Kamakura is one of the most beautiful ancient cities in Japan, surrounded by the hills and a long beach.
With old zen temples and shrines Kamakura reminds us the old days of the samurai. This is a 1-day tour from Tokyo to visit Kamakura’s highlights including the Great Buddha of Kotokuin Temple. And the Bamboo grove and the mattcha tea of Hokokuji Temple upon your request.
Feel free to personalize this offer with Junko.
Visit Hasedera Temple famous for the eleven-headed statue of Kannon, god of mercy, a small traditional Japanese garden with a pond and various flowers blooming from season to season and a terrace which allows for nice views of the coastal city of Kamakura,
the Great Buddha (Kotokuin Temple).
The following itinerary is a sample, which can be customized as needed.
Please contact me for the details.
Visit the temple ad have a mattchia tea in the refined and tranquil atmosphere of bamboo grove, a rock garden and a series of shallow caves carved into the hillsides
Visit the shrine constructed in the medieval age with multiple torii gates along the way.
Stroll along the street lined with old stores, souvenir shops, and Japanese restaurants.
Finish the tour.
guide fee, hotel pick-up in Tokyo 23-word area
transportation fee (you and guide), lunch (you and guide), entrance fee ( Koutokuin: JPY200, Hasedera Temple: JPY300, Hokokuji Temple: JPY200 and mattcha JPY500) * free for the licensed guide
This is a walking tour using the public transportation. Comfortable shoes for walking are recommendable.
Expenses vary depending on where to go and what to do
Admission fee for the temples
Hase temple: 300JPY/adult, Kotokuin temple: 200JPY/adult, Hokoku temple 200JPY *a set of Matcha tea 500JPY
Credit cards are unavailable for some local shops.
ex. transportation (JR train: Tokyo Kamakura , Enoden, bus ) ....abt. 3000JPY/adult
Lunch can be arranged as needed. If you have any allergies, please let me know.
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
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.
After booking a tour, the guide will accept (or decline) your booking within 24 hours. Then you will be noticed by email from Triplelights.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Yes, you can and you may be able to get a discount if you are traveling alone. Price depends on which guide you choose.
Junko was great leading our family (2 adults and 2 kids) on a half-day Tokyo tour. She was attentive to our needs and understood that having kids meant being flexible and responsive.
Thank you so much for such a nice review, Sanjay!. I am very glad to have helped you know Tokyo. I hope you and your family will make great memories in Japan. Thank you again and take care. Junko
Junko was an excellent guide. She provided a lot of backup historical information, which was very helpful. It was nice to get away from the hustle and bustle of city life.
Thank you so much for such a great review, Eva. I am very glad to have helped you know Nezu and Yanaka and the history. There still remain beautiful traditional gardens and quiet places even in Tokyo. I hope you would come to Japan again in the cherry blossom season. Thank you again and take care! Junko
From initial emails to hugs goodbye, we enjoyed our time with Junko. She was accommodating in our itinerary choices and flexible through tour time. My wife is diabetic and Junko was understanding of her need for breaks and meals. We wished to experience the off the beaten path food places and our first night we enjoyed two for beer, sake and food. She’s very passionate about her city and it showed. You will be educated, enlightened and inspired by her.....thank you Junko! Rory and Sandra
Thank you for such a wonderful review, Rory and Sandra! I am very happy to have helped you have a good time in Tokyo. It was nice to have exchanged information about our families including our dogs Diego and Coco. They are rescued dogs. What a coincidence.!! I hope you will make great memories in Japan. Thank you again and take care. Junko
Excellent tour of Tokyo incorporating both old and new points of interests. I would highly recommend Junko.
Thank you so much for such a wonderful review, Phil! I am very glad to have helped you and your family know different faces of Tokyo. I hope you will enjoy the rest of your stay in Japan. Thank you again and take care. Junko
Pre planning with Junko was easy via email with suggestions for 2 x 7 hr walking and train tripping doing those things our upcoming tour would not be covering. We would never have attemoted the wide travels on the train systems on our own. We are two older ladies so Junko set the pace accordingly with enough breaks for refreshment especially as it was quite hot weather. When one of us became ill unexpectedly she showed great concern and helped get a refund on a tiucketed admisddion for us. Her english was excellent so communication both written and oral was not difficult.
Thank you so much for such a great review, June! I am very glad to have accompanied you and Yvonne in Tokyo. I will never forget the day we visited Sugamo. It's my precious memory. Thank you again and take care. Junko