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My favorite Kamakura!

by Eiko
(29) Reviews
7h $ 202 Price up to 5 people

Highlights

  • Enkaku-ji Temple ( The second ranking out of the five most important temples )
  • Hokoku-ji Temple ( A bamboo grove and moss )
  • Sugimoto Temple ( The oldest temple in Kamakura)
  • Tea Master's house to experience the Tea Ceremony
  • A work place of 'Masamune' swordsmith
  • Tsurugaoka Hachiman Shrine and the approach ( Water lily and cherry blossoms )
  • Kotokuin Temple (The Great Buddha Statue is a national treasure)
  • Hase Temple ( colore foreage and hydrangea )
  • Myohon-ji Temple ( moss )
  • Kenchoji Temple, Houkaiji Temple ( plum blossoms)
  • Anyou-in Temple ( azarea )
  • Former Kacyo-no-Miya residence and Kamakura Bungaku Kan ( roses )
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202.28 USD

Price up to 5 people
FREE cancelation 30 days prior

Extras (optional)

Hotel pick up in Tokyo area.
$ 26.04
Extra hour.
$ 26.04
Extra person ( up to 2 ).
$ 27.90

Overview

I've been a guide of Kamakura for a long time, having noticed that the nature adds an extra tastes to the peaceful atomosphere of temples and shrines in Kamakura. Plum blossoms, cherry blossoms, azalea, hydrangea, roses, crape myrtles, colored leaves, moss, etc and Mt. Fuji! Let me choose some best spots by the time of the year!! Green tea and 'Masamune' swordsmith is included in this tour too.

What to Expect

Just visiting temples and shrines on the guide book is not the best way to enjoy Kamakura. You may think that the trip wiht an experienced local guide can add something more to your trip and make it a fully enjoyable one. Please allow me to decide where to visit based on the time of the year!! I would like to show you the most beautiful spots in each season. Of course I won't miss the popular must see spots such as ; The Great Buddha, the Bamboo temple and the Tsurugaoka Hachiman Shrine. Plus, I put two places where you can enjoy the genuin Japanese culture; a Tea Master's house and a work place of 'Masamune' swordsmith!! Let's enjoy Kamakura together!!
If you are interested in calligraphy lesson instead of just visiting temples, it is also possible!! Please let me know!!

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(29) Reviews
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Highlights

  • Enkaku-ji Temple ( The second ranking out of the five most important temples )
  • Hokoku-ji Temple ( A bamboo grove and moss )
  • Sugimoto Temple ( The oldest temple in Kamakura)
  • Tea Master's house to experience the Tea Ceremony
  • A work place of 'Masamune' swordsmith
  • Tsurugaoka Hachiman Shrine and the approach ( Water lily and cherry blossoms )
  • Kotokuin Temple (The Great Buddha Statue is a national treasure)
  • Hase Temple ( colore foreage and hydrangea )
  • Myohon-ji Temple ( moss )
  • Kenchoji Temple, Houkaiji Temple ( plum blossoms)
  • Anyou-in Temple ( azarea )
  • Former Kacyo-no-Miya residence and Kamakura Bungaku Kan ( roses )

Important

*The tour basically uses the public transportation such as the Enoden Line and buses. (*Please note that a short ride of a taxi may be used in case of the traffic situation.)
*In case of heavy rain, it is possible to reduce the numbers of temples to visit, and add a calligraphy lesson instead. (1,000yen/person )

What‘s included
guide fee, guide's entrance fee(*not all)
What‘s not included
transportation fee(you and guide)
*hotel pick up fee
Total entrance fee of the temples(you) approx. 1000yen,
Lunch(you and guide)
Tea Ceremony — A bowl of green tea with Japanese confectionary ¥1000 or 600(your choice). They have other options.
*Option: Calligraphy lesson — ¥3000(a solo or couple) (including materials) or ¥1000/person plus materials of ¥500/group.
Meeting Point
JR Kamakura station Outside the East Exit (*hotel pick up is also available with extra fee)
Ending Point
1.JR Kamakura station or the most convenient train station in Kamakura/Fujisawa area
Duration
7 hours
Starting time
09:30 AM ( recommended )   Flexible
Number of people
up to 5 people   Flexible

Frequently Asked Questions

Our children don't drink green tea. Is that okay for them to stay with us at the Tea place?

Of course, yes. Please enjoy the ceremony together. They also have other menue such as shaved ice if you would like to.

How long does a calligraphy lesson last?

It takes about 45 minutes for a family of 3 or 4 members. But it is up to you and the number of your group.

