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 the big buddha statue, the Hase dera temple called Hana dera 花寺, the Tsurugaoka-hachimangu shrine, and the Komachi-dori street : 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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Overview

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 the big buddha statue, the Hase dera temple called Hana dera 花寺, the Tsurugaoka-hachimangu shrine, and the Komachi-dori street : 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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Itinerary ↓↓The tour will take you to ↓↓

Your hotel = Enoshima sta. ( via suspended Shonan monorail ) = Enoshima island & Eshima-jinja shrine on the top = Enoden tramway = Daibutsu ( big Buddha ) - Hasedera temple = Enoden tramway = Tsurugaoka-hachimangu shrine = Komachi-dori street = Kamakura sta.(end of the daytrip)
 
★Starting point : Your hotel (within the Tokyo 23 Wards)
 
★Departure time : 9:00
 
Duration of excursion : approx. 8 hours
 
★ Points of interest of the trip :
- Visit with a English speaking tour leader
- small group tour (max 8 people)
- rechargeable transport card: SUICA or PASMO present ! (the amount for the daytrip already charged )
If you have already a rechargeable card, we will recharge on your card.
- Visit of the Enoshima island, the japanese "Mont Saint-Michel" 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 Tsurugaoka Hachimangu sanctuary
- Walk to Komachi Street, a small shopping street

- Enoshima

Shonan Monorail Suspendu

Let's take an uncommon transport  : Shonan suspended monorail.
From Ofuna station, 15min trip above  behicles and houses to 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.

- "Enoden" local scenic tram

We will then take the old "Enoden" tramway to appreciate the beautiful coastal view 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

We get off Enoden at Hase station and 10 minutes' walk  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. 

- Tsurugaoka-hachimangu shrine

Let's get on Enoden again to go to the terminus :Kamakura station, then 10~15min walk until the famous Tsurugaoka-Hachimangu shrine.Tsurugaoka 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 a lot of trendy restaurants, coffee shops, souvenir shops and so on.The end of day-trip : The day-trip ends at Kamakura station. The tour leader will show you how to get back to Tokyo by JR line ( direct train ).
※Escort service to your hotel after the day trip with additional fee.
You have a possibility to get off at Yokohama station to look around the night view on the way back home if you want.
Night view from the top of Yokohama Landmark Tower is so beautiful.

Where to Go

Itinerary

Itinerary ↓↓The tour will take you to ↓↓

Your hotel = Enoshima sta. ( via suspended Shonan monorail ) = Enoshima island & Eshima-jinja shrine on the top = Enoden tramway = Daibutsu ( big Buddha ) - Hasedera temple = Enoden tramway = Tsurugaoka-hachimangu shrine = Komachi-dori street = Kamakura sta.(end of the daytrip)
 
★Starting point : Your hotel (within the Tokyo 23 Wards)
 
★Departure time : 9:00
 
Duration of excursion : approx. 8 hours
 
★ Points of interest of the trip :
- Visit with a English speaking tour leader
- small group tour (max 8 people)
- rechargeable transport card: SUICA or PASMO present ! (the amount for the daytrip already charged )
If you have already a rechargeable card, we will recharge on your card.
- Visit of the Enoshima island, the japanese "Mont Saint-Michel" 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 Tsurugaoka Hachimangu sanctuary
- Walk to Komachi Street, a small shopping street

- Enoshima

Shonan Monorail Suspendu

Let's take an uncommon transport  : Shonan suspended monorail.
From Ofuna station, 15min trip above  behicles and houses to 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.

- "Enoden" local scenic tram

We will then take the old "Enoden" tramway to appreciate the beautiful coastal view 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

We get off Enoden at Hase station and 10 minutes' walk  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. 

- Tsurugaoka-hachimangu shrine

Let's get on Enoden again to go to the terminus :Kamakura station, then 10~15min walk until the famous Tsurugaoka-Hachimangu shrine.Tsurugaoka 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 a lot of trendy restaurants, coffee shops, souvenir shops and so on.The end of day-trip : The day-trip ends at Kamakura station. The tour leader will show you how to get back to Tokyo by JR line ( direct train ).
※Escort service to your hotel after the day trip with additional fee.
You have a possibility to get off at Yokohama station to look around the night view on the way back home if you want.
Night view from the top of Yokohama Landmark Tower is so beautiful.
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 
  • Rechargeable transport card SUICA or PASMO  ( the amount for the daytrip already charged ) 

*Please advise us in advance if you have already a transport card. We will recharge the amount necessary for 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

  • Escort from tour ending point to the hotel

*Escort service to the hotel by the tour leader is available with additional fees

  • Gratuities (Voluntary)

Dates & Prices

Please select & click on the date below to make a reservation / inquiry.

★We can also organise a private tour with your own departure date. Please feel free to contact us via our contact form and let us know your desired departure date, travel duration, number of travellers and any other wishes you have.
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