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One Day Customized Tour in Kamakura

by Tomoko
(44) Reviews
8:30h $ 303 Price up to 5 people

Highlights

  • Your visit to Kamakura will be more satisfying and memorable. Give me some clues and I will suggest a special itinerary for you.
  • The followings are some of the popular visiting spots in Kamakura and its nearby.
  • - Great Buddha (a large bronze statue of Amida Buddha in Kotokuin temple)
  • - Hasedera temple (called as Kamakura's Western Pure Land full of seasonal flowers, famous for its eleven-headed statue of Kannon, the goddess of mercy)
  • - Enoshima island (just off the coast with a variety of attractions, including a shrine, park, observation tower, caves and fun acquarium)
  • - Kenchoji temple (a grand, historical Zen temple)
  • - Hokokuji temple (a small zen temple famous for its beautiful bamboo grove)
  • - Tsurugaoka Hachimangu shrine (Kamakura's most important shrine originally found in the late 11th century)
  • - Engakuji temple (a grand historical zen temple with beautifully colored maples in autumn)
  • - some other small but beautiful ancient temples and shrines
  • - local craft shops, cozy cafes, good seafood restaurants and stalls
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302.60 USD

Price up to 5 people
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Extras (optional)

Extra hour.
$ 35.60
Extra person.
$ 32.04

Overview

One day fun tour in Kamakura, a popular, small, coastal city just one hour south of Tokyo. Sometimes called the Kyoto of Eastern Japan, Kamakura offers numerous temples, shrines and other historical monuments as well as beautiful beach and forestry hills. I will customize your tour based on your tastes and requests. Count on me, Kamakura specialist! Let's find many hidden gems together.

What to Expect

Kamakura is a coastal town surrounded by forestry low hills on its three sides. It once became the political center of Japan during the 12th to 14th century as the site of the first ‘Samurai’(warrior class) government. You will find many grand or ancient Zen temples and shrines in this small city.
It's my personal story, but I moved from a large city Nagoya to Kamakura with my family when I was 10 years old. Despite a little girl, I instantly noticed how historically interesting the town was. It also surprised me there were so many atmospheric narrow winding streets and slopes. It was the best site for kids to have a little adventure! Since then, I have been walking around the city of Kamakura with friends, family, or even by myself. I know every corner of the city and its seasonal beauties. So, let me know your interests and tastes, and I will make the best itinerary for you.
- Is there any place you definitely want to visit and see?
- What are you interested in, history / temples and shrine / bay view / local culture, craft, and food / flowers and seasonal beauties/ walking / shopping / etc.?

The best way to appreciate the city of Kamakura would be to walk casually along its narrow paths visiting temples and local areas. Why don't you contact me and share the excitement of finding out Kamakura's beauties?

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Highlights

  • Your visit to Kamakura will be more satisfying and memorable. Give me some clues and I will suggest a special itinerary for you.
  • The followings are some of the popular visiting spots in Kamakura and its nearby.
  • - Great Buddha (a large bronze statue of Amida Buddha in Kotokuin temple)
  • - Hasedera temple (called as Kamakura's Western Pure Land full of seasonal flowers, famous for its eleven-headed statue of Kannon, the goddess of mercy)
  • - Enoshima island (just off the coast with a variety of attractions, including a shrine, park, observation tower, caves and fun acquarium)
  • - Kenchoji temple (a grand, historical Zen temple)
  • - Hokokuji temple (a small zen temple famous for its beautiful bamboo grove)
  • - Tsurugaoka Hachimangu shrine (Kamakura's most important shrine originally found in the late 11th century)
  • - Engakuji temple (a grand historical zen temple with beautifully colored maples in autumn)
  • - some other small but beautiful ancient temples and shrines
  • - local craft shops, cozy cafes, good seafood restaurants and stalls

Important

★ Travel insurance is not included in our tours. I would recommend you take out your own travel insurance just in case of any unexpected accident, loss, or damaging others' property. I will do all I can to keep you away from such risks, of course.

★ The pick-up service to your hotel is only in Tokyo metropolitan area, in 23 wards.

☆ Generally, I could start our tour from early in the morning like 7 or 7:30 if you prefer. For details, please contact me.

※The pictures of my previous guests on my web-page are posted only after securing their consent.

■ Please wear comfortable shoes and outfits for walking.
■ It takes about one hour from Tokyo area to Kamakura. So, if you want to enjoy Kamakura fully and longer, here might be your options.
- to start the tour earlier, such as 7:30 or 8:00 am.
- to put 1 or 2 extra hours and make the tour longer (Please consult me if you want.)

