Home Japan Kamakura Tours Best Memories of Kam...

Best Memories of Kamakura

by Yuki
(178) Reviews
8h $ 243 Price up to 5 people

Highlights

  • The following is a standard plan with optional places you can choose. Approximate time durations are also shown.
  • 10:00-11:00 Hotel pick up and Transport from Tokyo to Kamakura by JR train
  • 11:30-12:00 The big Buddha in Kotokuin Temple built in 13th century which is the most popular sight in Kamakura. It is a statue of Amida Buddha who helps everyone in need to be reborn in the Heaven (Entrance fee:200 JPY except the guide)
  • 12:00-13:00 Hase-dera Temple about 10 minutes walk from the big Buddha, built in 8th century which has a nice Japanese garden, statues of Buddha, view of the pacific ocean and a unique cave shrine. It is also famous for its hydrangea trail. (Entrance fee:300 JPY except the guide)
  • 13:00-14:00 Lunch (Tempura and noodle with 1,000JPY, if you want other lunch, please ask me before the tour)
  • 14:30-15:30 Hachimangu shrine built where the samurai warriors governed Japan in 12th to 14th century. This shrine is very popular for Japanese people to visit in new year days.
  • 15:30-16:30 Your choice of place from the following options. You can find pictures of these places by clicking (>) in the left window.
  • Option A. Hokoku-ji Temple built in 14th century to commemorate Ashikaga Ietoki who was the grandfather of Takauji who started Muromachi period. The bamboo forest of Hokoku temple is something different from other places ( Entrance fee : 200 JPN except the guide). You can drink a cup of Japanese power green tea with sweets ( Extra fee: 500 JPN)
  • Option B. Enkaku-ji Temple built in 1282 which ranked 2nd highest Zen temple in Kamakura. You can see and take a picture of the statue of Shaka in the main worship hall. (Entrance fee: 300 JPN except the guide)
  • Option C. Kenchoji temple built in 1253 which ranked the highest Zen temple in Kamakura. You can see and take pictures of the marvelous Cloud Dragon in the ceiling which is as good as the one at Tenryu-ji Temple in Kyoto. (Entrance fee: 500 JPN except the guide)
  • Option D: Shopping at Komachi street which has many unique shops of Japanese products, very popular to local women.
  • 16:30-18:00 return to your hotel in Tokyo by JR train
  • 14:30-16:30 Special option to Enoshima Aquarium (Entrance fee: 2,400 JPY)
read more

Select Date and Travelers

When?
People
242.88 USD

Price up to 5 people
FREE cancelation 30 days prior

Extras (optional)

Extra person ( Additional charge is required from the 6th person inclu....
$ 27.60
Early pick up before 10:00AM per group.
$ 27.60
Extra hour per group.
$ 27.60

Overview

Kamakura used to the capital of Japan during 12th to 14th century. It was the first period governed by the samurai warriors; Shoguns.
Since samurai practiced Zen Buddhism, there are many Zen Temples which were built before those in Kyoto.

What to Expect

1. Memorable Tour; I can show you around the most memorable places in Kamakura based on my experience.
1. Easier to Go; I will choose the most efficient and comfortable transportation so you don't have to be bothered by how to visit them efficiently within a day.
3. Flexible Plan; My tour is very flexible with time and places with many options according to your interest.
4. Delicious Foods; Japanese food is very important part of my tour, I will take you to my favorite restaurant for lunch during the tour.

