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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

273.00 USD

final price

FREE cancelation 14 days prior

Extras (optional)

Extra person (more than 4 people of a group) . 45.50 USD
Extra hour. 36.40 USD
Hotel pick-up from an area outside of JR Yamanote line. 18.20 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) . 45.50 USD
Extra hour. 36.40 USD
Hotel pick-up from an area outside of JR Yamanote line. 18.20 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
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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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Angela
2 days ago , ( Family ) , From: United States

“ Tokyo tour--full day ”

We had a wonderful time with Riko. She is an awesome guide and spoke excellent English. Our day was busy and we saw many great sights. We happen to be at the temple when they were having a celebration with geisha performers present and at the shrine--they had a children's kabuki show! We were even lucky enough to see 1 cherry blossom tree with a few blooms :) One of the highlights was going to Tsukiji market and tasting/buying the different foods--one of the few places in Tokyo where it's okay to eat while you're walking. Riko was very patient with helping us to navigate the busy subways--she made sure we were able to keep up with her and also gave us ideas on what to do on our own the following day. I would highly recommend her tours and will definitely try to book her again if we're in Tokyo in the future.

Riko:
Dear Angela, Thank you so much for taking time to post such a lovely review on our tour. I'm happy to know you enjoyed the tour with me. I also enjoyed accompanying the three of you very much. Yes, we were very lucky to see some unexpected events such as festival on that day. If you have a chance to come to Japan again, please let me know. if I can see you and show you around again, that would be great!! Thank you again, Angela!! RIKO

Charles Charles
3 days ago , ( Couple ) , From: United States

“ Kamakura with Riko ”

Last week we took a wonderful all-day excursion with Riko to Kamakura. Riko promptly met us at our hotel and led us to our train to Kamakura. During the train ride, she provided us information on the area and a historical background. She discussed what we would be visiting. Riko was a wealth of information and very professional. I am grateful for her services as I realized that we wouldn't be able to maneuver the local buses and trains so efficiently. I am especially grateful on how considerate she was and paced to tour to our capabilities. I would highly recommend Riko as a top notch guide.

Riko:
Dear Charles, Thank you so much for posting the wonderful review on our tour. I'm glad to know you were satisfied with my service. Since it was raining, I was wondering if you might catch a cold after the tour. It seems that you were all right. it was nice meeting you and your sweet wife. I hope to see the two of you again some time soon. Please take care and I wish you all the best. Thank you again,Charles!! Riko

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Manuela
1 week ago , ( Couple ) , From: United States

“ Tokyo in one day ”

Riko was amazing and very knowledgeable.

Riko:
Dear Manuela, Thank you for sending the review for me! I hope you enjoyed the rest of your trip in Asia!! Riko

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Kit
1 week ago , ( Family ) , From: United States

“ Exceptional! ”

Rico did a fabulous job of tailoring our tour-- she gave us a flavor of Tokyo old and new, highlights of Japanese history and culture, answered our endless questions, taught us how to use public transportation, and gave us suggestions for the rest of our stay. Invaluable and the perfect introduction to Japan and Tokyo. We hope we get a chance to tour with her again!

Riko:
Dear Kit, Thank you so much for your lovely comment on our tour. I'm happy to know that you enjoyed the tour with me. It was nice meeting you and your family. I hope to see you all again sometime soon!! Riko

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Pierre
2 weeks ago , ( Business ) , From: France

“ One day visit ”

I had only one day in Tokyo and I did not know at all what to do or to see! Riko have first understood what type of think I liked and then she plan accordingly at the last minute an amazing day! Thanks again for her happiness and welcome, she speaks a very good English and know Tokyo. I highly recommend her. Pierre

Riko:
Dear Pierre, Thank you so much for sending your wonderful comment to me. I also enjoyed talking with you about so many things on that day. I hope that you will have a chance to come back to Japan and see more attractions with your family. If I could see you again at that time, that would be great! Thank you again, Pierre!! Riko

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