(Tour time: 5 hours, Admission fees: 700yen)
Here you will visit a renowned temple at the foot of forested hills where you can feel the atmosphere of Zen Buddhism. Other spots include a temple known as the “Women’s Temple”, the Great Buddha, and a shrine that is a symbol of Kamakura.
This tour starts from KITA-KAMAKURA Station.
1) Engakuji Temple
This Zen temple was founded in 1282 to commemorate the warriors who died in the two Mongolian invasions in 1274 and 1281. The Shariden Hall and the Temple Bell are designated as National Treasures. (Admission fee: 300yen)
2) Tokeiji Temple
With its 600-year history as a “Run-into Convent” or “Divorce Convent”, the temple holds numerous ancient documents and valuable treasures. (Admission fee: 200yen)
3) The Great Buddha
Located in Kotoku-in Temple, the Great Buddha, a National Treasure and a Symbol of Kamakura, was cast in bronze in the middle of the 13th century. (Admission fee: 200yen)
4) Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine
Built as a tutelary shrine for the Genji family in 1180, this is the most gorgeous shrine in Kamakura attracting millions of visitors for its history, culture, architecture and various traditional events.