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Traditional Japanese in Kamakura


Kamakura
8 hours
up to 4 people
English ( License )
Private tour (only you and your guide)
Walking / Public Transportation Tour
( Contact guide for other options )

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.

Itinerary

Feel free to personalize this offer with Hiroshi.

  • 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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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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Departure & Return

Starting time 09:00 AM ( recommended )   Flexible
Meeting Point At your hotel in Tokyo or Yokohama area
Ending Point At your hotel in Tokyo or Yokohama area

Inclusions & Exclusions

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

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.

Cancellation Policy

  • Free cancellation - 30 days prior to meeting date
  • 50% Refund - 15 to 29 days prior to meeting date
  • No Refund - Within 14 day(s) prior to meeting date

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?

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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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Reviews ( 26 )
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Charles Charles United States ( Couple )
Excellent
1 week ago

“ A Great Day in Tokyo!!! ”

Hiroshi is a very knowledgeable, a great communicator, easy to get along with and very accommodating to my wife & I. My wife has foot problems & it was easy to adjust our tour for her. We learned so much about Tokyo & Japan from Hiroshi. By the end of the day we felt we also had met a great man as well as a new friend, & if we get a chance to return we shall certainly ask for Hiroshi.

Hiroshi:

Dear Charles Thank you very much for the good evaluation about the tour. It was a great pleasure being with you and your wife. I hope you will have a great time with cruise and arrive home safely. It was my pleasure to be your guide and wish to have another chance to see you. Best regards Hiroshi

John John United States ( Couple )
Excellent
3 weeks ago

“ Wonderful guide for Kamakura shrines, temples, and gardens. ”

Excellent English. Patient and great listener and planner. Flexible for changes. Arranged just what we wanted. Low key cultural experience in Kamakura. Tea in Bamboo garden and veggie lunch served by monks were unique. He navigates public transport flawlessly.

Hiroshi:

Dear Sue and John Thank you very much for giving me a very nice review. The tour with you was very nice one. I always try to be very flexible to meet customers' wish. It is my style as a guide. I wish to be your guide if you come back to Japan again. Have a wonderful time. Best regards

Natalie Natalie Australia ( Friends )
Excellent
1 month ago

“ Trip on Hakone ”

I found Hiro to be very knowledgeable and a pleasure to deal with. I would highly recommend him as a guide.

Hiroshi:

Dear Natalie Thank you very much for your quick review. Have a nice cruise back to Sydney Best regards

Brannon Brannon United States ( Family with kids )
Excellent
2 months ago

“ Excellent guide ”

Hiroshi was an excellent guide. We took tours of the history museum of Edo/Tokyo and we were very impressed with his depth of knowledge and his insight. We also visited some local temples and the famous fish market. He continued his high level of teaching and have very useful insights into the culture as well. His English was also exemplary.

Hiroshi:

Dear Brannon Thank you very much for writing an excellent review of my tour. It was very enjoyable tour with your family. Unfortunately Sumo practice was not able to see but taking pictures with Sumo wrestler will be unforgettable memory for James. I would like to express my gratitude for listening my talk very sincerely during the tour. I hope memory of this tour will be shared with your family and friends and more people may come to Japan to become fan of Japan. Thank you very much to choose me as your guide and have a good flight back to your home. Best regards Hiroshi

Judith Judith United States ( Solo )
Excellent
3 months ago

“ A tour well worth the money ”

Although I had an initial problem meeting Hiroshi, he was worth the problem. Hiroshi was extremely knowledgeable about Yokohama in general and Japanese society and culture in particular. He was most willing to adapt the schedule to accommodate my requests about places to visit. I really enjoyed our lunch in Chinatown

Hiroshi:

Dear Judith Thank you very much for your comment. I enjoyed a tour with you in Yokohama. I am very happy to find you satisfied my service. I hope I can be your guide again. Thank you and Best regards

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