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Enjoy Kamakura and Shonan Highlights!


Kamakura
7:30 hours
up to 5 people
Japanese ( Native ), English ( License )
Private tour (only you and your guide)
Walking / Public Transportation Tour
( Contact guide for other options )

This tour offers you the beautiful and peaceful tourist spots from the western part of Kamakura to Enoshima Island. Needless to mention about the historical temples and shrines such as the Great Buddha and Gokurakuji Temple, you can see the beautiful ocean too!! The view of Mt. Fuji above the ocean, the Enoden Line, delicious local food will add more richness to your trip.

Itinerary

Feel free to personalize this offer with Eiko.

  • Hokokuji Temple (It is known as a bamboo temple)
  • Tsurugaoka Hachiman Shrine
  • *Option --- Tea master's house to experience Tea Ceremony
  • Komachidori Street (lunch)
  • Kotokuin temple ( The Great Buddha )
  • Hase Temple
  • Enoshima Island (Use the local train, The Enoden Line.)
  • *Option --- Enoshima Lighthouse observatory in Samuel Cocking Garden

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What to Expect

Do you want an experienced guide of Kamakura and Enoshima?! I have lived in Shonan for 30 years and have been a guide for 10 years now!!
This tour offers you Kamakura's must see temples and shrine such as Great Buddya and the bamboo temple. Then you enjoy the local train nicknamed 'Enoden' which is often used in Anime and the movies and TV dramas! The final destination of the tour is Enoshima Island. It is the site of the sailing competition of 2020 Tokyo Summer Olympics. You can enjoy beautiful ocean and the view of Mt. Fuji when the weather is nice.
Option --- Tea Ceremony at the master's house. You are allowed to take pictures/shoot videos while tea master makes your tea, Maccha. It is a genuin cultural experience.
Option --- Enoshima Lighthouse observatory. When sky is clear, you can expect the beautiful Mt. Fuji in the sunset hour.

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Departure & Return

Depart From At your hotel in central Tokyo, Yokohama, Fujisawa and Kamakura
Starting time 09:00 AM ( recommended )   Flexible
Meeting Point JR Kamakura station
Ending Point 1.JR Kamakura station 2.Odakyu Katase Enoshima station 3. JR Fujisawa station

Inclusions & Exclusions

What‘s included

guide fee, guide's entrance fees,

What‘s not included

Transportation fee from Tokyo to Kamakura by the JR Line : approx. 900yen.
*hotel pick up fee is not included to the price. cf. extra fee section
The entrance fee of Kotokuin temple/200yen and Hokokuji/300yen (for you)
Tea Ceremony: 600yen or 1000yen (difference appears by the level of Japanese sweets. )
Lunch (for you and guide).

Important

The entrance fee is required at some places.
Transportation fee from Tokyo to Kamakura by the JR Line is about 900yen.
Hotel pick up in the central Tokyo is available with the fee(The way to Kamakura only).
Lunch and transportation fee for you and the guide are not included in the guide fee.
Tea Ceremony 1000yen~. They have other menue too.
Kamakura has some convenient and reasonable passes that covers the trains and buses.

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

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 ( 40 )
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Asha Asha Canada ( Solo )
Very Good
5 days ago

“ Tokyo Highlights ”

I thoroughly enjoyed my day your of the highlights of Tokyo with Eiko! It was the first day of my trip and was a great start for my adventure. Eiko was very flexible with the schedule and provided on the go suggestions. She gave insights into Japanese culture and an introduction on who to navigating the city's transportation. She was very nice to spend the day with.

