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1 Day in Photogenic Kamakura!


Kamakura
8:30 hours
up to 5 people
Japanese ( Native ), English ( License )
Private tour (only you and your guide)
Walking / Public Transportation Tour
( Contact guide for other options )

Kamakura is easy accessible ancient capital city from Tokyo and full of photogenic place!It's quite unique area that has historical aspects and it's also draw the attention of young people. We visit must-to-see famous temples and some cool shops you can't miss in Kamakura. I can also arrange Japanese cultural experiences based on your request so you'll know all about Kamakura after join this tour!

Itinerary

Feel free to personalize this offer with SAYURI.

  • Engaku-ji Temple (Here's also known as a good spot to enjoy autumn leaves in late November to middle December.)
  • Meigetsuin Temple (Enjoy beautiful garden from the window called
  • Hokokuji Temple (Visiting bamboo tree forests.)
  • Komachi dori street (Walking down the street to Kamakura station. You can see traditional folk craft souvenir shops and local food stands.)
  • Hasedera Temple (Famous for it's Kannon statue with eleven faces.)
  • Great Buddha in Kotokuin Temple (When you are in Kamakura, here's must place to visit.)
  • Hato sabure cookie shop (One of the most famous souvenir of Kamakura, very cute pigeon-shaped cookie store.)

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What to Expect

We'll visit some famous temples and street including Great Buddha.
This tour includes photogenic places that you can really feel you're in the historical Kamakura!
We also visit the head office of famous pigeon-shaped cookies called "Hato sabure" and you can get your favorite lucky charm (we call it "Omamori" in Japanese) at the temple!
Or Chopsticks with your name engraved would be a nice memories for your trip to Japan.
If you wish to join some cultural experiences, there are some unique ones for tourists.
Sutra writing at the temple (about 30-40 minutes) may calm down your mind and enjoying matcha at the temple can be your priceless memories of Japan!

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Departure & Return

Starting time 09:00 AM ( recommended )   Flexible
Meeting Point At your hotel in Tokyo or Kanagawa area or Kamakura area station
Ending Point At your hotel in Tokyo or Kanagawa area or Kamakura area station

Inclusions & Exclusions

What‘s included

Guide fee, Hotel pick up fee in Tokyo area or Yokohama area

What‘s not included

1.Roundtrip fee from your hotel to Kamakura (for you / around JPY3000 per person from Tokyo central to Kamakura)
2.Transportation fee for guide (it's around JPY3900)
*Transportation fee for you and guide can be changed depends on the location of your hotel.
*In case you don't need hotel pick up and you can directly come to Kamakura area station by yourself, transportation fee for guide is JPY1400.
3.Entrance fee for temples (for you and guide / JPY1500 per person)
4.Lunch (for you and guide / price range will be from JPY800 and it's depends on the menu)
5.Cultural experience fee (for you and guide / Buddhist sutra writing JPY1000, Matcha with sweets JPY500)

Important

I mainly guide you around Tokyo and Kanagawa area but I also can guide you around Echigo Yuzawa and its suburbs area (Niigata prefecture) if you come during my stay in Niigata.
Echigo Yuzawa is located 1 hour and a half from Tokyo by Shinkansen train and it's famous for Onsen (hot spring) ,ski ground,tasty Sake and rice!

These following fees are not included in the tour price. (For the guests and guide)
Please pay these fees on the tour day by JPY cash.

1.Roundtrip fee from your hotel to Kamakura (for you / around JPY3000 per person from Tokyo central to Kamakura)
2.Transportation fee for guide (it's around JPY3900)
*Transportation fee for you and guide can be changed depends on the location of your hotel.
*In case you don't need hotel pick up and you can directly come to Kamakura area station by yourself, transportation fee for guide is JPY1400.
3.Entrance fee for temples (for you and guide / JPY1500 per person)
4.Lunch (for you and guide / price range will be from JPY800 and it's depends on the menu)
5.Cultural experience fee (for you and guide / Buddhist sutra writing JPY1000, Matcha with sweets JPY500)

*It is possible to arrange the tour based on your request, so if you have any request, feel free to ask me.
(eg. Half day tour) read more

Cancellation Policy

  • Free cancellation - 30 days prior to meeting date
  • 50% Refund - 15 to 29 days prior to meeting date
  • No Refund - Within 14 day(s) prior to meeting date

Frequently Asked Questions

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.

