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True Kamakura one-day customized tour


Kamakura
8 hours
up to 5 people
English ( License )
Private tour (only you and your guide)
Walking / Public Transportation Tour
( Contact guide for other options )

Kamakura is a cozy seaside city with many historical sites and it's just one hour train-ride from Tokyo. It is a very important city in the Japanese history because the first samurai warrior's government was founded here in 12 century and had lasted for about 140 years. In this tour, we'll visit four popular spots among six must-see sights in Kamakura according to your choice.

Itinerary

Feel free to personalize this offer with Toru.

  • Please select four spots among following six must-see sights in Kamakura.
  • (1) Great Buddha in Kotokuin Temple : Built in the mid-13th century, this is a national treasure and the second largest statue in Japan with 12 meters tall and 121 tons in weight.
  • (2) Hase Temple : The temple is located in just a few minutes’ walk from the great Buddha. It is famous for the large gilded statue of Kannon-Bosatsu and beautifully maintained garden with seasonal flowers.
  • (3) Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine : This was originally built in the end of the 12th century by Minamoto Yoritomo, the first shogun of Kamakura shogunate. Kamakura had developed since then centering on this shrine.
  • (4) Hokokuji Temple : It's a Zen Buddhism temple and very popular with its beautiful bamboo grove. Zen Buddhism was introduced in Japan in the 13th century and had flourished here in Kamakura.
  • (5) Tea ceremony in Jomyoji Temple : If you want to experience Macha tea ceremony in a traditional Japanese house, you should add this temple in your choice. We need to make a reservation in advance.
  • (6) Engakuji Temple : It was originally built in 13 century and one of the representative Zen Buddhism temple in Kamakura.

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What to Expect

1. Kamakura is an old city built by samurai warriors in the end of the 12 century. You can find its attractions which reflect samurai's spirits of simplicity and fortitude in the tour. It's interesting to find the difference between Kamakura and Kyoto that's also old city, however, built by emperors and aristocrats.
2. It is just one hour train-ride from Tokyo. You can relax for one day in a local city filled with history and nature to leave from hustle-bustle downtown Tokyo.
3. You can experience macha tea ceremony with a casual atmosphere in a traditional Japanese house with a small dried stone garden.
4. Kamakura is located near Sagami Bay. It's blessed with sea food and vegetables. You can enjoy local foods for lunch with reasonable price.

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Departure & Return

Starting time 09:00 AM ( recommended )   Flexible
Meeting Point at your hotel in Tokyo
Ending Point at your hotel in Tokyo

Inclusions & Exclusions

What‘s included

guide fee, hotel pickup and drop-off

What‘s not included

transportation fee for you and guide(about 3,000 yen per person), lunch for you and guide, admissions for you(about 1,000 yen)

Important

1.This is a tour enjoying walking around the sightseeing spots like locals. You are recommended to wear shoes suitable for walking. We usually don't use tourist taxies.
2.If you have any food restrictions such as vegetarians, macrobiotics, gluten free, please let me know in advance.
3.The tour is not covered with any travel insurances. I'd recommend that you buy your own travel insurance in case of any unexpected accidents, losses, or breaking other's properties. Of course, I'll do my best to keep you away from such risks.
4. Your request of the tour is accepted 4 days before the tour.

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

How much is the transportation fee in the tour?

We use public transportation. It costs about 3,000 yen per person.

How much is the admission for temples?

It cost about 1,000 yen per person.

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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Reviews ( 8 )
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Igor Igor Canada ( Family )
Very Good
2 months ago

“ We had a great time with Toru ”

Toru took us from Tokyo on a tour of Nikko. He took care of all the logistics including subway and train tickets. Toru met us at our hotel described the details of the tour and then took us to an amazing Nikko. He guided us through great shrines and temples including great Toshogu shrine. Tory was exceptionally friendly and accommodating. We had a great day and would recommend Tori to anyone looking for a friendly and knowledgeable guide.

Toru:

Hi Igo, thank you very much for your kind comments. I'm pretty happy to know you seemed to enjoy the tour in Nikko. I'm afraid we didn't have time to visit Kegon Waterfall and Lake Chuzenji this time. I hope we can next time. How is your trip going? Three of you are enjoying a journey in Kyoto. I'm waiting for you to come back again and enjoy another attractions in this country. Thank you again.

Daniel Daniel Japan ( Couple )
Excellent
4 months ago

“ Amazing day in Tokyo ”

Toru is an excellent guide, very kind and knows Tokyo very well. He is very patient and will answer all your questions. I highly recommend it.

Toru:

Hi Daniel, thank you very much for your comment and high rating on the tour. It will be my great motivation for the future tours. I was so happy to share a pleasant time with you and Elen. I hope your team will win the medals in the upcoming Tokyo Olympics. Please enjoy the rest of your journey in Japan!

Anne-Marie Anne-Marie United States ( Family )
Excellent
4 months ago

“ Excellent tour ”

Very nice tour of Hakone.

Toru:

Hi Anne, Thank you very much for your comment and high rating. I'm pretty happy you seemed to enjoy the tour in Hakone. How is your trip going? I hope you and Ned are enjoying a journey in Japan. I'm waiting for you to come back again and enjoy another attractions of this country with me.

Linda Linda Australia ( Couple )
Excellent
5 months ago

“ Day 1 of 4 ”

Fantastic day travelling around Tokyo like a local. Toru took us to places of interest to us. He is very interesting to talk to and very happy to discuss any subject of Japanese life and culture.

Toru:

Hi, Linda. Thank you very much for your warm comments. Guiding for three days in Tokyo was very challenging and enjoyable for me. We have one more day and I'm looking forward to hearing your adventure story in Nagano.

Donna Donna Canada ( Couple )
Excellent
6 months ago

“ Great guide providing a wonderful experience ”

Toru provided a wonderful experience for my husband & I while in Tokyo. His English was excellent and easy to understand. He had a great knowledge of the sites visited as well as the history and culture of his country. Both in planning and during our trip, he was flexible and very prompt. He helped us to make the most of our short stay in Tokyo. He was a true gentleman in many ways and we truly enjoyed our time with him.

Toru:

Hi Donna and Ken, Thank you very much for your kindly comments. I was also enjoyed guiding favored by the friendly couple and magnificent weather for two days. I hope you'll be back to your country with enjoyable memories in Japan. Next time, I'm waiting for you in Autumn! Thank you again, good-bye for now.

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