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Kita-Kamakura, a course visiting Zen temples, run-down temples, and gardens


Kamakura is a city rich in history, where Japan's first samurai-created government was located.
The samurai followed their own religion in opposition to the ancient aristocrats who ruled the country at that time. That is Zen Buddhism.
In this area of North Kamakura, there are representative Zen temples called Kamakura Gozan, where architecture and gardens are in perfect harmony, creating an atmosphere rich in spirituality.


【Itinerary】 Kitakamakura Station → Engakuji Temple → Myogetsuin Temple → Tokeiji Temple → Kitakamakura Station

(1) Engakuji Temple

Engakuji Temple is the second largest Zen temple in the Kamakura Gozan. The temple buildings are arranged in a straight line from the main gate to the innermost temple, and the large bell is a national treasure. The view of the temple grounds from the elevated Ryuguin-an is magnificent, and there is also a beautiful hojo garden.

(2) Meigetsuin Temple

Meigetsuin Temple is known as a temple of flowers. The garden of Karesansui (dry landscape garden) can be seen through the round window of the main hall. The temple is decorated with ikebana throughout the temple grounds and is a beautiful place where you can feel the meticulous beauty of Japan.

(3) Tokei Temple

In the Edo period (1603-1867), women were not allowed to divorce, but Tokeiji Temple was a nun temple where women were allowed to divorce if they rushed to the temple by the shogunate. In the cemetery on the temple grounds is the tomb of D. T. Suzuki, author of the famous book "Zen and Japanese Culture," which introduced Japanese religion and culture to Western countries.


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Kitakamakura Station → Engakuji Temple → Myogetsuin Temple → Tokeiji Temple → Kitakamakura Station


If you cancel your reservation, the following cancellation fees and remittance charge will be charged:
(1) 14-3 days before the program day: 20 % of the program fee
(2) 2 days before the program day: 50 % of the program fee
(3) one day before, on the departure day, or cancellation without notice: 100 % of the program fee
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PROGRAM FEE(Excl. consumption tax)

Fee per Person
(1) 9:30~
(2) 13:00~
180 mins

Engakuji Temple, Myogetsuin Temple, Tokeiji Temple

2 persons
・Guided tours by nationally licensed tour guides

・Entrance fee and transportation during the tour
(JR, subway, or other public transportation. Additional fees will be charged separately if you wish to hire a car or cab instead of public transportation).
Lunch and sightseeing activities
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