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


City Kamakura
Depart From Kamakura , Tokyo
Meeting Point At your hotel
Ending Point At your hotel or any places you'd like to finish the tour
Departure 09:30 AM ( recommended )   Flexible
Duration 8h   Flexible
Languages English (License)
Tour Type Private Tour ( only for you )
Number of people 2 ~ 5


222.50 USD

total price for up to 5 people

FREE cancelation 14 days prior

Extras (optional)

extra hour . 26.70 USD

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!

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

Extras (optional)

extra hour . 26.70 USD

Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

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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.
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You’ll be able to see the guide’s e-mail address and phone number. You can contact your guide directly before the tour starts, and enjoy your tour on the day!
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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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2 weeks ago , ( Solo ) , From: Guam

“ Harajuku shoes ?? ”

I opted for the Harajuku, Meiji Shrine and Shibuya tour. A six hour tour. From the moment I booked with Yoko, she was in constant communication with me. Being it the first time out in Tokyo, I was looking for someone who was well versed and knowledgable with the area. I found that in Yoko. Her speaking English was also a plus. Made it easier to communicate and understand each other. The Shrine and history behind it was a marvel. She took me thru Takeshita Street which was a treat for me. I ended up at Out of this World shoe store. Btw..if you love unique shoes swing by there! Shibuya crossing was a spectacle. I would recommend and hire Yoko again when needed. She's knowledgable, sincere and patient. I took a bit of my tour time in shoe store. ;)Managed to finish and enjoy the rest of my tour! Thank you Yoko.

Thank you so much for your lovely review, Barbara! I'm so glad to hear that you enjoyed the tour. I also enjoyed the tour with you. Talking with you is really interesting and fun. I'm grateful for your kindness. Actually you're my first customers to be interested in unique "Kawaii" shoes and enjoyed shopping at the shoe store. That was a really interesting, lovely experience for me. You broadened my horizons - Thank you! I hope you come back to Japan again in the near future and hope to see you again then. Please take care! Yoko

1 month ago , ( Solo ) , From: United States

“ Visiting Kamakura with Yoko ”

I loved spending the day with Yoko in Kamakura. Before meeting, she had looked up a special train/bus pass for us to use when in Kamakura. At the different temples , Yoko knew about each one. We went to a really neat tea ceremony in the bamboo gardens. I have many food allergies and Yoko , looked up restaurants that I could eat at. She took me to a traditional Japanese Buddhist monk style restaurant where they would have food that I could eat as a gluten free vegetarian eater. It was the best meal I had in Japan.

Thank you so much for posting such a lovely review, Meira! I'm so pleased to hear you enjoyed the tour in Kamakura. I also enjoyed the fabulous day with you. I was wondering if the lunch was fine with you - I'm very glad to hear the lunch (Shojin Ryori) was satisfactory to you. I'm grateful for your thoughtfulness. I hope you enjoyed your journey in Japan. I hope you come to Japan again in the near future and hope to see you then. Thank you again and please take care! Yoko

Lynn Lynn
1 month ago , ( Family ) , From: Singapore

“ Private Tokyo Tour ”

My family enjoyed our tour of Tokyo with Yoko. She is friendly, accomodating, flexible and efficient. Even though we had alot to see throughout the tour she never rushed and somehow just fitted everything in. She catered to our needs and adapted as we went along including last minute changes on the day itself. What I appreciate most was her openess and warmth. She was always smiling and cheerful. We felt so comfortable with her. It was like a friend bringing us around. Thank you so much Yoko!

Thank you so much for posting such a lovely review, Lynn! I'm very glad to hear your family enjoyed the tour. I also enjoyed the day with all of you. You are very nice and kind so that I felt as if I were your old friend! I'm grateful for your thoughtfulness. Talking with you and what I found I have some similarity to you are really fabulous memories for me. I hope all of you have enjoyed your journey in Japan. Please come to Japan again in the near future and I'd love to see you then. Yoko

1 month ago , ( Family ) , From: United States

“ Full Day Tokyo Highlights ”

Yoko is a wonderful guide. She is very pleasant, cheerful, professional, and knowledgeable about the history and culture of the places we visited. We could not possibly have covered so many of the famous sights on our own as efficiently as Yoko guided us. She is very accommodating and we appreciate all her recommendations. Though we covered many places, we never felt rushed. Yoko took us to a famous Sushi place at Tsukiji Fish Market where we had a fabulous lunch. After the full day tour, she followed up to recommend a couple of shops near the hotel to shop for a few specific items we wanted to check out on our own. Yoko speaks excellent English and we had no problems communicating before and during the tour. We had a really fun and enjoyable day! Thank you for the memorable experience.

Thank you so much for your wonderful review, Meng! I'm very glad to hear that the day was fun and enjoyable for you. The day was also fun and enjoyable for me! I'm grateful for all of your kindness. All of your sweet and warm comments on the review are my pleasure and treasure. Meeting you, your family and talking to you made me more interested in your place. I'd love to go to Arizona some day and I hope you'll come to Japan again in the near future. I hope to see you again. Thank you so much for having me as your tour guide. Please take good care of yourself. Yoko

Sergey Sergey
2 months ago , ( Family ) , From: Russian Federation

“ Great guide ”

Very friendly and sensitive guide, perfect organization of the trip from beginning to end. It was very pleasant to communicate and spend time together on the trip.

Thank you so much for posting such a great review, Sergey. I was so glad to show you around my hometown, Ashikaga and Ashikaga Flower Park. The famous wisteria was not in full bloom, but it was almost the best season and I was very happy to see all of you (especially your wife and daughter) were pleased to see the flower and take beautiful photos! I'm grateful for all of your kindness during the tour. I hope you enjoyed your journey in japan. Hope to see you again in the near future. Yoko

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