What‘s included
■guide fee
■hotel pick-up (in Tokyo metropolitan area)
What‘s not included
■transportation fee (you and guide): about 3000 yen/each in total, e.g. ① JR round trip between Tokyo and Ofuna (1600 yen/adult) ② value area pass (700 yen/adult), etc.
■lunch
■admission fee: e.g. Great Buddha (200 yen/adult), Kenchoji temple (500 yen/adult), Hasedera temple (300 yen/adult), etc.
Meeting Point
At your hotel or at any convenient spot for you in central Tokyo area
Ending Point
At JR Kamakura (Kita-Kamakura, or Ofuna) station
Duration
8:30 hours
Starting time
08:00 AM ( recommended )   Flexible
Number of people
up to 5 people   Flexible

Frequently Asked Questions

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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Cancellation Policy

  • If you cancel in the first 14 day(s) before the meeting date ,there is a 100% charge.
  • If you cancel between 15 and 29 day(s) in advance of the meeting date ,there is a 50% charge.
  • If you cancel at least 30 day(s) in advance of the meeting date, there is a 100% refund.
Reviews ( 44 )
Mike Mike United Kingdom ( Couple )
Excellent
3 days ago

“ Tokyo 1 day guided tour ”

Tomoko had obviously planned our day from the prior communications we had had offering us several alternatives and being flexible with the itinerary to suit us as well as bringing maps and brochures with her for us to use afterwards and gave us information for our remaining time in Tokyo. The day itself was a very full and enjoyable one, from 0830 to after 1700 when she left us after ensuring we were conversant with the Tokyo public transport system, and was certainly value for money. Tomoko's English was very good and she was very informative throughout the day as well as being a pleasure to be with and we would strongly recommend her as a guide

Tomoko:

Thank you for your great review, Mike. It was a beautiful spring day, especially the peaceful morning in the park was memorable. I’m glad that you enjoyed the tour and the rest of your stay in Tokyo after the tour. It was my great pleasure to assist your adventure by showing places and how to swim around the city of Tokyo. Thank you for clarifying your interests and sharing fun time together with me. Looking forward to seeing you again 😊 Best wishes to you and Jennifer!

corrine Corrine United States ( Friends )
Excellent
5 days ago

“ Trip to see Snow Monkeys ”

Wonderful guide. Well organized... had everything organized from the minute she met with us and on thru the whole day. She took exceptional care of us..like a nurse would! Had a good disposition and sense of humor. Couldn't ask for a more pleasant person to be with. Went the extra mile like helping us get yens from the ATM machine when ours ran out. I would not use any other guide if I came back to visit. Having Tomoko at the beginning of our trip helped us be able to get along better for the rest of our trip!

Tomoko:

Thank you so much for the great review, Corrine. I was excited when I receive an offer from you to go and see the Snow Monkeys together. They were just adorable and we really enjoyed the sights.🐵 The day was a bit rush, but the next day in Tokyo was very relaxing blessed with fine weather and beautiful cherry flowers! I learned a lot from you and Kelly. Thinking of your experiences, I’m just a GIRL 😊 My best regards to you two. Thank you again!

Barbara Barbara United States ( Couple )
Excellent
1 week ago

“ tokyo wiyth Tomoko - rain or shine ”

Tomoko guides all over Japan and especially enjoys showing Tokyo to visitors. She was very receptive to our requests and put together a program incorporating our interests with her own “must-see” places. Besides the famous shrines and gardens, she took us to lesser-known, beautiful places such as a famous sculptor’s home and studio. Tomoko came up with a creative schedule for our very rainy second day. Her English is very good; she is a lovely person and a fount of knowledge. She taught us to navigate the subway system and gave us tips and advice for the places we wanted to visit on our own after our two days together. We felt as if we had made a friend. We heartily recommend Tomoko for visitors to large, and sometimes confusing, Tokyo.

Tomoko:

Thank you so much for your great review, Barbara. It was my great pleasure to share the two days with you. Thank you for being flexible and sharing your honest views about food and the places to visit in the cold rain, which made it easier for me to revise the itinerary into a natural way. I enjoyed the procedure and the outcome working together with you and Henry.:) As you mentioned, Tokyo is quite large with so many new interesting places to visit. I do appreciate your info and suggestion about the places I'm not that much familiar with. It's always fun to receive new ideas from my guests and explore those places. I'm glad to hear you enjoyed two more days in Tokyo after our tour. The pizza and the chocolate icecream with espresso were super Oishikatta-des!😋

Grace Grace Singapore ( Couple )
Excellent
1 week ago

“ Sakura Tour, Tokyo ”

My husband and I did a private walking tour of Tokyo’s Sakura spots (Yanaka, Ueno Park and Chidorigafuchi) with Tomoko-san. She helped us customised the tour and during the tour she pointed out things we would have missed on our own. She was very knowledgeable about history. We really appreciate that she was easy to communicate with before and during the tour. Overall great experience!

Tomoko:

Thank you for your review about our Sakura tour:) 🌸 As you had clarified your interests and the venues you could easily go on your own in our previous message exchange, we could focus on the other places without any rush. Thank you for your suggestion, Grace. Besides, I feel so lucky that we were blessed with great weather and the best timing of the cherries as well as other kind of flowers. I’m sure you took lots of beautiful photos. I look forward to seeing you again in some other season.

Danielle Danielle Canada ( Couple )
Excellent
1 week ago

“ Fish market, electric street, national museum ”

She’s very nice and helpful.

Tomoko:

Hi Danielle and all!Thank you for posting a great review before our three-day tour ends. I’m anticipating what fun moments we can share tomorrow. Cannot wait 😊 See you soon!

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