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Enjoy Japanese culture in Kamakura

by Eiko
(9) Reviews
2:30h $ 72 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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72.00 USD

Price up to 5 people
FREE cancelation 30 days prior

Extras (optional)

Extra hour.
$ 26.10

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 ( 9 )
Stephanie Stephanie France ( Solo )
Excellent
1 hour ago

“ Culture and human experience in Tokyo ”

As a woman single traveler, in Japan for the first time, I was looking for more than a local guide to visit places of interest. I wanted to make this an enriching human experience. Eiko was the right person. She is open-minded, kind and generous. She is also very knowledgeable. She tailor-made the day including the Hokusaï temporary exhibition as per my request. We shared a very enjoyable day, able to connect at many levels. She made it a unique experience. It went exactly as I was hoping for. Thank you Eiko-san. お疲つかれ様さました.

Janet Janet Australia ( Family )
Excellent
2 months 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
3 months 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
3 months 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
4 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

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