With your private guide, you will head to Kamakura, a beautiful historical town located 1h away from Tokyo by public transport. Home to a collection of beautiful temples, shrines and impressive large buddhist statues.
Your knowledgable guide will explain you all about this town which was once the political center of the Medieval Japan and you will visit its main places of interests such as:
–Kotokuin Temple, home to the Daibutsu, a giant bronze Buddha of 13.35m high.
–Hasedera Temple is a temple of the Jodo sect, which is most famous for its statue of Kannon, the goddess of mercy. The statue shows Kannon with eleven heads, each representing a characteristic of the goddess. The 9.18 meter-tall, gilded wooden statue is regarded as one of the largest wooden sculptures in Japan.
– Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine is the spiritual heart of Kamakura and one of its most popular attractions. The shrine was originally founded by Minamoto Yoriyoshi in 1063, then enlarged and moved to its present site by Minamoto Yoritomo, the first shogun of the Kamakura government, in 1180. The shrine is dedicated to Hachiman, the Shinto god of war and patron of the Minamoto family.
Your day will end with shopping for local souvenirs and delicacies in Komachi Street before you head back to Tokyo with your private guide.