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Enjoy Japanese culture in Kamakura

by Eiko
(22) Reviews
2:30h $ 73 Price up to 5 people

Highlights

  • A work place of 'Masamune' swordsmith
  • A tea ceremony at a tea master's house (Pictures and videos are allowed freely)
  • Tsurugaoka Hachiman shrine's National Treasure museum.

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72.80 USD

Price up to 5 people
FREE cancelation 30 days prior

Extras (optional)

Extra hour.
$ 26.39

Overview

This is a tour you can experience Japanese culture with short hours. You can enjoy it as a single tour or you to combine it to my other Kamakura tour 'My favorite Kamakura! As you like 4 hours'!! I'm sure you'll like to have these cultural experiences in between a temple and shrine visit. Not many people know these spots I listed here. Or will you hire me another hour(s) before/afte this tour!

What to Expect

Are you interested in Japanese culture and looking for quiet and peaceful spots? Then let me introduces you a teahouse where a tea master in kimono provide you Tea celemony with a reasonable price! How about visiting Masamune, a Sward Smith. And the National Treasure Museum at Tsurugaoka Hachiman Shrine. These spots will add deepness of visiting Kamakura. You may forget the name of temples and shrines someday but you will never forget the cultural experience like Real Tea Ceremony.

This short tour can be used as a part of your Kamakura visit which is convenient and flexible! The time of the tour is up to the customer!

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Highlights

  • A work place of 'Masamune' swordsmith
  • A tea ceremony at a tea master's house (Pictures and videos are allowed freely)
  • Tsurugaoka Hachiman shrine's National Treasure museum.

Important

Kaburaki Kiyokata Memorial Art Musuem is closed on Mondays

-Masamune, Sward smith place is closed on Tuesdays
-At the tea house, payment should be made by Japanese yen cash only
-For those who are interested in having a tea lesson or wearing a fine silk kimono, please let me know.
-National Treasure Museum is closed on Mondays and the preparation period for the next exibition.

What‘s included
Guide interpretation fee, The arrangement with the tea house
What‘s not included
Museum entrance fee: 200yen/adult 100/child
A tea ceremony : 1,000yen (a bowl of green tea and a Japanese sweet.)
(*One person one drink at the least. Coffee, shaved ice etc are also available!)
Meeting Point
JR Kamakura station
Ending Point
JR Kamakura statoin
Duration
2:30 hours
Starting time
14:00 PM ( recommended )   Flexible
Number of people
up to 5 people   Flexible

Frequently Asked Questions

How much is the transportation fee from Tokyo to Kamakura? And how long does it take by JR Line?

918yen if it is paid by IC card. It takes about one hour.

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 ( 22 )
Byron Byron United States ( Couple )
Excellent
1 day ago

“ Our Engagement vacation trip! ”

Eiko was wonderful! She is an excellent guide and her demeanor is great as well. In addition to showing us around Tokyo she assisted me with my marriage engagement plans as well. She could not have been nicer or more helpful on our big trip! I highly recommend her as your personal guide when visiting Tokyo and surrounding areas. I recommend anyone to visit Tokyo and anywhere else in Japan. The Japanese people are warm and welcoming, polite and respectful.

Eiko:

Hi Byron, Thank you very much for the review!!! It was a great pleasure for me to be a guide of your most important trip! When I first heard about your big plan, I felt so excited and determined to make it a really happy tour. And Congratulations!!!!! I wish you a long happy married life!!! I also would like to thank you that you listened to my explanations well with showing your interests each time such as the goldfish scooping place, Tsukiji fish market, the basement floor of the department store. The fruits jelly were delicious! Again, thank you so much for allowing me to be with you for two days!! Please come back to Japan again soon!! Eiko

Stephanie Stephanie United States ( Family )
Excellent
5 days ago

“ Amazing visit in Tokyo! ”

