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Highlights

  •   Hokokuji Temple: Beautiful Bamboo temple
  •   Komachi-dori Street: Lovely shopping street
  •   Kotokuin Temple: Great Buddha
  •   Hasedera Temple : Popular for elegant gardens

Information

City Kamakura
Depart From Kamakura , Tokyo
Meeting Point At your hotel or place as you like
Ending Point At your hotel or place as you like ( place is limited, where we can get there within the time frame of the tour.)
Departure 09:00 AM ( recommended )   Flexible
Duration 8h   Flexible
Languages English (License)
Tour Type Private Tour ( only for you )
Number of people 1 ~ 5
Booking
8h
When?

People

270.00 USD

total price for up to 5 people

FREE cancelation 14 days prior

Extras (optional)

Extra person (more than 4 people of a group) . 45.00 USD
Extra hour. 36.00 USD
Hotel pick-up from an area outside of JR Yamanote line. 18.00 USD

What to Expect

Just 1 hour train ride from Tokyo, you will touch an essence of Japanese beauty, serene temples, picturesque gardens, impressive statue of Great Buddha. Kamakura is a place where the first Samurai regime was born in Japan in the 12th century. Due to its long history, Kamakura still remains a number of traditional structures and historic interest. You can see different aspects of Japan from what you see in Tokyo. If you like history and traditional things, I highly recommend this tour.
On this tour, we will visit Hokokuji Temple which has a beautiful bamboo grove. If you would like, you can try Matcha tea, or thick green tea used in the tea ceremony in the bamboo grove. And then we will explore a lovely shopping street called Komachi-dori and have lunch there. After lunch, we will visit Kotoku-in Temple which is famous for the gigantic stature of Great Buddha. Our last visit is an attractive flower temple, Hasedera Temple. You can see another statue of 11 headed Kannon Bodhisattva there.


What‘s included

Guide fee, hotel pick-up from an area within JR Yamanote line, admission fee for the guide.

What‘s not included

Transportation fee ( you and the guide, about 2600 yen from Tokyo/person), Admission fee for the temples (700 yen/person), Matcha tea (500 yen/person), lunch,

Extras (optional)

Extra person (more than 4 people of a group) . 45.00 USD
Extra hour. 36.00 USD
Hotel pick-up from an area outside of JR Yamanote line. 18.00 USD

Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

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
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.
After booking a tour, the guide will accept (or decline) your booking within 24 hours. Then you will be noticed by email from Triplelights.
You’ll be able to see the guide’s e-mail address and phone number. You can contact your guide directly before the tour starts, and enjoy your tour on the day!
Please check the following link. https://triplelights.com/cancel
Yes, by using our secure online payment system, your payment information is encrypted and you are secured against fraud and unauthorized transaction. Your credit card or PayPal account will be charged upon booking. However, if the guide does not accept your booking, the amount will be credited back to the account from which the charge was drawn.
No, our prices are 100% booking fee free – meaning the price you see is the amount you pay.
It depends on the location of your hotel and places you visit. But to give you an idea, it costs about 200-300yen for one place to the other, and the total is about 1,000yen for a full day tour.
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.
Yes, you can and you may be able to get a discount if you are traveling alone. Price depends on which guide you choose.
Yes you can, but you have to pay an extra charge per person. The price depends on which guide you choose.
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Reviews

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Marisa
5 days ago , From: United States

“ Riko was super friendly and knowledgeable ”

we really enjoyed spending the day with Riko. She was super friendly and knowledgeable. She was flexible and took us to some amazing places! I would recommend using her!

Riko:
Dear Marisa, Thank you so much for posting your kind comment! I'm glad to hear that you enjoyed the tour with me. If you came to like Japan, please come back to Tokyo again. If I have a chance to see you again, that would be wonderful ! Riko

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Fiona
1 week ago , ( Family ) , From: United Kingdom

“ Genuinely great guide ”

Riko is a very knowledgeable lady with a very friendly demeanor & good sense of humour as well as patience. She ensures that you get to do everything you have asked and offers alternatives if what you want is not available. She explains things in an easy to understand way and ensures that children are included in the tour by involving them. We not only learned about Japanese history and culture but also about what it was like to live in Tokyo (schooling, cars, metro system, shopping etc) and is honest about the "tackier" areas of the city. Riko was that good we were able to make our way across Tokyo ourselves on a different day using the railway as she had explained it so well! I would highly recommend Riko as a tour guide for Tokyo.

Riko:
Dear Fiona, Thank you very much for your wonderful review! I’m glad to hear that you enjoyed the tour with me and my information helped you travel on your own after the tour. I myself also enjoyed accompanying you and learned a lot from you about your county and culture. It’s been very hot recently in Japan. Please take care of yourself (in particular dehydration!). I hope that you will enjoy the rest of your stay in Japan and I have a chance to see you all again sometime in the future. Thank you again, Fiona! Riko

Steven Steven
2 weeks ago , ( Family ) , From: Indonesia

“ Very recommended tour guide ”

Thanks for showing us in-depth detail of tokyo, Riko.. Riko is the best guide you could ever get if you are travelling in Tokyo area.. she speaks good english, always come prepared, and has a deep knowledge of the city.. we were travelling around Tokyo area with 10 people, which i can say that we were pretty demanding, since we travelled with 2 kids (2 y.o & 5 y.o) and 4 seniors.. fortunately we got Riko! She always put your needs first, and my kids even like her very much! Hopefully we can come back to tokyo again in the future and for sure we will meet again... thx Riko

Riko:
Dear Steven, Thank you so much for sending such a great review for me! I’m so happy to know you were satisfied with my service. It was nice meeting you and your beautiful family. I still remember our tour often and am healed by the pictures and video of your super cute children. I miss you all. Now I understand your family’s preferences better, what to see, what to buy and eat. I can do more suitable recommendation for your needs when you come back to Tokyo again. If I can see you all again, that would be wonderful. Thank you for everything, Steven. I was very impressed with your kindness not only for your family but also for me. Hope to see you again! Say hi to everyone! Riko

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Kim
2 weeks ago , ( Family ) , From: United States

“ Tokyo Customized! ”

When travelling with a jet-lagged teenager, keeping their interest is difficult. However, Riko did just that throughout her site packed day tour (Tokyo Tower, Owl petting, Akihabara, Shrines, and more)! She has a wealth of historical/local knowledge and quick on tips and tricks to navigating Tokyo and Japan when on your own. Our day with her was one of the best things about Japan, according to my nephew (and me). Thank you,Riko!

Riko:
Dear Kim-san, Thank you so much for taking time to send your review on our tour! I’m happy to know you and your nephew enjoyed the tour with me. Yes, it’s sometimes hard to deal with teenagers, in particular when they are not in a good mood. But you were always caring him to make him happy. I’m sure he appreciates all of your efforts and thoughtfulness toward him during the trip. It’s very nice meeting you. I hope to see you again in the near future!! Thank you again, Riko

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AHERRERA
3 weeks ago , ( Family ) , From: United States

“ Tokyo Highlights ”

Riko was an excellent tour guide and our group of six truly enjoyed the experience. I would highly recommend her as a tour guide.

Riko:
Dear AHERRERA, Thank you so much for sending your review!! I also enjoyed accompanying you and your family and friends very much. I hope to see you all some time in the future. Thank you again!! Riko

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