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Kamakura One-day Highlight Tour

by Makiko
(61) Reviews
9h $ 308

Highlights

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

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1 person 307.80 USD
2 ~ 5 people 324.00 USD
FREE cancelation 30 days prior

Extras (optional)

Extra hour.
$ 36.00

Overview

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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Highlights

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

Important

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 Licended guides 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
Duration
9 hours
Starting time
09:00 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 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 ( 61 )
Evy Evy United States ( Friends )
Excellent
2 days ago

“ Best Guide in Tokyo! You must book Makiko! ”

Makiko is an excellent guide. She organized the day and ensured that we experienced the best of Tokyo. She is patient, kind and gracious. Also, her English is superb. She worked for the bank of England and has an excellent English vocabulary. The true gem is her understanding of the city. I had the best sushi of my life with Makiko at a small authentic Sushi restaurant in Ginza. Finally, she is very genuine and authentic. I felt like I was with a long lost friend instead of a guide. My day with Makiko was the highlight of my trip to Tokyo! If you are looking for a marvelous guide who understands Japanese culture, knows the city and speaks excellent English, you must book with Makiko!

Makiko:

Thank you very much for such a wonderful review! You made me so happy! I was so happy to hear you enjoyed my tour. Such a lovely time to spend one day with you. So nice you felt being with a friend. Time went so fast. I really hope we can meet again. Please come back in different season, spring or autumn! See you soon! Makiko

Nico Nico South Africa ( Solo )
Excellent
1 week ago

“ Makiko is so adaptable to your needs. ”

Always friendly and accommodating to all your needs. Makiko will change your itinerary to suit your needs. She is always friendly and never irritated by clients needs. The best guide I had in Japan. Thank you dear Makiko.

Makiko:

Thank you for a great review! Glad to hear you enjoyed my tour. Such a lovely time spending with you. I am looking forward to another day with you! Makiko

Shiloh Shiloh United States ( Friends )
Excellent
2 weeks ago

“ Wonderful day with Makiko in Kamakura! ”

We had an absolutely wonderful day with Makiko in Kamukura on February 3 upon hiring her as a private guide for our group of 3. She met us at our hotel (and was there even a bit early) and deftly managed the metro and train systems to get us to Kamakura, then navigated our journey on foot to some of the most beautiful temples and shrines, giving us lots of history along the way. Makiko is friendly, personable and speaks impeccable English. In addition to being a great guide, we also enjoyed simply spending time with Makiko and getting to know more about her and about Tokyo and Kamakura. I highly recommend Makiko as a guide and if we were staying longer I would hire her for additional tours!

Makiko:

Thank you so much for a great review! I am very happy to hear you enjoyed my tour to Kamakura. It was a pleasure to be your guide. I had a wonderful time with all of you, such an enjoyable conversation! I hope you come back and meet again. Have a lovely time for the rest of your stay in Tokyo. My warm regards to Dana and Lisa.

Ana Ana United States ( Couple )
Excellent
1 month ago

“ Best Tourist Guide ever ”

Makiko was simply amazing. Very knowlageble, kind, flexible and approachable. She planned an amazing 1 day itinerary for us and we loved every bit if it. You cannot go wrong with Makiko; We 100% recommend her. We are very grateful to her for her oustanding services.

Makiko:

Thank you very much for a wonderful review! Great to hear you enjoyed my tour. It was a pleasure to be your guide in Tokyo. I had a lovely time with both of you. Such a fun to talk about many things, such as your country, culture and TV shows! Hope you can come back sometime and meet again. Warm regards to Peter.

Giuseppe Giuseppe Italy ( Solo )
Excellent
1 month ago

“ Wonderful day in Tokyo ”

Yes I was lucky... nice weather, not so many people and the antique market just opened today, but I would never had such beautiful experience without the help of Makiko. In a few hours I have visited so many interesting places and had so many new experiences.. the fish market (the big tuna cut was amazing..), the antique market, the temples, the local food... everything perfect. I left Tokyo knowing that I still have a lot to discover and sure I’ll be back. Thank you Makiko!

Makiko:

Thank you so much for a wonderful review! I am happy to hear you enjoyed my tour. I had a lovely time with you. We went to quite many places and experienced a lot. It was such a fun to talk about lots of things. One day is not enough to explore Tokyo. Please come back sometime with your family and hope to meet you again. Have a great day tomorrow.

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