Home Japan Kamakura One day in Kamakura ...


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


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



189.00 USD

final price

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.
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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!
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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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2 days ago , ( Couple ) , From: United States

“ Amazing tour of Kamakura! ”

Eri was an amazing guide and so thoughtful. She went above and beyond. Eri was very knowledgeable about local history. She took us to all the great sites (great buddha, shrines, ect.), but also to a few hiking trails. The lunch spot for soba was great. Eri also even wrote down the details of how to take the train to our next destination. Overall, she really stood out as excellent!

Dear Vanessa, It was such a wonderful day with you two in Kamakura. I was very happy you were enjoying everything even the rain as the part of it. I will always remember you whenever I climb Hansobo and see the statues of the goblins. You mentioned they looked like the Flying Monkeys from "the Wizard of Oz" and we all laughed. Thank you so much for visiting Kamakura and for such a nice review. It was great meeting you two!! Best wishes, Eri

3 months ago , ( Family ) , From: Australia

“ Best Introduction to Kamakura ”

Eri has a warm and bubbly personality with a wealth of knowledge about the culture and history of Kamakura. Her tour was very informative but also a lot of fun. My family group included three young adults who can be difficult to please. They all loved Eri and enjoyed the day immensely. We saw all the major shrines and sites but walked through the backstreets to get a better picture of Kamakura. We enjoyed a wonderful lunch at a soba noodle restaurant and Eri explained the etiquette of eating with chopsticks. This will come in very useful as we continue our trip in Japan. Eri established contact with me as soon as the tour was booked and planned an itinerary that suited our family group. She took some wonderful photos throughout the day and emailed them to me after the tour. I cannot recommend Eri highly enough as a guide and feel honoured to have spent the day with her.

Dear Lynn, I cannot thank you enough for sending such a nice review for my site! The tour culminated when Leia found a little squirrel in a tree just beside the Great Buddha. And we all witnessed a kite suddenly flew down to aim food in one of the passers-by's hand in the crowd of Komachi shopping street, didn't we? They were such wonderful surprises we had all together. I hope you'll enjoy the rest of your stay in Japan as we did in Kamakura. Again, thank you so much! Eri

4 months ago , ( Couple ) , From: United States

“ Kamakura tour exceeded expectations, which were already high ”

Kudos to Eri Yusa, our guide, and TripleLights for making our Kamakura tour the best day of our 11 days in Japan. Friends recommended an excursion from Tokyo to Kamakura and we went with that recommendation. We were fortunate, by sheer luck, to find TripleLights and Eri to make our trip so enjoyable and rewarding. Why was it so successful? --The warmth, sense of humor, friendliness and knowledge of Eri; --communication and follow-up from Eri so we could easily take the train from Tokyo to Kamakura and be met at the station by her without any glitches; --selecting the best temples & shrines and other attractions and timing the walking tour so that everything on our agenda was accomplished without hurrying. Crowds were present, but they were easily navigated. --going overtime to accomodate our plans without forcing speed or overlooking any planned stops. Eri and TripleLights are simply the best. You cannot do better in our opinion, and we went on seven different walking tours while in Japan and Hong Kong.

Dear George, In front of me now are the photos of you and Lana taken at places we visited in Kamakura. Every one of them makes me happy and remember the enjoyable moment and time of the day. It was so nice meeting you two and I hope the Kamakura tour will be a good memory of your stay in Japan!! Best wishes, Eri

6 months ago , ( Couple ) , From: United States

“ Awesome Day in Kamakura ”

We had a great day with Eri in Kamakura. She met us at the train station in the morning and away we went. Eri brought a tremendous amount of knowledge about the history, the architecture and the culture of Japan and Kamakura. We even had discussions about local flowers and plants. We walked back roads and paths that allowed us to have a view of daily life that most tourists don't experience. We gained some wonderful information and perspectives that have made our trip much more enriched. We highly recommend Eri. She brings so much energy and enthusiasm to the day that you feel that you have known each other for years. Our day was awesome. If you want to experience that as well, you need to contact Eri.

Dear Mike, I t was so nice meeting you and Suzanne and getting to show you around Kamakura! It seems like even the rain helped us enjoy walking and talking on the way. Especially the soba we had for lunch will be an unforgettable memory with you two in Kamakura. Thank you so very much!

Anne Anne
10 months ago , From: Australia

Eri was an excellent local guide for Kamakura. She provided very good historical and spiritual context for the sites we visited. She is also a warm and engaging person who was very welcoming and I found her good company for the day. As a local, she knew the interesting "backstreet" routes to take so we could enjoy the small town charm of Kamakura as well as the major attractions. Highly recommended!

Dear Anne, Thank you for such a kind review! I'm so happy to know that you enjoyed the tour. The weather was beautiful and all the greenery was shining under the sun, which made our walking tour even more enjoyable. It was great meeting you and I hope you'll visit Kamakura again, next time with your husband!

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