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Traditional Japanese in Kamakura

by Hiroshi
(18) Reviews
8h $ 291 Price up to 4 people

Highlights

  • Tea ceremony in nice silent atmosphere
  • Visit Kencho-ji temple which is top of Zen sect temple in eastern Japan.
  • Tsurugaoka Hachiman-gu which is a landmark of Kamakura
  • Walk through Komachi dori which is very popular shopping street among tourists
  • Big Buddah which can not be missed
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Overview

Kamakura is an old town. You can experience real traditional Japan through experience real tea ceremony and visit a shrine and temples. Tea ceremony is a highlight of this tour. It will take at least 2 hours and you can experience not only drinking Japanese tea but also preparing Japanese tea by yourself.

What to Expect

In this tour, you will experience totally different atmosphere from any other tourist spots . One of the places I will take you to is not a tourist spot but a place to experience real tea ceremony. Therefore you will feel depth of Japanese culture and after finish this tea ceremony experience, your spirit is very much different from one before. It is hard to explain by words but I am sure if you are interested in Japanese culture, this experience will deepen your understanding.
As a tourist spots, you will visit Tsurugaoka Hachiman-gu and Big Buddah which can not be missed.
Kencho-ji temple represents Zen sect in Buddhism. Zen sect is different from other sects in Buddhism and emphasis self-reliance. This temple is very simple but elegant.

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Highlights

  • Tea ceremony in nice silent atmosphere
  • Visit Kencho-ji temple which is top of Zen sect temple in eastern Japan.
  • Tsurugaoka Hachiman-gu which is a landmark of Kamakura
  • Walk through Komachi dori which is very popular shopping street among tourists
  • Big Buddah which can not be missed

Important

To book this tour, I have to ask availability of this tea ceremony place. Therefore, date and time of visit the place has to be decided in advance.
To experience tea ceremony, you will sit down on a tatami mat for a while. Also, you need to prepare extra pair of socks which you have to change your socks at an entrance of tea ceremony place to maintain cleanness of the place.
The place is not a big place. Therefore 4 adults are the maximum number of guests.

What‘s included
Guide fee
What‘s not included
Tea ceremony cost ( 2500yen/Person),
Transportation cost ( guide and guests)
Guide's commuting cost ( Home to hotel)
Meal
Meeting Point
At your hotel in Tokyo or Yokohama area
Ending Point
At your hotel in Tokyo or Yokohama area
Duration
8 hours
Starting time
09:00 AM ( recommended )   Flexible
Number of people
up to 4 people

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 in the first 14 day(s) before the meeting date ,there is a 100% charge.
  • If you cancel between 15 and 29 day(s) in advance of the meeting date ,there is a 50% charge.
  • If you cancel at least 30 day(s) in advance of the meeting date, there is a 100% refund.
Reviews ( 18 )
Roline Roline United Kingdom ( Couple )
Excellent
4 days ago

“ Tokyo in a day and half! ”

Mr Hiro was a great guide. We enjoyed his itineraries and his company. We packed in a great deal and asked many questions. He was patient and very informative.. I do not think we could have bettered our choice of Hiro-san

Hiroshi:

Dear Roline Thank you very much for your evaluation. I enioyed a tour with you for one and half day. Tokyo is an exciting town and a lot of places enchant many tourists. I hope I can be your guide again. Best regards Hiroshi

Martin Martin Australia ( Friends )
Excellent
1 week ago

“ Perfect Day in Tokyo ”

Hiroshi outlined a plan for a day in Tokyo along the lines of our suggestions. He managed this perfectly and kept to the plan admirably. He was sensitive to our personal needs as well as answering all our questions in depth and with good humour. His English was excellent to the point that we did not notice he was Japanese. Hiroshi’s knowledge of Japanese history was first class, right through the Shogun era and modern times. We would commend him to you as a great guide with complete confidence. Martin and Robyn Johnson Sydney, Australia

Hiroshi:

Dear Martin and Robyn I am very happy to find you enjoyed a day in Tokyo with me. And thank you very much for very positive review about my guideing. If you have another chance to come to Japan, I am very please to spend time with you. Hope you will have great time in Australia. Best regards Hiroshi

Meredith Meredith Canada ( Couple )
Excellent
2 weeks ago

“ Very Professional Tour Guide in Tokyo ”

We had an interesting and very worthwhile day touring with Hiroshi in Tokyo. Hiroshi was very enthusiastic and very knowledgeable about the variety of sites that he chose for us to visit and we were very appreciative of his kind attention.

Peter Peter Australia ( Couple )
Excellent
4 weeks ago

“ Hakone a Wonderful World with Hiroshi ”

We had a wonderful day. Great view of Mt Fuji, visits to Japanese Art Museum & Hakone Open Air Museum were both unexpected highlights. Lovely sightseeing on bus, ropeway, cable car & trains. Hiroshi was a kind & delightful guide who responded excellently to our physical needs. Hiroshi's knowledge of the Hakone area & Japan was excellent as was his command of English language. We would highly recommend Hiroshi as a guide for this tour based on our experience. Aragato, Hiroshi.

Hiroshi:

Dear Peter Thank you very much writing review of Hakone tour of yesterday. I really enioyed being with you and your wife Meredith. I like those museums because everybody can relux and enjoy peaceful and calm atmosphere. If you have another chance to visit Japa, please come in autumn. I wish to be with you again. Have a great time in Japan . And thank you very much. Hiroshi

heidi Heidi United States ( Friends )
Excellent
1 month ago

“ trip to Hakone ”

We had a very good time during our stay in Hakone. Hiroshi was very good guide and very helpful. It made our trip very enjoyable. Thank you Hiroshi for all you help and guidance. I will recommend you highly. Heidi

Hiroshi:

Dear Heidi Thank you verymucj for your review. I am very happy to find you enjoyed staying in Hakone and tour with me. And I amsure you had good time in Japan. If you have another chance to come to this area, I amvery happy to be your guide again. Hiroshi

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