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Stereotype Kamakura Tour

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5h $ 130 Price up to 5 people

Highlights

  • 1.Tsurugaoka Hachiman-gu Shrine:Unique 'Dankazura' walkway, washing hands at the water basin, making wishes in various ways, lotus ponds, the assassination site of the 3rd Shogun, Dancing hall with a legend.
  • 2. Strolling along the Komachi strip
  • 3. Riding on the Enoden tram to Hase station
  • 4. The Great Buddha:Taking pictures of the 13 meters tall statue, entering the inside of it for only 20 Yen.
  • 5. Hase-dera Temple:11- Headed Kannon statue in a solemn hall, the cavern, the bay view and the beautiful garden.
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130.20 USD

Price up to 5 people
FREE cancellation 14 days prior

Extras (optional)

Extra person/adult (up to 8 persons).
$ 18.60
Extra person/child (aged 6 to 12).
$ 9.30
Major hotel pick up in Yokohama and Tokyo.
$ 27.90

Overview

Kamakura offers the green mountains and the blue ocean. This stereotype Kamakura tour features visiting Tsurugaoka Hachiman-gu Shrine, the Great Buddha and Hase-dera Temple, experiencing Japanese traditional customs and strolling along the Komachi strip. These spots top the list of attractions in Kamakura. Visitors will enjoy the historical heritages in harmony with the modern daily life.

What to Expect

From JR Kamakura station we will walk on the famous approach to Hachiman-gu Shrine, called 'Dankazura Footway'. What makes this approach so unique is that the pedestrain's walkway was constructed in the center of the street dividing the road into two lanes. Also I will show you that the approach was made in the laws of perspective.
Tsurugaoka Hachiman-gu Shrine was remodeled by Minamoto-no Yoritomo, the first samurai Shogun who established the Kamakura Shogunate in the late 12th century. It had been a symbol of worship among the samurai worriers for nearly 700 years. Before going up the steps to the main shrine, visitors are supposed to wash their hands. It is quite an experience! I'll show you how to do it correctly.

You may throw coins into the offertory box, bow, clap your hands and pray. In addition, you may buy the votive tablet and write your wishes on it. Or you may just enjoy a good view of the approach and Torii gates from the main shrine. . After visiting other spots of interst in the shrine ground, we will stroll along the Komachi strip, the very busy shopping street.

In Kamakura, you can't miss the Great Buddha that President Obama has visited. We take a pleasant ride on the Enoden tram to Hase station. This statue is designated as a national treasure. He has been sitting here in the open air for 600 years. He was restored this spring. Now he looks cool right after his face lift.

Hase-dera Temple has many attractive spots such as the statue of 11-headed Kannon Bosatsu, the wonderful view from the observation platform, the cavern called Benten-kutsu, the revolving book shelves, and the beautiful garden. There is a restaurant with a good view.

You may reach the historical heritages within one hour from Tokyo. I would like to help you experience the traditional customs and spend unforgettable moments in Kamakura. The city is situated between Tokyo and Hakone, internationally known for the hot spring, lake and the good view of Mt.Fuji. In less than an hour, you may get to Odawara station, the gateway to Hakone after my Kamakura tour.

So why not join my Kamakura tour. I am waiting for your reservation.

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Organized by Takayasu

Licensed Guide
(4) Reviews

Highlights

  • 1.Tsurugaoka Hachiman-gu Shrine:Unique 'Dankazura' walkway, washing hands at the water basin, making wishes in various ways, lotus ponds, the assassination site of the 3rd Shogun, Dancing hall with a legend.
  • 2. Strolling along the Komachi strip
  • 3. Riding on the Enoden tram to Hase station
  • 4. The Great Buddha:Taking pictures of the 13 meters tall statue, entering the inside of it for only 20 Yen.
  • 5. Hase-dera Temple:11- Headed Kannon statue in a solemn hall, the cavern, the bay view and the beautiful garden.

Important

After Kamakura Tour, I can take you to Hakone Yumoto, gateway to Hakone if you pay the extra ours and my transportation fee.

Included: Guide fee

Not included: Transportation fares from and to your hotel.
Optional admission fees (for you and guide) to the museums in Hachiman-gu shrine and Hase-dera temple, Yen 200 and Yen 300 respectively.
Personal expenses.

No insurance coverage

What‘s included
guide fees
What‘s not included
transportation fee (you and guide), lunch(you and guide), admission fees for 2 temples (500yen/person)
Depart From
Kamakura , Yokohama
Meeting Point
West exit of JR Kamakura station
Ending Point
JR Kamakura station
Duration
5 hours
Starting time
10:00 AM ( recommended )   Flexible
Number of people
up to 5 people   Flexible

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 Takayasu


Licensed Guide

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Contact Takayasu
Response Time 9 hs

Languages spoken
  • English ( License )

I was born and raised in Kamakura. I have spent most of my life in Japan except 2 years in the U.S.
I am a certified national tour guide living in Kamakura.

There are many temples and shrines in Kamakura. Asakusa has a world-famous Senso-ji temple with Thunder Gate. They are not only the holly places where people come to worship but the historic sites where visitors can touch and feel the Japanese cultures and traditions.

I am very happy to share my knowledge with the foreign visitors who want to know about Japan.
Visiting the old historic places is the gateway to understand Japan.
Asakusa is in the downtown Tokyo. Kamakura is one hour from Tokyo station by JR train.

So why not come and join my tour. I am waiting for your reservation.






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Reviews ( 4 )

Excellent
1 week ago |   by Diana

“ Kamakura woders by Takayasu ”

Takayasu is a wonderful guide: very knowledgeable, attentive, patient and intelligent. We learned a lot about the temples that we visited and about Shogun ate period. We spent almost 10 hours together and it was very enjoyable. I wish we could make another trip with Takayasu, but we are leaving for Kyoto. But definitely next time will book more trips with him

Excellent
3 months ago |   by SHUICHI

“ Excellent guide ”

He knows a lot about Kamakura and told us many interesting things such as histories, recent stories and so on. His English is very fluent. Most impressive point about him was his flexibility. He always put us first and tried to meet our requests. Thanks Tak.

Excellent
8 months ago |   by Alexander

“ Had a wonderful experience in Kamakura with this guide. ”

I had a truly wonderful experience in visiting Kamakura by using him as a guide. His knowledge, kindness and humour allows me to enjoy my visit in Kamakura. He brought me to lots of interesting places there (such as Minamoto Yoritomo Tomb, great Buddha and Enoshima) and I really learned a lot from them. He is also very flexible and was able to accommodate his itinerary to include other places which I want to visit. We are becoming a good friends and I would certainly use his service again when visiting Kamakura area.

Excellent
11 months ago |   by Lucy

“ Stereotype Kamakura Tour Visiting Famous sightseeing Spots ”

very gentle and patience. we like Tak very much and will use him again when we are back in Japan.

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