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Kamakura your way

(17) Reviews
6h $ 167 Price up to 6 people

Highlights

  • The numbered photos correspond to the following, please choose two or three places for a 6-hour tour.
  • Central 1. Bamboo temple (Houkokuji); you can enjoy Maccha-green-tea while observing the bamboo forest. ( 0.5-1h, entrance fee 200 JPY, tea 500 JPY)
  • Central 2. Tsurugaoka Hachimangu shrine; the largest shirine in this area. (1h)
  • Central 3. Komachi dori shopping street; lunch and shopping (1-2hs)
  • West 1. The Great Buddha (11m high) in Kotokuin Temple; the most popular sightseeing spot in this area. (0.5h, entrance fee 200 JPY)
  • West 2. Hase dera temple; Japanese garden, statues of Buddha, a unique cave shrine. (1h, entrance fee 300 JPY)
  • West 3. Money washing shrine (Zeniarai Benten); it is said that money washed in the shrine’s spring will double. (0.5h)
  • West 4. Sasuke inari shrine; the path leading up to there is full of red trii gates. The shrine is small and approx.1000 miniture ceramic foxes are displayed. (0.5h)
  • North 1. Engaku-ji (zen temple);the bell and Shari-den hall are national treasures. (1-2hs, entrance fee 300 JPY)
  • North 2. Jouchi-ji temple; a rustic small temple with Amida, Shaka and Miroku Buddha.(0.5h, entrance fee 200 JPY)
  • North. 3 Kencho-ji (zen temple); on the top of the hill, you may see Mt.Fuji. Zen meditation is available on Friday & Saturday evenings (1-2hs, entrance fee 500JPY)
  • North. 4 Meigetsuin temple; famous for seasonal flowers and fall foliage(0.5h, entrance fee 300JPY)
  • North 5. Zen vegetarian meal lunch; (2500 JPY or over, advance booking required.)
  • Hiking 1. Start at Kita (north) Kamakura , we will visit to N2, W3, W4, W1, & W2 along the trail. (2-4hs, 5km walk)
  • Yokohama China town; 40 min. train ride from Kamakura ( JR train fee 390 JPY)
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167.40 USD

Price up to 6 people
FREE cancellation 14 days prior

Extras (optional)

Extra hour.
$ 27.90
Early pick-up ( before 9:30).
$ 9.30
Late night (after 7:00pm).
$ 18.60
Drop-off in Tokyo.
$ 18.60
Pick-up at outside of central Tokyo.
$ 18.60
Extra person.
$ 9.30

Overview

Kamakura was Samurai capital in the 12th to 14th century and the birth place of Zen Buddhism. You may see Mt. Fuji during the tour in winter.
To make a 6-hour tour, please select two to four destinations from the list below.
If you want to end the tour in Yokohama, it will be no problem.
Personalization and extra hour service are available, too. What is more, you can make a request!

What to Expect

Hi, everyone, or KONNICHIWA .

WHY SHOULD YOU TAKE THIS TOUR?
Because you can personalize your tour.
For example, if walking is your cup of tea, I will offer you a walking tour. But if you are not up to it, we can get cozy in the trains and taxies.
I can take you to beautiful samurai-made zen temples and shrines in Kamakura.

WHAT ABOUT MEALS?
I can arrange lunch and dinner in advance based on your food preferences.

WHAT ELSE IS IN THE ITINERARY?
Hiking is another choice for you.
If you want Chinese dinner, I will end the tour at China town in Yokohama.

So, why don’t you click "Contact Toshi" button and let’s start planning!
If you are dying to visit Tokyo and Hakone, I can offer you a tour there as well.

For travelers who want to experience authentic Japanese culture, "home visit and sushi making" tour is perfect for you.

