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My favorite Kamakura! half day


Kamakura
4:30 hours
up to 5 people
Japanese ( Native ), English ( License )
Private tour (only you and your guide)
Walking / Public Transportation Tour
( Contact guide for other options )

This tour offers a half day tour. (Or if you'd like to combined with my 'Enjoy Japanese culture in Kamakura!' tour, it can be a 7-hour tour.)I have chosen 4 most popular spots of Kamakura for this tour for you. They are, of course my favorite places for myself too!! After the tour, you can stroll Komachidori, shopping street by yourself!

Itinerary

Feel free to personalize this offer with Eiko.

  • Kotokuin Temple (The Great Buddha Statue is a national treasure)
  • Hase temple
  • Hokokukji temple, Bamboo temple
  • Tsurugaoka Hachiman Shrine

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What to Expect

The experienced guide has already picked the 4 most popular/important spots in Kamakura! I have been a guide of Kamakura for a long time!! During the tour, you use the Enoden Line which is also very unique and popular among the Japanese and foreign tourists. After the tour you enjoy shopping at Komachidori shopping street and/or eating local specialities of Kamakura. You will find many interesting things and food there!

Also, it is possible to make your tour something special by adding the culture experience such as Matcha Green Tea Ceremony or Caligraphy. If you are interested in, please check my 'Enjoy Japanese culture in Kamakura!' tour planned by me. I hope you will like it.

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Departure & Return

Starting time 10:00 AM ( recommended )   Flexible
Meeting Point JR Kamakura station
Ending Point JR Kamakura station or Komachidori, shopping street

Inclusions & Exclusions

What‘s included

guide fee, guide's entrance fee of some temples

What‘s not included

-transportation fee and lunch during the tour (you and guide)
-total entrance fee of the temples: approx. 1000yen (you)
-transportation fee from central Tokyo to Kamakura: approx. 1000yen (you) *If you need the hotel meetup service, please see extra fee section.

Important

#My MINIMAL HOUR through Direct Booking is 5 HOURS.
#The following fees are paid by CUSTOMER. It is highly appreciated.
(1)Tranceportation Fee and Lunch during the tour.
(2)To greet you at your hotel lobby, extra HOTEL MEETUP FEE may be requested. (cf.extra fee)

-This tour basically begins and ends at JR Kamakura station. Please feel safe your guide propose you the best transportation from your hotel. *If you need the hotel meetup service, see the extra fee section, please.
-In high season, the streets in Kamakura get crowded and the itinerary may need to be changed.

Cancellation Policy

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

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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Reviews ( 47 )
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Kelley Kelley United States ( Solo )
Excellent
1 week ago

“ Perfect day in Tokyo despite uncooperative weather! ”

I highly recommend Eiko! She took time to learn what I was interested in before my trip and made sure to include special stops to accommodate my interests. Eiko was very well organized and extremely flexible (because of heavy rains, she was able to adjust our plans so that we didn't get drenched). She even used our travel time to explain cultural influences as well as history of Japan. Due to her organization and quick thinking (changing plans due to the rain), I was able to learn more and see much more of Tokyo than I imagined possible.

Eiko:

Hi Kelley, Thank you very much for taking time to write my review! I appreciate it because I know how busy you are at work and at home, and moreover this is GREAT with 5 stars!! Thank you. :-) I felt very comfortable from the moment I met you to the end of the tour. You must be a tolerant teacher over there. Because of the rainy weather, we could have our own seats while seeing a single act of Kabuki at the theater, we didn't need to wait for the table for lunch! We, since there were just the two of us, talked about many things, but the conversation about 'Umami', the 5th sense of the taste was the most interesting! I would definitly like to see you again in the future! Please come back to Japan wiht your family next time! Take care, Eiko

Bruce Bruce United States ( Family )
Very Good
3 weeks ago

“ Very well done tour by Eiko ”

If I could give 4.5 stars I would. We (my family with two more or less grown sons) were a difficult group to handle, with differing interests and temperaments, but Eiko did an excellent job, with all of us being pleased with the experience. She pushed us a bit hard, but always politely, and for good reason. But she was flexible, altering the tour as circumstances dictated, spoke English very well, and had excellent local knowledge. I would certainly recommend her to most anyone.

