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Hiro's Kamakura As-you-like One-day Tour


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

Itinerary

Feel free to personalize this offer with Hiro.

  • ★Plan 1: Shrines Where I Feel Mystical Energy Flow that Gives Me Good Luck and Power
  • ★Plan 2: Overwhelmingly Big Buddhist Statues that I Love in Kamakura
  • ★Plan 3: Soothing Buddhist Statues That Give Me Peace of Mind While Facing
  • ★Plan 4: Temples Surrounded by Quiet Gardens or Woods that Refresh Me
  • ★Plan 5: Temples with open space in the Huge Precincts that Make Me Forget the Busy Everyday Life
  • How about picking up two plans as you like from the five plans in addition to the central area?

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What to Expect

Let me customize your one-day tour based on your requests or preference adding my recommendation out of my experience regarding the season, weather, and so on. In terms of time, one-day trip will allow you to pick up two areas out of the five ( The areas Ⅰto Ⅴ, written below) in addition to the central area which is the must -stop in Kamakura.

Area Ⅰ: West Side of Kamakura Station
Area Ⅱ: Hase Area
Area Ⅲ: Kita-Kamakura Area (North Kamakura)
Area Ⅳ: Kanazawa Street Area
Area Ⅴ: Zaimokuza Beach Area

Central Area: Including Hachiman-gu Shrine, Komachi-dori Shopping Street, JR Kamakura Station.

Your destinations are supposed to be two areas of your choice from the five, plus, central area.
If you ask me, I'd be delighted to show my special lists..

★Plan 1: Shrines Where I Feel Mystical Energy Flow that Gives Me Good Luck and Power
1. Hachiman-gu Shrine (in the Central Area )
2. Zeniarai Benten ( in Area Ⅰ)
3. Sasuke-inari Shrine ( in Area Ⅰ)
< A 20-minute walk from Kamakura St. to this area. Wearing comfortable shoes is recommended.>

★Plan 2: Overwhelmingly Big Buddhist Statues that I Love in Kamakura
1. Great Amida Buddha in Kotoku-in Temple ( in Area Ⅱ)
2. Kannon Bodhisattva (Goddess of Marcy) in Hase-dera Temple ( in Area Ⅱ)
< A 10-minute ride on a tram train from Kamakura St. to this area.>

★Plan 3: Soothing Buddhist Statues That Give Me Peace of Mind While Facing
1. Sakyamuni Wearing a Crown in Engaku-ji Temple ( in Area Ⅲ)
2. Standing Sho Kannon Bodhisattva in Tokei-ji Temple ( in Area Ⅲ)
< Getting off the train from Tokyo at Kita-Kamakura St will do.>

★Plan 4: Temples Surrounded by Quiet Gardens or Woods that Refresh Me
1. Jomyo-ji Temple ( in Area Ⅳ)---If you want to have a tea time, they serve a bowl of green tea with a dry sweet in the Japanese tea ceremony style.
2. Hokoku-ji Temple ( in Area Ⅳ)
3 Sugimoto-dera Temple ( in Area Ⅳ)
< A 10-minute ride on a bus from Kamakura St. to this area.>

★Plan 5: Temples with open space in the Huge Precincts that Make Me Forget the Busy Everyday Life
1. Komyo-ji Temple (in Area Ⅴ)--- If you are interested, they provide a set of genuine Buddhist monk's vegetarian meal (only lunch) for around 5000 yen/person. Reservation is necessary. < 10-minute ride on a bus from Kamakura St. to this temple.>
2. Myohon-ji Temple (in Area Ⅴ) < 15-minute walk from Kamakura St. to this temple.>

There are more spots that are worth visiting other than above in each area.

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Kamakura is an attractive tourist destination that is located in the south of Tokyo. Only a one-hour train ride from Tokyo takes you to this beautiful ancient capital. About 800 years ago, a leader of samurai warriors started ruling the country and the center of his military government was situated in Kamakura.

There are a lot of old temples and shrines that creates its distinctive character and historically meaningful fascination. Kamakua was also home to Zen Buddhism that was widely received as the spiritual pillar for samurai warriors

The city is surrounded by the scenic beauty of the ocean and mountains, and you can enjoy plenty of flowers in each season. I'm looking forward to sharing them with you.

Kamakura, a home to samurai culture and Zen Buddhism, is neighborhood of where I live and one of my living rooms that I'd really love to invite you to. I am also happy to share some exclusive info that only local residents know, as I show you around the place.

