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Walking tour to four popular places in Kamakura, Tsurugaoka Hachiman Shrine, Zeniarai-Benten, Sasu

by Eri
(26) Reviews
5h $ 132 Price up to 5 people

Highlights

  • Tsurugaoka Hachiman Shrine
  • Komachi dori shopping street
  • Masamune Sword and Blade Workshop
  • Zeniarai- Benten
  • Sasuke Inari Shrine
  • Great Buddha
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132.00 USD

Price up to 5 people
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$ 17.60

What to Expect

Would you like to become rich in Kamakura? Zeniarai Benten, or Money-washing Benten is a unique place in Kamakura, where you can wash your coins or bills with sacred water of a fountain in a cave. The legend says, if you spend some of the money washed there, it might be doubled! Want to give it a try?
Along with Zeniarai Benten, we will visit Tsurugaoka Hachiman Shrine, which is historically and geographically in the center of Kamakura and one of the most visited shrines in Japan, and Kotokuin Temple, where Great Buddha, a symbol of Kamakura with its original appearence remaining pretty much intact, is waiting for you. And one more spot, Sasuke Inari Shrine with many red torii gates on its approach will take you deep into Kamakura.
On our way visiting those places, we will also enjoy dropping by a variety of souvenir shops on Komachi-dori shopping street and strolling around the quiet residential areas of Kamakura.
As this tour is entirely on foot, wearing a pair of comfortable walking shoes would be recommended on your visit.
Why don't we take a walk and enjoy the serene atmosphere of an ancient capital of Kamakura together!

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Highlights

  • Tsurugaoka Hachiman Shrine
  • Komachi dori shopping street
  • Masamune Sword and Blade Workshop
  • Zeniarai- Benten
  • Sasuke Inari Shrine
  • Great Buddha

Important

Off from December 20~January 15

What‘s included
guide fee
What‘s not included
your entrance fee for Kotokuin Temple (Great Buddha), lunch
Meeting Point
At the East exit of Kamakura station
Ending Point
At Hase station
Duration
5 hours
Starting time
10:00 AM ( recommended )   Flexible
Number of people
up to 5 people   Flexible

Frequently Asked Questions

How much is the entrance fee for Kotokuin Temple (Great Buddha)?

It is 200 yen for an adult (up from junior high school student), and 150 yen for a primary school child.

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 ( 26 )
Michael Michael Israel ( Couple )
Excellent
2 weeks ago

“ Wonderful day with Eri in Kamakura ”

We had a great day with Eri in Kamakura. Not only her knowledge was so good. She share it with such a wonderful way and with so much enthusiasm and love for her country. She also was so patient with us when looking at the different shops around letting us understand what we see and what we eat. I highly recommend to Eri as Kamakura tour guide!!

Eri:

Dear Michael, Thank you so much for your review! Althouth it was only a 3.5-hour tour, we enjoyed a lot of talking while getting around the places, didn't we? You were listening to my explanation very earnestly, even taking a note sometimes, which showed your deep interest in our history and culture. It was such a fruitful time and so great meeting you two! Best wishes, Eri

Sharon Sharon United States ( Family )
Excellent
1 month ago

“ Excellent day in Kamakura and Enoshima ”

We had a wonderful day with Eri! She is so well prepared and knowledge able about the area and its history. We had a terrific time-it was just like taking a tour with a good friend. She was extremely easy to understand and communicate with. She is also flexible and willing to make additions or changes as the day progresses. You cannot go wrong if you choose her as your guide.

Eri:

Dear Sharon, Thank you so much for such a wonderful review! It really was a great day with all of your family. Starting from the visit of Tsurugaoka Hachiman Shrine, we visited Great Buddha in Hase and took the Enoden Line for Enoshima. From the train windows, we witnessed the railroad crossing popular among "manga" lovers from overseas, which was an amazing scene. You all were very patient in waiting for our number to be called at the most popular seafood restaurant on the island, weren't you? And I'm glad it was worth it! I hope each moment of the tour will be a good memory of your stay in Japan for long. It was great meeting you all!! Best regards, Eri

Ai Li Ai Malaysia ( Family )
Excellent
3 months ago

“ Kamakura History ”

Eri was easy to communicate with right from the start. Quick to respond to any queries I had too. She met us with a bright smile and was very patient with us. She regaled us with the many stories of Shoguns and battles and tragic love. It was a wonderful way to learn of the past and to marvel at the monuments attesting to those tales. Truly a delight to share it with Eri. Thank you

Eri:

Dear Ai, It's so kind of you to write such a great review! It was a great day for me with you all, too. Especially when we visited Egara Tenjin Shrine, which is a shinto shrine dedicated to the god of learning, your teenage son and daughter were praying sincerely for their progress of school works. I was impressed so much I prayed to the god for them too. Although we sometimes needed an umbrella on the day, it wasn't so bad and the drizzle was rather comfortable, wasn't it? It was great meeting you all and I hope to see you again on your next visit to Japan!! Best regards, Eri

Musa Asim Musa Turkey ( Family with kids )
Excellent
4 months ago

“ Amazing Kamakura Tour ”

It was a very good trip with a very experienced guide Eri. Even though weather was very hot, she kept on explaining every detail with a great energy. We are a family with two babies and Eri was very understanding and patient about their needs. Since we are Muslims, she arranged us a very nice lunch in a beautiful restaurant. We wish to see some more places soon with Eri, especially “Enoshima Island”. We recommend her to everyone who are looking for a joyful trip. Thank you very much for everything Eri...

Eri:

Dear Musa, Thank you so much for your review!! That was a great trip inspite of the very hot weather. What I'd been concerned about was almost no problem due to the very good care you and your wife took of your small children. I was very happy to see your son was enjoying running around and watching ants on top of Cape Inamuragasaki, where we had a nice ocean breeze. I'm looking forward to showing you all Enoshima Island next time. It was great meeting you and your family! Best regards, Eri

Ted Ted United States ( Family )
Excellent
4 months ago

“ Sublime Kamakura ”

Eri made our family’s day trip to sublime Kamakura most memorable. She is enthusiastic, charming, flexible, and has excellent English skills. Eri shared with us that she studied history at university, and her command of Japanese history was evident throughout the tour. She explained rituals, filled us in on legends, and pointed out iconic images and design features at the Zen temples and Shinto shrines we visited. Travelling with our teenage son, we were concerned that his attention might wane, but Eri kept us all engaged. Have you ever been inside a giant bronze Buddha? Have you ever seen the 800-year-old workshop of Japan’s greatest sword smith, Masamune? Have you sipped macha in a forest of tall bamboo trees where the silence is broken only by leaves rustling in the breeze? We have Eri... read more

Eri:

Dear Ted, Thank you so much for your review with many kind words! I'm very happy to read it. The highlight of the tour was the surprise your son got at Masamune Sword and Blade Workshop, wasn't it? It was so lucky for him to have a chance to hold a real sword, which happens only once in a blue moon. I hope he treasures the memory along with other sceans we enjoyed on the day in Kamakura. It was really great meeting you all! Best wishes, Eri

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