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One day trip to Kamakura

by Yoko
(54) Reviews
8h $ 252 Price up to 5 people


  • Hokoku-ji temple
  • Hase-dera temple
  • Kotoku-in temple (The Great Buddha)

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252.00 USD

Price up to 5 people
FREE cancelation 30 days prior

Extras (optional)

Extra hour .
$ 27.00

What to Expect

Kamakura is a very popular tourist destination and has a lot of temples, shrines and historical places. Sometimes the city is called the Kyoto of eastern Japan.
We’ll visit some of the most popular spots in Kamakura.

I’ll meet you at your hotel and then we’ll go to Kamakura by train. It takes about 1 hour from central Tokyo.
First we’ll go to Hokoku-ji temple. The temple is also called “Take-dera”, which has a beautiful bamboo garden. Then we’ll have lunch. Kamakura has a lot of nice restaurants, so please feel free to tell me your preference for lunch in advance. After lunch, we’ll go to Hase-dera temple. The temple has a beautiful garden and you can enjoy a lovely view of coastal city of Kamakura from the observation deck.
Then we’ll go to Kotoku-in temple which is famous for the Great Buddha. You must be overwhelmed by the large scale statue.
After that we’ll go back to Tokyo and finish the tour at your hotel or anywhere you’d like to go.

Kamakura is a lovely place to visit and I’m sure you can feel serenity in some temples.
I’m looking forward to seeing you!

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  • Hokoku-ji temple
  • Hase-dera temple
  • Kotoku-in temple (The Great Buddha)


What‘s included
guide fee, hotel pick-up in Tokyo area
What‘s not included
transportation fares for you and guide (around 2,500 JPY for one person), lunch,
entrance fee for 3 temples: Kotoku-in temple 200JPY (150JPY for child), Hase-dera temple 300JPY (100JPY for child), Hokoku-ji temple 200JPY
** If you'd like to have matcha tea with Japanese confectionery, it costs 500JPY
Depart From
Kamakura , Tokyo
Meeting Point
At your hotel
Ending Point
At your hotel or any places you'd like to finish the tour
8 hours
Starting time
09:30 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 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 ( 54 )
Sonja Sonja New Zealand ( Family with kids )
1 month ago

“ Totally would recommend Yoko and Triple Lights. Wonderful day with an excellent guide, covered a lot with quite a variety ”

I was so pleased with my arrangement and experience with Yoko San. We had a previous 2 days with another wonderful guide, so had seen a few places already. Yoko San took us back to Asakusa at my request as my partner had just arrived. I was thrilled that we saw a slightly different aspect of Asakusa, including a view looking down to the markets and Sensoji Temple. After visiting the Imperial Palace grounds we ( including 17 yo son who enjoyed the guided experience a lot too) had an absolutely delectable ramen meal for lunch in Maranouchi, thanks to Yoko’s excellent recommendation! Yoko San showed us a great viewing spot to look over the vast Tokyo Station. We were lucky to enjoy the Meiji Shrine ( seeing a wedding party was a bonus) and the fabulous iris gardens in full bloom. We finished with the contrast of nearby Harajuku, which, whilst busy on a Saturday, enabled us to see some Harajuku girls amongst all the bright clothing, candy floss and crepes in Takeshita St. I loved our day with Yoko San and would strongly recommend Yoko San and the Triple Lights experience, especially when short on time, as it allows you to fit more in, whilst spending time with a local person. Thank you so much Yoko San, we will always remember our last full day in Tokyo with you. Best wishes, Sonja


Thank you so much for such a fabulous review, Sonja-san! I'm very glad to hear that you enjoyed the tour. I also had a lovely time with all of you. It was my first time to see beautiful irises in the gardens of Meiji Jingu shrine. I really enjoyed the irises and the gardens with you, thank you for giving me such a lovely opportunity! Talking with you about a lot of things was really interesting and fun. I'm grateful for all of your kindness. I hope you come to Japan again in the near future and would like to see you again then! Thank you again and please take care!

Anup Anup United States ( Family )
2 months ago

“ Awesome guide ”

Yoko was a very pleasant and knowledgeable and outstanding guide who made the day very enjoyable. She prepared an excellent itinerary based on our requirements. We saw so much in one day. Sorry for the delay. We have had very limited internet connection. Thanks to yoko for a day in Tokyo we will never forget and enjoyed the food where she took us for lunch.


Thank you so much for taking your time to post such a wonderful review, Anup! I'm glad to hear that the tour would meet your expectations. I also had a lovely time with you and your family. All of you are very nice, I'm grateful for your kindness. I hope you had a lovely journey in Japan. I hope you come to Japan again in the near future and hope to see you then. Please take care.

Elaine Elaine Taiwan ( Couple )
2 months ago

“ Wonderful Tour of Ashikaga ”

It was such a lovely day, we had a great time with Yoko-san showing us around Ashikaga Gakko, Bannaji Temple and Ashikaga Flower Park. Yoko-san took care of the express train reservations, guiding us from Tokyo Metro to Tobu Line, everything went smoothly. Both my husband and I are so happy we made a new friend with Yoko-san, it was like having a friend showing us her hometown. Even though we were not able to view the wisteria flowers in full bloom at the flower park, we still had a great time visiting the park. Yoko-san's attention to details is very impressive, we highly recommend her as a private guide for your next trip to Tokyo.


Thank you so much for your lovely review, Elaine-san! Though we missed the opportunity to see the beautiful wisteria at Ashikaga Flower Park, we had a great time there viewing a variety of roses and other beautiful flowers. Actually that was my first time to see the roses in the park and was a lovely opportunity for me. Thank you. Both of you are very nice so that I felt as if I had been an old friend of you. Talking about many things with you are really interesting and fun to me. I'm grateful for your thoughtfulness. I hope you come to Japan again in the near future and hope to see you then. Thank you again and please take care.

Erin Erin United States ( Family with kids )
3 months ago

“ Memories to last a lifetime! ”

Yoko exceeded expectations during our private tour to Ashikaga Flower Park! She was well organized, excellent communication before/during/after the tour, thoughtful, and knowledgeable of the area. Our 8-month-old even got attached to her sunny disposition! We are very happy to have enjoyed our time viewing wisteria with Yoko! It was a beautiful experience and recommend to everyone.


Thank you so much for your fabulous review, Erin! I had a lovely time with you and all of your family. Your daughter is very adorable, playing with her was really fun to me. Unfortunately the wisteria season was almost over, but I'm glad that you enjoyed the park with a lot of other flowers. I'm grateful for all of your thoughtfulness. I hope you come to Japan again in the near future and hope to see you then. I'd like to see your daughter after she grows up! Thank you again and please take care.

Annabel Annabel Philippines ( Friends )
3 months ago

“ very pleasing personality ”

Yoko is a competent guide very respectful & always with a smile


Thank you so much for your lovely review, Annabel. The day with you and all of you was enjoyable and memorable for me. Unfortunately the wisteria in Ashikaga Flower Park was not at its best season and that might not meet your expectations, but I had a fun and lovely time with all of you. I'm grateful for all of your kindness. I hope you come to Japan again in the near future and hope to see you again. Thank you so much for having me as your guide. Please take care.

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