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Departure & Return

Starting time 09:00 AM ( recommended )   Flexible
Meeting Point at JR Kamakura Station ( or at Your Hotel )
Ending Point at JR Kamakura Station ( or at Your Hotel )

Inclusions & Exclusions

What‘s included

*guide fee
*transportation fee for your guide

What‘s not included

*your transportation fee
In case you come from Tokyo area, railway's one-way ticket from Tokyo to Kamakura costs you about 1000 yen/ adult.
In addition, after arriving at Kamakura
required transportation fee is as follows.
Plan 1: A 20-minute walk only. All you need is your comfortable shoes.
Plan 2: A 10-minute ride on a tram train. The round trip costs 380 yen / adult.
Plan 3: A 5-minute ride on a JR train from Kita-Kamakura to Kamakura costs 130 yen. One way will do.
Plan 4: A 10-minute ride on a bus. The round trip costs you 400/ adult.
Plan 5: The bus fare to and from Komyo-ji Temple is 400 yen/ adult. A 15-minute walk to Myohon-ji Temple.

*entrance fee
Plan 1: No entrance fee is necessary.
Plan 2: Great Buddha--- 200 yen / adult, Hase-dera Temple---300 yen / adult
Plan 3: Engaku-ji Temple---300 yen / adult, Tokei-ji Temple---200 yen / adult, Tokei-ji museum---400 yen / adult
Plan 4: Hokoku-ji Temple---200 yen / adult, Jomyo-ji Temple---200 yen / adult, Sugimoto-dera Temple---200 yen / adult
Plan 5: No entrance fee is necessary.

*lunch/dinner

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 ( 10 )
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Michael Michael Australia ( Friends )
Excellent
2 weeks ago

“ 1/2 day in Kamakura ”

We had a great time , Hiro had an amazing amount of local knowledge.

Hiro:

Michael, thank you very much for the nice review and your comment. It's a lot of fun talking with you three. You all are such wonderful people with a sense of humor in addition to courteous manners. Also what you talked to me interested me a lot. I really had a great time, too. It would be great happiness, if you'd remember me when you come to Japan again. Thank you very much, again. Take care! Hiro

Rosalila Rosalila United States ( Solo )
Excellent
2 months ago

“ Hiro was the best. Took me to peaceful places, explained history and was very patient. ”

Hiro is a knowledgeable guide. Knew exactly what I was looking for to enjoy in Kamakura. Very pleasant person and excellent communication skills.

Ariana Ariana Romania ( Family )
Excellent
5 months ago

“ Hiro did a great job - highly recommended! ”

Our day with Hiro went really well, form start to finish. She came to meet us at our hotel in Tokyo and took great care of every detail of the trip - even brought maps of Tokyo station to help us not get lost on our way back from Kamakura. The itinerary was well organized to include main Kamakura highlights, the information provided was detailed and well researched, the lunch reservation exquisite - we sat in a very good traditional restaurant where Hiro explained a lot about Japanese food and traditions. At the end of the day, she saw us off at Kamakura station, making sure we got on the right train back to Tokyo. She is a caring and thoughtful person, highly educated, with artistic hobbies and skills - a perfect travel companion!

Hiro:

Hello, Ariana! It was really nice meeting you and thank you very much for your wonderful comments for the day in Kamakura with me. I’m more than happy if I was able to help you have one of the greatest days in Japan. Also I feel really grateful for letting me join your family’s quality time. I was lucky being with such well-informed and smart travelers as you, and I enjoyed every single minute talking with you, since you’ve got interested in many things. Thank you for your interests in Japan and its culture. I hope this trip will keep you cherishing the fond memories of your family and having Japan as one of the countries that you love. Thanks again, Ariana, and please convey my best regards to your husband and son! Cheers! Hiro

Jason Jason United States ( Friends )
Excellent
1 year ago

“ Kamakura Full Day Trip ”

Hiro was an excellent, very efficient and knowledgeable guide for our day trip to Kamakura. While the sights were beautiful the background history she provided really added to the experience. Hiro was very accommodating with our requests and patient with all our questions. We had nice detour to a local coffee shop (unplanned) and enjoyed a nice relaxing drink. Hiro was very flexible with us throughout the day. We would recommend Hiro to any person interested in taking a tour of Kamakura. Thank you Hiro! We hope to see you again someday!

Hiro:

Thank you very much, Jason. How nice of you to send the kind words. I really enjoyed the tour in Kamakura with you. You all turned out to be good walkers, so I might have made you tired at the end of the day. I really hope you've been fine from the following day. You were so vigorous that it was very happy for me to talk about many things with the active travelers like you three. Let me take you to Enoshima Island next time! Thanks a lot, again. Please convey my deep gratitude to Caitlin and Matt as well for me. Cheers! Hiro

Alessandro Alessandro United States ( Couple )
Excellent
1 year ago

“ A day in Kamakurra ”

She was outstanding! Spoke great English and was extremely attentive throughout the day - especially because we were travelling with a 1 year old baby. We used 5 different guides during our trip throughout Japan and we considered Hiro to be the best one of the group in terms of not only knowledge but also making sure we visited the sites we requested in the custom tour.

Hiro:

Thank you very much for your nice comments! Your review gives me great encouragement. I enjoyed every moment of the day being with you, your wife, and your lovely princess.(I was so crazy about the cute little angel!) I will treasure your words and this experience as the happiest guide in the world. Thanks again, and I hope the travel leaves you full of pleasant memories of the family.

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