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Best Memories of Kamakura

by Yuki
(221) Reviews
8h $ 246 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 one 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)
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245.52 USD

Price up to 5 people
FREE cancelation 30 days prior

Extras (optional)

Extra person ( from the 6th person).
$ 46.50
Extra hour per group.
$ 37.20

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.

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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 one 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 moved to Toyosu on October 11th, 2018 but its outer market stays 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
10:00 AM
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.

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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 ( 221 )
Caren Caren United States ( Family )
Very Good
6 hours ago

“ Great tour even in the rain ”

Yuki-San was very knowledgeable in Japanese history and culture, and his English was excellent! In spite of the rain, he planned the day to ensure we got to experience each of our desired destinations. He was very considerate of seniors in our group, always using escalators/elevators when available and attending to their needs.

Yuki:

Dear Caren, Thank you for taking my tour and write a review. Sorry for the poor weather, but you are lucky to observe the wedding at Meiji Shrine. Please give my best regards to your family and relatives. Yuki

Robert Robert Hungary ( Family )
Very Good
1 day ago

“ Visit of the Imperial Palace ”

He came to pick us up from our hotel, which was very convenient. At the palace, he provided all the informatiom we needed, even showed us slides. After the tour, he suggested a great local restaurant.

Yuki:

Dear Robert, Thank you for taking my tour and write a review. We are now in the rainy season, but the weather was very comfortable without any rain. I enjoyed my lunch at the same restaurant. Please give my best regards to your family. Yuki

Loc Loc United States ( Friends )
Excellent
1 week ago

“ Great experience ”

Yuki was knowledgeable but at the same time flexible to respond to your personal interest. His energy, professionalism and courtesy were all great assets. I recommend Yuki to all visitors in Japan.

Yuki:

Dear Loc, Thank you for taking my tour and write such a nice review. We went to Lake Kawaguchi to see Mt. Fuji in a cloudy day. You were so luck to take a glance of the mountain in such a poor condition. Best regards, Yuki

Patricia Patricia Philippines ( Couple )
Excellent
3 weeks ago

“ Imperial Palace Tour ”

Yuki was great! He was so patient with us and all our many questions. He not only took us on the guided tour but also went out of his way to give us tips on how to easily navigate our way around Tokyo, and more!

Yuki:

Dear Patricia, Thank you for taking my tour and write a review so soon. It was a rainy day, but better than the hot summer days. I am glad that we made the special tour of the Imperial Palace. Please enjoy your stay and foods in Japan. Tower knife on the 4th floor of Soramachi shopping center next to Tokyo Sky Tree is the best place to buy Japanese knives. Best regards, Yuki

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

“ Kyoto on Bullet Train ”

Travelled from Tokyo to Kyoto and back with Yuki. Yuki picked us up on time and diligently had prepared all matters for our trip - trains , taxis, lunch and what meals to have , he was extremely friendly and spoke excellent English and knowledgeable of all aspects of Kyoto. We toured the famous sites of Kyoto and had a wonderful time shopping and eating in the areas as well. AAA+ service 👍🏼‼️

Yuki:

Dear Steve, Thank you for taking my tour and write a review with the highest rating. It was very hot in Kyoto on the day so we skipped several places, but I feel happy that your family enjoyed the Shinkansen and delicious foods. My tour is flexible to adjust what you feel comfortable. Thank you for providing me the green seat of the Shrinkansen, it was nice. Yuki

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