. 

- The big buddha of Kamakura

10 minutes' walk from the station to the Big buddha.you will see a 13.5 meters big Buddha statue, weighing 121 tons, built in the 13th Century, acknowledged as the great two Daibutsu statues in Japan with Nara Buddha.

- Hase-dera temple

We will then head for Hase-dera temple, an ancient Buddhist temple built in the 8th century on the slope of the mountain where you will view Enoshima and the city of Kamakura from a park in front of the main hall of the temple. Thousands of hydrangeas bloom in June along with paths inside and around the temple, which is one of the must-see places in Kamakura. 

- Enoshima

Then again, we will get on the tram "Enoden" until Enoshima station.Enoshima is a small island floating on Sagami Bay. This island is often compared to the French Mont Saint-Michel as the island becomes a part of the land due to the rise and fall of the tide.
There is a beach in Enoshima, from where you could admire Mt. Fuji if the weather is nice, filled with beachgoers in the summer. 
Don't you feel something good will be happened when you see the collaboration between Japanese Mont Saint-Michel and Mt. Fuji?
Once you get a best shot, let's share it with Instgram.
Then cross the bridge and land Enoshima island. At the top of the island, you will see the Enoshima sanctuary near which standing the lighthouse of Enoshima and also you will see cafes and shops along with a front approach. Enjoy the sea bleeze while you are freewheelingly walking on the island.If you visit the island in winter, you can enjoy also  the beautiful illumination around the lighthouse at night.( end of Novermber - middle of March)
Important to know
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult.

  • Adult pricing applies to all travelers.

  • Minimum number of participants required for tour departure is one.

  • A moderate amount of walking is involved; please wear comfortable walking shoes.

  • Please inform us, at the time of booking, about the participation of any person with reduced mobility or suffering from any condition requiring  special needs during the trip.

  • This tour is not covered by insurance.

  • Itinerary order is subject to change depending on traffic, weather and operation hours.

  • In case of traffic congestion or weather or any other uncontrollable reasons that affect the tour schedule and lead to delay in time, schedule change or visit cancellation etc., the tour will not be cancelled or refunded in such cases.  Please be noted in advance.

Additional informations
  • Small groups, 8 people maximum. The tour can be customized in the case if there is no other participant on the day of trip.

  • Please note that public transportation will be used during this tour and seating is not guaranteed.

  • Please  refer to “Travel information” about any useful information.

  • Pictures are used for illustrative purpose only.

Included
  • English speaking tour leader

  • All transportations during the tour 

  • Admission fees to the temples
  • tour departure from your hotel

Not included
  • ​​​​The insurances
  • The personal expenses

  • Lunch & other Meals and drinks not mentioned

  • Transportations,visits and activities not mentioned

  • Transfer by the tour leader from tour ending point to the hotel

*Transfer to the hotel by the tour leader are available with additional fees (each service:5000yen / 1group )

  • Gratuities (Voluntary)

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