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 ( 29 )
Peter Peter United States ( Family )
Excellent
1 week ago

“ Friendly, easy-going & knowledgeable ”

We really enjoyed our day with Eiko. She helped give us a great intro to Tokyo, and by the end of the day felt like a family friend. Speaks excellent English due to several years living in the US. We highly recommend her to you as a guide.

Eiko:

Hi Peter, Thank you very much for this wonderful review. You were such an intelligent family that you always showed your interests while listening to my guiding even in the rain. And again, let me apologize that Kabukiza was over crowded, didn’t allow us to see a single act. That was one of the things on your wish list. I hope you could enjoy Kabukiza gallery instead. I can’t say thank you enough for your understanding and generosity. And I felt exactly the same way about your family at the end of our tour!! I hope to see all of you again soon in the near future!! Have a great rest of your Japan trip! And Take care, Arigato gozaimashita !! Eiko

Miki Miki United States ( Family with kids )
Excellent
1 week ago

“ Wonderful Tour Guide for Tokyo ”

Eiko is a wonderful tour guide for Tokyo! Extended the tour couple hours longer to visit more location and she was very accommodating! She is excellent and highly recommended!

Eiko:

Thank you so much for a great review with 5 stars!! It was also a fun tour to me too especially because I could see Trenton and Alicia's big smaile faces when they found their favorite things about Japan; anime related goods such as Naruto T-shrit, Hello Kitty goods, a samurai sword like umbrella, etc. :-) :-) I was also vrey happy because you liked the soba noodle place that I picked for your lunch! And more and more!! I definitly believe you will come back to Japan soon! Take care, all of you!! Eiko

Debbi Debbi United States ( Family )
Excellent
3 weeks ago

“ We had a wonderful day with Eiko!! ”

Our tour was great and we really enjoyed meeting Eiko and having her take us around Tokyo. All of her suggestions were perfect for our small group of first time visitors to Tokyo. We went to Tsukiji fish market and had delicious sushi. We went to Ginza, Asakusa, the Imperial Palace garden, Meiji Temple, Harajuku and Shibuya. We had a wonderful lunch and coffee break as well. The day was very enjoyable with lots of walking and great information shared along the way. The weather the day of our tour was not great (drizzle and rain most of the day), but we still enjoyed everything we saw and did. Eiko did a great job keeping everyone interested even though we had different ages (26 and 15 year old with mom). I would highly recommend a tour with Eiko!!

Eiko:

Hi Debbi, thank you for such a wonderful review!! I’m so much happy to hear you enjoyed the tour especially because Tokyo was your final destination of your Japan trip and you’ve seen and visited many beautiful places. I myself enjoyed the girls only tour very much!! It was rather a long tour and we walked a lot and talked about many subjects. I felt very comfortable throughout our tour. I’m hoping to see you again soon!! Have a safe and comfortable flight back home, Debbi!! Take care, Eiko

Leo Leo United States
Excellent
3 weeks ago

“ Great guide! ”

Very flexible, easygoing and knowledgeable. From start to end was able to give us a very good glimpse of Tokyo. We are a family of 4 with two young preteens. She was able to make the day enjoyable for the four of us and keep everyone engaged. Highly recommend her!

Eiko:

Hi Leo and his lovely family!! Thank you very much for the fantastic review!! I hope you are enjoying Kyoto right now. :-) I was very worried about our tour because of a typhoon it occurred a night before. But the weather improved so quickly and it became rather a nice day. Thank you for bringing the nice weather!! I definitely believe that you’re a blessed family. We talked a lot and found there were a lot in common. Thank you for sharing things with me! Please enjoy the rest of your Japan trip. And I hope to see you again in the near future! Until then, take care. Eiko

Nick Nick United States ( Family with kids )
Excellent
1 month ago

“ Amazing guide for our family ”

Please book Eiko as a guide. She is warm, friendly and very knowledgeable. She comes prepared with a full itinerary and hits all the things you want to do. We highly recommend Eiko, would book her again for our next trip and will miss her. Thank you Eiko!!

Eiko:

Hi Nick, Thank you very much for such a nice review!! :-) It was just yesterday and I feel like joining your Ghbli tour today. :-) I was very happy to know you could enjoy the tour. Honestly, I, myself enjoyed the tour with you and your wonderful children!! Also, thanks to the nice weather with the beautiful blue sky, every place we visited looked more beautiful and every thing we did together brought bigger smile! And I’m sure I’ll remember you guys whenever I use the chopsticks which you bought me at Meiji shrine. :-) Thank you for having me as your Tokyo guide. Arigato gozaimashita!! Eiko

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