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Enjoy Japanese culture in Kamakura

by Eiko
(8) Reviews
3h $ 73 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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72.80 USD

Price up to 5 people
FREE cancelation 30 days prior

Extras (optional)

Extra hour.
$ 28.21
Hotel pick up in Tokyo.
$ 27.30

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 ( 8 )
Janet Janet Australia ( Family )
Excellent
1 week ago

“ We love Tokyo. ”

We love Eiko. We had a great time exploring Tokyo. Eiko is extremely helpful and patient. Thanks Eiko

Eiko:

Thank you so much for the nice review! I was also very happy to be with you for two days. You have wonderful children and I enjoyed all the conversation with them too!! I sincerely hope rest of your Japan trip will be a fantastic one!! See you again , hopefully!! Take care! :-) Eiko

Mayank Mayank United States ( Family with kids )
Excellent
1 month ago

“ Excellent immersion in such short time! ”

Eiko-san is awesome. We learned so much about Japan, Japanese culture, customs and the people in our two days with her. This will sound like a cliche after reading her other reviews, but at the end of the second day it was truly like being shown around by a family member. She’s thoughtful about your objectives, needs and requirements as a touring party. We highly recommend her. Eiko-san, arigatogozaimashita!

Eiko:

Hi Mayank and his lovely family! :-) Thank you for taking your preciouce time to post the review which is so great!! Those two days with all of you in Tokyo and Kamakura+Enoshima were gift to me. The weather was so nice that we could see beautiful Mt. Fuji above the see from Enoshima! We experienced many things together, such as scooping goldfish, eating veg. ramen and green tea ice cream, fishmarket, front car of the Enoden Line, Tea Ceremony etc!! Of course the tour was so much fun with your pretty girls, but at the same time, your attentive attitude toward learning other culture moved me a lot and rased me as a guide at the same time. Let me tell you my appreciation!! I hope you'll have another chance to visit Japan again soon. So see you then, hopefully!! :-) Arigatogozaimashita! ... read more

Phing Phing Singapore ( Family )
Excellent
1 month ago

“ A fantastic day out with Eiko ”

Through my emails with Eiko, i thought of her as a warm and thoughtful person. True enough, when we met her this morning , she was friendly and warm. She was professional and thoughtful and was able to tell us about the history of Kamakura and answer the questions that we had. Our journeys on the trains and buses were not boring maybe because we are all women and we had lots to talk about. We enjoyed the sights that Eiko brought us to see and the shopping street that we walked through to try some of the sweets and delicacies. We highly recommend Eiko if you are looking for a guide cos i will certainly look for her again when i come to japan !

Eiko:

Hi Phing! Thank you very much for such a nice review! It was so much fun to be your Kamakura guide this time. We talked a lot of subjects from Japanese history, religion including the Shinto rituals of 7-5-3 and Yabusame to the cost of the Japanese style wedding ceremony. :-) We also visited the tea master’s house, enjoying seeing all the process of the tea ceremony. Thank you for showing your interests each time! I hope you have a safe flight back home. I definitely would like to see you and your mom again in the near future!! Until then, Take care!! Eiko

Luna Luna Philippines ( Family )
Excellent
2 months 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
3 months 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

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