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Enjoy Japanese culture in Kamakura

by Eiko
(5) Reviews
3h $ 70 Price up to 5 people

Highlights

  • A work place of 'Masamune' swordsmith
  • Visit Kaburaki Kiyokata Memorial Art Museum in the quiet neighborhood of Yukinoshita, Kamakura
  • Experience a tea ceremony at a teahouse (you can take pictures and videos while attending a tea ceremony)
  • Visit Tsurugaoka Hachiman shrine and hopefully see the wedding ceremony in twighlight.

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70.40 USD

Price up to 5 people
FREE cancelation 30 days prior

Extras (optional)

Extra hour.
$ 27.28
Hotel pick up in Tokyo.
$ 26.40

Overview

Are you interested in Japanese culture and looking for quiet and peaceful tourist spots? Join this tour!! It introduces you a Memorial Art Museum of a contemporary Japanese-style painter, and a teahouse where genuin tea ceremony can be experienced. A tea master makes tea right in front of you!! The final destination of the tour is Tsurugaoka Hachiman shrine which was and is a center of Kamakura.

What to Expect

Kamakura is basically a quiet historical place where you can feel traditional Japanese culture. But some places are touristy lately. Let me introduce you two places where not so many people go ; Kaburagi Kiyokata Memorial Art Museun, and a teahouse in the quiet residential area near the busy Komachi street. Kaburaki Kiyokata was a successfull contemporaly Japanese-style painter and the museum is a refined Japanese-style house built on the site where he lived the last part of his life. They exhibis reproduced atelier with paint brushes etc too.
At the teahouse, Teisyu, a host of the tea ceremony makes your tea right in front of you so that you can see the entire procedure. This is something special that you can not experience at many of other places. Teisyu also knows about other Japanese culture very well such as Ikebana or Japanese flower arrangement, Kimono, Haiku or Japanese shortest poems, Japanese sweets and so on. The conversation between the host and the guest over a cup of green tea creats a special moment. That's what tea ceremony should be!!
After that, the tour takes you to Tsurugaoka Hachiman shrine which has been the center of Kamakura since the 13th century, and which is only two minutes away from the tea house. If the day is auspicious and lucky, the wedding ceremony can be seen there!!

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Highlights

  • A work place of 'Masamune' swordsmith
  • Visit Kaburaki Kiyokata Memorial Art Museum in the quiet neighborhood of Yukinoshita, Kamakura
  • Experience a tea ceremony at a teahouse (you can take pictures and videos while attending a tea ceremony)
  • Visit Tsurugaoka Hachiman shrine and hopefully see the wedding ceremony in twighlight.

Important

Kaburaki Kiyokata Memorial Art Musuem is closed on Mondays

-Museum closed on Mondays except Japanese national holidays(when Monday falls on a holiday, the museum is closed on the following day), Dec/29th - Jan/3rd and the periods for display changes. And it is necessary to enter the museum by 4:30pm
-The tea ceremony reservation should be made by 2 days before the visit day. (Reservation cannot be made when a teahouse has a special event or it is fully booked.)
-The payment must be paid by Japanese yen cash only
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What‘s included
Guide interpretation fee, The entrance fee of the teahouse
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
Outside the JR Kamakura station East Gate
Ending Point
At Tsurugaoka Hachiman shrine or JR Kamakura statoin
Duration
3 hours
Starting time
13:30 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 SUICA or PASUMO. 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 ( 5 )
Luna Luna Philippines ( Family )
Excellent
3 weeks ago

“ Excellent service by Eiko. ”

Eiko has the personality of a good tourguide. She is amiable, patient and works hard to please her clients. She’s prompt in her replies and always thinking what would benefit her clients the most. We had a wonderful experience of Tokyo and Hakone with all the help provided by Eiko considering that my husband has a health issue. We thank TripleLights specially Eiko for the excellent service.

