|Meeting Point||At the East Exit of Kamakura station|
|Ending Point||At Kamakura station|
|Departure||10:00 AM ( recommended ) Flexible|
|Tour Type||Private Tour ( only for you )|
|Number of people||1 ~ 5|
Once the samurai capital of Japan, Kamakura is visited by as many as 20 million people a year. Some of the most popular spots among visitors are Tsurugaoka Hachiman Shrine, Great Buddha, and Hokokuji Temple nicknamed Bamboo Temple. On this tour, along with the three places, I would like to offer two more attractive spots to visit.
We first visit three places in the north-eastern area of Kamakura, Bamboo Temple, popular for its bamboo glove with a teahouse serving powdered green tea, Sugimoto Temple, the oldest Buddhist temple in Kamakura dating back to the 8th century, Egara Tenjin, a shinto shrine enshrining deified Sugawara Michizane, the god of learning and scholarship.
We take a bus to visit Bamboo Temple, but after that we enjoy strolling around the local residential areas while visiting two other places and the fourth destination, Tsurugaoka Hachiman Srine which was constructed by the first Shogun of the Kamakura Government. After coming back to Kamakura station, we take the Enoden Line to Hase station to visit the last destination, Great Buddha, an open-air Buddha sitting under the sun for some 750 years.
This tour covers history of Kamakura from much before the establishment of the samurai government to just after the end of it, and of course, shopping in Komachi-dori street and at Masamune Sword and Blade Workshop by request.
|extra person.||18.00 USD|
Eri was an amazing guide and so thoughtful. She went above and beyond. Eri was very knowledgeable about local history. She took us to all the great sites (great buddha, shrines, ect.), but also to a few hiking trails. The lunch spot for soba was great. Eri also even wrote down the details of how to take the train to our next destination. Overall, she really stood out as excellent!
Eri has a warm and bubbly personality with a wealth of knowledge about the culture and history of Kamakura. Her tour was very informative but also a lot of fun. My family group included three young adults who can be difficult to please. They all loved Eri and enjoyed the day immensely. We saw all the major shrines and sites but walked through the backstreets to get a better picture of Kamakura. We enjoyed a wonderful lunch at a soba noodle restaurant and Eri explained the etiquette of eating with chopsticks. This will come in very useful as we continue our trip in Japan. Eri established contact with me as soon as the tour was booked and planned an itinerary that suited our family group. She took some wonderful photos throughout the day and emailed them to me after the tour. I cannot recommend Eri highly enough as a guide and feel honoured to have spent the day with her.
Kudos to Eri Yusa, our guide, and TripleLights for making our Kamakura tour the best day of our 11 days in Japan. Friends recommended an excursion from Tokyo to Kamakura and we went with that recommendation. We were fortunate, by sheer luck, to find TripleLights and Eri to make our trip so enjoyable and rewarding. Why was it so successful? --The warmth, sense of humor, friendliness and knowledge of Eri; --communication and follow-up from Eri so we could easily take the train from Tokyo to Kamakura and be met at the station by her without any glitches; --selecting the best temples & shrines and other attractions and timing the walking tour so that everything on our agenda was accomplished without hurrying. Crowds were present, but they were easily navigated. --going overtime to accomodate our plans without forcing speed or overlooking any planned stops. Eri and TripleLights are simply the best. You cannot do better in our opinion, and we went on seven different walking tours while in Japan and Hong Kong.
We had a great day with Eri in Kamakura. She met us at the train station in the morning and away we went. Eri brought a tremendous amount of knowledge about the history, the architecture and the culture of Japan and Kamakura. We even had discussions about local flowers and plants. We walked back roads and paths that allowed us to have a view of daily life that most tourists don't experience. We gained some wonderful information and perspectives that have made our trip much more enriched. We highly recommend Eri. She brings so much energy and enthusiasm to the day that you feel that you have known each other for years. Our day was awesome. If you want to experience that as well, you need to contact Eri.
Eri was an excellent local guide for Kamakura. She provided very good historical and spiritual context for the sites we visited. She is also a warm and engaging person who was very welcoming and I found her good company for the day. As a local, she knew the interesting "backstreet" routes to take so we could enjoy the small town charm of Kamakura as well as the major attractions. Highly recommended!
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