4.6 (178) Reviews
Excellent
 
72%
Very Good
 
23%
Good
 
4%
Poor
 
0%
Horrible
 
0%

Organized by

Yuki Licensed Guide
(178) Reviews
Contact Yuki Response Time: 2 hs

Highlights

  • The following is a standard plan with optional places you can choose. Approximate time durations are also shown.
  • 10:00-11:00 Hotel pick up and Transport from Tokyo to Kamakura by JR train
  • 11:30-12:00 The big Buddha in Kotokuin Temple built in 13th century which is the most popular sight in Kamakura. It is a statue of Amida Buddha who helps everyone in need to be reborn in the Heaven (Entrance fee:200 JPY except the guide)
  • 12:00-13:00 Hase-dera Temple about 10 minutes walk from the big Buddha, built in 8th century which has a nice Japanese garden, statues of Buddha, view of the pacific ocean and a unique cave shrine. It is also famous for its hydrangea trail. (Entrance fee:300 JPY except the guide)
  • 13:00-14:00 Lunch (Tempura and noodle with 1,000JPY, if you want other lunch, please ask me before the tour)
  • 14:30-15:30 Hachimangu shrine built where the samurai warriors governed Japan in 12th to 14th century. This shrine is very popular for Japanese people to visit in new year days.
  • 15:30-16:30 Your choice of place from the following options. You can find pictures of these places by clicking (>) in the left window.
  • Option A. Hokoku-ji Temple built in 14th century to commemorate Ashikaga Ietoki who was the grandfather of Takauji who started Muromachi period. The bamboo forest of Hokoku temple is something different from other places ( Entrance fee : 200 JPN except the guide). You can drink a cup of Japanese power green tea with sweets ( Extra fee: 500 JPN)
  • Option B. Enkaku-ji Temple built in 1282 which ranked 2nd highest Zen temple in Kamakura. You can see and take a picture of the statue of Shaka in the main worship hall. (Entrance fee: 300 JPN except the guide)
  • Option C. Kenchoji temple built in 1253 which ranked the highest Zen temple in Kamakura. You can see and take pictures of the marvelous Cloud Dragon in the ceiling which is as good as the one at Tenryu-ji Temple in Kyoto. (Entrance fee: 500 JPN except the guide)
  • Option D: Shopping at Komachi street which has many unique shops of Japanese products, very popular to local women.
  • 16:30-18:00 return to your hotel in Tokyo by JR train
  • 14:30-16:30 Special option to Enoshima Aquarium (Entrance fee: 2,400 JPY)

Important

Please ask me the availability of this tour before you book it.
The wholesale area of Tsukiji will move to Toyosu on October 11th, 2018 but its outer market will stay at Tsukiji where we can enjoy good sushi and delicious Japanese foods.
I have a one day tour to Kyoto from Tokyo, but you have to pay the cost of about 30,000 JPY per person for the transportation of you and me.

Most of the temples close about 16:00 to 17:00.
Hase-Dera Temple's Hydrangea trail will be very crowded in June.

What‘s included
guide fee, hotel pick up
What‘s not included
transportation cost of you and the guide ( 3,000 JPY per person)
lunch of you and the guide, entrance fee of you (described in each place in highlights)
Meeting Point
At your hotel
Ending Point
At your hotel
Duration
8 hours
Starting time
09:30 AM ( recommended )   Flexible
Number of people
up to 5 people   Flexible

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I use JR pass for transportation ?

Yes, you can ride a green car in JR line from Tokyo to Kamakura for about an hour. But please pay the transportation cost of the guide of about 2000 JPY.

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.

View More Frequently Asked Questions read more

Cancellation Policy

  • If you cancel in the first 14 day(s) before the meeting date ,there is a 100% charge.
  • If you cancel between 15 and 29 day(s) in advance of the meeting date ,there is a 50% charge.
  • If you cancel at least 30 day(s) in advance of the meeting date, there is a 100% refund.
Reviews ( 178 )
Susan Susan Australia ( Family with kids )
Excellent
4 days ago

“ Day in Tokyo ”

Our family enjoyed a Wonderful action packed day touring Tokyo with Yuki. Many many highlights!!! Yuki is an excellent guide - I Highly recommend!! Susan M

Yuki:

Dear Susan, Thank you for writing a review so soon! It was a busy day, but I am glad to know you have enjoyed it. See you tomorrow. Yuki

Robelyn Robelyn United States ( Family )
Excellent
6 days ago

“ Yuki is Amazing! ”

Hello Everyone! If you are doing a day tour, Yuki is the best and highly recommended! He gives you historical background of every place we went to and took us shopping to the cheapest places! We will get him again when we come back to Japan for a visit! Thanks Yuki!