Eiko:

Hi Luna!! Thank you very much for such a wonderful review!! You and your family were all very nice and it was my pleasure to have been with you for two days in Tokyo and Hakone!! Thank you for treating me as a part of your family all the time. We had exchanged a lot of messages about our tour to Hakone before your actual visit to Japan. Although Mt. Fuji was a little too shy that day, I was so happy when we arrived safely at Tokyo station by Shinkansen, bullet train which was your husband’s number 1 wish about the Hakone tour. :-) I’m looking forward to your next trip to Japan!! Take care!! Eiko

Peter Peter Canada ( Couple )
Excellent
1 month ago

“ Tokyo Private Tour ”

We had 2 great days in Tokyo and Kamakura with Eiko. To start with she was very quick to respond to any and all queries as we were getting our customized tour ready to go. She constantly followed up so I always felt a high level of engagement. Her input was fantastic and she went out of her way to accommodate my wife's love of gardens. She was very prompt and courteous and her knowledge of the areas we visited was amazing. I would highly recommend Eiko for any period of time in Tokyo! Thanks Eiko for a wonderful experience!

Eiko:

Hi Peter and Mary!! Thank you so much for such a wonderful review! :-) How is your stomach, Peter? I can’t believe it’s been almost one week since our Kamakura tour. It was so much fun to visit many places and share my favorite things with you. You and Mary always showed great interests to what I explained. You were such a wonderful couple that I felt like we had been friends for a long time by the end of our tour. You were too nice to me. Again, thank you very much for having me as your Tokyo And Kamakura guide! Please come back to Japan again soon!! Take care!! Eiko

Oren Oren Israel ( Couple )
Excellent
1 month ago

“ 1 day tailored private tour in Kamakura ”

Picked up from a Tokyo hotel, a train ride to Kamakura and then 5 hours of intensive tour of main cites, macha tea ceremony and more. Eiko being a very knowledgable thorough guide and a very friendly and accomodating person. Loved every minute. A highly recomended guide.

Eiko:

Hi Oren. Thank you so much for such a wonderful review!! I’m very happy to know that you enjoyed the places I had selected for your tour this time. It was my pleasure to show you my favorite places in Kamakura too. :-) I’m wishing that the rest of your trip will be a great and safe one!! I’m really hoping to see you again! Take care!

April April United States ( Family with kids )
Excellent
3 months ago

“ Perfect Day one Tokyo ”

As a traveler who has seen 36 countries with my daughter I have to day Eiko is one of the best! Eiko understood the type of travelers we were and allowed us to feel at home in Tokyo. Eiko was full of useful information and she was so kind and patient with us. We loved all of her recommendations. By the end of the tour leaving Eiko was like parting with an old friend. Great Day! Thank you Eiko for showing us as much of Japan as possible!

Eiko:

Hi April and Abby! I think you are on the plane for Thailand now. I'm hoping you are having a comfortable flight. Thank you so much for such a wonderful review especially when you had little time!! I'm very happy to know that you enjoyed the places and things on the itinerary I made for you! It was so hot and humid but you and Abby never complained and walked with me. You were so nice to me too!! We had a lot of fun, and I'm guessing Abby's favorite was the animal cafe! Again, thank you for allowing me to be a part of your memories of Tokyo this time. And I really hope to see you again soon!! Eiko

Trish Trish United States ( Family with kids )
Excellent
5 months ago

“ Four wonderful days with Eiko ”

Our family (me, my wife, and our 19 year old daughter) spent a delightful four days with Eiko touring Tokyo during our recent trip to Japan. Eiko designed a great, customized itinerary which incorporated both our suggestions for sites we wanted to visit and specific locations of interest to our daughter, who is an artist. Eiko has a wonderful sense of humor, was very helpful, and we enjoyed our time with her immensely.

Eiko:

Dear Ed, Trish and Lily, It's so nice to hear from you!! I hope everybody is fine! Thank you very much for such a wonderful review with five stars!! I'm so happy about it! We walked a lot, didn't we?! And we talke and laught a lot too!! The memory of those four days with you and your family will stay in me as a forever treasure. Thanks for having me as your Tokyo guide!! I really hope to see you again in the future. Until then. Take care!!

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