My family just spent two days being guided through Tokyo by Eiko. She was by far the best tour guide we could have chosen. Even through our messaging prior to coming to Tokyo Eiko was always interested in what we wanted to see and to do in putting our itinerary together. As soon as I messaged her, she would immediately respond back. When we arrived in Tokyo, she had put together an itinerary that both included our wants in addition to cultural experiences we didn’t know to request. Traveling around Tokyo with her was wonderful! We got to see so much more than doing it on our own as she kept us from getting lost. She explained the customs of the people at each stop visited so that we understood what was going on. Eiko felt like a member of our family as she is so personable and welcoming. I... read more

Eiko:

Dear Stephanie, Thank you very much for such a wonderful review!! It was just two days with you and your family but I felt really comfortable throughout the tour as if I’ve known you for a long time. We talked and smiled a lot together!! Your happy faces and reactions made me really happy too!! You always treated me as a part of your family in every place we went and thing we did! We went up Tokyo Skytree, saw a single act of Kabuki, ate yakitori, petted hedgehogs and experienced green tea!! These are unforgettable memories to me too!! Again, thank you for having me as your Tokyo guide. See you again soon, and take care! Arigato gozaimashita! Eiko

Mandy Mandy Australia ( Family with kids )
Excellent
1 week ago

“ Lovely, thoughtful, knowledgeable tour leader ”

Eiko was organised, extremely amicable and flexible in our itinerary. We probably took on too much being our first day after long flight with a 12 year old but she was very understanding. Discovered places we would never see & moved swiftly around towns. Eiko was full of information & would be great to have for multiple days around Tokyo. We did take her away from her family on Mother’s Day, so thank you Eiko, we had a great day.

Eiko:

Hi Mandy! Thank you very much for taking your important time to write a review while you are in Kyoto. I believe that you are having a great time there too. :-) Your review is so very nice. Thank you!! I really enjoyed the tour with all of you, maybe because we were all the girls. :-) We enjoyed eating Japanese food and shopping + chatting. I know you were a little tired but we visited almost all the places on the itinerary of the day! I hope you can come back to Japan in the near future. Again, thank you very much for having me as your Tokyo guide!! Take care! Eiko

Cindy Cindy United States ( Couple )
Excellent
2 weeks ago

“ Kamakura Tour ”

We had the pleasure of having Eiko as our guide on an all day tour of Kamakura. She came to Tokyo and met us right on time at our hotel lobby. She took us on the train to Kamakura and had a binder with relevant information for our tour neatly organized in a binder which she reviewed on the train ride. This was our last day in Japan and we had many guides during our trip, but Eiko was by far the best. She took us to the shrines and temples of most interest to us and discussed the customs and history of each. Especially fun was the trip to the tea master for the formal tea ceremony. Just excellent. She made reservations for lunch at a beautiful restaurant. Her English was excellent and she was easy to understand. I recommend Eiko very highly and would definitely use her again if we re... read more

Eiko:

Hi Cindy! Thank you very much for such a wonderful review!! It made me so happy that I felt like giving everybody hugs and kisses.:-) I'm glad that you liked the places I chose especially the lunch place and the tea celemony at the tea master's house! Lunch was delicious. Thank you!:-) And Maccha was delicious too. Looking at her making tea beautifully in front of us on the tatami room was really a special moment!! And we also visited many temples and a shrine with a beautiful Japanese style garden. Among them was a temple whose white wisteria was full in bloom on your visit. It was the place I added to the itinerary just for you! I hope you liked it! :-) Again, thank you very much for having me as your Kamakura guide and I'm looking forward to seeing you and Steve again in Japan in t... read more

Karen Karen Australia ( Family )
Excellent
3 weeks ago

“ More than a Guide ”

Our couple of days in Kamakura & Hakone with Eiko were wonderful! Eiko was so welcoming, warm and helpful. She exceeded our expectations, plus her local contacts and knowledge made our experience unique. We can’t recommend Eiko highly enough. Loved Japan and Eiko

Eiko:

Hi Karen, Your review is too nice and puts me on top of Mt. Fuji!! I had a great time too. I’d like to say thank you for having me as your Japan guide for two days. I can still picture Holden in Samurai armer, Richard taking pics on the train in Ducati jacket and you practicing calligraphy! :-) I hope you to come back to Japan to see Mt. Fuji in the near future!! Say hi to everyone for me!! Eiko

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