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One Day Hike in Kamakura

by Tomoko
(21) Reviews
8:30h $ 295 Price up to 5 people


  • 90-minute attractive hiking trail in great nature
  • Visit small, hidden temples and shrines of medieval Japan along the hiking trail
  • Great Buddha (Daibutsu) and Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine, both must-visit spots
  • Local train ride in sea breeze

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295.03 USD

Price up to 5 people
FREE cancelation 30 days prior

Extras (optional)

Extra hour.
$ 34.71
Extra person.
$ 26.70


Kamakura is one hour south of Tokyo and was the capital of Japan in medieval times. It was a natural fort surrounded by the ocean and wooded hills. This tour is especially recommended for nature lovers who seek a one-day escape from busy Tokyo. It covers many hidden beauties never attained with a large group bus tour. You will visit some famous spots such as the Great Buddha(Daibutsu) as well.

What to Expect

I was brought up in Kamakura. Since I was 10 years old, I have been walking around in the city of Kamakura with friends, family, or even by myself for decades. I know every corner of the city and its seasonal beauties.
I’m sure your experiences in Kamakura will become more memorable when you stroll around in a relaxed way. This tour is one of the best recommendations from me, Kamakura local.

1. Enjoyable hiking in the wooded hills with wild birds chirping. Authentic Kamakura experiences! We could have a picnic if the weather is good! The time needed varies from 90-120 minutes depending on how you want to enjoy the several visiting spots.

2. Visiting many small but atmospheric shrines and temples along the trail.
(Jochiji temple, Tokeiji temple, Zeniarai Benten shrine, Statue of Minamoto no Yoritomo, Sasukeinari shrine, etc.)

3. Great Buddha of Kamakura: The second largest bronze Buddha in Japan (National Treasure.) You can enjoy ‘Maccha (green-tea-flavored)’ ice-cream here that the former US President, Mr. Obama enjoyed.

4. ‘Enoden’ ride: It is a tram-like train running slowly along the coast and among houses. Views of Mt. Fuji can be enjoyed on days with good visibility.

5. Turugaoka Hachimangu shrine: Kamakura’s most important shrine. It was completed in the late 12th century by Minamoto no Yoritomo, the founder and first shogun of the Kamakura government.

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  • 90-minute attractive hiking trail in great nature
  • Visit small, hidden temples and shrines of medieval Japan along the hiking trail
  • Great Buddha (Daibutsu) and Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine, both must-visit spots
  • Local train ride in sea breeze


★ Travel insurance is not included in our tours. I would recommend you take out your own travel insurance just in case of any unexpected accident, loss, or damaging others' property. I will do all I can to keep you away from such risks, of course.

★ The pick-up service to your hotel is only in Tokyo metropolitan area, in 23 wards.

☆ Generally, I could start our tour from early in the morning like 7 or 7:30 if you prefer. For details, please contact me.

※The pictures of my previous guests on my web-page are posted only after securing their consent.

■ Please wear comfortable shoes and outfits for hiking. Short pants and short-sleeved shirts are NOT recommended for your safety and comfort.
■ Let me remind you that we need to change the itinerary if the weather is unfavorable. I will suggest some other alternative plans in that case.

What‘s included
■guide fee
■hotel pick-up
□reservation of a restaurant for lunch if needed
What‘s not included
■transportation fee (you and guide): e.g. ① JR round trip between Tokyo and Kamakura (1840 yen/adult) ② Enoden 2 rides (about 500 yen)
■admission fee: e.g. Great Buddha (200 yen/adult)

Meeting Point
At your hotel or at any major station convenient for you in central Tokyo
Ending Point
JR Kamakura station
8:30 hours
Starting time
08:30 AM ( recommended )   Flexible
Number of people
up to 5 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 ( 21 )
Beatrice Beatrice Philippines ( Family )
Very Good
1 week ago

“ Kamakura wonders with Tomoko ”

Tomoko san was prompt in meeting us in our hotel lobby. Prior to that she wAs very thorough in explaining the site where we plan to visit. She was accomodating , cheerful and never tired in answering all the wiestions thrown to her . One thing that stands out from Tomoko san character is her sense of humor and her genuine character. Not just a tour also a fun time discovering things .