I'd like to make your stay in Japan a real pleasant one.
See you in Tokyo

SAMPLE TOUR 1 (8hs)
10:00 meet at your hotel
11:00 N1. Engakuji (zen temple)
13:00 C3. Komachi-street (lunch)
14:30 W3. Money washing shrine
15:30 W1. Great Buddha
17:00 Kamakura station
18:00 Yokohama China town (tour ends)

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Organized by Toshi(T-chan)

Licensed Guide
(17) Reviews

Highlights

  • The numbered photos correspond to the following, please choose two or three places for a 6-hour tour.
  • Central 1. Bamboo temple (Houkokuji); you can enjoy Maccha-green-tea while observing the bamboo forest. ( 0.5-1h, entrance fee 200 JPY, tea 500 JPY)
  • Central 2. Tsurugaoka Hachimangu shrine; the largest shirine in this area. (1h)
  • Central 3. Komachi dori shopping street; lunch and shopping (1-2hs)
  • West 1. The Great Buddha (11m high) in Kotokuin Temple; the most popular sightseeing spot in this area. (0.5h, entrance fee 200 JPY)
  • West 2. Hase dera temple; Japanese garden, statues of Buddha, a unique cave shrine. (1h, entrance fee 300 JPY)
  • West 3. Money washing shrine (Zeniarai Benten); it is said that money washed in the shrine’s spring will double. (0.5h)
  • West 4. Sasuke inari shrine; the path leading up to there is full of red trii gates. The shrine is small and approx.1000 miniture ceramic foxes are displayed. (0.5h)
  • North 1. Engaku-ji (zen temple);the bell and Shari-den hall are national treasures. (1-2hs, entrance fee 300 JPY)
  • North 2. Jouchi-ji temple; a rustic small temple with Amida, Shaka and Miroku Buddha.(0.5h, entrance fee 200 JPY)
  • North. 3 Kencho-ji (zen temple); on the top of the hill, you may see Mt.Fuji. Zen meditation is available on Friday & Saturday evenings (1-2hs, entrance fee 500JPY)
  • North. 4 Meigetsuin temple; famous for seasonal flowers and fall foliage(0.5h, entrance fee 300JPY)
  • North 5. Zen vegetarian meal lunch; (2500 JPY or over, advance booking required.)
  • Hiking 1. Start at Kita (north) Kamakura , we will visit to N2, W3, W4, W1, & W2 along the trail. (2-4hs, 5km walk)
  • Yokohama China town; 40 min. train ride from Kamakura ( JR train fee 390 JPY)

Important

Please contact the possible dates for zen meditation.

PLEASE NOTE:
= Hotel pick-ups only in Central Tokyo and Yokohama.
= Charges start at the meet-up time.
= Please book at least SIX HOURS PRIOR to a custom booking.
= For 4-hour tours, please check out "Tokyo Your Way" "Ueno Half-Day" and "Shinjuku Half-Day".

***I offer tours using public transportation (train, subway, bus and/or taxi) as it gives guests a better feel for the city. It's the fastest way of getting around Tokyo. Yes! You heard that right. Public transportation IS the fastest way of getting around Tokyo. Experience the clean and highly-efficient Tokyo public transportation system!

I divided listed sightseeing places into 3 zones, central, west and north. it takes over 30 minutes to travel destinations of the different zone. Since some are located a little far from the train station, we have to walk, take bus or taxi to get there.

What‘s included
guide fee, hotel pick-up in central Tokyo and Yokohama
What‘s not included
transportation fee (you and guide) around 2000JPY (round trip from Tokyo per person)
lunch / dinner (you and guide)
temple entrance fee (you)
Depart From
Kamakura
Meeting Point
At your hotel in central Tokyo, Yokohama, or JR kamakura station.
Ending Point
JR Kamakura station, or Yokohama
Duration
6 hours
Starting time
10:00 AM ( recommended )   Flexible
Number of people
up to 6 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 Toshi(T-chan)


Licensed Guide

(17) Reviews

Contact Toshi(T-chan)
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Languages spoken
  • English ( License )

Hi, I am Toshi (or T-chan for short)! I am a licensed tour guide and a former fire officer. As such, I coordinated educational fire department visits, including those for foreign counterparts. I also speak a little Spanish (un poquito). In my spare time, I give back to the community as a volunteer: tsunami clean-up activities, entertainment at evacuation camps, guide for foreign visitors in affected areas, and at various cultural events.

