How can I get to Kamakura from Tokyo?
JR(Japan Railway) trains run between Tokyo and Kamakura.
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.
Besides guide fee, how much does it cost for this tour?
Although the cost varies according to our itinerary, a typical cost is 5,000 to 6,000 JPY per person.
For example, if you visit two 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 two temples: 600 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
What’s a recommended itinerary for this tour?
Meet at JR Kamakura Station and move to Kotokuin Temple.
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.
Move to Kamakura Station by Enoden railway.
Arrive at Kamakura Station and walk in Wakamiya-oji Street, dropping by some shops including a Kamakurabori shop, traditional wooden craft.
If you like, we can drop by Kamakura central food market where the locals sell various vegetables and food items.
Visit Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine, one of the most famous shrines in Japan.
We stroll in the specious grounds of Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine.
Visit Komachi-dori Street and adjacent alleys 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 $155 USD for 4 hours and 2 passengers.
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.