If you wish go slighty further from the bustling Tokyo city center for sight-seeing, this tour might be one of your best choices. The Shonan area, where Enoshima and Kamakura are located, is known for its Pacific Ocean beaches and attractions. It has long been popular as a summer seaside resort close to Tokyo. Enoshima, the symbol island of Shonan, can be easily reached on foot by a bridge. A lighthouse, botanical gardens and shrines are popular draws. Kamakura is a historical site surrounded on 3 sides by hills and facing the ocean at its front. Numerous shrines and temples include the Great Buddha of Kamakura, and the streets of Kamakura are filled with atmosphere from its long and venerable history and traditional culture. And for food lovers, you will visit 2 famous local dori(street) with shops selling lots of local food and souvenirs. You will have a great time for sure!
Around 10 hrs
Pick up at Shinjuku designed pick up point near West Exit (Staff will be waiting with a board)
Around 10:30 am
The Buddha is a bronze statue 11.3 m high, weighing 121 tons, and was built in the 13th century, soon after Kamakura became the center of rule by the samurai class. In those days many temples were constructed in Kamakura, and many Buddhist statues created in the Chinese Sung style. The Daibutsu is a typical example. Initially the statue was housed in a large building, but this was washed away by flood twice, leaving only the bronze statue.
Kotokuin - The Great Buddha of Kamakura(around 40 mins)
Around 11:15 am
Minamoto-no-Yoriyoshi, head of the Genji samurai family, founded Tsurugaoka Hachiman-gu in 1063 upon receiving the divine spirit of Iwashimizu Hachiman-gu in Kyoto. The shrine was moved to its present site in 1180 by his descendant, Minamoto-no-Yoritomo, who established the Kamakura shogunate and ruled Japan toward the end of the 12th century. In the shrine grounds stands a monument inscribed with a poem by Minamoto-no-Sanetomo, third shogun of the Kamakura shogunate and also a renowned poet. The large ginkgo tree is said to have concealed Sanetomos nephew right before he assassinated Sanetomo, and is a well-known symbol of Tsurugaoka Hachiman-gu.’
Tsurugaoka Hachimangu(around 45 mins)
Around 12:00 noon
According to legend, it started as a market opened in front of the shrine. Today, the street is lined with over 250 restaurants, boutiques, fancy cafes, Japanese-style sweet cafes, and stores selling souvenirs and sundry articles unique to the ancient city. Stepping into narrow alleys you will find old Western-style houses with an historic atmosphere and hidden traditional stores.
Komachi Street (around 100 mins)
Around 2:00 pm
Once you have crossed the bridge, you will see souvenir shops and traditional restaurants on the way to Enoshima-jinja Shrine. Enoshima-jinja Shrine was originally a tutelary shrine where the three goddesses of land, marine transport, and fisheries were enshrined in 552. Hadaka-Benten, or the naked goddess of entertainment in the shrine, is one of the three most famous goddesses in Japan. During the Edo Period, the shrine was crowded with worshippers. Until today, celebrities visit the shrine to wish for success.
Enoshima (120 mins)
Around 4:00 pm
The station and its vicinity are often chosen for filming of TV dramas and commercials in Japan as symbolic of the Shōnan region. The neighbourhood is a serene residential area. A hit Japanese manga Slam Dunk has an episode based on this station resulting in the station attracts thousands of visitors.
Kamakura-kōkō-mae eki (around 60 mins)
Around 6:30 pm
Dismiss at Shinjuku Station
Tour End! Enjoy Your Trip!
*The images are for reference only.
- Tour leader: Chinese/English/Japanese-speaking tour leader
- Tour bus: 13-seat/25-seat/45-seat tour bus (depends on tour size)
- Transfer within itinerary (Taxes & highway fees included)
- Personal expenses
- Transfers to and from your accommodation
- Train from Enoshima Station to Kamakura-koko-mae Station
- Other services not specified
- Minimum departure group size is 1. Departure on every Monday, Wednesday and Friday.
- Child fares: 3 - 5 years old. (based on the height on travel date)
- Children under the age of 3, must accompanied by an adult and will be carried free of charge, however seat and meal will not be provided
- All prices and terms & conditions may change without prior notice.