We'll have a good time in the many Tokyo hotspots! Enjoy the city like a local and maximize your time in Tokyo! Please check out two of my two unique tours: (1) Home visit to see real Tokyo living, includes making sush, and (2) Educational tour of an earthquake simulator ride and the Tokyo Fire Museum. You'll learn how the Japanese prepare for the many emergencies in the country.

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Reviews ( 17 )

Excellent
2 days ago |   by Binit

“ Energetic and entertaining trip to Hakone ! ”

T-chan is an energetic tour guide who met all our requirements and requests in visiting the key sights of Hakone. She is very easy going, has a pleasant manner and her English is excellent. Nice touch to email us some pictures of the day at the end of the tour, thanks T-chan! Visiting Hakone by ourselves would have been stressful with all the train changes etc so T-chan was invaluable in making the day enjoyable. We were particularly happy to have clear views of Mt Fuji and loved the Open Air Museum.

Excellent
3 days ago |   by Frank

“ A full day with a great guide... ”

T-chan was very personable, very organized and had planned the day according to what we wanted to see and do. She explained what we were seeing or doing and answered all our questions. We would definitely want her as our guide, should we need one again.

Excellent
1 week ago |   by James

“ Tokyo trip ”

We are a family of four, including two girls aged 15 and 16, from the UK. We recommend using T-chan if you are visiting Tokyo. She was very helpful and communicative before we arrived, and came up with a tailored plan for us. She was very flexible in changing this when we changed our minds. We had 2 days in central Tokyo & 1 day at her house, where we had a tour of her neighbourhood, tea ceremony, made sushi and the girls dressed in kimonos which was most enjoyable and memorable. Will book again when we revisit. Thank you T-chan

Excellent
3 weeks ago |   by Glenn

“ Best way to see Tokyo! ”

T-Chan was our guide for one and a half days in Tokyo. She was the best! She is a very nice lady, warm hearted, spoke great English, and very informative about Tokyo city and Japanese subcultures and lifestyles. It was a tour on foot. She met us at our hotel lobby, and started the day by helping us purchase our all important IC subway cards. She helped make sense of the subway system. She tailored the tour to what we wanted to see, but still made sure we saw all the important sites like Asakusa, and neighborhoods like Harajuku and Omotesando. It was great to have a local guide! We covered a lot of ground. We are foodies and planned to have T-Chan take us out a half day on a second day dedicated to Tsukiji Fish market, ending up seeing the izakays under the old railroad. But Tsukiji Fisk market was a highlight. She brought us to a alley restaurant serving us the best maguro and Toro we’ve ever had. In fact, much of our tour was about the foood culture and of Tokyo. All in all, I would highly recommend T-Chan to any traveler! No need to feel intimidated by first time on Tokyo, if you have T-Chan by your side.

Excellent
3 weeks ago |   by Cierwen

“ Amazing first day in Tokyo! ”

Toshi was an excellent guide, cannot recommend her enough. It was my solo overseas trip and she made me feel very welcome. The sites we saw were Shinjuku Gyoen Garden, Tokyo Toy Museum, Tokyo Fire Museum, Shibuya- crossing, Hachi-ko, faithful dog, Restaurant Nabezo – shabushabu and sukiyaki lunch, Kabukiza theater, Ginza shopping street, Isetan department store in Shinjuku. My highlight was the absolutely beautiful cherry blossom trees in Shinjuku gardens, a very peaceful place. Overall my first day was amazing and I enjoyed hearing Toshi tell me all about everything.

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