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Half Day private Kamakura tour at your pleasure

4 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 )

Kamakura is a small coastal town and a very popular tourist destination from Tokyo. It takes only an hour from Tokyo. There are numerous temples and shrines in Kamakura, since it was political center of Japan form 12th to 14th century. You can enjoy beautiful scenery and historical buildings there.


Feel free to personalize this offer with Hiro.

  • The Great Buddha (admission fee : 200 yen)
  • Hasedera temple (400 yen): It is a kind of amusement park for Buddhists with a beautiful scenery
  • Engakuji temple (300 yen) : Enjoy Macha tea in the beautiful Japanese garden
  • Tsurugaoka hachimangu shrine: One of the most famous shrines in Japan

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What to Expect

Here is a sample itinerary.

10:00 am meet at JR Kamakura station
10:30 am Great Buddha,
11:00 am Hasedera temple
12:15 pm Tsurugaoka hachimangu shrine
1:20 pm Engakuji temple
2:00 pm End of the tour

We can change the destinations according to your interest.

Departure & Return

Starting time 10:00 AM ( recommended )   Flexible
Meeting Point At JR Kamakura station
Ending Point At JR Kamakura station or JR Kitakamakura station

Inclusions & Exclusions

What‘s included

guide fee

What‘s not included

transportation fee(you and guide about 500 yen), lunch, entrance fee


The pick-up service to your hotel is central Tokyo and Yokohama. I do not do the airport pick-up at Narita or Haneda.

We will meet at JR Kamakura station.
The tour schedule can be flexible to start from 9 am to 12 pm.
If you need hotel pickup, please book one day tour.

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 ( 13 )
4.9 (13) Reviews
Very Good
William William United States ( Family )
1 week ago

“ Perfect first day in Ginza with Hiro ”

Hiro was extremely accommodating. Greeting us at our hotel with gifts of origami. Fully explained public transportation. We would definitely recommend Hiro to others.


Dear William, Thank you very much for choosing me as your guide and your nice comment. I am so pleased to hear that you enjoyed my tour. You are such a wonderful family that I could enjoy the tour and the peaceful moment very much. Please come back again to see more. Hiro

Becca Becca United Kingdom ( Family )
2 months ago

“ Fantastic, professional and well thought out tour ”

Hiro took us on a full day tour around Asakusa, Akihabara and Yanaka. There was so much to do and see, and we never would have done it in the time we did without Hiro, who was incredibly polite and accommodating. His English was also great. He took photos and videos of the trip so we have the great memories to look back on too! He also provided excellent history and insightful information and went out of his way for us several times, including during our shopping at Akihabara to help us with a purchase. I would certainly recommend him to anyone looking for a great tour guide for Tokyo! Thank you Hiro for an unforgettable day! :)


Hi Becca-san, thank you very much for the nice comment! I was honored to be the tour guide for you. All members of your party are cheerful and friendly that I myself enjoyed the tour and the peaceful moment very much. I hope that you will visit Japan in the future and choose me as your tour guide. I will be so happy to be part of your group. Thank you very much for the great opportunity.

Bretten Bretten United States ( Solo )
2 months ago

“ Great day with Hiro ”

I booked Hiro while on a single day stopover in Tokyo and didn't regret a minute of it. Having been my first visit and not knowing a lot about the history or culture, Hiro provided several suggested itineraries given my limited time and then worked with me during the trip to maximize my visit. He had just the right mix of knowledge between history and today's culture to make the trip fun and informative. I'd highly recommend Hiro and will book him again should I ever have the opportunity. My only regret is that I didn't have more time to spend with him.


Dear Bret-san, Thank you very much for the great review. It was great honor to guide you and I am very pleased that you enjoyed the tour. I hope that this tour would be memorable and make you come back to Tokyo. I am looking forward to explore Tokyo together again. Best regards, Hiro

Michael Michael United States ( Family with kids )
Very Good
3 months ago

“ Nice two days with Hiro ”

Hito was very nice and showed us the must see places in Tokyo. He was very patient and flexible. I would recommend his services.


Dear Michael, Thank you so much for a kind feedback. I had a great time with all of you. It was my pleasure to talk and share the time with you guys. I hope you will come to Japan in different seasons and enjoy Japanese beauty. See you! Best regards Hiro

Caitlin Caitlin United States ( Couple )
5 months ago

“ Amazing guide! ”

Hiro was a wonderful guide. I’m so glad we found him. He was extremely knowledgeable and thorough, explaining everything in detail. He also helped us get acclimated to Tokyo, explaining the subway system to us and even helping us secure JR train tickets for upcoming travel throughout our trip. I would highly recommend Hiro to anyone - he’s fantastic!


Hi Caitlin, Thank you very much for taking the time to leave me such a great review. I am very glad to hear that you enjoyed my tour. It was so nice meeting you two. Please enjoy the rest of your days staying in Japan.

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