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1 day tour to Yokohama & Kamakura - 2 Historic Cities for Eager Travelers

by Aki
(22) Reviews
8h $ 288 Price up to 4 people

Highlights

  • A majestic 360-degree view from an observatory at the Japan's 2nd tallest skyscraper in Yokohama
  • Walk in comfortable seaside streets and enjoy viewing the bay area in Yokohama
  • Visit Japan’s largest Chinatown and enjoy various foods in Yokohama
  • See the stunning Great Statue of Buddha in Kamakura
  • Visit a magnificent temple and shrine in Kamakura
  • Walk in the main and back streets in Kamakura
  • Appreciate plants and flowers in season, such as cherry and plum blossoms, hydrangeas, etc. in Kamakura
  • Please refer to What to Expect for more details
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288.00 USD

Price up to 4 people
FREE cancelation 30 days prior

Extras (optional)

Extra hour.
$ 36.00
Extra person.
$ 36.00
Hotel escort.
$ 22.50

Overview

Yokohama and Kamakura are popular tourist destinations for one day tour from Tokyo.
Each city can be reached within 40 minutes by a train from the other one.
This tour takes you to the two cities which have quite different characters, catering to eager travelers who want to see and experience the things as much as possible.

What to Expect

In this tour, we visit two cities, Yokohama and Kamakura, both are historic cities, having played an important role in Japanese history.
Kamakura was the seat of the first samurai government found in the late 12th century.
Yokohama has flourished as an international port city since the late 19th century.
Therefore, you can see the quite different aspects in those two cities.

This tour presents a model itinerary to you. However, I can arrange it according to your requests. If you have any requests, please let me know in advance.
Please feel free to ask if you have any questions.

A model itinerary:
9:00am
Meet at your hotel in Tokyo and move to Yokohama by a train.

09:50am
Arrive at Sakuragicho Station and visit the Yokohama Landmark Tower.
Enjoy viewing 360-degree scenery from the Sky Garden observatory.

10:30am
Walk in promenades through malls such as Queen’s Square, Yokohama World Porters, and Marine & Walk Yokohama in Minato Mirai 21 area.

11:00am
Visit Akarenga - Yokohama Red Brick Warehouse and Zo-no-hana Park.
Taking a short break at Zo-no-hana Park might be a good idea.

11:20am
Move to Yokohama Chinatown through Kannai area and Yamashita-koen park while viewing historical buildings such as Towers of Jack, Queen, and King.

11:40am
Arrive at Yokohama Chinatown and drop by various shops, Kantei-byo and Mazu temples.
Take lunch at a recommended restaurant.

01:10pm
Move to Kamakura by a train from Ishikawacho station nearby the Chinatown.
At Kamakura station, we change trains to Enoden railway to get to Kotokuin Temple.

02:10pm
Visit Kotokuin Temple where we can meet Daibutsu, or the Great Buddha statue.

02:45pm
Visit Hasedera Temple, situating a huge statue of Kannon, numerous statues of Jizo, and a beautiful Japanese-style garden.
You can enjoy viewing spectacular scenery from a rise in the grounds.

03:30pm
Move to Kamakura Station by Enoden railway.

03:45pm
Arrive at Kamakura Station and walk in Wakamiya-oji Street, dropping by some shops including a Kamakurabori shop, traditional wooden craft.

04:00pm
Visit Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine, one of the most famous shrines in Japan.
We stroll in the specious grounds of Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine.

04:30pm
Visit Komachi-dori Street and adjacent alleys lined with various shops.

05:00pm
Arrive at Kamakura Station and the tour ends

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Highlights

  • A majestic 360-degree view from an observatory at the Japan's 2nd tallest skyscraper in Yokohama
  • Walk in comfortable seaside streets and enjoy viewing the bay area in Yokohama
  • Visit Japan’s largest Chinatown and enjoy various foods in Yokohama
  • See the stunning Great Statue of Buddha in Kamakura
  • Visit a magnificent temple and shrine in Kamakura
  • Walk in the main and back streets in Kamakura
  • Appreciate plants and flowers in season, such as cherry and plum blossoms, hydrangeas, etc. in Kamakura
  • Please refer to What to Expect for more details

Important

I can guide you in Kyoto, Kagawa(Shikoku) and Okinawa.
If you would be interested in being guided by me in those places, please contact me to confirm my availability in advance.
I would appreciate it if you could give me an inquiry about the availability at least two weeks before the day of the tour.

This tour is a walking tour, so please wear comfortable shoes.

What‘s included
guide fee, hotel pick-up(in this case, please pay the guide's transportation fare from your hotel too)
What‘s not included
transportation fare(you and guide), admission fee(you and guide), meals
Depart From
Tokyo, Yokohama, Kamakura, Kanagawa
Meeting Point
Wherever in Tokyo, Yokohama and Kamakura, including your hotel
Ending Point
At JR Kamakura Station
Duration
8 hours
Starting time
09:00 AM ( recommended )   Flexible
Number of people
up to 4 people   Flexible

Frequently Asked Questions

Besides guide fee, how much does it cost for a one-day tour?

Although the cost varies according to our itinerary, a typical cost is 5,500 to 8,000 JPY per person.
In a model itinerary, we visit three facilities, so the total cost comes to 5,800 JPY approximately.
- transportation fare: 2,300 JPY (Tokyo to Yokohama and Kamakura, for a round trip)
- lunch: 2,000 JPY
- admission fee to a facility and two temples: 1,500 JPY
(Sky Garden observatory at Yokohama Landmark Tower: 1,000 JPY, Kotokuin Temple: 200 JPY, Hasedera Temple: 300 JPY)
For more details, please refer to the Questions and Answers below.

