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Kamakura One-day Highlight Tour

by Makiko
(31) Reviews
9h $ 304 Price up to 4 people


  • Kotokuin temple (Great Buddha)
  • Hase temple
  • Hokokuji temple
  • Tsurugaoka Hachimangu shrine
  • Komachi street and Wakamiya-oji street
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304.38 USD

Price up to 4 people
FREE cancellation 14 days prior

Extras (optional)

Extra hour.
$ 33.82


Kamakura is one of the most popular tourist destination from Tokyo.
Kamakura was prospered as Japan's first feudal capital (from 1185 to 1333). There are many temples, shrines and other historical places.
We visit some of the most popular places in Kamakura.

What to Expect

I will take you some of the most popular spots in Kamakura.

I will meet you at your hotel and we will take a train to Kamakura, it takes about one hour from central Tokyo.

First, we wil visit Kotokuin temple which is famous for the Great Buddha. After that, we will visit Hase temple which is famous for its eleven-headed statue of Kannon, the goddes of mercy and its beautiful garden. You also can enjoy nice views of the coastal city of Kamakura from the slope.
Then, we will have a lunch and will visit Hokokuji temple which is famous for the bamboo grove, you can enjoy powdered green tea with Japanese sweet.
Lastly, we will visit Tsurugaoka Hachimangu shrine which is the most important shrine in Kamakura and Komachi street or/and Wakamiya-oji street.

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  • Kotokuin temple (Great Buddha)
  • Hase temple
  • Hokokuji temple
  • Tsurugaoka Hachimangu shrine
  • Komachi street and Wakamiya-oji street


Kamakura is very popular destination, especially in Cherry blossoms season (April), Hydrangea season (June, July) and Autumn leaves season (November). It can be so crowded in these season and weekends. We may change an itinerary or skip one spot if the traffic is very heavy.

What‘s included
guide fee, hotel pick-up in Tokyo 23 wards
What‘s not included
transportation fee (you and guide, about 2000 ~ 2500 yen per person), your entrance fee (200 yen/Kotokuin temple, 300yen/Hase temple, 200 yen/Hokokuji temple, most of places offer free entrance for a guide in Kamakura), meal (you and guide) - at your expense
Meeting Point
At your hotel in Tokyo
Ending Point
At your hotel or any places for your coveniece
9 hours
Starting time
09:00 AM ( recommended )   Flexible
Number of people
up to 4 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.
Reviews ( 31 )
5 days ago |   by Anne

“ A Highlights of Tokyo Layover Tour from Narita Airport ”

Makiko was a fantastic guide - incredibly organized, keeping us on schedule, which was important given our tight timeline for a layover tour of Tokyo that was driven by train schedules and returning to the airport in time to make our connecting flight home. I highly recommend Makiko as a guide and would definitely book her again when visiting Japan. She was very responsive before the trip and was waiting for us when we exited customs in Tokyo. She was organized and had a plan for the day that she executed flawlessly, which allowed us to maximize the short time we had. I think using a layover for a quick city tour is a great way to get a small taste of a city, but it can be overwhelming to navigate on your own, and Makiko ensured we saw everything we wanted to see. She also provided a lot of information as we traveled and at each of our destinations about the history of Japan and its customs. The details Makiko shared with us definitely made a significant positive difference in our experience! For those curious what a long layover tour with Makiko looked like - this was our itinerary: Makiko met us at the airport, helped us exchange money, locate lockers for our carry-on bags and purchase train tickets. We were able to visit the Sensoji Temple and Nakamise Shopping Street and to get a birds-eye view of the area in a nearby building observation deck. We also visited the Meiji Jingu Shrine before having a delicious ramen lunch. After lunch, we went to the Shibuya station to experience this area before catching our train back to the airport. A 10 hour layover was split roughly as follows: - 1 hour from plane landing to clear customs and catch the train - 1 hour travel time to Tokyo - 5 hours within Tokyo - 1 hour back to airport - 2 hours at airport pre-flight to clear security and immigration for connecting flight I definitely suggest more time in Tokyo - there is so much more we wanted to see and do, but we are thankful for our short visit and will definitely be back!

6 days ago |   by Julia

“ Makiko was wonderful! ”

I told Makiko about the places that i’d wanna visit and the situation of my parents (they’re old and can be easily tired) and she tailored our trip to our needs. She even suggested ways on how we can take full advantage of what we paid. She’s smart and pretty and really nice. In fact, even after the trip, i asked her about my toubles in commuting and she guided me through it. She even made some calls to confirm my questions. I highly recommend Makiko on your travel!

1 week ago |   by Mary

“ Too Good !! ”

The Best guide anyone can ask for. I can guarantee that...If you happen to be in Japan and need a guide, Makiko is the one...From the first time she met my two sons till the day they departed, Makiko was great - informative, helpful, and kind. I cannot thank her enough . THANK YOU VERY MUCH MAKIKO !!

1 week ago |   by Jeremy

“ Tour day tour of Tokyo and Kamakura ”

We had a really educational and fun two days with Makiko who put together a comprehensive itinerary based on the things we were keen to see in Tokyo and Kamakura. She was also extremely flexible with what we wanted to do as we ended up visiting the Tokyo fish market impromptu for lunch. She was also very helpful with sorting out our JR Passes and identifying specific shopping places for my daughter to visit. We would thoroughly recommend Makiko to anyone looking for a friendly and informative guide in and around Tokyo.

2 weeks ago |   by Mick

“ What an excellent introduction to Tokyo. ”

If this is your first time in Tokyo, as it was ours, this is the way to go. We booked Makiko for a full day and I can tell you now this was worth every cent. She was all you could ask for on your first day. She was on time, her English was fantastic and her knowledge was awesome. Makiko took the time to show us how to use the rail system, so well in one day, we nailed getting to Disneyland and back to Shinjuku with no problems the next day. Very confident getting around now in general. We covered so much ground in one day it felt like we spent two days with her, in a positive way. Covered the Imperial Palace, Sensoji Temple, Skytree, Meiji Jingu Shrine, Ginza, Shibuya, and Harajuku and Takeshita area. Her knowledge of general history was excellent and very informative, without being excessive, which we appreciated. Showed us a great place for lunch, and gave us her contact details in we got stuck or needed help. Five stars, and a big thanks you again to Makiko.

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