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Kamakura 1-Day Tour

by ERIKO
(29) Reviews
7h $ 264 Price up to 6 people

Highlights

  • Great image of Amitabha Buddha on the national treasure list
  • Hase Temple; beautiful temple with a great view of the Pacific Ocean and flowers
  • Tsugoka Hachiman Shrine; one of Japan's 3 major hachiman shrines
  • Hokokuji Temple nicknamed
  • Komachi Shopping Arcade
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264.00 USD

Price up to 6 people
FREE cancelation 30 days prior

Extras (optional)

Hotel pick up.
$ 13.20
Extra one person.
$ 26.40
Extra one hour.
$ 35.20

Overview

Kamakura is an old city, facing the Pacific and being surrounded by mountains on 3 sides. Just a 1-hour train ride takes you there, and you will see the famous image of Amitabha, a flowery garden, and gorgeous structures. At the end of this tour, you can enjoy shopping in Komachi Street. Kamakura is abound with rich nature, which is a good place for those who want to shun busy Tokyo.

What to Expect

Kamakura used to be the seat of Japan's first military government around the 13th century, which means there are a lot of historical places such as temples and shrines. You can learn what the samurai system is all about and enjoy historical structures, nature and small activities during this tour. Please select three locations except Komachi Street. When you want to visit all the locations, the tour duration is 8 hours with an extra guide fee of 3,000 yen.

1: Kotokuiin Temple is famous for its great image of Kamakura Daibutsu on the national treasure. You can not only touch the daibutsu but enter inside as well, which is unique to this temple.

2: Hase Temple is in a hilly area and famous for Japan's largest wooden image of Kannon Budhisattva, or the goddess of mercy. There are a pond with koi carps, flowers, a cave, an observation deck with a great view of the Pacific and more.You can enjoy these while walking in rich nature.

3: Tsuruoka Hachiman Shrine is one of Japan's major hachiman shrines, which is dedicated to Yoritomo Minamoto, the founder of the Kamakura Military Government. You will see colorful and gorgeous shrine buildings, which would make you feel the dignity of the government.

4: Hokokuji Temple is famous for its beautiful bamboo forest and dry landscape garden. It's located in a quiet area and you can enjoy matcha tea in the bamboo forest.

5: Komachi Street is where you can sample and shop. It's a nice place to find some fun things.

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Highlights

  • Great image of Amitabha Buddha on the national treasure list
  • Hase Temple; beautiful temple with a great view of the Pacific Ocean and flowers
  • Tsugoka Hachiman Shrine; one of Japan's 3 major hachiman shrines
  • Hokokuji Temple nicknamed
  • Komachi Shopping Arcade

Important

1: Kamakura is a hilly city. We need to go upstairs in the places we visit. Please wear comfortable shoes.
2: When your hotel is not near Tokyo Station, please let me know. I'm flexible to meet you.
3: I end this tour at Kamakura Station to minimize the guide fee. If you need a hotel drop off, please take the same train as mine.

What‘s included
guide fee
all arrangements for your tour
What‘s not included
hotel pick up
entrance fees of temples and shrine (you)
transportation fare (you&guide // JR Pass holders=approx. 400-800 JPY / Non JR Pass holders=approx. 2,300-2,700 JPY / guide=3,300-3,700 JPY)
lunch (you&guide)
Meeting Point
JR East Travel Service Center at Marunouchi North Exit in Tokyo Station
Ending Point
Kamakura Station
Duration
7 hours
Starting time
08:30 AM ( recommended )   Flexible
Number of people
up to 6 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 ( 29 )
Errol Errol New Zealand ( Friends )
Excellent
3 weeks ago

“ Excellent Experience with Eriko ”

Our group of four were treated to a wonderful day in Tokyo with Eriko. Eriko has great English skills and her genuine interest in the city really made our day. We will be back next year with a bigger group and we will definitely book Erico. Thank you so much Erico you were awesome.

ERIKO:

Thank you very much for a great review! You are a group of humorous people, so I myself enjoyed the tour and being with you. It’s a nice memory and I really hope to see you again next autumn. Please enjoy the rest of your stay in Japan! Hurrah! All Black!!!

Saundra Saundra United States ( Couple )
Excellent
3 months ago

“ 40th Reunion with ERIKO as our guide ”

ERIKO made our 1 day Tokyo tour THE highlight of our Japan trip. She planned out the day efficiently with the sites we wanted to see, using different modes of transportation, as well as added her own touches to make it a special day. We were meeting 2 Japanese friends, that we haven't seen for 40 years.... She communicated well with all of us, and was an active part of the conversation and activities of the day. She had great visual aids. And selected a perfect lunch venue to eat Japanese pancake. The only way to describe our day was WONDERFUL!! We would definitely recommend ERIKO. AND we would definitely hire her again if we get back to Tokyo. The Morton's from Nebraska, USA

Raymond Raymond United States ( Family )
Excellent
4 months ago

“ A wonderful day in Tokyo ”

We had a perfect day in Tokyo thanks to Eriko who planned a wonderful itinerary for us. She was punctual, knowledgable, and very helpful in making sure we enjoyed this great city. We appreciate her taking the time to explain details and history of various landmarks we visited. Thank you very much Eriko.

ERIKO:

Hi Raymond & Margaret, Thank you very much for a great review. You are very intersted in Japan’s history, so I was happy I shared my knowledges about Japan. Hope you totally enjoyed your trip to Japan, and hope to see you again some day! Take care !

Gary Gary Australia ( Couple )
Excellent
6 months ago

“ Knowledgable and Friendly Guide ”

We booked Eriko for a couple of tours whilst in Tokyo and found it to be one of the best decisions we made. Not only very knowledgeable providing interesting information on the places visited but also a very friendly lady who listens to what the client wishes out of the chosen tour. We highly recommend Eriko to anyone looking for a competent guide who speaks good English. Book ahead to ensure you can acquire Eriko's Tour Guide Services. Thank you Eriko for our time together in Tokyo.

ERIKO:

Hi Gary and Leith, Thank you so much for a great review. We enjoyed some off the beaten tracks in Tokyo and Hakone, I really enjoyed the tours with you, which are unforgettable memories and valuable guiding experiences. I hope to see you and have Katsudon again some day! Please take a good care!! Eriko

Glenn Glenn Australia ( Family with kids )
Excellent
6 months ago

“ Great tour guide to interesting locations ”

My son and I enjoyed a great day with Eriko. We had already spent guided day previously in Tokyo so we had seen some of the sights already. Eriko responded beautifully and developed a schedule on the spot that lead to a very interesting and enjoyable day. Thank you Eriko for your expert guiding from Glenn and Oscar!

ERIKO:

Hi Glenn, Thank you very much for a great review. Before your Tokyo tour, you experienced a lot of adventures in other areas, but you seemed to enjoy other aspects of Japan. I was glad to help you to explore Tokyo. Hope this tour became a good memory of your trip. Thank you again. Eriko

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