What is an admission fee at temples?

Most of the temples require the visitors to pay an admission fee.
Typical price is about 200 yen to 300 yen per person.

What is the price range of lunch in Yokohama and Kamakura?

There are various types of restaurants serving many kinds of cuisines.
The typical price ranges per person are, for example,
- A Western style restaurant: 1,500 yen to 3,000 JPY
- A Chinese style restaurant: 1,500 to 3,000 JPY
- A Japanese style restaurant: 1,500 yen to 3,000 JPY
- A Curry and rice shop: 1,000 yen to 2,000 JPY
- A Ramen shop: 1,000 JPY approximately

How long does it take to get to Yokohama and Kamakura from Tokyo?

It's about an hour by a train, although varying, depending on a meeting place.
For example:
- Shinjuku to Yokohama(Sakuragicho): 40minutes
- Shinjuku to Kamakura: 70minutes

Could you customize an itinerary?

Yes, certainly.
In this case, I suggest checking the information shown in my customized tours, "Bay Breeze in Yokohama - Half-day Customized Tour -" and "The Real Kamakura - Half-day Customized Tour -".
For more details, please refer to "More tours by Aki" below.

I'm a passenger of a cruise ship docked in Yokohama. Can you pick me up at a pier?

Yes, I can. I will meet you at the pier Osanbashi International Passenger Terminal in Yokohama.

Can you escort me to my hotel?

Yes, I can. In this case, please pay Hotel escort fee.
Guide’s transportation fare to the place is also required to be paid.

Can you arrange a private car? How much does it cost for a car?

Yes, I can arrange a private car, van and minibus according to your request.
The cost varies, depending on type of car, time and mileage.
For example, it costs approximately $320 USD for 8 hours and 2 passengers.

Can you pick me up at an airport?

Yes, I can, however, during the daytime only.
If you use Narita Airport, please pay the extra fee.
The rate of the extra fee is same as the extra-hour fee. Please pay the extra-hour fee for two hours when you book.
In case of Haneda Airport, you don't need to pay the extra fee.

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 ( 22 )
Marilyn Marilyn Australia
Excellent
1 week ago

“ A wonderful introduction to Tokyo ”

Aki was a very well informed and considerate guide. We were very appreciative of his wealth of knowledge about Tokyo and his willingness to accommodate our queries. By the end of our tour we felt Aki had provided us with sufficient information to give us confidence to venture out the following days on our own exploration of Tokyo. Aki was at all times polite, well informed and good company during our first venture in Tokyo.

Aki:

Dear Marilyn, Thank you so much for giving me such an awesome review! That's very nice of you to say! I'm very happy to hear that you enjoyed exploring Tokyo by yourself. It was really nice to meet you and was my pleasure to have guided you. Please convey my regards to your husband. Thanks for coming to Tokyo and choosing me as your guide! Sincerely, Aki

Samuel Samuel United States ( Family )
Excellent
3 weeks ago

“ Meeting with Aki was like meeting an old friend ”

Aki was great. He planned an excellent day tour for us, taking into account our two young children, ensuring that we all had a great time. It took almost no time to get comfortable with Aki as our guide, and as we talked during our train ride from Yokohama to Tokyo, it felt like we were catching up with an old friend. I highly recommend Aki to anyone touring Tokyo or Yokohama, especially families.

Aki:

Dear Scott, Thank you so much for giving me such an awesome review! That's very nice of you to say! I'm very happy to hear that your family enjoyed the Tokyo tour. I also felt at ease with your family like an old friend. It was really nice to meet you. Please convey my regards to your pretty family members. Thanks for coming to Yokohama and choosing me as your guide! Sincerely, Aki

Chris Chris United States ( Business )
Excellent
1 month ago

“ Excellent tour of Tokyo ”

We enjoyed working with Aki very much during our recent trip. Many Thanks

Aki:

Dear Chris, Thank you so much for giving me such a nice review! It was my pleasure to have guided your party. I hope you enjoyed the rest of your days in Japan. Thanks for coming to Tokyo and choosing me as your tour guide! Sincerely, Aki

Pervin Pervin United States ( Friends )
Good
2 months ago

“ Tokyo & Kamakura ”

We were a group of 6 for Tokyo tour and 4 for Kamakura. Aki is a good guide; very patient, polite and professional. He knows the subject matter and explains well; sometimes we wished he gave us more details or background history. He gave us an excellent orientation of the subway stations and how the Japanese rail system worked. We wished he did a better of job of time management. Eg. in Tokyo, the Imperial Palace which was the first place we visited we spent too much time; actually you can do this without a guide and at Kamakura we again spent too much time at the first sight Engakuji temple; as a result we then had to rush around. Also Aki should have done a better research for taking us for lunch; because when lunch time came, we had to scramble and look for restaurants and in Tokyo we wound up eating at a very mediocre place.

Aki:

Dear Pervin, Thank you so much for giving me a kind review. I understand your disappointment. I realize that I need to be more sensitive to your expectations. Please accept my apology. Sincerely, Aki

Robert Robert Australia ( Couple )
Excellent
3 months ago

“ Tokyo and Yokohama ”

Aki was the perfect guide, he was friendly, helpful,and showed us all that we wanted to see ,plus more.without his expert knowledge on Tokyo and Yokohama, we would have missed so much

Aki:

Dear Bob, Thank you so much for giving me such a wonderful review! It was my pleasure to have guided you. Thanks for choosing me as your tour guide. I hope you enjoyed viewing cherry blossoms in Hokkaido. Please convey my regards to your wife. Yours, Aki

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