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Flowers in Kamakura: The Great Buddha, Hasedera Temple, and Eishoji, a nun temple w/Bamboos, etc.

by Yoko
(31) Reviews
8h $ 239 Price up to 5 people

Highlights

  • Eishouji, a bamboo Temple (Adult:¥300) or Zuisenji (Adult ¥200, Elementary School Student ¥100) on Thursdays
  • Option: Sugimoto Kannon Temple, the oldest temple in Kamakura (Adult ¥200, Elementary School Student ¥100)
  • Option: Joumyouji (Adult ¥100, Matcha with sweets with a Zen Garden view ¥1000/ ¥600)
  • Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine or Engakuji (Adult ¥300)
  • The Great Buddha of Koutokuin Temple (Adults/Jr.& Sr. High School Students ¥200, Elementary School Students ¥150)
  • Option: Taking a lot of time at shopping on Komachi Street and/or Hase Street
  • Hasedera Temple (Adult ¥300, Elementary School Student ¥100)
  • Option: Inamuragasaki Beach
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Overview

Kamakura is a very healing city, which became the capital of Samurai at the end of the 12th century, and has a lot of temples where we can see lovely flowers.
We will ride a train for approximately an hour or so from Tokyo/Yokohama/Kawasaki area to visit there.
Appreciating the flowers, some temples and shrines, we can also enjoy the beautiful twilight seaview.

What to Expect

We will visit the typical temples and shrines in Kamakura. Even you're not a Buddhist nor a Shintoist, I guess you can feel the soothing power of the ancient capital. You can have a relaxing time there. About the Bamboo temple, we will go to the less crowded but nice one.

About the shopping options, it is possible to visit the places after visiting the temples/shrines in the evening, because some stores of Komachi Street are opened till 19:00.

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Highlights

  • Eishouji, a bamboo Temple (Adult:¥300) or Zuisenji (Adult ¥200, Elementary School Student ¥100) on Thursdays
  • Option: Sugimoto Kannon Temple, the oldest temple in Kamakura (Adult ¥200, Elementary School Student ¥100)
  • Option: Joumyouji (Adult ¥100, Matcha with sweets with a Zen Garden view ¥1000/ ¥600)
  • Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine or Engakuji (Adult ¥300)
  • The Great Buddha of Koutokuin Temple (Adults/Jr.& Sr. High School Students ¥200, Elementary School Students ¥150)
  • Option: Taking a lot of time at shopping on Komachi Street and/or Hase Street
  • Hasedera Temple (Adult ¥300, Elementary School Student ¥100)
  • Option: Inamuragasaki Beach

Important

If you're interested in NIKKO, MOUNT FUJI or TOKYO, please check the tours before you make inquiries.

It's impossible to make quotation without knowing the spots you would like to visit.
Nikko and Mount Fuji are approximately two hours on Limited Express from Shinjuku or Asakusa.
Tokyo is not a compact city, but a huge one.

We will walk a lot, so please wear walking shoes like sneakers.
(If you don't want to, please tell me the places you'd like to visit and I will arrange it that way.)

In some temples, you're supposed to take off your shoes when getting in the buildings to keep the places clean, so please be ready for that.

It is optional, but I wish you would have Matcha, Japanese tea, at Joumyoji where we can appreciate it while looking at a Zen garden or at Tsuruoka Hachimangu.
There is also a place that you can make your own Matcha if you would like.

Kamakura is extremely crowded, so sometimes you might not be able to have a seat on the buses or trains.

If you would like all the options, it might take an extra hour. I love you to see the most of Kamakura, so about the extra hour, I would only ask for the necessary transportation fare. read more

What‘s included
Guiding fee, hotel pick-up in Tokyo/Kawasaki/Yokohama, The guide's Admission fee
What‘s not included
Transportation fare (You and guide: From Tokyo/Shinjuku/Shibuya Station to Kamakura Station is 920 yen one way, Kamukura One Day BUS/train Ticket 570 yen, (Option) Enoden Train Round trip for the Beach 380 yen)

meals, snacks, beverages,

Admission Fee (please check the highlights for the fee)
Depart From
Tokyo, Yokohama, Kawasaki
Meeting Point
At the lobby of your hotel in Tokyo/Yokohama/Kawasaki or Yokohama Station/Sakuragicho Station/Kamakura Station
Ending Point
At your hotel or the places you prefer to during the tour
Duration
8 hours
Starting time
09:30 AM ( recommended )   Flexible
Number of people
up to 5 people   Flexible

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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.

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Can I add more people to my booking?

