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Best Memories of Kamakura

by Yuki
(143) Reviews
8h $ 214 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 and shopping at Komachi street
  • 14:00-15:00 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)
  • 16:30-18:00 return to your hotel in Tokyo by JR train
  • 14:00-16:30 Special option to Enoshima Aquarium (Entrance fee: 2,400 JPY)
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Extras (optional)

Extra fee per group for high season (March, April, May, September, Oct....
$ 26.70
Extra person ( Additional charge is required from the 6th person inclu....
$ 26.70
Early pick up before 9:30AM per group.
$ 17.80
Extra hour per group.
$ 26.70

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.
Please pay the extra fee of 3,000 JPY in addition to the regular fee of 17,500 JPY for high seasons in March, April, May, September, October, and November.

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 and shopping at Komachi street
  • 14:00-15:00 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)
  • 16:30-18:00 return to your hotel in Tokyo by JR train
  • 14:00-16:30 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.

Please pay the extra fee of 3,000 JPY in addition to the regular fee of 17,500 JPY for high seasons in March, April, May, September, October, and November.
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, dinner (you and the guide), entrance fee (you)
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.

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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 ( 143 )
Pat Pat United States ( Couple )
Excellent
4 days ago

“ Very effective guide ”

Yuki is knowledgeable and informative. Given a rainy day, he was very flexible in changing our plans and making alternate arrangements to meet our needs. He gave us a great day in Hakone, even if we couldn't see Mt. Fuji... including arranging for a private onsen. He even went out of his way to accompany us to a hard-to-find restaurant.

Yuki:

Dear Pat, Thank you for writing the nice review of yesterday’s tour. Unfortunately, it rained but we took advantage of it, I am glad you like museums in Hakone. Best regards, Yuki

Hanisha Hanisha Malaysia ( Family )
Very Good
6 days ago

“ Tokyo & Yokohama Tours ”

Yuki was an exceptional guide - We would definitely recommend him to anyone as he is very punctual and organized. He had previously requested for places for us to visit & organized the tour as requested. We had 2 great days with him. He made great suggestions and the tour was better than we expected. He is also very informative & friendly - The tour was well paced and well planned. He was flexible enough to accommodate our last minute changes (starting the tour later than usual etc). Yuki also took us to some great places to eat (Ramen & Tempura) which provided memorable experiences in places we simply would not have gone on our own. Thank Yuki!

Yuki:

Dear Hanisha, Thank you for your review of my tours. Lunch is an important part of my tour. I am very grad you like the Ramen and Tempura restaurants. Best regards, Yuki

William William United States ( Solo )
Excellent
1 week ago

“ Flexible and informative ”

Wen we were hit by a heavy rain, Yuki readjusted our schedule so that we were out of the weather while travelling to our next destination, then picked up our original route once the rain stopped. It was important that I be at a private residence by a specific time, and he made that happen right on schedule. Unlike some guides I've had, he did not feel the need to chat incessantly. I liked that. I will use him again on my next trip.

Yuki:

Dear William, Thank you for writing a review of my tour. I was my pleasure to guide you my favorite places. We were lucky to continue our tour in the Imperial Palace after spending some time at Asakusa to escape from the local heavy rain. Best regards, Yuki

Mary Mary United States ( Family )
Excellent
1 week ago

“ Perfect Trip..Perfect Tour Guide ! ”

Yuki has mastered the art of making a first time tourist feel Welcomed and Comfortable in many parts of Japan. We went to the Tsukiji fish market which could have been a crowded maze without the knowledge and skill of Yuki. He taught us about the fish, the skill of the butchers and then we went to a local restaurant where we felt like family and ate the best sushi we ever had. The second tour was a 12 hour tour ,Tokyo to Kyoto. WOW We traveled the Shinkansen (bullet train) ,went to the 1001 Buddhas temple (Sanjusangendo) and to the Fushimi Inari Shrine. He explained the hand washing ritual and guided us thru the proper protocol, Yuri even took the time on the way home to provide a history lesson to my son and I regarding both Religion and history of the Japanese culture. He is both compet... read more

Yuki:

Dear Mary, Thank you very much for the detailed review of my tours. Food is an important part of my tour so I was very happy when you ate the seafood curry in Kyoto. It was very good for you to take my tours in two days so that we could switch the date for Kyoto to avoid Typhoon 21. Best regards, Yuki

James V James United States ( Couple )
Very Good
2 weeks ago

“ Great Guide of Tokyo ”

Yukon was very professional accomdating to our wishes and very knowledgeable. You will enjoy his comprehensive approach and understanding of Japon History an Religion.

Yuki:

Dear James, Thank you for writing a good review of my tour so soon. I am grateful for your generous tip of 100 USD. It was a good exercise for me to accommodate the last minute changes of plan and answer to many requests. Please enjoy other tours in Japan with your friends. Best regards, Yuki

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