Dear Beatrice-san, Thank you for taking your time to write such a sweet review. I’m glad to hear you enjoyed the tour just as I did. Yes, it was a great fun, and I’m sure your mom also enjoyed seeing all the pictures you took that day. Happy birthday again to her! I hope you’ll have more and more fun travels together with her. I’m looking forward to being asked more questions and seeing your mom when you come to Japan next time. Best wishes to you, lovely sisters, and all of your family😊- Tomoko

Chi Hao Chi Malaysia ( Family )
1 week ago

“ Very pleasant & memorable trip in Tokyo ”

During our 6 days with ms.Tomoko in Tokyo, we were well taken care of everything from food, tour, places & detailed introduction & briefing of all our destinations. We basically are treated like a very close friend travelling together with Tomoko and enjoyed the trip together. The kind of friendship that developed during our trip is also the most memorable. With ms.Tomoko great professionalism, we are able to discover Tokyo in great depths & details in a relaxed and enjoyed manner. Ms. Tomoko is highly recommended to whoever that is looking forward to explore Tokyo and know more about the places that you are about to visit. Her truly accommodative & client-friendly approach really makes our trip a different & memorable one. Thanks alot ms.Tomoko, wish you a happy life and hope to see you a... read more


Hi Chi-san, Thank you for taking your time to post such a heartwarming review. The 6 days with you all in Tokyo and its suburbs were great fun and unforgettable for me, too! Being so inquisitive and spontaneous, you brought me a great harvest and filled my heart and stomach:) I think it was lucky that we could be flexible and accommodate the day’s weather and condition. Thank you again and see you in near future! Best wishes to you, Evelyn, and Jia😊

Daisy Daisy United States ( Family )
3 weeks ago

“ One day customized tour in Kamakura ”

We had a very good time with Tomoko. Tomoko is very knowledgeable about Japanese culture. She made sure to show us all the places in Kamakura even thought it took more of her time. She is very kind and if I have a chance to come back to Japan, I will definitely ask her to be my tour guide again.


Hi Daisy! Thank you for posting such a heartwarming review. I’m glad you enjoyed the tour in Kamakura, my original hometown. I really enjoyed the time shared with you, your aunt and cousin. We walked a lot and laughed a lot😊 I cannot wait the next chance to see you again! Best wished to you all!

Joel Joel Belgium ( Couple )
Very Good
1 month ago

“ Very friendly guide ”

We did a one day private excursion with Tomoko to Kamakura from Tokyo. The first thing we noticed is that our guide is a very friendly person by nature. Very social also. The tour was organised to perfection and she took very well care of us. We did a nice nature walk and visited some small shrines and a big one. Tomoko followed up the weather report in detail and adapted our schedule so that we could do everything before the rain came. We recommend this guide who speaks well English also. Joël &Ilse. Flanders. Belgium.


Hi Joël & Ilse! Thank you for taking the time to post such a nice review. It was great fun for me to show you some of my favorite places in Kamakura. I’m glad you enjoyed it, too. It was great relief that we escaped the heavy rain while hiking. Thank you for your information about your country and safety tips while traveling. I’m looking forward to visiting beautiful places in your country someday in the future! Best wishes to you two. 😊 

Jonathan Jonathan United States ( Family )
1 month ago

“ Most amazing tour guide and new friend/family member! ”

My family and I had the most wonderful and unforgettable visit to Japan all thanks to Tomoko’s superb tour and planning before and during our trip. She is not only extremely knowledgeable of Japanese tourist spots and culture but was passionate to fill our minds with all the beautiful things that encompasses Japan's astonishing history. We asked so many questions and she answered happily. We went from Tokyo to Fuji and Tomoko was with us enthusiastically every step of the way. If it wasn’t for her we wouldn’t have been able to accomplish and see so many places in one short day in Tokyo. It was perfect! We don’t consider her a tour guide but now a dear friend...Tomoko, maybe you are even the newest member of the family and we cannot wait to see you on our next Japan adventure, perhaps H... read more


Hi Jon and all, Thank you for the great review. I enjoyed every moment shared with you all. It was a great honor and pleasure for me to have the chance to accompany you on your special life-time occasion! I was impressed with your great appetite not only for good food but for all cultural, historical, and natural beauties of our country. I’m looking forward to seeing you again in a different season at some different beautiful places in Japan. Best wishes to you all! – Your friend and auntie Tomoko😊

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