(Tour time: 4 hours, Admission fees: 500yen, Matcha tea: 500yen/600yen)
Visit legendary temples in a serene setting. This course includes Kamakura’s oldest temple, a temple with a beautiful Japanese garden and a famous bamboo temple. Don’t miss the opportunity to taste a cup of Japanese green tea at the last two temples.
This tour starts from KAMAKURA Station.
1) Sugimotodera Temple
The oldest temple in Kamakura, famous for its moss-covered stone steps, was built originally in 734. A trio of Eleven-faced Kannon Statues are National and City Important Cultural Assets. (Admission fee: 200yen)
2) Hokokuji Temple (Bamboo Temple)
A Zen temple popularly known as “Bamboo Temple” was founded in 1334. In the quiet garden, where about 2,000 bamboos grow, you can enjoy a cup of matcha green tea. (Admission fee: 200yen, Matcha tea: 500yen)
3) Jomyoji Temple
Founded in 1188, this Zen temple is designated as a national historic site. Visitors can enjoy a cup of matcha green tea with the view of a Zen-style sand and rock garden. (Admission fee: 100yen, Matcha tea: 600yen)
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.