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Ride a Bicycle Across the Charming Kamakura

One of the greatest ways to discover Kamakura, nicknamed ‘Little Kyoto’, must be by bicycle. There are many sights to see in this charming coastal city south of Tokyo, and by bike, you can see the best of them all within 6 hours!

In Kamakura
6 Hours
City Tour
Upto 10 people
English
Highlights
  • Ride on a bicycle around the town of Kamakura, nicknamed ‘Little Kyoto'
  • Visit popular attractions like Tsurugaoka Hachimangu, Hokokuji, Zeniarai Benten Shrine, and more
Description

After renting the bicycles, the first place that you will visit is Tsurugaoka Hachimangu, an important temple for a family that was largely responsible for the rise of Kamakura as the political capital of the 12th century. Your guide will tell you about Kamakura’s illustrious history along with some interesting facts about the temple.

Then we will go to Hokokuji, also known as the ‘Bamboo Temple’. This temple is not only interesting because of its history, but also because of its beautiful, mysterious bamboo forest in the garden. If you so desire, you can even have a traditional cup of matcha green tea with a great view of the garden. We will pick up something to eat from the nearby convenience store for our lunch.

Our next destination will be on top of a mountain, and it requires a small trek to reach, so good shoes are recommended. On top of the mountain, we might be able to catch a glimpse of Mt. Fuji if we are lucky and the weather is clear. Near this viewpoint, we will first have lunch, and then we will see the small but interesting love shrine right behind the lunch spot. Then we will walk a small distance to the Zeniarai Benten Shrine, a Shinto shrine that promises to double your money in an interesting way!

Riding on our bicycles, we will now head to the southern part of Kamakura, where one of the most beautiful Buddhist temples in Japan is located - Hase Dera. Then, we will go to the famous symbol of Kamakura, the Daibutsu. This is the 2nd tallest bronze Buddha statue in Japan and a great spot for taking pictures.

Finally, we will go to the nearby beach to take a break for 10 minutes before we head back to Kamakura station to return the bicycles. We will then have a bit of time to browse the central shopping street near the station, where you can find great souvenirs, typical small Japanese snacks, and more. Then, we will conclude our tour by heading back to Tokyo by train.

What's included
  • Bicycle rental
  • Services of the local tour guide
What's excluded
  • Transportation
  • Lunch
  • Personal expenses
Address
8HF4+WC,Kamakura,Japan
Meet your Host
Tokio tours

My name is Nicki Yoshihara and I am the founder and owner of Tokio Tours. We have been guiding people across various places in Japan since 2013. We have a lot of experience in providing the best possible experience in Japan. Since I am originally Dutch, we have a lot of Dutch-speaking guides working for us in Tokyo, Kyoto, Osaka, and various other locations around Japan. All our guides are local people who have had extensive training in how to be the guide you need. We specialize in bespoke private tours. All our guides do their utmost to enhance your experience and to adjust every tour we do to the clients' needs. All our guides are also fluent in Japanese and English and have extensive knowledge of Japanese culture, cuisine, modern pop culture, religion. All our guides have their own expertise.

From USD 309 / Person
Important Information
  • Fully refundable in case of any cancellation upto 2 days before the tour.