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285 USD

total price for up to 6 people
FREE cancellation 14 days prior

What to Expect

If you get a little bit tired of skyscrapers and subways, why not take a short day trip to Kamakura, where you can enjoy the fresh air and the spirit of Samurai? Kamakura is only an  hour away from Tokyo, very easily accessed. The journey starts from Kamakura station, where we take the Enoden line, the retro looking tram. The view from the windowsill is also fascinating, you would feel like you are watching those animations from Ghibli. We are visiting the Hase-dera temple, and then the Kotoku-in temple famous for the Great Buddha statue. After visiting the Tsurugaoka-Hachimangu shrine, we will walk along the Komachi street where you can try some snacks while shopping for souvenirs.

Highlights

Enoden (Enoshima Electric Railway)

Hasedera Temple was constructed on the mountainside with views of both the ocean and city. The beautiful garden is blooming with hydrangeas and irises all year round and as such, the temple has also become acclaimed as the ‘flower temple’.

Kamakura is a city located in Kanagawa Prefecture, nestled in between the mountains and the ocean and considerably abundant with nature. The Great Buddha of the Kotoku-in Temple has been designated as a National Treasure.

Tsurugaoka Hachiman-gu Shrine

Komachi-dori is a popular street attracting everyone from local residents to tourists. Going past the landmark of the red torii gate, you will find the street filled with attractive shops and cafes. You will have no trouble choosing souvenirs from the many famous local products.

Important

City Kamakura

Meeting Point Kamakura Station
Flexible ( Coordinate with Guide )

Ending Point Kamakura Station
Flexible ( Coordinate with Guide )

Duration 8 hours

Starting time Flexible

Number of people up to 6 people

What‘s included
  • Guide fee


What‘s not included
  • Hotel Meetup
  • Your transportation fee
  • Guide transportation fee
  • Lunch and Dinner
  • Entrance fee

Itinerary not quite right for you?

Guides will create the best plan for you, according to your preferences.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Do you want to customize this tour?

You can change the places you want to visit during the booking process. In the first step, you can add or remove places and also write any special requests that you have for the tour.
Our guides will take care of you and help you to plan the perfect trip.

Transportation (Public or Private)

Most of our guides use public transportation such as train, subway, bus, etc., which is cheaper than taking a taxi or hiring a private car. If you are a big group or if you prefer to use taxi or a private car, our guides will help you to find the best option that fits your needs.
Please note that the transportation cost is NOT included in the tour fee, only the guide fee is included.

Big Groups

If your group is more than 6 people, we recommend you to contact our guides directly first, to see if they can manage your group. See all Guides in Tokyo

Can I make changes after I book?

Yes! If you need to make changes such as removing or adding someone to your booking or changing the date or time of your tour, contact us by phone or email

Starting and ending points of the tour.

After you secure your booking, the starting and ending points of your tour can be customized to your convenience (ex.: your hotel, nearby stations, etc.). Don't worry, we will take care of you! Some tours may have an extra fee for this service, make sure to check the tour page.

What happens after I book a tour?

After booking a tour, the guide will accept (or decline) your booking within 24 hours. Then you will be noticed by email from Triplelights.

Can the guide pickup me at the airport?

Yes, but there will be additional charge for that and it is not by car. The guide will go pick you up using public transportations. For further details, please contact your guide directly.

I'm travelling alone. Can I book this tour?

Yes, you can and you may be able to get a discount if you are traveling alone. Price depends on which guide you choose.

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Cancellation Policy

  • If you cancel at least 14 day(s) in advance of the meeting date, there is a 100% refund.
  • If you cancel between 2 and 13 day(s) in advance of the meeting date, there is a 20% charge.
  • If you cancel within 1 day prior to the meeting date, there is a 40% charge.
  • If you cancel on the meeting date, there is no refund.

Organized by TripleLights

TripleLights/Travelience Inc. is a tour company, established Feb 2013.
Our motto is “More Knowledge, More Fun” as we believe deep cultural understanding will make your travel special. Our guides know a lot about the culture, history and gourmet of Tokyo. We know your time is short and precious, and we’re sure our inexpensive and informative tours will make it a time-effective and memorable experience.
Let’s go out with us!!


Languages spoken
  • English ( License )

Reviews

Excellent
4 days ago |   by Bill

“ Day trip to Kamakura from Tokyo ”

Four of us had a fantastic day touring the sights of Kamakura. Yuki met us at our hotel and that helped streamline our day so we didn’t have to figure out navigating through the train stations. Yuki was very informative in regards to the history at the sights we visited. I would highly recommend Yuki as a tour guide as our day was fun and full of Japanese history. Excellent day tour with Yuki from Tokyo to Kamakura.

Excellent
1 week ago |   by Manisha

“ Visit to Kamakura ”

I had booked a trip to Kamakura for 3 people and I ended up getting sick last minute. Yoko took my elderly parents who are in their 70s to Kamakura on her own and treated them so kindly and slowed down the pace of the tour for them. Was so glad that we had Yoko as a guide!

Excellent
3 weeks ago |   by Carrie

“ Incredible day with Takao in Hase and Kamakura ”

Takao is one of the most dedicated and detail-oriented people I have ever met. He went to great extremes to provide detailed instructions for transportation to/from our tour over several emails, he provided color copies of additional information for all of the sites we visited and he spent extra hours with us since our timeline went slightly askew. Takao was truly a pleasure to be around and his knowledge of history was invaluable. He is a humble and very kind man - he made our visit to Hase and Kamakura unforgettable!

Excellent
1 month ago |   by Daryl

“ Wonderful experience ”

Yoko made the trip to Kamakura truly wonderful and memorable. Yoko is friendly, kind and considerate. She shared many interesting information about the places we visited. She also brought us to one of her favorite restaurants in Kamakura for boiled baby sardines (delicious!), fresh sashimi and my favorite tempura soba. She was also very helpful in recommending interesting places to visit and good kaiseki restaurants in Tokyo.

Excellent
1 month ago |   by Jason

“ Kamakura Full Day Trip ”

Hiro was an excellent, very efficient and knowledgeable guide for our day trip to Kamakura. While the sights were beautiful the background history she provided really added to the experience. Hiro was very accommodating with our requests and patient with all our questions. We had nice detour to a local coffee shop (unplanned) and enjoyed a nice relaxing drink. Hiro was very flexible with us throughout the day. We would recommend Hiro to any person interested in taking a tour of Kamakura. Thank you Hiro! We hope to see you again someday!

Kamakura Popular Tours & Activities

Kamakura One day tour

  • Enoden (Enoshima Electric Railway)
  • Hasedera Temple
  • Great Buddha(Kotoku-in)
  • Tsurugaoka Hachiman-gu Shrine
  • Komachi-dori
8hs $ 285 up to 6 people

Kamakura tour à la carte

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by Yuki
7h $ 187 up to 5 people

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