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Exploring the spirit of the samurai in Kamakura (7-hour excursion from central Tokyo)

7 Hours
up to 4 people
English ( Business )
Private tour (only you and your guide)
Walking / Public Transportation Tour
( Contact guide for other options )

Samurais emerged from lower ranking nobles given the task of policing and defending the east, the Kanto region in particular. They gradually gained power, leading to their establishing the first military government in Kamakura in the late 12th century. Around the same time, Zen was imported and taken to by the samurais. Explore the spirit of the samurai and Zen in Kamakura.


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  • Pick up at hotel in Tokyo (9am).

  • Kenchouji Buddhist Temple of the Rinzai Zen sect.

  • Engakuji Buddhist Temple of the Rinzai Zen sect.

  • Tsuruoka-hachimanguu Shintou shrine.

  • The giant Buddha statue, the landmark of Kamakura.

  • Return to hotel (4pm).

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Departure & Return

Starting time 08:30 AM ( recommended )   Flexible
Meeting Point At your hotel in Tokyo.
Ending Point At your hotel in Tokyo.

Inclusions & Exclusions

What‘s included

Hotel pick-up,
Guide fee,
Hotel return

What‘s not included

Railway fees (approximately 3,000 yen per person depending on the area in Tokyo),
Your lunch,
Admission fees to temples etc. (1,300 yen per person)


You have to pay the following fares and fees on the day (per person).
Round trip from Tokyo (approximately 1,600 yen)
Your lunch.
Round trip Kamakura/Hase (approximately 600 yen)
Admission fees to temples etc. (1,300 yen)

Cancellation Policy

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

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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