Kanagawa - The Most Beautiful Temple in Kamakura

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The Most Beautiful Temple in Kamakura

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(155 reviews)
Hase Temple, Kamakura, Kanagawa, Japan
60 mins

About the tour

Nicknamed ‘the Kyoto of the East’, Kamakura is a beautiful coastal town just one hour south of Tokyo by train and a popular destination among locals on a weekend. On this tour, you'll enjoy exploring Hase temple, a Buddhist temple featuring a peaceful Japanese garden with a koi pond, a hidden cave with numerous statues, and a nice view of Kamakura from the top of the hill. This temple is celebrating its 1,300th anniversary in 2021 so it’s a special time to visit! Let's enjoy a stroll in the temple garden with lots of seasonal flowers and learn about how the philosophy of Buddhism influences everyday life in Japan.

Meet Eriko Shiratori

Eriko Shiratori

Eriko has been sharing her love of Japanese culture with people around the globe since 2017. In her words, Japan is beautiful, unique, and weird all at the same time! She's been lucky to have traveled to dozens of amazing countries and she got a chance to live overseas, in Australia and Canada, for a couple of years. Being exposed to other cultures has given her a new lens to look at her hometown and its traditions. Her great-grandfather was a kimono craftsman in Tokyo, and today she is honoured to wear the kimonos that were passed down through generations. She is looking forward to exploring Japan and sharing a smile with you!

What to expect

Get ready for something special. We’re travelling to Kanagawa with no passport, no plane ticket and no luggage. And yet you’ll experience all the sights, sounds and stories with just your laptop, favorite snack and an amazing content creator.

The tour will last about 60 mins and will be live-streamed by your content creator directly from Kanagawa. Forget about slideshows or pre-recorded videos, this is a live broadcast and anything can happen!

While on the tour you’ll be able to see a full screen video of your content creator and their surroundings, interact with them and other travellers through the live chat, see where you are in the world on a map and show your appreciation with a tip.

Why are they tip-supported?

We are running these tours on a tip-supported basis to make them as accessible as possible. They are free to join, but you have the option to leave a tip during the tour.

The majority of your tip goes directly to support the channel, while the rest helps Heygo continue to build a place that brings the world closer together.

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How to join

Reserve your spot by selecting a time to book. Once done, you’ll be able to see your reservations on your Trips page and we’ll send you an email confirmation with a link to join the tour.

For the best viewing experience, please join on a computer using Google Chrome.

Reviews from travellers


08 September 2021

Eriko gave a wonderful picturesque and informative tour! I am definitely 'revisiting' this temple with her if the opportunity comes up again!

Dunia K.

06 September 2021

Enter for gentle reflection and mercy for little ones lost. Where buddhism has adapted and become a way of living.

Alison G.

06 September 2021

Just wonderful!!!!!

Elizabeth K.

06 September 2021

Very informative and enjoyable!

Rhoda B.

06 September 2021

This was such a beautiful tour and was so informative!!

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