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Enjoy sea breeze of Kamakura: Komyoji Temple, Zaimokuza Beach walk, with Great Buddha and Hase Templ


Kamakura
5 hours
up to 5 people
English ( License )
Private tour (only you and your guide)
Walking / Public Transportation Tour
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Itinerary

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  • Komyoji Temple
  • The graveyard of the Naito family
  • Wakae-jima
  • Zaimokuza Beach
  • Great Buddha
  • Hase Temple
  • Komachi-dori street

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What to Expect

Once the samurai capital of Japan, Kamakura is surrounded by hills on three sides and by an ocean beach on one side, which was the major reason for the first shogun Yoritomo to choose Kamakura as the site of his government. On this tour we first enjoy the beach area of Kamakura by taking a bus from Kamakura station to the extreme eastern side of Zaimokuza Beach to visit Komyoji Temple. This temple is the head temple of Jodo sect in eastern Japan, with the biggest wooden gate in Kamakura and two great ponds, one is a lotus pond where lotus floweres from 2000-year-old seeds bloom in summer, and the other is a rock garden with eight rocks representing Buddhas and great Buddhist masters. After the visit, we drop by a compound of huge tombstones belonging to the Naito family, enjoy walking of Zaimokuza Beach, where we can see Wakae-jima, the remains of the oldest man-made port which was the only international port in Japan around the 13th century, then go up along the Wakamiya-oji, the grand approach to Tsurugaoka Hachiman Shrine. At the Geba crossing, we turn left and take a bus at Rokujizo-mae to visit Great Buddha. Hase Temple, the second oldest temple in Kamakura, is several minute-walk from Great Buddha. After coming back to Kamakura station from Hase station by the Enoden Line, we'll enjoy shopping at Komachi-dori street.

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Departure & Return

Starting time 10:00 AM ( recommended )   Flexible
Meeting Point East Exit of Kamakura station
Ending Point Kamakura station

Inclusions & Exclusions

What‘s included

guide fee

What‘s not included

transportation fee (you and guide), lunch, entrance fee,

Cancellation Policy

  • Free cancellation - 30 days prior to meeting date
  • 50% Refund - 15 to 29 days prior to meeting date
  • No Refund - Within 14 day(s) prior to meeting date

Frequently Asked Questions

How much are the entrance fees for the three temples?

The entrance fee of Komyoji Temple is free of charge.
For Kotokuin Temple (Great Buddha), it is 300 yen for an adult (from a junior high school student), and 150 yen for a primary school child, and for Hase Temple, 400 yen and 200 yen each.

What are the transportation fees during the tour?

They are from Kamakura station to Komyoji Temple (bus) 200yen, from Rokujizo-mae to Great Buddha ( bus) 200 yen, and from Hase station to Kamakura station (Enoden Line) 200 yen.

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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Reviews ( 31 )
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Lori Lori United States ( Friends )
Excellent
2 months ago

“ Excellent guide to Kamakura ”

Eri is an excellent guide. We were a group of three (family and friends) who had one free day while working in Yokohama. We decided very last minute to book a guide and visit Kamakura. Eri met us at the Kamakura station and spent 5-6 hours with us. She took us to several key sights and had lunch with us. She is very knowledgeable and has a wonderful, kind personality. She helped us understand the historical, cultural, and social context of key sights, as well as everyday places and items. It was a wonderful experience. You will not regret having Eri has your travel guide!

Eri:

Dear Lori, Thank you very much for the wonderful review! The tour day was such a hot day that we needed a lot of drinks on the way, didn't we? But we were lucky without so much crowd around at each place we visited. At lunch time we enjoyed buckwheat noodles and you chose cold noodles with a little bit of hesitation because that was going to be your first time. But then you enjoyed it with a big smile, which was so impressive and made me happy. In spite of the fierce heat you all were energetic and jolly all the time. Thank you so much for visiting Kamakura and it was really great meeting you all! Best wishes, Eri

Laurie Laurie United States ( Friends )
Excellent
6 months ago

“ A wonderful day in Kamakura with Eri ”

We booked 5 hours in Kamakura with Eri. We met at the train station and from start to finish enjoyed her guidance. She took us to three temples, an amazing ancient cemetary, a walk on the beach, a lovely place for lunch, a visit to a swordsmith and a walk through a lively shopping district. She provided abundant information about everywhere we went and was extremely attentive to our interests. We learned a lot and definitely saw more than we would have done on our own. It was also clear that she is well-respected as a local guide and we felt that we were privileged to be with her. If we return to this part of Japan we would absolutely try to have her as a guide again. Thank you, Eri!

