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Enjoy Japanese culture in Kamakura

by Eiko
(2) Reviews
3h $ 83 Price up to 6 people

Highlights

  • 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 which is deeply related to Minamoto-no Yoritomo, Japan's first Shogun.

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82.77 USD

Price up to 6 people
FREE cancellation 14 days prior

Extras (optional)

Extra hour.
$ 26.70

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.

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Highlights

  • 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 which is deeply related to Minamoto-no Yoritomo, Japan's first Shogun.

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 -1,300yen including a bowl of green tea and a Japanese sweet.
(*One person one drink at the least, please. Except the green tea they also have coffee, shaved ice etc too!!)
Meeting Point
Outside the ticket gate of JR Kamakura station
Ending Point
At Tsurugaoka Hachiman shrine
Duration
3 hours
Starting time
10:00 AM ( recommended )   Flexible
Number of people
up to 6 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 at least 14 day(s) in advance of the meeting date, there is a 100% refund.
  • If you cancel between 2 and 13 day(s) in advance of the meeting date, there is a 20% charge.
  • If you cancel within 1 day prior to the meeting date, there is a 40% charge.
  • If you cancel on the meeting date, there is no refund.
Reviews ( 2 )
Excellent
20 hours ago |   by April

“ 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!

Excellent
1 month ago |   by Trish

“ 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.

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