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Tokyo to Kamakura

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Tokyo to Kamakura

How to get to Kamakura from Tokyo or Narita Airport? The distance from Tokyo to Kamakura is about 65 kilometers. The driving time will take about 1.5 hours to 2 hours because the road between Tokyo and Kamakura is usually busy. If you need a chauffeur service at Narita Airport, it is recommended to control the time as generous as possible. Generally, if you are traveling from Tokyo to Kamakura, tourists choose a one-day trip for the same day because between Tokyo and Kamakura, the road is usually busy. Our company's drivers are not only skilled and polite but if you book in advance, we can also provide you with drivers who can speak basic English for better communication. Our car rental company can provide you with comfortable 7, 10, 14 seat van, or a 20 seat coaster bus. Japan Holiday is headquartered in Tokyo. We are very happy to provide private transfer and travel booking services for tourists. For the details of prices, please visit this page: Tokyo Chauffeur Services.



Kamakura Private Chauffeurs/Private Tours
Our company provides safe and affordable private chauffeur service to/from Narita Airport for foreign visitors. Some of your private drivers can speak basic English, and will escort you to Kamakura from Tokyo. For more information, please contact our Japan limousine service specialists.

What To See in Kamakura
Kamakurakoko-Mae Station: The most famous footage of the anime SlamDunk was taken from the crossroads of Kamakurakoko-Mae Station. Due to the animation of SlamDunk, this ordinary little station has become the pilgrimage place for countless anime fans.

Hase-dera Temple: Hase-dera Temple is a typical Japanese rock garden, which is different from other temples and shrines in the city. It has an excellent geographical position with the largest wooden Buddha statue in Japan and is one of the main attractions for tourists.

Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine: Built in 1063, it is the symbol of Kamakura. The dance hall is a place to perform dances. The Silence Dance performed at the Kamakura Festival held in April every year is worth a look. It is famous for enjoying the natural beauty. Cherry blossoms in the spring, lotus flowers in the summer, and autumn leaves are very beautiful to see.

Kamakura Komachi Dori Shopping Area: Kamakura Komachi Dori Shopping Area is one of Kamakura's most well-known shopping malls. It includes local specialties and restaurants. Not only does it have the most authentic Japanese snacks and cuisine, but also beautiful trinkets and souvenirs; it is a shopping street that young people must visit in Kamakura. here, you can enjoy the friendliest and most distinctive service of the Japanese people.

Meigetsu-In: Meigetsu-In has a history of 700 years, with many hydrangeas planted in the courtyard. Every June and July during their blooming season, this place becomes the world of hydrangeas. In addition to hydrangea, many flowers such as camellia, plum, magnolia, peony, and iris are planted in the temple. Different flowers bloom throughout the year, making the different seasons have their own unique color.



Shonan Beach: This is the location for the anime SlamDunk seaside scene. Shonan Beach is one of the most beautiful coastlines in Japan. When the weather is fine, you can overlook Mount Fuji. The beach is black, a great place for couples to have dates and a paradise for surfers.

Kotokuin: Kotokuin is world-famous for the Kamakura Buddha enshrined in the temple and is one of the most well-known religious tourist attractions in Kanagawa Prefecture. Kamakura Buddha is the second-largest Buddha statue in Japan after the Todai-ji Temple in Nara City and has been listed as a national treasure in Japan.

Engaku-ji Temple: Engaku-ji Temple is one of the five famous temples in Kamakura, and it is the most important tourist attraction in Kamakura. Built in 1282, the temple is a typical Chinese Buddhist temple type, and it is also the oldest Chinese building in existence.
 
Kencho-ji Temple: Kencho-ji Temple was built in 1253, with 7 houses and 49 houses. However, almost all of them were burned in the fires of the 14th and 15th centuries. However, after the 17th and 18th centuries reconstruction, they can still be used today and during your visit, you can feel his glory. Kencho-ji Temple also has a well-known foundry bell built in 1253, as well as thorn Berlin, which is said to have been planted with seeds brought back from China, which is now more than 700 years old.

