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Junko's Kamakura 1 day Tour

by Junko
(8) Reviews
7h $ 182 Price up to 5 people

Highlights

  • The Great Buddha of Kotokuin Temple: the national treasure with about 12 m height cast in 13th century
  • Hasedera Temple: the eleven-headed statue of Kannon, god of mercy, a small traditional Japanese garden with a pond and various flowers blooming from season to season and a terrace which allows for nice views of the coastal city of Kamakura
  • Hokokuji Temple: Having mattchia tea in the refined and tranquil atmosphere of bamboo grove, a rock garden and a series of shallow caves carved into the hillsides
  • Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine: constructed in the medieval age with multiple torii gates along the way
  • Komachi-dori Street: lined with old stores, souvenir shops, and Japanese restaurants
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182.28 USD

Price up to 5 people
FREE cancellation 14 days prior

Extras (optional)

Extra hour .
$ 26.04
Extra person.
$ 13.02

Overview

Kamakura is one of the most beautiful ancient cities in Japan, surrounded by the hills and a long beach.
With old zen temples and shrines Kamakura reminds us the old days of the samurai. This is a 1-day tour from Tokyo to visit Kamakura’s highlights including the Great Buddha of Kotokuin Temple and the Bamboo grove and the mattcha tea of Hokokuji Temple.

What to Expect

This tour is basically a 7-hour private custom tour at your requests. It is very flexible and we can discuss variations to visit places in advance, so you will not miss the places you want to see in Kamakura.
As you needed, I will also arrange lunch.

Organized by Junko

Licensed Guide
(8) Reviews

Highlights

  • The Great Buddha of Kotokuin Temple: the national treasure with about 12 m height cast in 13th century
  • Hasedera Temple: the eleven-headed statue of Kannon, god of mercy, a small traditional Japanese garden with a pond and various flowers blooming from season to season and a terrace which allows for nice views of the coastal city of Kamakura
  • Hokokuji Temple: Having mattchia tea in the refined and tranquil atmosphere of bamboo grove, a rock garden and a series of shallow caves carved into the hillsides
  • Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine: constructed in the medieval age with multiple torii gates along the way
  • Komachi-dori Street: lined with old stores, souvenir shops, and Japanese restaurants

Important

This is a walking tour using the public transportation. So comfortable shoes for walking are recommendable.

What‘s included
guide fee, hotel pick-up in Tokyo 23-word area
What‘s not included
transportation fee (you and guide), lunch (you and guide), entrance fee ( Koutokuin: JPY200, Hasedera Temple: JPY300, Hokokuji Temple: JPY200 and mattcha JPY500) * free for the licensed guide
Meeting Point
At your hotel in Tokyo
Ending Point
At Kamakura station
Duration
7 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 at least 14 day(s) in advance of the meeting date, there is a 100% refund.
  • If you cancel between 2 and 13 day(s) in advance of the meeting date, there is a 20% charge.
  • If you cancel within 1 day prior to the meeting date, there is a 40% charge.
  • If you cancel on the meeting date, there is no refund.

About Junko


Licensed Guide

(8) Reviews

Contact Junko
Response Time 3 hs

Languages spoken
  • English ( License )
  • Italian ( Fluent )

Hi, I am Junko, a national licensed tour guide in English.
I can also speak Italian to have a normal conversation.

I was born and raised in Tokyo so I could say that I know Tokyo inside out. I believe Tokyo is a beautiful and traditional city as well as a modern and exciting city. In addition to famous tourist sites, there remain many attractions that are not well known among tourists.


I have had experiences of guiding foreign tourists as a volunteer guide for several years before becoming a licensed tour guide. So I can give you useful suggestions in traveling Japan. I truly like meeting people from different countries and cultures and sharing the fun of discovering Tokyo and its vicinity.

I can always tailor the tour to fit your interests and prepare an itinerary so that your stay will be unforgettable.
Why don’t you explore Tokyo with me? Please feel free to contact me at any time!
I am looking forward to meeting you in Tokyo. read more


Reviews ( 8 )

Excellent
2 days ago |   by Tom

“ A great day and a fantastic tour ”

Junko gave us a terrific insight into Japan and Tokyo. Always helpful and eager to please, Junko made our first day in Japan memorable. The tour was customized to meet our needs and we knew we were in good hands from our first contact. Well done and highly recommended.

Excellent
1 week ago |   by Laura

“ Day tour of Tokyo ”

We had a brilliant day with Junko, she asked what we are interest in before hand and plan an amazing day for us doing everything we wanted and more. She spent lots of time with us and helped out with train tickets and other helpful tips for the rest of our stay. Would absolutely recommend her as a tour guide.

Excellent
1 week ago |   by Merci

“ a perfect guide for us in tokyo!!! ”

we had an excellent tour of tokyo. this was because we had a perfect guide, Junko!! she was so knowlegeable ,professional and caring!!!this made our tokyo experience very memorable!! thank you again junko!!!

Excellent
1 week ago |   by Phil

“ A great all day tour ”

Junko was wonderful! She met me in the hotel lobby exactly on time and we were off! She was flexible and helpful, and I saw so many things! Junko also made me feel more comfortable with the rest of my Tokyo visit, answering many questions about the culture, things to do, things to avoid, and how to not stand out. I will gladly use her again in the future!

Excellent
3 weeks ago |   by Thy

“ Awesome tour in Tokyo ”

We had a great time with Junko during our time in Tokyo. She was very well prepared with the itinerary. She was also very accommodating when we needed to change our plans last minute. She was very sweet and thoughtful with advices of certain crowded areas because we were traveling with a toddler. We were able to visit many attractions with her help. She gave some great advices for using the subway since Tokyo metro was very complicated. We thoroughly enjoyed spending two days with Junko. When we make a return trip to Tokyo in the future we would definitely book her again.

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