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True Kamakura Half-day tour

by Toru
(7) Reviews
5h $ 175 Price up to 5 people

Highlights

  • Please select three spots among following five 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) Engakuji Temple : It was originally built in 13 century and one of the representative Zen Buddhism temple in Kamakura.
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174.80 USD

Price up to 5 people
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Extras (optional)

Extra hours.
$ 27.60

Overview

Kamakura is a cozy seaside city with many historical temples, shrines and remains. In this half-day tour, we'll visit three spots among five must-see sights in Kamakura according to your choice.

What to Expect

1. Kamakura is an old city built by samurai warriors in the end of the 12 century. Its atmosphere is very different from Kyoto built by emperors and aristocrats. You can find the attractions of the old city which reflect samurai's spirits of simplicity and fortitude in the half-day tour.
2. It is just one hour train-ride from Tokyo to Kamakura. You can relax in a local city filled with history and nature to leave from hustle-bustle downtown Tokyo.
3. It also may be a good idea to enjoy local foods and shopping in Komachi street near Kamakura station after the tour.

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Highlights

  • Please select three spots among following five 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) Engakuji Temple : It was originally built in 13 century and one of the representative Zen Buddhism temple in Kamakura.

Important

1. We enjoy walking and use public transportation in the tour, so you are recommended to wear shoes suitable for walking.
2. The time of tour is usually from 9:00 to 14:00 or from 12:00 to 17:00. If you want other time, please let me know in advance.
3. Your request is accepted four days before the tour.

What‘s included
1. guide fee
2. pickup and drop-off at your hotel
What‘s not included
1. transportation fee for you and guide(about 3,000 yen per person),
2. lunch for you and guide,
3. admissions for you (about 1,000 yen)
Meeting Point
at your hotel in Tokyo
Ending Point
(1) at your hotel in Tokyo, (2) Kamakura or Kitakamakura station in case you stay in Kamakura after the tour
Duration
5 hours
Starting time
09:00 AM ( recommended )   Flexible
Number of people
up to 5 people   Flexible

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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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 ( 7 )
Daniel Daniel Japan ( Couple )
Excellent
1 hour 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.

Anne-Marie Anne-Marie United States ( Family )
Excellent
2 days 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
1 month 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
1 month 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.

Lance Lance United States ( Couple )
Excellent
3 months ago

“ Outstanding personality and tour ”

Of all of our adventures around the world, our day with Toru is among our favorites. He is kind, generous, knowledgeable and has a great sense of humor. He was responsive to our needs and flexible to our whims. He navigated us through many experiences, including the food. He took great care to be sure we were having a great time and he was a very good conversationalist about many topics. He definitely went the extra mile for us. If we return to Japan, we hope to book him again. Thank you Toru!

Toru:

Hi Lance and Dari, thank you very much for your warm comments. I'm very happy to know that you enjoyed the tour with me. I also enjoyed the tour with you and was very impressed with your tour style that reflects your own way of thinking. I hope you'll be back to your home with joyful memories in Japan. Looking forward to guiding you in the next trip to Japan. Thank you again.

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