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Best Memories of Kamakura

by Yuki
(103) Reviews
8h $ 163 Price up to 5 people

Highlights

  • The following is a standard plan with optional places you can choose. Approximate time durations are also shown.
  • 10:00-11:00 Hotel pick up and Transport from Tokyo to Kamakura by JR train
  • 11:30-12:00 The big Buddha in Kotokuin Temple built in 13th century which is the most popular sight in Kamakura. It is a statue of Amida Buddha who helps everyone in need to be reborn in the Heaven (Entrance fee:200 JPY except the guide)
  • 12:00-13:00 Hase-dera Temple about 10 minutes walk from the big Buddha, built in 8th century which has a nice Japanese garden, statues of Buddha, view of the pacific ocean and a unique cave shrine. It is also famous for its hydrangea trail. (Entrance fee:300 JPY except the guide)
  • 13:00-14:00 Lunch and shopping at Komachi street
  • 14:00-15:00 Hachimangu shrine built where the samurai warriors governed Japan in 12th to 14th century. This shrine is very popular for Japanese people to visit in new year days.
  • 15:30-16:30 Your choice of place from the following options. You can find pictures of these places by clicking (>) in the left window.
  • Option A. Hokoku-ji Temple built in 14th century to commemorate Ashikaga Ietoki who was the grandfather of Takauji who started Muromachi period. The bamboo forest of Hokoku temple is something different from other places ( Entrance fee : 200 JPN except the guide). You can drink a cup of Japanese power green tea with sweets ( Extra fee: 500 JPN)
  • Option B. Enkaku-ji Temple built in 1282 which ranked 2nd highest Zen temple in Kamakura. You can see and take a picture of the statue of Shaka in the main worship hall. (Entrance fee: 300 JPN except the guide)
  • Option C. Kenchoji temple built in 1253 which ranked the highest Zen temple in Kamakura. You can see and take pictures of the marvelous Cloud Dragon in the ceiling which is as good as the one at Tenryu-ji Temple in Kyoto. (Entrance fee: 500 JPN except the guide)
  • 16:30-18:00 return to your hotel in Tokyo by JR train
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Price up to 5 people
FREE cancellation 14 days prior

Extras (optional)

Extra fee per group for high season (March, April, May, September, Oct....
$ 27.90
Extra person ( Additional charge is required from the 6th person inclu....
$ 27.90
Early pick up before 9:30AM per group.
$ 18.60
Extra hour per group.
$ 27.90

Overview

Kamakura used to the capital of Japan during 12th to 14th century. It was the first period governed by the samurai warriors; Shoguns.
Since samurai practiced Zen Buddhism, there are many Zen Temples which were built before those in Kyoto. This tour is for those who are interested in not only the sightseeing and shopping but also in her historical background.

What to Expect

1. Memorable Tour; I can show you around the most memorable places in Kamakura based on my experience.
1. Easier to Go; I will choose the most efficient and comfortable transportation so you don't have to be bothered by how to visit them efficiently within a day.
3. Flexible Plan; My tour is very flexible with time and places with many options according to your interest.
4. Delicious Foods; Japanese food is very important part of my tour, I will take you to my favorite restaurant for lunch during the tour.

Organized by Yuki

Licensed Guide
(103) Reviews

Highlights

  • The following is a standard plan with optional places you can choose. Approximate time durations are also shown.
  • 10:00-11:00 Hotel pick up and Transport from Tokyo to Kamakura by JR train
  • 11:30-12:00 The big Buddha in Kotokuin Temple built in 13th century which is the most popular sight in Kamakura. It is a statue of Amida Buddha who helps everyone in need to be reborn in the Heaven (Entrance fee:200 JPY except the guide)
  • 12:00-13:00 Hase-dera Temple about 10 minutes walk from the big Buddha, built in 8th century which has a nice Japanese garden, statues of Buddha, view of the pacific ocean and a unique cave shrine. It is also famous for its hydrangea trail. (Entrance fee:300 JPY except the guide)
  • 13:00-14:00 Lunch and shopping at Komachi street
  • 14:00-15:00 Hachimangu shrine built where the samurai warriors governed Japan in 12th to 14th century. This shrine is very popular for Japanese people to visit in new year days.
  • 15:30-16:30 Your choice of place from the following options. You can find pictures of these places by clicking (>) in the left window.
  • Option A. Hokoku-ji Temple built in 14th century to commemorate Ashikaga Ietoki who was the grandfather of Takauji who started Muromachi period. The bamboo forest of Hokoku temple is something different from other places ( Entrance fee : 200 JPN except the guide). You can drink a cup of Japanese power green tea with sweets ( Extra fee: 500 JPN)
  • Option B. Enkaku-ji Temple built in 1282 which ranked 2nd highest Zen temple in Kamakura. You can see and take a picture of the statue of Shaka in the main worship hall. (Entrance fee: 300 JPN except the guide)
  • Option C. Kenchoji temple built in 1253 which ranked the highest Zen temple in Kamakura. You can see and take pictures of the marvelous Cloud Dragon in the ceiling which is as good as the one at Tenryu-ji Temple in Kyoto. (Entrance fee: 500 JPN except the guide)
  • 16:30-18:00 return to your hotel in Tokyo by JR train