Is the price per person or per group?

The price is charged per group. Which means that you make a one-time payment for your entire group and the price will not change if it is less or more people.

Can I add more people to my booking?

Some guides accept extra people (more than the specified number) for an extra charge. Please check for the extras on the tour or booking page, or contact your guide directly to clarify.

Will there be other tourists in my tour?

No. Your tour is private, only for you and your family or friends, there will be no other group of tourists together in your tour.

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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Kevin Kevin United States ( Couple )
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4 months ago

“ Great guide that exceeded expectations. ”

We really enjoyed and appreciated having Sayuri as a guide on our trip to Tokyo. Originally what made her our first choice is her history with Niigata that we wanted to visit. Due to our traveling situation we did not have time to make the Niigata trip and had to schedule a custom tour for the Tokyo areas that interested us just a a day or two in advance. Sayuri took our list and worked on the best way to see most of the places based on the time we set aside an provided us multiple updates. When she provided the final tour itinerary she also provided an estimate expected fees and the travel fee. She arrived at our meeting place slightly early and was patient with us while we stored our bags. Sayuri spoke English well with a Japanese accent which made communication easy. We got to see a lot... read more

SAYURI:

Dear Mr.Kevin, Thank you so much for your warm message! I'm so happy to hear that you could enjoy your stay in Japan even though a chilly weather of our tour day. It was my pleasure to assist your stay. I hope that you'll come to Japan again so that I can show you beautiful rice fields in rural area next time! Best regards, Sayuri

Sybil Sybil Australia ( Family with kids )
Excellent
8 months ago

“ Tokyo highlights ”

Sayuri put together an excellent tour that gave us a taster for a wide range of sites in a reasonably concise time! She was very accommodative of our kids interests and it was great to have a guide on hand to help us navigate the subway system and to answer all the little questions that we had.

SAYURI:

Hi, Ms.Sybil! I'm glad to hear that you were satisfied with the tour even though it's a short time. I'm also very happy to see your kids enjoy Gudetama character so much!! Now, you've already known how to use subway system and you can be like Japanese locals after your long stay in Japan:) I hope that you and your family have a lot of fun experiences in Japan! Sayuri

Scott Scott United States ( Solo )
Excellent
8 months ago

“ A Very Memorable And Fun Day With Sayuri. ”

First and foremost, she has this down to a science. She was able to compile a spectacular day, within a very short time period that I had there. She made my time there so enjoyable, and navigated the city with ease. With all the construction going on with the 2020 Olympics, she maneuvered us around the city without a minute lost. Tokyo's train system is efficient, however can be very confusing. I don't think I could've seen a fraction of the things I saw without her there to guide me. She is also a very warm, intelligent, and friendly person. By the time I was leaving, I felt we had been friends for ages.

SAYURI:

Hi, Mr.Scott! Thank you for your warm message! I'm so happy to know you were satisfied with the tour even though it's very short time. The places we visited during the tour (Asakusa, Harajuku and Shibuya) were must-to-see places to know both historical aspects and metropolitan aspects of Tokyo effectively. I hope that your experiences during the tour will be your priceless memories of Japan! Thank you again and hope to see you again:)

Mary Mary United States ( Family )
Excellent
1 year ago

“ The Best Guide ”

Sayuri was a great guide for my 2 sons. Very helpful, would highly recommend her to anyone who's thinking of booking a guide for a tour, etc.

SAYURI:

Ms.Mary, thank you for your kind message! It was my pleasure to be able to assist your two sons. I hope that theis stay in Japan will be filled with a lot of wonderful memories! Sayuri

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