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Kamakura, the Ancient Capital

8.5 Hours
up to 5 people
Japanese ( Native ), English ( Business )
Private tour (only you and your guide)
Walking / Public Transportation Tour
( Contact guide for other options )

Kamakura is one hour away from Tokyo by train and was once a capital city in 13-14th C. There are many old temples and shrines founded in the era. They have tastes of Samurai culture, different from those in Kyoto. We will walk from Kita-kamakura to central Kamakura visiting a big Zen temple, Kentyoji and a popular shrine, Tsurugaoka Hachimangu and four small temples of interesting features.


Feel free to personalize this offer with Kazuo.

  • Tokeiji Temple

  • Kenchoji Temple

  • Ennouji Temple

  • Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine

  • Sugumotodera Temple

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Departure & Return

Starting time 09:00 AM ( recommended )   Flexible
Meeting Point Tokyo Station Your hotel is also available. In this case, we will leave the hotel earlier so the itinerary as to be on time.
Ending Point Tokyo Station

Inclusions & Exclusions

What‘s included

Guide Fee, Hotel Pick Up in 23 Wards of Tokyo, Admission Fee(Guide)

What‘s not included

Transportation Fee (You and Guide), Lunch(You and Guide), Admission Fee(You)


Any day available, except some paticular days.

Cancellation Policy

  • Free cancellation - 30 days prior to meeting time
  • 50% Refund - 15 to 29 days prior to meeting time
  • No Refund - Within 14 day(s) prior to meeting time

Frequently Asked Questions

How much is other cost?

Please see bellow.
1. Admission Fee 1100Yen/person for 4 temples
2. Transportation Fee 2160Yen/person including roundtrip between Tokyo and Kamakura
3. Transportation Fee of Guide to Meeting Point 960Yen

How long will we walk?

In the tour, we will walk from Kita-Kamakura station to Kamakura station via. first four sites.
The distance will be about 4.7km(2.9 mile).
A part of walk can be replaced by bus.
We use bus to Sugumotodera Temple.
Taxi or private transportation is also available. Please inquire.

Can we meet at Kita-Kamakura station?

Of course.
In this case, the tour begins at Kita-Kamakura Station, AM10:00, and end at Kamakura Station, PM4:30. Guide fee is revised according to the time of tour. Please inquire.

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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Reviews ( 2 )
5.0 (2) Reviews
Very Good
Chris Chris United States ( Family with kids )
7 months ago

“ Kazuo is so passionate and detail oriented to help you have an amazing trip ”

Kazuo went way beyond what almost any other guide would do for me by helping me plan my trip in detail in advance since so many things require advance booking, planning, etc. He was fantastic!


Dear Chris Thank you for writing such a very good evaluation for me. My job was given priority to arranging your travel. I was deeply impressed by your will to have your son much pleasure in this travel. And I concentrated on it. Your satisfaction is my joy. I am looking forward to assist you also in your next travel. Best Regards, Kazuo

Jane Jane United States ( Couple )
10 months ago

“ Excellent, knowledgebale guide! ”

Kazuo is really a gentleman, his English is excellent ,and his historical and cultural knowledge of Japan are excellent. Our group was 4 adults and we spent a day with Kazuo seeing incredible places hat would have been very hard to find by ourselves. Kazuo did a lot of research for our trip and he was an excellent guide. I would not hesitate to hire him again, and I highly recommend him! Lastly, our guide took us to a very reasonably priced Japanese restaurant that had very good food for about $10 a person. Kazuo really listens to what you say you want to do, and he is very flexible. We spent a whole day with him and will definitely book with him again!


Jane, I really appreciate such a good evaluation to me. Your requirements were basic knowledge of Japanese history and culture, and preparation for your own stroll in Tokyo later. According to these criteria, I gathered visiting sites in nearby area and stacked into the tour. As my prospect may have been rather optimistic, the time was nearly running out. But the delay was suppressed by your suggestion. All of you seemed to enjoy the tour. It was a wonderful experience also for me. I deeply thank you and am looking forward to next guide for you.

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