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Explore some of Kamakura's most famous Zen temples and the iconic Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine in a pleasant half-day private guided tour in Japan's old capital! Drink green tea and have Japanese sweets at one of the temples to enjoy the relaxing atmosphere of Kamakura's nature and spirituality. Here is the Tour itinerary. Hokokuji Temple Hokokuji is known as "Bamboo Temple". About 2,000 straight and tall bamboos rise heavenward, and sunlight gets into them. In the bamboo garden, only the sound of streams and rustling leaves break the silence. This makes you feel like being in another world, far from busy urban life. Jomyoji Temple Jomyoji is ranked 5th in the Five Great Zen Temples in Kamakura. In the tea room called "Kisen-an", you can relax while drinking matcha (powdered green tea). You can also enjoy appreciating the dry landscape garden where rocks and well-trimmed trees are set out superbly. Japanese sweets complement the flavor of the tea. Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine This great shrine founded by the Kamakura Shogunate and also respected by the Tokugawa Shogunate was the center of "Bushido" (the spirit of the samurai). Walking along the flag stones from the massive torii gate, the vermilion Maiden (the Ritual Dance Stage) with a heartbreaking story comes into view up ahead. Up on the sixty stone steps stands Honden (the Main Hall) donated by a Shogun. This place commands a view of Kamakura City. In Hakko-do (a craft shop) at the entrance of the shrine, you can enjoy elaborate Kamakura-bori crafts (wooden artifacts carved in relief repeatedly lacquered in black and vermilion). Copy right (photo): http://flic.kr/p/G6bEk http://flic.kr/p/6G7Dcq http://flic.kr/p/dj7zTD http://flic.kr/p/9CpVGr http://flic.kr/p/ez94AL http://flic.kr/p/7bCYcL

Explore some of Kamakura's most famous Zen temples and the iconic Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine in a pleasant half-day private guided tour in Japan's old capital! Drink green tea and have Japanese sweets at one of the temples to enjoy the relaxing atmosphere of Kamakura's nature and spirituality. Here is the Tour itinerary. Hokokuji Temple Hokokuji is known as "Bamboo Temple". About 2,000 straight and tall bamboos rise heavenward, and sunlight gets into them. In the bamboo garden, only the sound of streams and rustling leaves break the silence. This makes you feel like being in another world, far from busy urban life. Jomyoji Temple Jomyoji is ranked 5th in the Five Great Zen Temples in Kamakura. In the tea room called "Kisen-an", you can relax while drinking matcha (powdered green tea). You can also enjoy appreciating the dry landscape garden where rocks and well-trimmed trees are set out superbly. Japanese sweets complement the flavor of the tea. Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine This great shrine founded by the Kamakura Shogunate and also respected by the Tokugawa Shogunate was the center of "Bushido" (the spirit of the samurai). Walking along the flag stones from the massive torii gate, the vermilion Maiden (the Ritual Dance Stage) with a heartbreaking story comes into view up ahead. Up on the sixty stone steps stands Honden (the Main Hall) donated by a Shogun. This place commands a view of Kamakura City. In Hakko-do (a craft shop) at the entrance of the shrine, you can enjoy elaborate Kamakura-bori crafts (wooden artifacts carved in relief repeatedly lacquered in black and vermilion). Copy right (photo): http://flic.kr/p/G6bEk http://flic.kr/p/6G7Dcq http://flic.kr/p/dj7zTD http://flic.kr/p/9CpVGr http://flic.kr/p/ez94AL http://flic.kr/p/7bCYcL