Explore traditional and modern Japan in Kamakura, Enoshima, Yokohama and Kawasaki. KSGG local volunteers know Kanagawa inside out, and can organize a tour to suit your needs and interests. Kanagawa is easily accessible from Tokyo. Make your trip fun and memorable.
-KSGG, A Volunteer Goodwill Guide Club-
ZAZEN (Sitting Meditation) session will be held at Kenchoji Temple for foreigners.
Kanagawa Systematized Goodwill Guide Club (KSGG) will voluntarily escort you to the temple and guide you around the temple ground.
Kenchoji is the first-ranked of Zen temple in Kamakura, and is the oldest Zen training monastery.
12:30 Meet at JR Kita-Kamakura station.
13:00 Arrive at Kenchoji Temple.
13:30 ZAZEN starts (15min. x 3 sessions）
15:00 Q&A session.(talk with priests)
15:30 Walk around Kenchoji temple ground led by a KSGG members.
17:00 End of Zazen event / Go to JR Kita-Kamakura station.
Admission Fee for Kenchoji temple 500yen/person
Fee for ZAZEN session 1,000yen/person
If you are interested in participation, Please fill out for the following application.
No later than Nov.5
KSGG will not be liable for any accidents.
Please join our KSGG Craft Activity once a month.
You will make a Japanese paper doll, using beautiful Japanese Paper.
KSGG members will instruct you step by step.
Reservations are not required, just come and join us.
You can practice your Japanese conversation too!
*** Attention: KSGG Club is not responsible for any accidents, injuries or damages that may occur.
This is to announce the schedule of the OYAMA Hiking Tour in November.
Tour date: 23rd of November, 2019.
Possible number of guests per tour: 5 – 10 guests
Minimum number of guests to run tour: 5 guests
Participation Fee : 1,000yen (as the share of the travel expenses of KSGG guides and the insurance including you.)
※Other expenses (such as your lunch and the travel fee) are not included.
Please apply on or before November 13. We will accept it on a first-come-first-served basis.
We have newly opened “OYAMA” course in the “Guided Tours” of this Web site.
Please visit “Guided Tours” from the top of this page for your reference.
Mt. Oyama hiking tour is to visit some spots along the approach to Oyama including the waterfalls before climbing up to Afuri Shrine Shimosya via Oyama-dera Temple.(Tour time: 5 to 6 hours )
Let’s climb up the stairway to Afuri Shrine Shimosya. From there you can see a splendid view awarded 2 stars in Michelin Guide. Surrounded with the sounds of streams and waterfalls, hikers or visitors can enjoy the breezes from the trees, and feel the fresh air of Mt Oyama.
This hiking route is a part of pilgrims’ way leading to Afuri shrine and Oyama-dera Temple on which many people pilgrimaged since ancient times.
End of November is the best season for Autumn Leaf in Japan. Please enjoy red and yellow leaves all over Oyama like the picture above.
08:50 Registration starts at Isehara railway station of Odakyu Odawara Line
09:10 Complete registration of all participants
09:20 Departure / Take bus to Oyama station and tour starts
09:50 Start Climbing up Oyama via Koma Sando, Oyama cable car station, and Onnazaka
11:20 Oyama-dera Temple
11:50 Afuri Shrine Shimosha
13:20 Miharashidai lookout
14:20 Return to Afuri Shrine Shimosha and start climbing down Onnazaka
14:50 arrive Oyama cable car station (the tour ends)
(Please note that climbing from Afuri Shrine Shimosha to the summit of Mt. Oyama is not included in this tour.)
Please note that the tour may be canceled in advance if a good chance (such as 40% or more) of rain or any bad weather is anticipated during the day of the tour.
Because KSGG organizes the tour on volunteer basis, neither KSGG nor any of KSGG staff are responsible for any injuries, or theft and/or damage to possessions that may occur during the services. KSGG strongly recommends that you take out and hold an appropriate level of travel insurance that provides coverage for you while you are undertaking the tour.
List of Essential Items (to wear and to bring) is also included in the CONDITION OF THE TOUR.
Please refer to the CONDITIONS OF THE TOUR for more details.
Click the Condition of the tour as bellow;
the Condition of the tour
If you are interested in participation, and if you have read and agree to the Condition of the Tour, Click the Agree button as follows for Application;
Guided Tour Reports
Date & Time: Thursday, June 20, 9:30 am − 4:00 pm Places Visited: Hasedera Temple, Kotokuin Temple(Great Buddha), Jomyoji Temple, Hokokuji Temple, Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Visitor: Milton-san, An American Attendant: 1 KSGG member Language:... READ MORE
Date & Time: Sunday, June 2, 9:50 a.m.－３:30 p.m. Spots: Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine, Hasedera Temple, and Kotokuin Temple (Great Buddha) Visitors: 22 AOTS Participants (The association for Overseas Technical Cooperation and Sustainable Partnership)... READ MORE
Date & Time: Monday, May 13, 11:40 a.m. −4:30 p.m. Spots: Hasedera Temple, Kotokuin Temple( Great Buddha), Sugimotodera Temple, Hokokuji Temple and Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine Visitors: 6 Canadian men and women Attendant: 1... READ MORE
Date & Time: Friday, May 10, 10:00 a.m. − 2:30 p.m. Spots: Yamashita Park, Yamashita Rinkosen (Harbor Line) Promenade, Red Brick Warehouse, Kishamichi (railway) Promenade, Sail Training Ship Nippon Maru, Landmark Plaza, Dockyard... READ MORE
Date & Time: Monday, April 29(holiday), 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Spots: Yokohama Sankeien Garden, Bashamichi-street, Yamate district Visitors: Claude& Marie, a Canadian Couple in their 60s Attendant: 1 KSGG member Languages: English... READ MORE
Date & Time: Saturday, April 13, 9:45 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Spots: Yokohama Park, China Town, Yamashita Park, Port Opening Memorial Hall (Jack), Nihon odori, Yokohama Stadium Visitors: British couple and their son... READ MORE