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One thing you can say with confidence about Japan is you will never run out of things to see and do. It really does offer an endless stream of new experiences and fascinating sights. Everything you will see and experience is culturally unique and distinct from anywhere else in the world. Even a trip to Macdonalds in Japan is quite an eye opener. Teriyaki tofu burger anyone?

We have collected together some sightseeing experiences you may like to add to your Fully Tailored Trip or to one of our Self-Guided Adventures. Whether you would like to gain a little extra insight through the company of a private guide for a day, or fancy seeing the Tokyo skyline from the very different perspective provided by a helicopter, we have something for you.

We are always adding new experiences so if you do not see your interest listed in our experiences section please let us know.

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Excursion to Kamakura

Overview

Kamakura is a charming coastal town located just 50 minutes from central Tokyo. Formerly capital of Japan for a brief period in the 13th Century when is it reputed to have been the largest city in the World with a population of over one million, today Kamakura is a laid back town popular with day trippers seeking to escape the hectic pace of the capital.

If you have a free day in Tokyo then you may like to include a day excursion to Kamakura in the company of a private guide. The guide will come to your hotel shortly after breakfast and you will travel by local train out to Kamakura. The day will include visits to the famous 'daibutsu' Big Buddha at Kotokuin Temple, Hase Temple with its commanding views over the town and a beautiful gilded statue of the godess Kannon, at 9.18m tall considered to be the largest wooden statue in Japan.

After your day of sightseeing you will return to Tokyo with your guide, or if you prefer, your guide will leave you in Kamakura to enjoy dinner at one of the town's excellent restaurants.

When:
This excursion is available all year round.

Where:
Kamakura is lcoated 50 minutes by local train from central Tokyo. There are direct trains from Tokyo, Shinjuku and Shimbashi Stations with a maximum fare of 840 yen. Nearly all our packages include a PASMO transport card and this can be used for the journey to Kamakura.

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