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Kamakura One-day Highlight Tour

by Makiko
(9) Reviews
9h $ 276 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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276.21 USD

Price up to 4 people
FREE cancellation 14 days prior

Extras (optional)

Extra hour.
$ 30.69


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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Organized by Makiko

Licensed Guide
(9) Reviews


  • 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)
meal (you and guide)
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)
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.

About Makiko

Licensed Guide

(9) Reviews

Contact Makiko
Response Time 4 hs

Languages spoken
  • English ( License )

I am Makiko. I was born in Tokyo and I've lived here my whole life. I therefore know a lot about Tokyo and the surrounding areas. Tokyo has various kinds of charms of both traditional and modern aspects. I would like to show you the best parts of our exciting city.

I am a National licensed tour guide in English. I am an open-minded, sociable and thoughtful person. I really enjoy meeting people from other countries to share our cultures. I have experience in hosting students and interacting with people from across the world.

I studied a flower arrangement course in the UK and have been teaching flower arrangement for many years. I have experience in Japanese style flower arrangement and tea ceremony. I love flowers and plants and enjoy visiting gardens. I like traveling and watching films. I also love cooking, eating and drinking. So I can introduce you Tokyo's diverse food culture.

I am flexible about destinations and can arrange the tour according to your requests. I try hard to make your stay in Japan very special and memorable. Let's explore our beautiful and unique country together.

I am very much looking forward to meeting you!

*Please send a message to confirm my availability before booking, thank you.
*I do a tour within 6 people. read more

Reviews ( 9 )

1 week ago |   by Andrew

“ Makiko is amazing !! ”

What a delight it was to meet Makiko in Tokyo . Her English both written and spoken is excellent . She recommended options for our 2 tour days based upon our interests which we had communicated with her via Triple Lights website. She was courteous and knowledgeable and her priority is you having a great holiday experience. We changed a couple of destinations at the last minute and she was flexible and forthcoming in suggesting alternatives. She put us at ease in navigating the complex train system and the masses of people and assisted us with activating our JR passes. She made recommendations for dining and other activities for our other days in Tokyo. She is an interesting lady and with lots of travel experience understands travellers needs. We highly recommend Makiko as your tour guide in Tokyo !!

1 week ago |   by Frederique

“ Half day Tokyo city tour ”

I would highly recommend Makiko. She has excellent English skills and communicated clearly both in the lead up to the tour and during our half day together. She was able to tailor the tour to our needs and gave us many options to consider. She was very engaged thoughout the tour and we enjoyed a diverse range of topics in our conversations with her. Makiko it was our pleasure to spend a very enjoyable four hours with you. We look forward to returning to Japan and discovering more of Tokyo with you. Thank you for a wonderful experience.

1 week ago |   by Nanette

“ Tokyo day and evening tour over 2 days ”

Wow! What a great couple of days we have had with Makiko! Thank you soooooo much for the time you have spent with us showing us around Tokyo’s many sights and always being ready to adjust our tour to our needs. We wish we could navigate the crowds as you do! Makiko had so much knowledge about anything we wanted to know, we had many good laughs and she was absolutely professional at all times while still it felt like we were out with a good friend. When we come back to Tokyo it will be Makiko that we look for to help us navigate this amazing city. We miss you already Makiko. Nanette and Peter

2 weeks ago |   by Linda

“ Makiko is an excellent guide for your trip to Tokyo ”

My family and I thoroughly enjoyed our first two days in Tokyo with Makiko as our guide. She is very professional yet flexible helping us to plan our days while also teaching us to use the subway. She is extremely knowledgeable about Tokyo and the Japanese culture and her English is excellent. She really helped us in all ways possible and her written communications before our tour was excellent. I would definitely recommend Makiko for your trip to Tokyo.

2 weeks ago |   by Stevie

“ Thank you Makiko! ”

If you're searching for a Tokyo guide, you've found her! Makiko was spectacular and made our 4 day Japan trip everything we could have hoped for. 4 days isn't a lot of time for such a big city but we felt we were there for a week. Everything flowed so well, we felt organised and maximised our time without feeling rushed. Our experience was so personal and suited us perfectly. Makiko's knowledge and love for Japan meant we were told things that we could never have learnt on our own. With Makiko you feel like a local, not a tourist.

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