Eiko:

Hi Asha, Thank you for the review. Your tour day was on Monday and almost all the museums and Japanese gardens plus Kabukiza were closed. Therefore, prior to the tour, we discussed the spots to substitute them. I suggested Tokyo Skytree and you agreed to go there. But on the tour day, you changed your mind because of the entrance fee.. It was a nice sunny day and there was a high possibility to view Mt. Fuji. So I took you to Tokyo metropolitan government office to visit their observatory. However there was a very long waiting line and forced us to give it up.. Im sorry if these were the reasons that you couldn’t fully enjoy.. I really hope you come back to Tokyo again in the future!! Eiko

Jason Jason United Kingdom ( Solo )
Excellent
1 week ago

“ Brilliant. I had a really enjoyable day ”

I was in town on my own for the day with business, and Eiko (rhymes with Seiko) toured me around Tokyo for a good 8 hours of walking / public transport. A shrine, a temple, a museum, lunch, electronics shopping, the fish market, and many other places. She tailored the tour to my interests and was a joy to spend time with. Thanks again Eiko. - Jason

Eiko:

Hi Jason, it’s very nice to hear from you! I hope your flight back home was a comfortable one. Thank you very much for the wonderful review! It made me a big smile. :-) We did/saw many things together, more than I was expecting because I believed you have brought all the fortune! We encountered the special event related to the accession of Japan’s new emperor and signed the book at Meiji shrine, scooped nearly 30 goldfish all together, Maidreamn, New Magnet observatory, etc! And you have told me the mutual things between England and Japan. Thank you for all the information! I definitely would like you to come back to Japan with your family in the near future! Take care and see you again soon! Eiko

Pete Pete Australia ( Couple )
Excellent
3 weeks ago

“ Great guide ”

What a pleasure it was to have Eiko. Absolutely lovely lady that made our tour very special. When I come back to Tokyo, I would definitely use Eiko as our guide. You can’t go wrong with her. 👏👏👍👍

Eiko:

Hi Pete, Your review made me so pleased. Thank you very much!! On the day of our tour, it was raining so hard and we needed to change our itinerary a little but I am glad to know that you had a good time. It was very special to sit and see Kabuki together, visit the replica food shop, draw a fortune telling paper etc! Moreover we talked a LOT. :-) South Africa team won today and I’m happy for you! Let’s cross our fingers! Lastly, please keep on your pleasant journey. And see you again soon! Take care, Eiko

Melanie Melanie Germany ( Solo )
Excellent
3 weeks ago

“ Such a great day! ”

Eiko and I spent one wonderful day in Kamakura, visiting temples and a shrine, eating local food and taking part in a tea ceremony. It was such a great experience, my only regret is not having had more time. If you are looking for an experienced and knowledgeable guide who speaks English perfectly, I recommend booking Eiko.

Eiko:

Hi Melanie, Thank you very much for your precious time to write a review! And I am glad to know you enjoyd the Kamakura tour. It was more like a trip with my long time friend because of your thoughtful attitude. We talked many things. You always listened to my explanation with interests but also shared many things including the Hindu Buddhism. And yes, if we had had more time, we could have visited at least one or two more temples. But let's save it for later! Please keep studying Japanese and come back to Kamakura with your husband! I'm looking forward to seeing you again in the near future!! Wishing you continue your pleasant journey in Japan !! Eiko

Edward Edward United States ( Couple )
Excellent
3 weeks ago

“ She only gets a five-star review because six stars isn't an option! ”

Very cheerful personality. Delightful conversations about history, politics, cuisine, religion...The traditional tea ceremony and conversation with the samurai sword-maker enabled us to make wonderful personal connections while learning about time-honored traditions. Also, as a long-term resident of Kamakura, she knows the people, the shops, the restaurants and the right places for photos. Finally, her English was impeccable. We would strongly recommend Eiko to lead you through the sites at Kamakura!

Eiko:

Hi Edward and Tonia! I've just got your review from TripleLights. Thank you so much!! I now know that you flew back to the US safely which is good but at the same time I'm missing you two knowing that you are not in Japan any more. It was a very pleasant tour from the beginning we said 'Hi!' in front of JR Kamakura station to the endding we said 'Good-bye'. Thank you very much for taking the early train! Every thing went so smoothly! Through your questions to the sward smith and the tea master, I was able to learnt many new things with you too. Each of your comment encouradged me a lot. Again, thank you so much for having me as your Kamakura guide! Please come back to Japan again soon!! Take care! Eiko

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