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Best Memories of Kamakura

by Yuki
(152) Reviews
8h $ 214 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
  • 14:00-16:30 Special option to Enoshima Aquarium (Entrance fee: 2,400 JPY)
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Extras (optional)

Extra fee per group for high season (March, April, May, September, Oct....
$ 26.70
Extra person ( Additional charge is required from the 6th person inclu....
$ 26.70
Early pick up before 9:30AM per group.
$ 17.80
Extra hour per group.
$ 26.70

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.
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.

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.

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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
  • 14:00-16:30 Special option to Enoshima Aquarium (Entrance fee: 2,400 JPY)

Important

Please ask me the availability of this tour before you book it.
The wholesale area of Tsukiji will move to Toyosu on October 11th, 2018 but its outer market will stay at Tsukiji where we can enjoy good sushi and delicious Japanese foods.
I have a one day tour to Kyoto from Tokyo, but you have to pay the cost of about 30,000 JPY per person for the transportation of you and me.

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 ( 3,000 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 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 ( 152 )
Anna Anna Canada ( Friends )
Very Good
1 day ago

“ 1 Day amazing tour of Tokyo for the first comers ”

Yuki was an excellent guide! We really enjoyed his services. The first time in Tokyo you certainly need someone experienced to guide your way around. Highly recommended!

Yuki:

Dear Anna, Thank you for your review. I am very glad to know you liked my tour. Food is a very important part of my tour. Please give my best regards to your friend. Yuki

David David United States ( Family )
Excellent
6 days ago

“ Great Day in Tokyo ”

Yuki was a great guide. It was really nice to have a personal guide, who gave us many options on how we wanted our day to go. He was right on time to start the day, and the day had a good pace. His english was very good, and he brought us to a great place for lunch. I would definitely use him again when we travel back to Tokyo.

Yuki:

Dear David, Thank you for writing nice review of my tour and highest evaluation. I am very glad to know you enjoyed my tour. Please come again! Yuki

Puja Puja India ( Family with kids )
Good
1 week ago

“ Memorable visit to Hakone ”

We took the tour of Hakone with Yuki on Oct 4, 2018. It was a cloudy day with little amount of rain hence we were not able to see Mount FUji. Mr. Yuki had already informed us about it but still we went ahead with the trip. We saw the Hakone Open Air museum, Gora Park, Ropeway to see the volcanic valley and tour of Lake Ashi. The trip was well organised and paced with Mr. Yuki, though we were lagging behind in time in our trip but still Mr. Yuki planned our trip in such a way that we did not miss out on seeing any sight seeing places and enjoyed our trip to Hakone even if we could not see Mount Fuji.

Yuki:

Dear Puja, Thank you for your review. Sorry for the poor weather, but I did my best for your tour. Best regards, Yuki

Carol Carol Canada
Excellent
2 weeks ago

“ Amazing Day ”

Yuki was amazing. He was informative without being too school - ish. Showed us the sites and somehow we never got separated in the crowds! We just realized and let him do his thing and it was a fabulous day. We threw him a loop by wanting a particular store we could not find the day before. He took us.It involved train, connections, elevators, a maze of stores but he got us there without hesitation or complaint. It made my son's trip. He did this without compromising the other sites at all. How, I do not know! If you are lucky he will take you to his favourite lunch spot and, believe me it's a treat. Thank you, Yuki!

Yuki:

Dear Carol, Thank you for writing such a nice review of my tour. I think it’s a challenge to find a place where my guest asked. I know Japanese knives are very sharpe but Tower Knife is the place to buy them. Best regards, Yuki

ILAN ILAN Israel ( Friends )
Very Good
2 weeks ago

“ A LOVLEY RAINY DAY IN TOKYO ”

THE TOUR WAS EXCELLENT WE ENJOYD IT VERY MUCH THANKS

Yuki:

Dear Ilan, Thank you for writing a review of my tour. I am glad to know you have enjoyed my tour. Best regards, Yuki

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