How can I get to Kamakura from Tokyo?
From the center and east sides of Tokyo(Marunouchi, Asakusa, Ueno), the JR Yokosuka line takes you to Kamakura for about an hour.
The JR Shonan-Shinjuku line runs from the west of Tokyo(Shinjuku, Shibuya), taking about an hour with some trains requiring a transfer at Ofuna station.
The transportation fare is approximately 2,000 JPY for a round trip.
If I make my own way to Kamakura, can you shorten the tour duration?
Yes, I can shorten the duration and reduce guide fee by 1 hour.
In this case, please contact me before booking. I'll offer you a customized tour with the duration 7 hours.
Besides guide fee, how much does it cost for a one-day tour?
Although the cost varies according to our itinerary, a typical cost is 5,000 to 8,000 JPY per person.
For example, if you visit three temples, the total cost comes to 5,000 JPY approximately.
- transportation fare: 2,000 JPY (Hotel - Kamakura, for a round trip)
- lunch: 2,000 JPY
- entrance fee to three temples: 1,000 JPY
For more details, please refer to the Questions and Answers below.
What is an admission fee at temples?
Most of the temples require the visitors to pay an admission fee.
Typical price is about 200 yen to 300 yen per person.
What is the price range of lunch in Kamakura?
There are various types of restaurants serving many kinds of cuisines.
The typical price ranges per person are, for example,
- A Western style restaurant: 1,500 yen to 3,000 yen
- A Japanese style restaurant: 1,500 yen to 3,000 yen
- A Curry and rice shop: 1,000 yen to 2,000 yen
- A Ramen shop: 1,000 yen approximately
How much are the costs of cultural experiences?
- Adults: 3200 yen (including an admission fee of Kamakurabori Museum)
- Adults: 500 to 1000 yen
- Adults: 1000 to 2000 yen
Can I participate in cultural experiences any time?
Cultural experiencing sessions are not always held everyday.
Please confirm to me the schedule in advance.
What’s a recommended itinerary for this tour?
Meet at your hotel in Tokyo and move to Kamakura by a train.
Arrive at Kita-Kamakura Station and visit Engakuji Temple, a huge Zen temple with spacious grounds.
Move to Kamakura Station from Kita-Kamakura by a train.
At Kamakura Station, we change trains to Enoden railway.
Arrive at Hase area and visit Kotokuin Temple where we can meet Daibutsu, or the Great Buddha statue.
Visit Hasedera Temple, situating a huge statue of Kannon, numerous statues of Jizo, and a beautiful Japanese-style garden.
You can enjoy viewing spectacular scenery from a rise in the grounds.
We can have lunch at a restaurant nearby.
Move to Kamakura and change to a bus to Hokokuji Temple (Bamboo temple).
Visit Hokokuji Temple and stroll in the bamboo garden.
While viewing the garden, having matcha, or green tea in a café might be a good break.
Move to Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine.
We will walk around Wakamiya-oji and Komachi-dori Streets lined with various shops.
Arrive at Kamakura Station and the tour ends
Can you arrange a private car? How much does it cost for a car?
Yes, I can arrange a private car, van and minibus according to your request.
The cost varies, depending on type of car, time and mileage.
For example, it costs approximately $320 USD for 8 hours and 2 passengers.
Can you escort me to my hotel?
Yes, I can. In this case, please pay Hotel escort fee.
Guide’s transportation fare to the place is also required to be paid.
Can you pick me up at an airport?
Yes, I can, however, during the daytime only.
If you use Narita Airport, please pay the extra fee.
The rate of the extra fee is same as the extra-hour fee. Please pay the extra-hour fee for two hours when you book.
In case of Haneda Airport, you don't need to pay the extra fee.
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.
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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.