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Highlights of Kamakura


Kamakura
6 hours
up to 5 people
English ( License )
Private tour (only you and your guide)
Walking / Public Transportation Tour
( Contact guide for other options )

Kamakura was the first capital of Samurai government in Japan. It is not only a historical city with about 100 shrines and temples but also a city with beautiful nature
surrounded by mountains on two sides and facing the sea to the south. It has a brave culture based on Zen Buddhism. If you are interested in Japanese history and culture and you like nature, this trip will satisfy you.

Itinerary

Feel free to personalize this offer with Yukiko.

  • The Great Buddha in Kotokuin Temple in Hase, the most famous sight in Kamakura
  • Hase Temple about 10 minutes' walk from the great Buddha, a flower temple with eleven-headed Kannnon Statue and an ocean view
  • Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine, the biggest shrine in Kamakura with two ponds
  • Houkokuji, a temple with a famous bamboo forest
  • Komachi Street, a famous shopping street where you can buy sourviniors, enjoy lunch and sweets

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What to Expect

You cannot see all in Kamakura in one day.
So I selected some good spots for you. You can see the greatness of warriors and feel the calmness of nature in those places.
You can enjoy a variety of Kamakura; from a small temple to a big shrine. from a small Japanese garden to a big panorama of the sea.
You can also appreciate Japanese craft, lunch and sweets.
I will help you enjoy Kamakura according to your interest.

Departure & Return

Starting time 10:00 AM ( recommended )   Flexible
Meeting Point at the West Exit of Kamakura Station
Ending Point at the East Exit of Kamakura Station

Inclusions & Exclusions

What‘s included

guide fee

What‘s not included

transportation fee (you and guide):one-day ticket for Enoden Tracks and buses in Kamakura, 570JPY(adult),290(children)

lunch (you and guide)

entrance fee: the Great Buddha 200JPY(if you want to see the inside of the Buddha plus 20JPY),Hasedera 300JPY, Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine free, Houkokuji 200JPY,
with powdered green tea and sweet plus 500JPY: all for one adullt. In Kamakura, entrance fee for a national licensed tour guide is free.

Important

available also on national hollidays

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 ( 6 )
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Imre Imre Germany ( Solo )
Excellent
3 months ago

“ Interesting tour with detailed explanations ”

She was very enthusiastic and suggested a tour that suited me the best. Despite the very warm weather, we visited many places. She also gave a brief overview of japanese history and useful advices regarding the shopping of gifts. I recommend her as a guide.

Yukiko:

Dear Imre, Thank you for a nice review! I was so glad that you are so interested in Japan and listened to my explanation earnestly. I feel so relieved that we were safe visiting four places although it was extremely hot today, You have been so kind. You are so intelligent that you asked me some good questions. Having an intellectual reseacher from Hungary as a guest was a precious experience for me. I hope your success in your job and have a nice trip! Yukiko

Ondřej Ondřej Czech Republic ( Family with kids )
Excellent
4 months ago

“ Excellent guide ”

Yukiko san is an excellent guide. Very friendly and very knowledgeable. I can only recommend Yukiko:)

Yukiko:

Dear Ondrey, Thank you for the nice review! You are also the best listners! I was so glad that you translated my explanation into Czech for your son Max . I would be so pleased if I could have been of any help for your understanding of Japan. I was impressed by your wish to let your son know a completely different country Japan, from that of Europe. Max was a very good boy to follow my historical trip in Tokyo. Yukiko

Christine Christine Japan ( Couple )
Very Good
8 months ago

“ Subway experience ”

We had a wonderful time with Yukiko, her English was good which was a great help, we went on the subway which we wouldn't have done by ourselves as it was daunting to try and work out, so was very happy to have someone there with the knowledge. Our hotel was in Shinshiku-ku which was out a bit, we had to pay extra for Yukiko to meet us there. We let Yukiko know what we wanted to sightsee and she worked out an itinerary for the 6hrs we had booked her for. Yukiko, Thanks for taking us around and hope you had a great New Year's Day with your family.

Yukiko:

Dear Chiristine、 Thank you for the nice review in spite of your being busy working. As it was a holiday before the new year, the place from where I was planning to have you a Sumida river cruise, was closed. It was a beautiful Japanese garden , Hama Rikyu. So we had to take an alternative. As your hotel was not in the center of Tokyo, I was sorry to make you have a long ride to go to and come back from anywhere. So it may have been a little hard for you, yet thank you for appreciating my tour. I was happy to take you to the Imperial Palace plaza and Asakusa. You were such a nice couple and I enjoyed being with you. Next time, I hope you will visit Kamakura. Yukiko

Dimiter Dimiter United States ( Solo )
Excellent
1 year ago

“ A Very Short Stay In Tokyo ”

I had only 48 hours in Tokyo and my stay would have been a lot different if I had not had a guide like Yukiko. She picked me up at the hotel and showed me the places I've requested. Due to my dietary restrictions she made a reservation at an excellent vegan restaurant for which I'm grateful. Thank you Yukiko for the great tour!

Yukiko:

Dear Dimiter, Thank you so much for your comment appreciating my tour! I wish we had had more time in Tokyo! It was really a hot day yet the weather was so fine. I was so glad that you are interested in Japan and listened to me so earnestly. I hope that you will visit Japan some day again! Thank you for your sincerity. Yukiko

Louise Louise Australia ( Friends )
Very Good
1 year ago

“ guide to subway system in tokyo and tour of Meiji Shrine ”

We were very happy with Yukiko and she did a great job teaching us how to use the subway system in Tokyo. We found it very helpful. Also took us to the Meiji Shrine and gave a history of the place, and took us to a lovely place for lunch. Thanks Yukiko ! Regards 6 happy Australians

Yukiko:

Dear Louise, Thank you for the nice review! I replied to it soon, yet I seem to have answered to your another email. It is a great pleasure for me if my guiding was a little help to you, and I was so glad to guide beautiful noble ladies from Australia. I was wondering how you were spending in Tokyo after that because of the weather, yet I was glad that the day of your departure for Kyoto was so fine. As I have some photos to send you, I will be so glad if you contact me by email. Yukiko

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