Goryo Shrine: From the stone steps of Goryo Shrine, you can see the sea view of Kamakura, which is spectacular. In June, there will be hydrangeas bloomed in front of Goryo Shrine. Enoden will pass through the cave full of hydrangeas, so it attracts many photographers locally or abroad.



How to Get to Kamakura from Tokyo
If you plan a round trip between Tokyo to Kamakura, it is recommended to purchase the Enoshima/Kamakura Pass issued by the Odakyu Electric Railway, which can meet the transportation needs throughout the day. It includes one round trip valid for one day between Tokyo and Kamakura, and discounts are also available at restaurants and souvenirs shops on Enoshima Island. Alternately, you can take the JR Keihin-Tohoku Line, JR Tokaido Line, JR Yokosuka Line from Ueno, Tokyo, Shimbashi, Shinagawa, etc. Or you can take the JR Shonan Shinjku Line from Ikebukuro, Shinjuuku, Shibuya, etc to Kamarkua Station, North Kamakura Station, and other stations.

Most Frequently Asked Questions

  • Is it convenient to travel from Tokyo to Kamakura?
    The distance from downtown Tokyo to Kamakura is about 65 kilometers, and the driving time is about 1.5 to 2 hours. Generally from Tokyo to Kamakura, tourists choose a one-day trip for the same day because between Tokyo and Kamakura, the road is usually busy. If you need a private transfer service, it is recommended to control the time as generous as possible.
  • Can Japan Holiday provide private transfer service from Tokyo to Kamakura?
    Yes, Japan Holiday can provide car rental with driver services. Our company's drivers are not only skilled and polite but if you book in advance, we can also provide you with drivers who can speak basic English for better communication. Our Tokyo car rental company can provide you with comfortable 7, 10, 14 seat van, or a 20 seat coaster bus.
  • What are the attractions of Kamakura?
    There are many attractions to see in Kamakura, such as Kamakurakoko-Mae Station, Hase-dera Temple, Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine, Kamakura Komachi Dori Shopping Area, Meigetsu-In, Shonan Beach, and other attractions.
  • Which attractions are better to visit in Kamakura in the summer?
    Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine's spring cherry blossoms and summer lotus are beautiful. Meigetsu-In is planted with many hydrangeas; every June and July during the blooming seasons, the place becomes a hydrangea world. In front of Goryo Shrine, hydrangeas will bloom in June, and Enoden will pass through the cave full of hydrangeas, so it attracts many photographers locally or abroad.
  • Where can I see maple leaves in Kamakura in the autumn?
    You can go to Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine, which is the symbol of Kamakura. The dance hall is a place to perform dances. The Dance of Silence performed at the Kamakura Festival which is held in April every year is worth seeing. It is famous for enjoying the natural beauty and the cherry blossoms in the spring, lotus flowers in the summer, and autumn leaves are very beautiful to see.
  • What is the name of the attraction with the Kamakura Buddha?
    Kotokuin is world-famous for the Kamakura Buddha enshrined in the temple and is one of the most well-known religious tourist attractions in Kanagawa Prefecture. Kamakura Buddha is the second-largest Buddha statue in Japan after the Todai-ji Temple in Nara City and has been listed as a national treasure in Japan.
  • How do I get from Tokyo to Kamakura by public transportation?
    You can take the JR Keihin-Tohoku Line, JR Tokaido Line, JR Yokosuka Line from stations such as Ueno, Tokyo, Shimbashi, Shinagawa, etc. Or you can take the JR Shonan Shinjuku Line from Ikebukuro, Shinjuku, Shibuya, and other stations to reach Kamakura Station, North Kamakura Station, and other stations.
  • Is there an affordable, low price pass from Tokyo to Kamakura?
    If you plan a round trip between Tokyo to Kamakura, it is recommended to purchase the Enoshima/Kamakura Pass issued by the Odakyu Electric Railway, which can meet the transportation needs throughout the day. It includes one round trip valid for one day between Tokyo and Kamakura, and discounts are also available at restaurants and souvenirs shops on Enoshima Island.
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