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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 ( 31 )
DOROTHY DOROTHY Singapore ( Family )
Excellent
8 hours ago

“ A True excellent Tour guide ”

Like many other travelers' review about Ms Yoko , is true, she is highly knowledgeable and energetic. Everything that she planned for our sightseeing trip was perfect. She had made every effort to cheer everyone in my group of 4, including my helper , who is a Myanmar. Yoko made an extra errand and effort to bring her to the land of fabric outlets. My helper bought for her mum and herself quite a bit of very reasonable priced silk . The fabrics are beautiful and of very high quality. (Oh Yoko, you have missed watching that "Overjoyed and Grateful " smile of hers ) On our way back to Singapore , I asked my 2 kids " What do you missed most about Tokyo? "....Both exclaimed almost at once ..." YOKO " !. See....She is that charming with such great personality ! We were impres... read more

Lynn Lynn Australia ( Family )
Excellent
1 month ago

“ Caring & knowledgeable local guide ”

Yoko was very timely, provided clear agenda for day and kept our family on time to ensure we achieved our tour objectives. She also gave us additional walking tours around neighborhoods after our tea ceremony experience, we enjoyed witnessing what locals do and best snacks to have on a busy walking tour day. Despite our family’s needs and questions for Yoko, she was very patient and tried her best to answer all our questions. In fact went above & beyond to provide follow up tips for our free day in Tokyo. Nothing beats local expertise and recommendations. Overall, we are very happy and thankful for Yoko’s guidance and care.

Yoko:

Thank you, Lynn, for such a great review. It was a great pleasure meeting you and your wonderful family. I had a great time talking with you and your family. Every one of you were so polite. I'm glad you liked Yanaka. It is a town still keeping the flavor of good ol' days of Tokyo. Yomogi mangu and "melon pan" were delicious, weren't they? About the question about the size of the tea bowls that Steven asked, it is larger because we whisk in the same bowls. I hope Steven could find something he could add to his collection of Tokoname-yaki. I wish I could also show you the awesome sculptures of Nikko, the World Heritage, some day. I'll be looking forward to seeing you soon.

Bill Bill United States ( Family )
Excellent
1 month ago

“ You need a guide in Tokyo and Yoko is great ”

The 1st thing to Understand is that Tokyo is huge and you really maximize your time by having a guide taking you to the places you want to see in the most efficient manner. 2nd - English is a very distant 2nd language - so if you can’t speak Japanese you will get frustrated without a guide. 3rd - Japan is very formal and generally speaking reserved. I found Yoko via a search and spent a considerable amount of time exchanging emails with her on how to organize her trip as we were arriving during the new year when many things were closed. Although there is a slight cultural barrier and she can be a bit rigid in her approach at times, her advice was very good and helpful. We changed hotels based on her recommendation for location and changed the order of our sightseeing due to holidays. ... read more

Yoko:

Thank you so much for writing such an excellent review during your flight, sir. English is not even a second language in Japan, it is a complete FOREIGN language for the majority of Japanese. The two languages have a completely different language structures and pronunciations are also quite different. Japanese have more vowels pronounced as you might notice if you would see some other guides' videos. You mention Japanese are reserved. Well, your daughter is also quite reserved , especially during shopping, so I had to make sure if she want it/them or not, which was cute. She was quite hesitant to ask you to buy them even when she wanted you to, so please tell her it's OK to ask you to buy things and kindly ask her more from now on. Sorry I asked a lot of questions before and during... read more

Linda Linda United States ( Family )
Excellent
1 month ago

“ Highlights of Tokyo ”

We were interested in a cultural and historical overview of Tokyo and Yoko delivered the most delightful day-long private tour. We not only visited temples, shrines, gardens, historical districts and architecture, but Yoko explained the tradition and meaning behind everything we saw. This was primarily a walking tour, but Yoko helped us cover a great deal of territory using the subways. An exceptional highlight of our day was when Yoko brought us to a local, traditional family-run tea shop for an afternoon break where the owner afterward presented us with an artistic drawing of the antique tea bowls we had used and description of their historical significance. We would highly recommend Yoko to anyone wishing to see Tokyo.

Yoko:

Thank you so much for a great review, Linda. I enjoyed those one day and a half with you, a lovely couple. We covered the Kabukiza Theater, Asakusa with Nakamuraza Theater, Ueno Park, East Gardens, Meiji Jingu Shrine, Shibuya Crossing and that Antique Gallery where you enjoyed the tea ceremony. It started to be rainy in the afternoon, but because I was with you and that lovely family hosts, it was quite heart-warming. As it the beginning of the year, I wish you and Ron's health and seeing you again soon to see more sights together. Thank you again for your review.

Stan Stan United States ( Friends )
Excellent
1 month ago

“ Two Day Tokyo Tour ”

Yoko is very knowledgeable and flexible in her schedule. We were a group of four and she was able to keep the tour interesting. One of the highlights was the tea ceremony, which none of us had experienced before. The night tour of the Rainbow Bridge was also a wonderful sight to see. Riding the metro train during the busiest time of the day was an interesting experience. With Yoko's help, we were able to find the restaurant that was recommended to us by a friend, Umenohana. We thoroughly enjoyed the delicious dinner! We just returned a couple of days ago from our cruise to the Far East and Tokyo has been one of our most memorable, thanks to Yoko.

Yoko:

Thank you so much, Stan, for writing a review even you just returned from the tour. I'm glad you enjoyed the tea ceremony even if it was your first time. I also had a lot of fun having picnic under the Sakura of the East Gardens with the box lunches we bought at a department store. Please say hi to Bea, your beautiful wife and Paul and June. All of you were so nice so I miss you so much. I will be looking forward to seeing you in the near future. Thank you again for everything, Stan.

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