Kamakura is about an hour from Tokyo by train and makes for a great day trip. If you are interested in shrines, temples, and getting away from the hustle and bustle of Tokyo, I highly recommend Yuki's tour. We had a fantastic time, from pickup to drop off we were well taken care of. I'm so happy I opted for a private tour over a group bus tour. Yuki tailored the day to our interests. He is well informed and shared the history of Kamakura, proper etiquette when visiting these sacred grounds, as well as other helpful tidbits such as how to use Tokyo's train system (invaluable). We booked an extra hour in order to visit 4 sites - Kencho-Ji Temple, Hokoku-Ji Temple, Big Buddha, and Hasedera Temple, plus we had time for a nice leisurely lunch at a beautiful, authentic Japanese restaurant, Sorohana. As we made our way through Kamakura on foot, bus, and train, Yuki pointed out small bites for us to try. I’m a foodie so I appreciated the little treats I sampled throughout the day. All in all, it was a memorable time and I was happy with the service he provided. One thing to note, Japan has many transportation companies. We purchased a PASMO card for convenience. It made traveling around the greater Tokyo area easier without having to keep track of what train line we needed to take. Just reload as you go. We were told, any excess money is refundable when you leave. Luckily our balance was so low we didn’t bother going through the refund process. Foreigners have the option to purchase a multi-day subway pass good for the Metro and Toei Subway. It’s a great value and you will save money but it will not work for Kamakura or the “Japan Rail” which we took many times during our stay so for us, PASMO worked well. Oh, by the way, the ticket machines are cash only (yen). Thanks for the memories of Kamakura Yuki.
Dear Annete, Thank you for your review of my tour. Kamakura is my favorite place and I am glad you like it. We can practice Zen meditation at Kencho-Ji temple. Please give my best regards to your husband, too Yuki