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Best Memories of Kamakura


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

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.

Itinerary

Feel free to personalize this offer with Yuki.

  • 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 Kotoku-In 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)
  • 14:00-16:30 Your choice of two places from the following options. You can find pictures of these places by clicking (>) in the left window.
  • Option A. Hachiman-Gu Shrine, built in 1063 for Minamoto Family who governed Japan in 12th century. This shrine is very popular for Japanese people to visit in new year days.
  • Option B. Hokoku-Ji Temple, built in 1334 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 C. Kencho-Ji 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. 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 E: 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
  • 14:00-16:30 Special option to Enoshima Aquarium (Entrance fee: 2,400 JPY)

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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.

Departure & Return

Starting time 10:00 AM
Meeting Point At your hotel
Ending Point At your hotel

Inclusions & Exclusions

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)

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.

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 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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Reviews ( 235 )
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Steven Steven United States ( Family )
Excellent
2 days ago

“ Great trip with really good guy ”

Yuki was very punctual, Informative, and wonderful to spend a day with in Kamakura. This was my first visit to Japan and to have someone for at least a day by our side showing us around was more than just a tour but great exposure to how things worked. Taught us about the shrines and temples as there is an etiquette that you need to know that brings life and respect to the places you visit as we would be visiting a lot during our week. Great to start with someone who knows first hand. Yuki has a clear English skills and very easy to speak with. Such a well spent and wonderful day. My wife was not the easiest to walk around with as she walks with a cane and Yuki was understanding and patient. I used my time to ask him about various things even unrelated to the tour and he was super h... read more

Yuki:

Dear Steven, Thank you for taking my tour. Kamakura is my favorite place with many old temples and shrines and not so crowded compared with other sightseeing spots. I am glad you made your trip to Kyoto just after the Typhoon 15 hit Tokyo area with serious distraction. Best regards, Yuki

Paul Paul Australia ( Couple )
Excellent
3 days ago

“ our first day in tokyo ”

we had a great day with yuki . he helped us master the subways, conquer culinary conundrums and gave us the confidence we need to take it from here . thanks yuki - a lovely day !

Yuki:

Dear Paul, Thank you for taking my Tokyo tour. I was my great pleasure to help you to enjoy our country. I will study more to help those who come to Japan for the Rugby World Cup. Best regards, Yuki

JOHN JOHN United States ( Couple )
Excellent
1 week ago

“ Fantastic tour ”

My wife and I decided to take a Tokyo tour on our first day in Tokyo and we are so lucky to have selected Yuki. Yuki was very knowledgeable and friendly. We both learned so mich more than we would have if we tried to take the tours on our own we highly recommend him.

Yuki:

Dear John, Thank you for taking my tour. We walked a lot, but you are not too tired. Tsukiji is my favorite place for sushi lunch. Please enjoy your long stay in Japan. Yuki

Clifford Clifford United States ( Couple )
Excellent
1 week ago

“ Kamakura Tour with Yuki ”

Yuki is very professional, friendly, punctual, and efficient in guiding us to the destinations on his tour. He explained enthusiastically about the Buddhist beliefs, the many temples & Buddhas at Kamakura. He is highly recommended as a tour guide!!

Yuki:

Dear Clifford, Thank you for taking my tour. Kamakura is my favorite place with many old temples. Best regards, Yuki

Maridel Maridel United States ( Couple )
Excellent
2 weeks ago

“ Tokyo Highlights Tour ”

Yuki is a total treasure!!!! He took us to the very best places, Meiji Temple, the Imperial Palace Garden and The Senso Shrine, customized to our needs and pace. We even had time to stop and enjoy a wonderful gin fizz at the Palace Hotel, and a delicious tempura lunch at one of his favorite local spots. Yuki is very friendly and extremely knowledgeable about Japanese history - such a lovely experience I shall never forget. Thank you so much, Yuki, for sharing your day and your culture with us!!! The Gutierrez from Miami, Fl USA

Yuki:

Dear Maridel, Thank you for taking my tour of Tokyo. I have picked up several guests at Palace Hotel but I have never entered the Bar at the hotel. It was a very unique tour, but it was a very good experience for me, too. I hope you will come back to Japan in a different season. Best regards, Yuki

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