Eri:

Dear Laulie, Thank you so much for such a wonderful review and so quickly at that! I'm so happy that we had a great time in Kamakura on such a beautiful day. We were very lucky to get to climb on the temple gate of Komyoji Temple, which was specially open to public at this time of the year. Not only the great ocean views from up on the balcony, but the recently repaired Buddhist statues which were colorfully painted really surprised and entertained us, didn't they? The amazing Naito family's graveyard and the beach walk with bare feet after that were also a lot of fun. You two were strong walkers and enjoying a considerrably long walk, that made me relieved so much. Seafood and a big omelet for lunch at a local restaurant and beautiful spring peonies at Hase Temple were also among many o... read more

Yulia Yulia Russian Federation ( Friends )
Excellent
6 months ago

“ Beautiful Kamakura ”

On May 29th of 2019 we (the group of 6 people from Russia and USA) booked the trip to Kamakura with Eri. Our meeting pount was at Kamakura Station. There were a lot of people as usual at the station, but we recognized Eri immediately as she was wearing beatiful kimono and desperately looking to find our group. That was so nice, elegant, unusual that we understood from the start that our tour will be great. Eri was extremely interesting narrator, she told us many interesting facts about Kamakura and Japan in general. She was willing to answer all our questions, even the stupid ones. Eri helped us to organise a very fast traditional luch as this was our requiremet in order to come back to Tokyo in time. Everyone from our group have enjoyed time with Eri and we are very thankful for her for t... read more

Eri:

Dear Yulia, Thank you so much for such a great review! It was a little chilly on our tour day, however everyone of your group was so cheerful that I felt warm inside from the moment I met you all. It was a lot of fun to help you get green tea at a shop on Komachi-dori shopping street and to explain how to make greentea in the bus on our way to Great Buddha. You were great listners! And we enjoyed this simple, hot buckwheat noodle with only chopped green onion on top, which we ordered because it was the fastest to be served at busy lunch time. And it turned out quite right to save the time. I remember many more fun moments with you during the tour. It was great meeting you all and I hope you are enjoying a nice cup of greentea! Best wishes, Eri

Tom Tom United States ( Family with kids )
Excellent
6 months ago

“ Excellent Day in Kamakura ”

Eri is a fantastic guide! She is kind, knowledgeable, and a great communicator. She was very patient and thoughtful with our 3 year old. The day was like being shown around town by a friend. We really enjoyed taking in Kamakura with Eri and highly recommend her to all!

Eri:

Dear Tom, Thank you so much for your review! I'm very happy to read it. Walking with a three-year-old kid was a lot of fun. She made everyone around her smile and she learned this Japanese word "kawaii". Yes she was "totemo kawaii", very cute and a good girl during the tour. We leisurely enjoyed our lunch time at a noodle restaurant and got to take a photo with the 24th generation sword smith at Masamune Sword and Blade Workshop. Thank you for visiting Kamakura and it was really great meeting you all! Best wishes, Eri

HELENE HELENE United States ( Family with kids )
Excellent
6 months ago

“ Fabulous day in Kamakura with Eri ”

We are a family of 3 who took a day tour with Eri in Kamakura. She was simply lovely and easy to communicate with. Upon arrival at the station, she was easy to find, impeccably dressed in a lovely kimono. We visited several temples as well as walking through some lovely back streets giving us an intimate view of local life. Her English was terrific and she even had handouts with her as she gave us a detailed history of all the sights. We have taken several tours all over the globe and we all agreed she was one of the best guides we have ever had. Be aware that this is a walking tour. Our Fitbit registered 6.8 miles by foot that day.

Eri:

Dear Helene, Thank you so much for your review, which was great, and I'm very happy to know that you all enjoyed the tour. The weather was perfect for a walking tour on the day, wasn't it? Although the buds of cherry trees were still stiff, we enjoyed magnolias, Japanese quince and some other seasonal floweres here and there on our way around. I was surprised and happy at a lunch reatautrant, because all of you loved a bowl of soba, buckwheat noodles so much that you finished them with big smiles. I hope this tour will be remembered as a good memory of Japan for you for long. It was really great meeting you all! Best wishes, Eri

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