Eiko:

Thank you very much for the nice review. It was my pleasure to show you around my favorite Tokyo. I was looking at you as a very happy family even though each one has different interests. I hope you made a lot of nice memories! Again, thanks for having me as your Tokyo guide! Take care! Eiko

Edward Edward United States ( Couple )
Excellent
1 month ago

“ Tokyo came alive with Eiko ”

My wife and I spent 3 glorious days in December with charming, energetic, flexible and knowledgeable Eiko. We are English speaking, and we were all able to understand each other with ease. Eiko tailored the itinerary for each day to either a central theme, or to a locale in the city. We were specifically interested in museums, architecture, significant shrines and temples, and culture, and she adapted the tours to fit our interests. When we got tired after walking and climbing 18,000 steps on one day, she found interesting spots for us to take breaks. She steered us to some of the most authentic and delicious restaurants to enjoy lunch. And because of her experience living in the US, she was able to help us compare and contrast the culture of Japan with that of the US, and the exciting ci... read more

Eiko:

Hi Edward, Thank you very much for your time and effort to write this wonderful review especially after a long Japan trip! It was definitely one of my most memorable tours in my career. And I cannot say thank you enough for allowing me to be your Tokyo guide for 3 consecutive days. I like Tokyo's beautiful architectures, and also the sceneries that show the contrast of modern and traditional. It was my pleasure to show you them and see Tobby and you smiling and taking pictures of them. You were such a generous, intelligent couple that I was also informed a lot of things though our conversations over 3 days. Thank you so much. And yes! We walked a lot! It was fun to check my smart phone at the end of the tour every day. :-) Please have a nice rest and enjoy the wonderful holiday seasons! ... read more

Xinyu Xinyu United States ( Solo )
Excellent
1 month ago

“ wonderful 8h in Tokyo ”

This was the first time I decided to have a local guide and I think it totally worth it. It was raining but we had a great day together. Eiko always asked me what I preferred and tailored the schedule per the weather condition and my preference. When I told her I was interested in architectural design, she took me to see the new Olympic stadium, which was not on the original schedule. The very reason I would want to have a local tour guide is to have conversations with some one from the area without language barrier. With that being said, having Eiko with me elevated my trip in Tokyo. Eiko was really nice and easy to talk to. She is knowledgeable to answer all my questions, providing insider’s point of view. It was a lot of fun to hear the behind-scene stories. She also has such ... read more

Eiko:

Hi Xinyu! Thank you so much for writing such a nice review so quickly!! First of all let me say thank you that you walked all the way in that heavy rain today.(It was unusual as December.) As a result, we were able to visit some extra places designed by famous architects including the New National Stadium and New Are Center Tokyo. It was a very interesting tour for me too especially because you also taught me many things. Thank you. :-) We ate mochi, onigiri, IMO Buso or sea grapes and pink strawberries. We enjoyed goldfish scooping and shopping at Tokyu Hands. I’m hoping you can come back next year for Tokyo Summer Olympics!! Until then, take care!! See you soon! Eiko

Tassie Tassie United States ( Couple )
Excellent
1 month ago

“ amazing tour and tour guide ”

I have traveled the world and have had many tour guides and i have to say that Eiko was one of the best! My husband and i booked with Eiko based on her video and other reviews that she received and she exceeded our expectations and the glowing previous reviews. She was charming, very well informed on the history of Japan and spoke perfect English. I have never been so pleased with a tour guide as I was with Eiko. I would highly recommend her, you will not be disappointed.

Eiko:

Hi Tassie! Thank you for writing the review so quickly in such limited time! And it is so very nice!! You and your husband treated me so nice that I felt that I was with long time friends. :-) We talked a lot about many subjects, but I wished I could have fully enjoyed your husband jokes he told during the tour. I have to keep studying English! :-) Tassie is a beautiful business woman traveling around the world. I definitely would like to see you again soon! Hoping you have a wonderful time in Kyoto, and can find a nice pearl jewelry for your daughter! Take care, Eiko

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