Yuki:

Dear Robelyn, Thank you for writing a review of my tour of Tokyo. I was very happy when your family listens to my explanation of each site and gave me questions about our country and people. My tour is very flexible to reflect the interests of the guest so I changed my route to take you to my favorite ramen shop and added Ameyoko discount streets where you bought so many Japanese sweets. I hope your family has enjoyed traveling Japan. Best regards, Yuki

Miho Miho United States ( Family with kids )
Excellent
2 weeks ago

“ Wonderful Day in Kyoto ”

My 11 year old son and I began our trip in Tokyo with Yuki-san. We started the day taking the shinkansen out of Shinagawa Station and taking the local train once in Kyoto to the Fushimi Shrine. We did the Miyabi Tour. We followed the course and had lunch at a delicious tonkatsu restaurant that Yuki-san found for us because of my picky 11 year old eater. The most memorable site for us was the Kinkaku Temple late afternoon. The sunset hit the temple just right and it shone in its beautiful gold color. We were back in Tokyo by 8 p.m. Originally, I thought the 12 hour trip would be too much for my son. Not at all. Time flew by and we were not tired, one bit. My son said, "I want to take another tour with Yuki-san when we come back to Japan". I agree, I highly recommend h... read more

Yuki:

Dear Miho, Thank you very much for writing such a specific review of my tour. It was my pleasure to guide you and your son to Kyoto when it is not so crowded. The day was very fine and mild in the last week of December but it snowed on the next day. Sorry for the walk to find the Tonkatsu restaurant, its entrance was very different from what I expected. I will look for your visit of Japan again. Yuki

Neal Neal United States ( Family )
Very Good
3 weeks ago

“ Toyko day tour ”

Great guide who did all he could to show us this beautiful city under less than optimal conditions. He was keenly aware of how tired we were after traveling the day before from the US.

Yuki:

Dear Neal, Thank you for writing a review of my tour. I am very happy to know you enjoyed my tour. I was glad that your wife could eat Udon without soup. Best regards, Yuki

Lalaine Lalaine United States ( Family with kids )
Excellent
3 weeks ago

“ Day Tour of Tokyo ”

Thank you for the last minute changes you made to our itinerary in order to ensure our 3 yr old enjoyed the tour as much we did! The photos from all of our stops are beautiful. We had a wonderful time and we really appreciate your help in getting around town stress free. Lunch was also delicious- thank you for the recommendation!

Yuki:

Dear Lalaine, Thank you for the review. I was very glad to see your daughter became happy at the toy street near Tokyo station. I want everyone to be happy during my tour and enjoy good foods to make good memories of Japan. Best regards, Yuki

More tours by Yuki

Tokyo tour à la carte

(178) Reviews
by Yuki
7h $ 213 up to 5 people

Best Memories of Yokohama

(178) Reviews
by Yuki
7h $ 213 up to 5 people

Best Memories of Hakone

(178) Reviews
by Yuki
10h $ 304 up to 5 people

One day trip to Kyoto from Tokyo

(178) Reviews
by Yuki
12h $ 276 up to 5 people

Best Memories of Kamakura

(178) Reviews
by Yuki
8h $ 243 up to 5 people

Tours before cruising from Yokohama

(178) Reviews
by Yuki
6h $ 182 up to 5 people

Tokyo tour à la carte half day

(178) Reviews
by Yuki
4h $ 147 up to 5 people

Walking along the Imperial Palace

(178) Reviews
by Yuki
3h $ 110 up to 5 people

Kamakura Popular Tours & Activities