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Kamakura 1-Day Tour

by ERIKO
(16) Reviews
7h $ 195 Price up to 4 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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195.30 USD

Price up to 4 people
FREE cancellation 14 days prior

Extras (optional)

Hotel pick up.
$ 13.95
Hotel drop off.
$ 13.95
Extra one person.
$ 27.90

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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Organized by ERIKO

Licensed Guide
(16) Reviews

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.

City Kamakura

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 4 people   Flexible

What‘s included
  • guide fee


What‘s not included
  • hotel pick up
  • hotel drop off
  • entrance fees to 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)

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 ERIKO


Licensed Guide

(16) Reviews

Contact ERIKO
Response Time 2 hs

Languages spoken
  • English ( License )

Hello everyone,

I am Eriko, a mother of two adult sons, a former backpacker, and an open-minded tour guide.
I was born and grew up in Aichi Prefecture in central Japan. With a 6-year residence in Hong Kong, I have lived in Tokyo with my family for almost 30 years now.

Before I became a certified tour guide, I had been a Tokyo Metropolitan volunteer tour guide for two years. After I got the tour guide license, I took special guiding training in various places such as TOKYO, HAKONE, NIKKO, NARA, KYOTO and more. Also, I'm very familiar with my hometown areas such as AICHI and GIFU including NAKASENDO OLD ROAD, TAKAYAMA, SHIRAKAWAGO etc.

There are a lot of things I enjoy, such as traveling, meeting with people from the world, photography, appreciating art, doing gardening, learning what I have not known yet. Especially, I like traveling at home and abroad based on the itineraries I make on my own.

I have explored more than 20 countries, and was always helped by local people when I got troubles. Now I think this is my turn to assist you so you can explore Japan in a relaxing way. I am flexible about destinations and can arrange the tours according to your preference. I'd like to make your travel to Japan special by sharing my experiences, knowledge and love of all things Japanese with you.

Let's explore Japan together! I'm here to guide you! read more


Reviews ( 16 )

Excellent
3 weeks ago |   by Danny

“ Excellent Experience ”

Eriko is a well excellant guide and wonderful person. I am a traveler who has been to many locations around the globe and have used multiple personal guiding services. Eriko is the best...if you are considering hiring a English speaking guide, look no further. I visited Tokyo with my 2 adult children. Not only did we see the main Tokyo attractions, but she showed us many “off the beaten path” locations as well. I could go on and on, but really the main thing is she is a great person who knows the city, is educated on Japanese history and speaks excellant English. Thank you Eriko.

Very Good
1 month ago |   by Ariane

“ Very knowledgeable ”

Eriko is a very good guide. She Is very knowledgeable and shares a lot while touring us. She also made sure we are comfortable as we are touring with our parents. I would recommend her as a guide.

Excellent
2 months ago |   by Roger

“ Very knowledgeable. ”

We were very surprised to find Eriko at our front door. We then headed out and Eriko was extremely helpful and considerate to the fact i use a walking stick.she went out of her way to save me walking as much as possible. I can only say she was fantastic.lunch each day was really good,her english was excellent and i would not hesitate to utilise her services again should i come back to Japan.

Excellent
3 months ago |   by Carrie

“ Wonderful introduction to Tokyo ”

What a wonderful tour Eriko provided for our family of 4 on our first full day in Tokyo. She is an incredibly warm and kind lady and she went to great lengths to make sure that we were all comfortable, especially our 8 year-old son. Having her expertise to navigate the complex train system, avoid pedestrian vs. cart collisions in Tsujiki Fish Market and explain the rich history of Hamaroken Garden was invaluable. She takes a lot of time and care to ensure a positive experience for her guests.

Excellent
3 months ago |   by Danielle

“ Wonderful and thoughtful guide ”

We spent a wonderful day in Tokyo with Eriko. She contacted us prior to our departure from Australia to ask about the places we wanted to visit and suggested some more. Her itinerary was perfect, she helped us understand the Tokyo railway system and suggested a great sushi place for lunch. I highly recommend Eriko. She is a fabulous guide and a genuinely lovely and caring lady.

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