Important

Please pay the extra fee of 3,000 JPY in addition to the regular fee of 17,500 JPY for high seasons in March, April, May, September, October, and November.
Most of the temples close about 16:00 to 17:00.
Hase-Dera Temple's Hydrangea trail will be very crowded in June.

What‘s included
guide fee, hotel pick up
What‘s not included
transportation cost of you and the guide about 2,000 JPY per person
lunch, dinner (you and the guide), entrance fee (you)
Meeting Point
At your hotel
Ending Point
At your hotel
Duration
8 hours
Starting time
09:30 AM ( recommended )   Flexible
Number of people
up to 5 people   Flexible

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I use JR pass for transportation ?

Yes, you can ride a green car in JR line from Tokyo to Kamakura for about an hour. But please pay the transportation cost of the guide of about 2000 JPY.

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 Yuki


Licensed Guide

(103) Reviews

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I've got the national license of a tour guide in English in 2013. Since then I attended a volunteer group which is providing a tour of the Imperial Palace East Gardens that used to be Edo castle. I guided more than fifty times in the garden as a volunteer and studied about Japanese history and culture.
I was born and grew up in Yokohama and I visited many places with my family. I used to work in Tokyo for more than 20 years. I have more than 100 tours in Tokyo as well as Yokohama, Kamakura, Hakone and Lake Kawaguchi and have been improving my tour. Therefore, I am sure that I can provide you the most impressive tour around Tokyo. It will be my great pleasure to help you to enjoy your stay in Japan. See you on my tours!! read more


Reviews ( 103 )

Very Good
2 days ago |   by Anton

“ Two very good days tour ! ”

Yuki guided our group of 10 people through Odawara, Fuji, Gotemba area. He booked a bus that fit our needs well. It was unlucky for us that those two days raining, so we couldnt maximise our picture taking of the beautiful cherry blossom trees. Yuki is very polite, humble, and assisted our group very well. Very reccomended.

Excellent
5 days ago |   by Christine

“ Wonderful day in Tokyo ”

Yuki was a wonderful choice for our first trip to Japan, he was gracious and accommodating as we spent the day exploring Asakusa, Akihabara, and harbor cruise. After touring Kyoto for 3 days we needed a slower paced day. Yuki adjusted our original plan to accommodate us. It was the perfect day. Thank you .

Excellent
6 days ago |   by Jessica

“ Imperial palace tour ”

Very kind and knowledgeable man. Took me to the Imperial palace and told me do many amazing facts about the emporer and the history behind it! One if the best days if me trip! Would Definitely recommend him to anyone looking for a nice informational filled day!

Excellent
1 week ago |   by Iain

“ Cherry Blossom Holiday March 2018 ”

Our day with Yuki was amazing. His expert knowledge was educational and enlightenting. Had a wonderful day. The best way to see a new city in a foreign country on our first day of our 12 day tour. Thank you Yuki. Iain & Lisa - Australia

Excellent
1 week ago |   by Vidya

“ Kyoto in a day ”

Yuki was wonderful. He was well prepared, answered all my questions by email and was prompt. We had a wonderful day exploring Kyoto and visiting the top sites. I know we would not have been able to see as much if we had done it ourselves. He met us at our hotel in Tokyo, helped us get the bullet train tickets at a discount, then helped navigate us through the sites we wanted to see in Kyoto ( bamboo forest, Toriii gates, golden temple). He added the Buddha temple for us and it was wonderful. We had homemade Kyoto cuisine at a local restaurant which was just perfect for our cultural experience. He then took us back to Tokyo on the bullet train. He also gave us some background and history of the shrines and temples with illustrations on his ipad. We had an amazing time and would do it again in a heartbeat. THANK YOU YUKI!!!

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