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Riko's Best Spots of Kamakura (8h)

by Riko
(65) Reviews
8h $ 282 Price up to 5 people


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

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282.00 USD

Price up to 5 people
FREE cancellation 14 days prior

Extras (optional)

Extra person (more than 4 people of a group) .
$ 47.00
Extra hour.
$ 37.60
Hotel pick-up from an area outside of JR Yamanote line.
$ 18.80

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.

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Organized by Riko

Licensed Guide
(65) Reviews


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


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.)

Duration 8 hours

Starting time 09:00 AM ( recommended )   Flexible

Number of people up to 5 people   Flexible

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

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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Cancellation Policy

  • If you cancel at least 14 day(s) in advance of the meeting date, there is a 100% refund.
  • If you cancel between 2 and 13 day(s) in advance of the meeting date, there is a 20% charge.
  • If you cancel within 1 day prior to the meeting date, there is a 40% charge.
  • If you cancel on the meeting date, there is no refund.

About Riko

Licensed Guide

(65) Reviews

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Response Time 6 hs

Languages spoken
  • English ( License )

Hi, I’m Riko. I’m a national certified tour guide. I have been living in Tokyo more than 30 years, so I could say that I know Tokyo like the palm of my hand.
I love showing visitors the best this city has to offer. With me you will discover so many attractions of Tokyo. I provide private tours so that you will learn more about Tokyo and the Japanese way of life.
I can tailor the tour according to your interests to make your stay in Tokyo an unforgettable experience, perfect if you have only a short time but want to see the very best of the city or if you have more time and want to see more.
In order to make your stay more enjoyable and memorable, I am here. Please feel free to contact me, and let’s enjoy Tokyo together!!
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Reviews ( 65 )

14 hours ago |   by Linda

“ Day tour of Tokyo ”

We had an excellent day with Riko. She was very flexible and could accommodate all of our requests to see certain sights in Tokyo. Her English was very good and we had great conversations about the locations we visited. We would highly recommend her as a tour guide.

3 weeks ago |   by AMY

“ Trip through Tokyo with Riko! ”

We had a great day walking our way through some of the highlights in Tokyo with our guide Riko. It was a beautiful day and the 8 hours flew by. We were taken to many of the places Riko suggests on her private tour, but she was also able to change some of the destinations to suit our party of 8. She taught us how to buy tickets and navigate our way through the subways which can be quite daunting. She is very knowledgeable and her English is good and I would highly recommend her to others who may want to see Tokyo is a day. Thank you for showing us around Riko we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves.

3 weeks ago |   by Diane

“ Terrific Tokyo with Riko ”

Okay, so if you have a husband and two adult children traveling with you that all have very different interests, then Riko is the guide for you. Our four day tour was an unforgettable experience! Riko made navigating hectic Tokyo not only a breeze but tons of fun. We were satisfied with points of interest from Imperial gardens and Shinto shrines to cat cafes and coffee shops. The stress free trip and Riko's attention to detail was immaculate including a day trip to Mt. Fuji with a private driver. Riko is not only a fantastic tour guide, but we are honored to call her our friend! Thank you Riko!!

1 month ago |   by Janet

“ Great tour! ”

We had a really nice tour with Riko. She was very knowledgeable and we learned a lot we may not have with other tours. Was very accommodating, and wanted to make sure we were able to see what we wanted. Is very responsive to emails and helped us with ideas before we arrived. Highly recommend the tour.

1 month ago |   by Cari

“ Best day we spent in Tokyo! ”

This was without a doubt the best excursion we had planned while in Tokyo for a short trip. Riko was so fun, personable and easy to talk to. She is incredibly knowledgeable about historical and cultural experiences in Japan - and she was so easy going ( we wanted to adventure without a plan or agenda) and she was right there to answer questions and make awesome suggestions and giving us great tips for navigating the city (everything from eating to using the subways). We booked her for our first day in Tokyo and she gave us an awesome tour with highlights that included traditional Japanese customs at shrines as well, basic knowledge to use the rail and subway systems. It was an exceptional experience and we consider her a friend and would highly recommend her and plan to use her again when we visit again! Thank you Riko! Cari and Olivia

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