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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 ~ 8
Booking
8h
When?

People

264.00 USD

total price up to 8

FREE cancelation 14 days prior

Extras (optional)

Extra person (more than 4 people of a group) . 44.00 USD
Extra hour. 35.20 USD
Hotel pick-up from an area outside of JR Yamanote line. 17.60 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) . 44.00 USD
Extra hour. 35.20 USD
Hotel pick-up from an area outside of JR Yamanote line. 17.60 USD

Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

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Reviews

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Byron
1 week ago , ( Family ) , From: Singapore

“ Look no further! Choose this tour guide! ”

Riko is a lovely Japanese woman who is very easy to understand, relaxed and knows about Japan in great detail. On our personal tour (Riko's Best Spots of Tokyo (8h)), Riko was super flexible and would change the day's agenda based on what we were interested in seeing. She provided great tips on how to survive in Japan; such as how to buy train tickets and the difference between the red and blue labels at vending machines. Her knowledge on the history of Japan is excellent and she shared it with us like a good story. She is also very contemporary, knowing about how the Japanese people and culture exists today; and she also shared this with us as part of the tour (I personally really liked Akihabara and the otaku culture there). Tokyo is a great city and I very much look forward to visiting again. Thanks Riko!

Riko:
Dear Byron, Thank you so much for having me as your guide the other day, in addition, for sending such a wonderful review about me. I really appreciate it. I also had a great time with you and your family. I'm happy to know that you came to like Tokyo. I showed you some high lights of Tokyo, but there are more attractions in this city. Please come again, and discover other aspects of Tokyo. If I could help you to do that, that would be great! Anyway, it was very nice meeting you and your family. Thank you once again!! Riko

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Annemarie
2 weeks ago , ( Friends ) , From: Bermuda

“ Great first impressions ”

There were 3 friends travelling together and Riko found ways to reach out to each of us and our interests individually. It was an exceptional day and I think we mastered the underground system in Tokyo. We had an exceptional time touring the grounds of the Imperial Palace among other beautiful sites.

Riko:
Dear Ms. Annemarie, Thank you very much for taking your time to send the review for me. I'm so happy to know that you enjoyed the tours with me. I also enjoyed touring the three of you for two days. I hope to see you again near future, maybe in cherry blossom season!! Thank you again! Riko

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Jean
1 month ago , ( Family ) , From: France

“ Kamakura visit ”

visit of 3 temple in Kamukura and nice experiment of this quite city.

Riko:
Dear Jean-san, Thank you for sending the review to me!! Riko

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Cindy
2 months ago , ( Couple ) , From: Canada

“ Riko's Best Spots in Tokyo ”

We instantly took a liking to Riko the moment we met. She met us early and off we went. Touring Tokyo by train and subway was a new experience for us and it gave us a glimpse into life in this busy city. We saw all the major sites and got to tailor the tour for our interests. There is quite a bit of walking and stairs on the route; we're in our 60's and pretty fit so we had no problems with the pace. Riko's English is excellent and she described lots of interesting events and items along the way. An excellent day. Martin and Cindy Siegen Mexico

Riko:
Dear Cindy , Thank you so much for sending the wonderful review for me. I'm happy to know you enjoyed the tour with me. I also had a great time with the two of you on that day. But it was a little too short to see everything of Tokyo, so please come back to Japan and let me show you other attractions here!! Riko

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Irwan
2 months ago , From: United States

The day we had the Tokyo tour with Riko was unfortunately during a taifun event with heavy rains and win. We decided to go ahead with the tour since did not have time to reschedule for another day, although we had to alter the tour itinerary somewhat because of the bad weather. Riko did a very good job in adjusting and accommodating the plan according to our situation, and patiently addressed all of our questions about the places we visited or Japanese culture in general. She took us to one of the best sushi place we ever had at the Fish Market, and also helped activate our JR Passes for our Shinkansen trip to Kyoto. Riko spoke fluent and clear English which made things a lot easier for us. Overall we got the most out of what was otherwise a terrible stormy day. We will look Riko up again the next time we come back to Tokyo which will hopefully be under a much better weather condition. Irwan. Boston, Massachusetts, USA.

Riko:
Dear Irwan san, Thank you very much for joining my tour the other day and sending the detailed review on it. Yes, unfortunately the weather was very bad on that day. Due to the typhoon, we had to make some changes the original itinerary and tended to choose indoor facilities. Even we avoided some places outdoors, we got wet a lot in a moment by heavy rain. I’m so sorry that I couldn’t reschedule the tour. If the weather has been good, our tour would have been more enjoyable for you. Although we were not blessed with the weather this time, it was very nice to meet you and your family. I really appreciate your patience and generosity. I also hope to see you all again and tour you on a sunny day in the future! Thank you again!! Riko

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