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True Kamakura tour including popular 3 spots plus bamboo grove in Hokokuji temple

by Toru
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8h $ 194

Highlights

  • (1) Great Buddha in Kotokuin Temple
  • (2) Statue of Hase-Kannon in Hase Temple
  • (3) Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine
  • (4) Bamboo grove in Hokokuji Temple

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1 ~ 2 people 193.60 USD
3 ~ 6 people 220.00 USD
FREE cancelation 30 days prior

Overview

Kamakura is just one hour train-ride from Tokyo and a cozy seaside city with many historical sites. In this tour, we'll visit four popular temples and shrine.
Note: The plan is a basic course in Kamakura and very flexible. If you have any places or things in which you are interested, please let me know. I'd be glad to adjust the plan so you can enjoy your precious time.

What to Expect

We start the tour from the great Buddha in Kotokuin temple. The statue was originally built in the mid-13th century. This is the second largest statue in Japan with 12 meters tall and 121 tons in weight and the only national treasure in Kamakura. Hase temple is located in a few minutes’ walk from the great Buddha. It is famous for the gilded statue of Kannon-Bosatsu which is one of the largest wooden statue in Japan with 10 meters high. We have lunch at a popular restaurant near the seashore in this area.
In the afternoon, we visit Hokokuji Temple first. It's a Zen sect temple and famous for the beautiful bamboo grove. Zen Buddhism was introduced in Japan in the end of 12th century from China and had flourished here in Kamakura. And then we walk to Tsurugaoka Hachimangu shrine on a quiet backstreet along a river. The shrine 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. On the way back to Kamakura station, we pass through Komachi street where you can enjoy shopping for souvenirs.
Kamakura is an old city built by samurai warriors in the end of the 12 century. Its atmosphere is completely different from the another old city built by emperors and aristocrats, Kyoto. Let's find the attractions of the old city which reflect samurai's spirits of simplicity and fortitude through this full-day walking tour.

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Highlights

  • (1) Great Buddha in Kotokuin Temple
  • (2) Statue of Hase-Kannon in Hase Temple
  • (3) Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine
  • (4) Bamboo grove in Hokokuji Temple

Important

(1) We enjoy walking and use public transportation in the tour, so you are recommended to wear shoes suitable for walking.
(2) If you have any food restrictions, let me know in advance.
(3) Your request of this tour is accepted 4 days before the tour.

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)
Meeting Point
at your hotel in Tokyo
Ending Point
at your hotel in Tokyo
Duration
8 hours
Starting time
09:00 AM ( recommended )   Flexible
Number of people
up to 6 people

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 ( 2 )
vladimir Vladimir United States
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4 weeks ago

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Toru:

Thank you very much for your comment. How were the traditional gardens in Kyoto? I hope you went back to your home with wonderful memories in Japan. Please say hello to Lena and looking forward to seeing you again. I'll keep that map of Tokyo until then!

corinne Corinne United States ( Family )
Excellent
5 months ago

“ Kamakura tour ”

One of the best ways to see a place is using a personal tour guide, Toru responded quickly and adjusted to our likes and wishes . Comparing all the tours available, my group was able to go at our own pace and plan our itinerary . I asked to do a tea ceremony , which was definitely a highlight being private and his choice of the gardens was peaceful and beautiful . Our seaside lunch introduced us to the local fish and felt it was really A local spot - no tour buses! We even got to watch a surfer hitting the waves from the restaurant! He was knowledgable about the area and give us new insights. His English was perfect and clear , with a touch of accent !!! I wish we had more energy and time to cover all the sights. Thoroughly enjoyed his company and felt like I’ve known him for years ..... read more

Toru:

Hello Corinne, thank you very much for your warm comments on the tour. I also enjoyed guiding you and your lovely family. This time it was a season of hydrangeas in Kamakura. Next time, maybe, in the season of cherry blossoms or Autumn leaves. I'm looking forward to seeing you and your family in the near future. Thank you again.

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