Deep Kamakura - Goshuincho Stamp Book Making and Shrine Tour ひみつの鎌倉：御朱印帳作り＆鶴岡八幡宮ツアー（英語）
Come discover deep Kamakura! Join a 3.5-hour tour with local guide, Marian. She will pick you up at JR Kamakura Station and take you to a little matcha cafe next to Tsurugaoka Hachimangu, Yufutei. This tour includes a 2-hour-long Goshuincho making experience with a craft artist, Miwa including matcha tea time.
Goshuincho is a book of special seals collected as proof of having visited a temple or shrine. After learning about the tradition and history of the Goshuincho, you will choose, cut, and glue beautiful Japanese washi paper to make your own book. After making your Goshuincho, you will move to the tatami room where you will learn the proper manners for receiving seals at temples and shrines while enjoying matcha tea and wagashi served by the tea master. The tour ends with a visit to Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine where you may receive your first Goshuin stamp. *The book can also be used as a diary or scrapbook. This tour starts and ends at the East Exit of JR Kamakura Station.
Goshuincho Making Experience (2h) with Miwa @Yufutei
Bento Box Lunch @Yufutei (0.5h)
Guided Tour of Trusugaoka Hachimangu Shrine with Marian (0.75h)
About the Guide:
Marian Kinoshita was born and raised in the U.S. She has lived in Japan for a total of 25 years, in Nagoya, Fukuoka, Osaka and Fujisawa. She established MDK Translations, Inc. in 2008, a small company that provides business, technical and cultural translations. Marian likes to think of herself as a “Japan concierge,” resolving language and cultural issues, introducing her favorite aspects of the country, and generally helping people enjoy their stay. When not translating or guiding visitors, she often goes hiking in Kamakura, adding a new stamp in her goshuin-cho and searching for beautiful tenugui!
About the Instructor - Goshuincho Making:
Graduate of the Tokyo University of Arts. Former art director at a printing company. She currently holds unique workshops for making hand-made Goshuin seal books at the temples and cafes around Kamakura for more than 600 people total. She also organizes and holds workshops for all ages to make accessories and other crafts.
The Fee Includes:
Goshuincho Making Experience
Transportation Fee During the Tour
Bento Box Lunch
Age: 10+ (minors must be accompanied by a guardian)
Comfortable Shoes and Clothes to Walk
Rain Gear (if necessary)
Socks (to enter tea house)
Meeting and Departing Point:
East exit of JR Kamakura Station. Look out for Marian with Kamakura Mind logo at 9:45.
No refund available 72 hours prior to the experience due to preparation.
Please note that cancellation fees will be charged according to the regulation by Peatix.
The tour will be canceled when in case we do not have 4 participants by 3 days before the tour.
If canceling an experience due to a natural disaster or other circumstances beyond our control becomes necessary, we will inform you at least 24 hours prior to start.