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鎌倉市, Japan

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Experience hosted by Mari

2 hours
Includes drinks
Up to 5 people
Hosted in English, Japanese

What you'll do

Come join a two-hour walking tour of beautiful historical Zen Temples and Gardens in Kamakura.
We will forcus our time at Meigetsuin Temple,which is known for its picturesque garden, and Engakuji temple and garden, which is famous for dating back to the Samurai era,and depicts the authetic spirit of Zen.
Your local guide,Mari,is passionate and knowledgeable about everything Zen garden related. She will explaine the history, art, and,and culture of the Zen temples and gardens you visit. Also, as a professional photographer, she will share master tips on all the best spots, angles, and composition for taking truly stunning photos.
Midway to through the tour you can stop for Macha tea or coffee in the garden and continue to chat with your guide about Zen temples and gardens.
Other things to note
Our meeting up place is KITAkamakura Staion. It takes about 60 minutes by train from Tokyo.
Temple admission fees require about total cash ¥1000 per person.
Regarding to photography, we will focus on compositions, angles and perspectives with a camera. We will not have tips for using of cameras.
Come join a two-hour walking tour of beautiful historical Zen Temples and Gardens in Kamakura.
We will forcus our time at Meigetsuin Temple,which is known for its picturesque garden, and Engakuji temple and garden, which is famous for dating back to the Samurai era,and depicts the authetic spirit of Zen.
Your local guide,Mari,is passionate and knowledgeable about everything Zen garden related. She will explaine the history, art, and,and…

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What's included

  • Drinks
    Macha tea (Japanese tea) or Coffee at a Japanese tea house.
From £48
/ person
Wed, 9 Dec
11:00 - 13:00
£48 per person
£48 per person

Meet your host, Mari

Host on Airbnb since 2017
  • 2 Reviews
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Hi, I'm Mari! I'm Japanese, but I studied English and Photography in Canada.
Now I 've taught photography as a professional for ten years, as well I've had my photo shows in Japan and overseas.
In my tour, I combine my love for photography with my passion for Zen gardens and temples. As a local photographer and member of the Japanese Gardens Association, it's my privilege to help you discover the art of Zen temples and gardens.
I look forward to meeting you soon and hope to make this experience the highlight of your time in Japan.
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Where you'll be

After meeting at KITA-Kamakura station (60minutes from Tokyo), you will be guided on foot through two spectactular Zen temples and their accompanying Zen garardens.

2 reviews

Mariko
October 2019
I looked back about the Japanese history and culture and was able to spend very interesting time. I learn about the meaning that a stone and a tree and water have and can experience Japanese wabi sabi. I enjoyed Kamakura thanks to the warm, humorous guidance of the host. Finally a host introduced a Japanese restaurant. I had the very delicious lunch which continued being loved in Kamakura
I looked back about the Japanese history and culture and was able to spend very interesting time. I learn about the meaning that a stone and a tree and water have and can experien…
植草
October 2019
It was two hours that I could enjoy the charm of Kita-Kamakura, which is different from Kamakura. They taught me how to enjoy the autumn in the famous Meigetsu-in Temple I was also told how to easily take a picture on an iPhone, so I enjoyed taking a picture. Even the Japanese didn't know about the dry mountain water and the Japanese garden. Mali-san desire to convey Japan's good points has come across. I hope you will continue to have a kind personality and offer your unique hospitality in Japan. Thank you very much.
It was two hours that I could enjoy the charm of Kita-Kamakura, which is different from Kamakura. They taught me how to enjoy the autumn in the famous Meigetsu-in Temple I was also…

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  • Wed, 9 Dec
    11:00 - 13:00
    £48 per person

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Government ID

You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.

Guest requirements

Up to 5 guests ages 18 and up can attend.

What to bring

The total temple/garden admission fee will be about ¥1,000/person (apart from the tour price),so bring some cash. Be sure to wear comfortable shoes for walking and, of course, your smart phone camera or any camera to capture the unforgetable experience.