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Private tour  "My favorite Kamakura"

by Mitsuru
(7) Reviews
8h $ 240 Price up to 8 people

Highlights

  • Kotokuin temple
  • Hasedera temple
  • Kenchoji temple
  • Tsuruoka Hachimangu shrine
  • Hokokuji temple
  • Enkakuji temple
  • Meigetsuin temple
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240.30 USD

Price up to 8 people
FREE cancelation 30 days prior

Extras (optional)

Extra hour.
$ 31.15

Overview

Kamakura is my favorite coastal old area located in about 50km south from Tokyo. Kamakura was used to be the first de facto capital samurais ever established in end of 12th century. It is a perfect place to escape from the daily bustleness of mega-city like Tokyo. You will find calmness and rustic atmosphere while visiting precious temples and shrines surrounded by verdant forest.

What to Expect

THIS IS PRIVATE TOUR.

It is said there are about 150 of temples and shrines in Kamakura.
Some are big and well known, some are not...
Even though, all of them emit their own distinctive aroma, evenly attract us.
I'd like you to feel them.
If you have any particular place(s) you would like to go, please name it out.
If you have no specific idea, please follow the list I recommend to go .

AA: Temples and Shrine
(1) KOTOKUIN temple : Famous for the great Buddha statue.
(2) HASEDERA-temple  : The most beautiful temple in Kamakura.
(3) KENCHOJI-temple : The number one zen-temple among Kamakura's Five Mountains. (Great architecture)
(4) TSURUGAOKA-HACHIMANGU : The most important shrine.
(5) HOKOKUJI-temple. : A zen-temple famous for its bamboo garden .
(6) ENKAKUJI-temple : Great Zen Buddhist temple complexes in Japan .
(7) MEIGETSUIN-temple, : Known as the Hydrangea Temple and its Circular window in the main hall.

BB: Shopping and snacks
KOMACHI DORI.
This is the exciting thoroughfare remind you the festival street. Here you can find a various foods and unique souvenirs.
This street will take you to TSURUGAOKA-HACHIMANGU.

CC: Popular routes
Plan A: for persons would like to see various kind.
: KOTOKUIN temple - HASEDERA-temple- TSURUGAOKA-HACHIMANGU - KENCHOJI temple and/or HOKOKUJI-temple

Plan B : for persons would like to see mainly zen temples.
:ENKAKUJI-temple - MEIGETSUIN-temple -KENCHOJI-temple - TSURUGAOKA-HACHIMANGU + (HOKOKUJI temple for sub.)

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Highlights

  • Kotokuin temple
  • Hasedera temple
  • Kenchoji temple
  • Tsuruoka Hachimangu shrine
  • Hokokuji temple
  • Enkakuji temple
  • Meigetsuin temple

Important

Shoes : Please bring your best shoes suitable for walking.

What‘s included
Guide fee.
What‘s not included
(1) Transportation fee (train) for you and the guide.
For your guidance transportation fee from Tokyo to Kamakura would be roughly 1,000 yen per person for one way.
Transportation fee (train) in Kamakura area would be roughly between 400 yen and 1000 yen per person (depend on where we go)
(2) Taxi charge would be at your account.
(3) Entrance fee for you and the guide. It would be roughly from 200 yen to 400 yen for each. Tsurugaoka-Hachimangu would be fee.
(4) Lunch for you and the guide.
(4) Meeting you at and escorting you to your hotel in central Tokyo is no charge. However in rare case extra charge can be applied depend on the accessibility. .
Meeting Point
At your hotel in the central Tokyo area, or at JR Kamakura station.
Ending Point
At your hotel in the central Tokyo area, or at JR Kamakura station.
Duration
8 hours
Starting time
09:00 AM ( recommended )   Flexible
Number of people
up to 8 people   Flexible

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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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 ( 7 )
Helen Helen United States ( Solo )
Excellent
1 week ago

“ Time Efficientlyy Spent! ”

My daughter and I spent an 8-hour day tour to Kamakura from Tokyo. Mitsuru (Mark) was very punctual and he was already waiting for us at our designated meeting time at our hotel lobby. He led us to the subway station and then change to the train to Kamakura. Our day turned out to be sunny and warm and we hit all the highlights that Mitsuru has outlined for us. Because we were moving around efficiently, he was able to include an extra highlight in our tour. His English was very good. I have already given his card to my sister-in-law who may be thinking of visiting Tokyo in the near future.

Mitsuru:

Thank you so much for your so kind review. I was so happy myself too that I was able to show you some extra. But let me make some correction. I'm not punctual at all. I'm rather a lazy guide. I hope you're having great days. See you some time again.

Hilary Hilary Luxembourg ( Family with kids )
Excellent
1 week ago

“ Great guide, great day! ”

Mitsuru/Mark is an excellent guide. He listened to what we were interested in, got us sorted with metro cards for our kids (worth his help for that alone!), taught us how to easily use the metro, and put a great tour plan together for us. He is full of knowledge about the history and significance of the places he showed us, and he set us up with ideas and options for our other days in Tokyo. He is also very kind and friendly. I highly recommend!

Mitsuru:

Thank you so much for the wonderful review. I hope you're enjoying the rest of the stays. You have great sons. Their ages are about the same as mine when I left US . They remind me of my good friends then. Thank you!

Diane Diane United States ( Family )
Excellent
2 weeks ago

“ Excellent job ”

He always tries to make us feel comfortable and I am completely comfortable with him. Planning to go to Japan again and for sure with book for him Thanks Mark Mitsuru Diane from USA

Mitsuru:

Thank you so much for the great review. It really encourage me. I was worried about some of you might have got tired since we walked a lot. Please visit Japan again. Next time Autumn. Best Regards Mark (Mitsuru)

Kathleen Kathleen Australia ( Friends )
Excellent
3 weeks ago

“ Excellent flexible and very helpful. ”

Very pleased with our friendly guide Mitsuru who escorted our guests around Tokyo for a flexible sightseeing day. He was very helpful and patient with the needs of our group (travelling with intellectual disabilities), we didn't feel rushed and could enjoy our day comfortably. Highly recommend.

Mitsuru:

Kathleen-san. Thank you so much for sending TL such a wonderful review. It was my great pleasure to share time with them. They are really great people and I have to appreciate them since I learned many things from them. You mentioned the words "intellectual disabilities", but I don't think so at all. I certainly had a good time with them. Best Regards Mark (Mitsuru)

Lori Lori United States ( Family )
Excellent
1 month ago

“ Fantastic introduction to Tokyo ”

This was my family’s first visit to Tokyo and we realized we needed a guide to experience the city. Mark responded promptly to our inquiry, took time to understand our group and what we wanted to see, and put together a tour that was tailored specifically for us. The tour was informative and enjoyable, and Mark was an absolute pleasure to spend the day with. I was amazed how much we packed into 8 hours and didn’t once feel rushed. Highly recommend.

Mitsuru:

Thank you so much for your rating me so high. But I wasn't expecting at all such a favorable remarks It was my great pleasure to show you my favorite Tokyo, and I myself enjoyed a lot. I hope you are enjoying rest of your stay. Please have great days. Best Regards. Mark

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