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Highlights

  •   Tsurugaoka Hachiman Shrine
  •   Komachi-dori shopping street
  •   Great Buddha
  •   Enoden Line
  •   Enoshima Island

Information

City Kamakura
Meeting Point At the East exit of Kamakura station
Ending Point At Fujisawa station of the Odakyu or JR Line
Departure 10:00 AM ( recommended )   Flexible
Duration 7h   Flexible
Languages English (License)
Tour Type Private Tour ( only for you )
Number of people 1 ~ 5

Off from December 20~January 15

Booking
7h
When?

People

189.00 USD

total price for up to 5 people

FREE cancelation 14 days prior

Extras (optional)

extra person. 18.00 USD

What to Expect

On this tour, in the morning, we'll visit Tsurugaoka Hachiman Shrine which was founded by the first shogun of the first military government in Japanese history, and Great Buddha, which was constructed in the 13th century and is a symbol of Kamakura with a tender smile on its face. Then we'll take the Enoden Line, one of the most famous and characterful local railways in Japan, to Enoshima station. A little walk from the station is Enoshima Island, an island of the legend of a dragon and sea goddess, with three tutelary shrines for three goddesses of marine transportation, fishing, and traffic. The island has recently been very popular among many young couples as a power spot as well. On top of the island we can climb up on a lighthouse with a nickname of Sea Candle, the best scenary lookout to view the ocean and the coast line of Sagami Bay, and if you are lucky, Mt. Fuji!!


What‘s included

guide fee

What‘s not included

transportation fee (you and your guide) , entrance fee for you, lunch

Extras (optional)

extra person. 18.00 USD

Frequently Asked Questions

How much is the entrance fee for Kotokuin Temple (Great Buddha)?

It is 200 yen for an adult (from a junior high school student), and 150 yen for a primary school child.

Do you need an entrance fee to climb the light house in Enoshima Island?

Yes. Its entrance fee is 300 yen for an adult (up from a junior high school student), and 150 yen for a primary school child.

Frequently Asked Questions

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
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.
After booking a tour, the guide will accept (or decline) your booking within 24 hours. Then you will be noticed by email from Triplelights.
You’ll be able to see the guide’s e-mail address and phone number. You can contact your guide directly before the tour starts, and enjoy your tour on the day!
Please check the following link. https://triplelights.com/cancel
Yes, by using our secure online payment system, your payment information is encrypted and you are secured against fraud and unauthorized transaction. Your credit card or PayPal account will be charged upon booking. However, if the guide does not accept your booking, the amount will be credited back to the account from which the charge was drawn.
No, our prices are 100% booking fee free – meaning the price you see is the amount you pay.
It depends on the location of your hotel and places you visit. But to give you an idea, it costs about 200-300yen for one place to the other, and the total is about 1,000yen for a full day tour.
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.
Yes, you can and you may be able to get a discount if you are traveling alone. Price depends on which guide you choose.
Yes you can, but you have to pay an extra charge per person. The price depends on which guide you choose.
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Reviews

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Peggy
5 days ago , ( Family ) , From: United States

“ Awesome Time at Kamakura! ”

We had a wonderful time with Eri. Being a local, Eri was very knowledgeable of the history, culture and legends of Kamakura. She speaks English extremely well and she made sure we were comfortable and did not feel rushed at all. My kids (ages 9 & 13) loved Eri. While we waited for our dishes at the table during lunch, she gave each of us a beautiful packet of origami paper and started showing us how to make ninja stars. Even though our tour passed the 5 hr mark, Eri still made sure we saw everything as per our itinerary and at the end of the tour, waited at the train platform with us until the train arrived and still stayed until the train departed. We highly recommend Eri as a guide. She's fantastic, warm, friendly, funny and a great photographer too! Eri, thank you for showing us around Kamakura.

Eri:
Dear Peggy, Thank you for such a warm and kind review!! It was great to get to know all of your family and to show you around Kamakura in the beautiful hydrangea season. All the photos I took show the happy faces of each of your family and I'm so happy to see them. It was great meeting you all, and I hope you'll enjoy the rest of your stay in Japan like we did in Kamakura! Sincerely, Eri

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Avi
2 weeks ago , ( Couple ) , From: Israel

“ Nice day in Japan ”

Eri knew how to adopte herself to our small wishes. One of our best guides all over the world Hope to meet her in our next visit.

Eri:
Dear Avi, Thank you so much for your review! You were a great driver to visit Kamakura and Enoshima Island all the way from Tokyo with Hanna. It was such a beautiful day, and after visiting Great Buddha we enjoyed the great view of Sagami Bay from Enoshima Island, didin't we? I really hope to see you again on your next visit! Sincerely, Eri

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Evelyn
2 months ago , ( Family ) , From: United States

“ Kamakura with Extraordinary Eri!! ”

Kamakura is magical made even more so with our wonderful guide, Eri! Eri had a wonderful day planned for us which she altered on the fly when my mom's physical limitations needed it. She took us to wonderful shrines and temples and shared with us about each place in great detail. Eri is so knowledgeable!! It was just the three of us all day and spending the day with Eri was like spending the day with a good friend! I asked about Japanese customs and ate cold soba noodles for the first time- delicious! Eri was tireless, patient, and enthusiastic and I know she had so many more magical and wonderful places to show us! I look forward to going back and exploring Kamakura some more with her! I highly recommend spending the day with Eri in Kamakura!! It will be one of the highlights of your trip like it was for my mom and me!! Thank you, Eri!!

Eri:
Dear Evelyn and Marlu, Thank you so much for such a wonderful review! I was very happy to show you around Kamakura at the best time of cherry blossom season. We took a lot of photos in front of those beautiful cherry blossoms, didn't we? And at the soba restaurant, we enjoyed complimentary cherry pink ice cream by showing our cherry blossom photos to the waitress, which was the condition to get the special service. It was such a surprise, wasn't it? I really hope you will come back to Kamakura some time and explore many more nice places with me as your guide again. It was great meeting you two!! Sincerely, Eri

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Maria
2 months ago , ( Couple ) , From: Philippines

“ wonderful day at kamakura with eri ”

we had a most enjoyable day in kamakura with our guide eri. she was the best guide ever! we learned so much from her, she was so warm, sweet and kind and made us feel so special! the pace of the tour was just right and by the end of the day eri was like a dear friend to us already. definitely the highlight of our japan trip!

Eri:
Dear Maria, So nice to hear from you again and thank you so much for such a kind review! As we got around places, you asked me a lot of questions and because of that I myself had a great time with you two. It was so nice meeting you and see you again in Kamakura sometime in the future! Best wishes, Eri

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Karen
2 months ago , ( Friends ) , From: Canada

“ Eri is a fantastic tour guide and host ”

The day we (5 English speaking adults from western Canada) spent with Eri was absolutely fantastic, even though the weather was not very cooperative. Eri speaks excellent English which was essential for our party. Our positive experience with Eri took place over several weeks. Eri accommodated us by changing her calendar, provided travel details to and from our accommodations, made lunch reservations at an amazing restaurant (we had special dietary needs), provided interesting historical and cultural details along the tour, and gave each person a keepsake at the end of the tour. If you are looking for a conscientious, kind, and interesting tour guide, Eri is for you.

Eri:
Dear Karen, It was so kind of you to write such a nice review for my tour! The tour was memorable for me too, because the day was Buddha's birthday, and we could see beautifully decorated alters with baby Buddha in the center in the Buddhist temples we visited, couldn't we? The lunch we had was also great. I was happy you were all enjoying the food talking leisurely. Thank you so much for visiting Kamakura. It was great meeting you all!! Best wishes, Eri

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