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My favorite Kamakura!

by Eiko
(7) Reviews
8h $ 222 Price up to 4 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 genuin 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, Egara shrine ( plum blossoms)
  • Anyou-in Temple ( azarea )
  • Former Kacyo-no-Miya residence and Kamakura Bungaku Kan ( roses )
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221.76 USD

Price up to 4 people
FREE cancelation 30 days prior

Extras (optional)

Hotel pick up in Tokyo area.
$ 22.00
Extra hour .
$ 28.16
Extra person ( up to 2 ).
$ 30.80

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 enjoying Japan. 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 show you the best spots at the best time of the year!! Of course I won't miss the most 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!!

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Eiko Licensed Guide
(7) 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 genuin 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, Egara shrine ( 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.)

What‘s included
guide fee, guide's entrance fee(*not all)
What‘s not included
transportation fee(you and guide)
Total entrance fee of the temples is approx. 1000yen,
Lunch(you and guide)
Tea Ceremony 600yen or 1000yen(your choice)
Meeting Point
At your hotel in central Tokyo
Ending Point
At your most convenient train station 1.JR Kamakura station 2.Odakyu Katase Enoshima station etc
Duration
8 hours
Starting time
09:00 AM ( recommended )   Flexible
Number of people
up to 4 people   Flexible

Frequently Asked Questions

Our child doesn't drink green tea. Is that okay for her to stay with us at the Tea place?

Of course, yes. Please enjoy the ceremony together. They have other manue if you would like.

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 ( 7 )
Mayank Mayank United States ( Family with kids )
Excellent
2 weeks ago

“ Excellent immersion in such short time! ”

Eiko-san is awesome. We learned so much about Japan, Japanese culture, customs and the people in our two days with her. This will sound like a cliche after reading her other reviews, but at the end of the second day it was truly like being shown around by a family member. She’s thoughtful about your objectives, needs and requirements as a touring party. We highly recommend her. Eiko-san, arigatogozaimashita!

Eiko:

Hi Mayank and his lovely family! :-) Thank you for taking your preciouce time to post the review which is so great!! Those two days with all of you in Tokyo and Kamakura+Enoshima were gift to me. The weather was so nice that we could see beautiful Mt. Fuji above the see from Enoshima! We experienced many things together, such as scooping goldfish, eating veg. ramen and green tea ice cream, fishmarket, front car of the Enoden Line, Tea Ceremony etc!! Of course the tour was so much fun with your pretty girls, but at the same time, your attentive attitude toward learning other culture moved me a lot and rased me as a guide at the same time. Let me tell you my appreciation!! I hope you'll have another chance to visit Japan again soon. So see you then, hopefully!! :-) Arigatogozaimashita! ... read more

Phing Phing Singapore ( Family )
Excellent
3 weeks ago

“ A fantastic day out with Eiko ”

Through my emails with Eiko, i thought of her as a warm and thoughtful person. True enough, when we met her this morning , she was friendly and warm. She was professional and thoughtful and was able to tell us about the history of Kamakura and answer the questions that we had. Our journeys on the trains and buses were not boring maybe because we are all women and we had lots to talk about. We enjoyed the sights that Eiko brought us to see and the shopping street that we walked through to try some of the sweets and delicacies. We highly recommend Eiko if you are looking for a guide cos i will certainly look for her again when i come to japan !

Eiko:

Hi Phing! Thank you very much for such a nice review! It was so much fun to be your Kamakura guide this time. We talked a lot of subjects from Japanese history, religion including the Shinto rituals of 7-5-3 and Yabusame to the cost of the Japanese style wedding ceremony. :-) We also visited the tea master’s house, enjoying seeing all the process of the tea ceremony. Thank you for showing your interests each time! I hope you have a safe flight back home. I definitely would like to see you and your mom again in the near future!! Until then, Take care!! Eiko

Luna Luna Philippines ( Family )
Excellent
1 month ago

“ Excellent service by Eiko. ”

Eiko has the personality of a good tourguide. She is amiable, patient and works hard to please her clients. She’s prompt in her replies and always thinking what would benefit her clients the most. We had a wonderful experience of Tokyo and Hakone with all the help provided by Eiko considering that my husband has a health issue. We thank TripleLights specially Eiko for the excellent service.

Eiko:

Hi Luna!! Thank you very much for such a wonderful review!! You and your family were all very nice and it was my pleasure to have been with you for two days in Tokyo and Hakone!! Thank you for treating me as a part of your family all the time. We had exchanged a lot of messages about our tour to Hakone before your actual visit to Japan. Although Mt. Fuji was a little too shy that day, I was so happy when we arrived safely at Tokyo station by Shinkansen, bullet train which was your husband’s number 1 wish about the Hakone tour. :-) I’m looking forward to your next trip to Japan!! Take care!! Eiko

Peter Peter Canada ( Couple )
Excellent
2 months ago

“ Tokyo Private Tour ”

We had 2 great days in Tokyo and Kamakura with Eiko. To start with she was very quick to respond to any and all queries as we were getting our customized tour ready to go. She constantly followed up so I always felt a high level of engagement. Her input was fantastic and she went out of her way to accommodate my wife's love of gardens. She was very prompt and courteous and her knowledge of the areas we visited was amazing. I would highly recommend Eiko for any period of time in Tokyo! Thanks Eiko for a wonderful experience!

Eiko:

Hi Peter and Mary!! Thank you so much for such a wonderful review! :-) How is your stomach, Peter? I can’t believe it’s been almost one week since our Kamakura tour. It was so much fun to visit many places and share my favorite things with you. You and Mary always showed great interests to what I explained. You were such a wonderful couple that I felt like we had been friends for a long time by the end of our tour. You were too nice to me. Again, thank you very much for having me as your Tokyo And Kamakura guide! Please come back to Japan again soon!! Take care!! Eiko

Oren Oren Israel ( Couple )
Excellent
2 months ago

“ 1 day tailored private tour in Kamakura ”

Picked up from a Tokyo hotel, a train ride to Kamakura and then 5 hours of intensive tour of main cites, macha tea ceremony and more. Eiko being a very knowledgable thorough guide and a very friendly and accomodating person. Loved every minute. A highly recomended guide.

Eiko:

Hi Oren. Thank you so much for such a wonderful review!! I’m very happy to know that you enjoyed the places I had selected for your tour this time. It was my pleasure to show you my favorite places in Kamakura too. :-) I’m wishing that the rest of your trip will be a great and safe one!! I’m really hoping to see you again! Take care!

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