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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.

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

Information

City Kanagawa
Depart From Tokyo, Yokohama, Kamakura
Meeting Point Wherever in Tokyo, Yokohama and Kamakura, including your hotel
Ending Point Wherever in Tokyo, Yokohama and Kamakura within the duration of this tour, including your hotel
Departure 09:00 AM ( recommended )   Flexible
Duration 8h   Flexible
Languages English (License)
Tour Type Private Tour ( only for you )
Number of people 1 ~ 4
Booking
8h
When?

People

270.00 USD

total price for up to 4 people

FREE cancelation 14 days prior

Extras (optional)

Extra hour. 33.75 USD
Extra person. 28.35 USD

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.

01:20pm
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.

02:20pm
Visit Kotokuin Temple where we can meet Daibutsu, or the Great Buddha statue.

03:00pm
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.

03:40pm
Move to Kamakura Station by Enoden railway.

03:50pm
Arrive at Kamakura Station and walk in Wakamiya-oji Street, dropping by some shops including a Kamakurabori shop, traditional wooden craft.

04:10pm
Visit Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine, one of the most famous shrines in Japan.
We stroll in the specious grounds of Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine.

04:40pm
Visit Komachi-dori Street and adjacent alleys lined with various shops.

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


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

Important

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

Extras (optional)

Extra hour. 33.75 USD
Extra person. 28.35 USD

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.


Can you escort me to my hotel?

Yes, I can. If the time is likely to exceed the duration of a tour, please pay the extra fee.
The rate of the extra fee is same as the extra-hour fee. Please pay the extra fee when you book.
Guide’s transportation fare to the place is also required to be paid.

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.

Frequently Asked Questions

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
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.
After booking a tour, the guide will accept (or decline) your booking within 24 hours. Then you will be noticed by email from Triplelights.
You’ll be able to see the guide’s e-mail address and phone number. You can contact your guide directly before the tour starts, and enjoy your tour on the day!
Please check the following link. https://triplelights.com/cancel
Yes, by using our secure online payment system, your payment information is encrypted and you are secured against fraud and unauthorized transaction. Your credit card or PayPal account will be charged upon booking. However, if the guide does not accept your booking, the amount will be credited back to the account from which the charge was drawn.
No, our prices are 100% booking fee free – meaning the price you see is the amount you pay.
It depends on the location of your hotel and places you visit. But to give you an idea, it costs about 200-300yen for one place to the other, and the total is about 1,000yen for a full day tour.
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.
Yes, you can and you may be able to get a discount if you are traveling alone. Price depends on which guide you choose.
Yes you can, but you have to pay an extra charge per person. The price depends on which guide you choose.
More Frequently Asked Questions

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The TripleLights Difference

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Reviews

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Kris
1 day ago , ( Couple ) , From: Australia

“ Tsukiji Fish Market and Hamrikyu Garden ”

As first-time visitors to Japan, we were very fortunate to choose Aki as our guide. We wanted to see Tsukiji fish market and Hamrikyu Garden on the first day of our trip, and thought a private tour with a guide would also help to orientate ourselves in Tokyo. From the moment Aki met us at our hotel, his friendly helpful manner and excellent English put us at ease as he helped us navigate the crowded train system and streets during our tour. Aki was very knowledgeable, well educated, thoughtful and had a a good sense of humour. He also provided information about places and processes that we intended to visit or use. He was excellent and we thoroughly recommend him for any tour he offers. Thank you Aki!

Aki:
Dear Kris, thank you so much for giving me such a wonderful review! That's very nice of you to say! I'm very happy to hear that you enjoyed a day in Tokyo with me. It was my pleasure to have guided you. I hope you also enjoyed sightseeing in Japan during the rest of your days. Please convey my regards to your husband. Thanks for coming to Tokyo and choosing my tour! Yours, Aki

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Inbal
1 week ago , ( Couple ) , From: Switzerland

“ wonderful Tokyo ”

Aki took us customised to specific sites and had timelines exactly adjusted so we could witness a ritual in a budhist temple. We enjoyed Tokyo so much, many thanks Aki!

Aki:
Dear Inbal, thank you so much for giving me such a nice review! I'm happy to hear that. It was my pleasure to have guided you in Tokyo. I also enjoyed touring with you. Thanks for choosing my tours! Yours, Aki

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Kira
3 weeks ago , ( Couple ) , From: United States

“ Tour of Hakone ”

We were fortunate to have AKi as our guide in Hakone. We got in touch prior to our visit and let him know our interests so we came up with itinerary ahead of time. Aki picked us up at our hotel as planned. He spent a day with us according to itinerary and was flexible with any changes made on the spot. He was courteous, helpful. knew hakone well. We are very thankful to him to make our experience in Hakone pleasant and worry-free.

Aki:
Dear Kira, thank you so much for giving me such a great review. That's very nice of you to say! I'm very happy to hear that you enjoyed touring in Hakone. It was my pleasure to have guided you. I hope you also enjoyed sightseeing in Japan during the rest of your days. Thanks for coming to Japan! Yours, Aki

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Dan
3 weeks ago , ( Couple ) , From: Japan

“ Thank you, Aki! ”

We wanted a day trip to Hakone and wanted to see great views of Mt Fuji. Aki built an itinerary for us that was flexed to our needs and desires. Aki is very knowledgeable and a true gentleman. We learned a lot and enjoyed his company over the course of the day with him. When back, we will definitely look to use Aki again.

Aki:
Dear Dan, thank you so much for giving me a wonderful review! That's a nice thing to say. It was my pleasure to have guided you. I also enjoyed the tour with you on a beautiful day in Hakone. Please convey my regards to your wife. Thanks for choosing my tour! Yours, Aki

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Khang
1 month ago , ( Family ) , From: Australia

“ Hakone Day Trip ”

We were traveling from Tokyo to Osaka and spent the day with Aki who showed us around the Hakone region. Our trip included, Hakone Checkpoint, Lake Ashinoko (Sightseeing Cruise), Hakone Ropeway, Owakudani and Odawara Castle. We got see a cloud-covered view of Mount Fuji and sample kuro-tomago. But the real highlight was an amazing experience with a puzzle box ‘master’ who demonstrated how he hand made the intricate and fascinating puzzle boxes. This was a priority destination for our family and Aki arranged a unique experience that we otherwise could not have come across ourselves. Aki was friendly, well versed in English and generous with his time. He arrived early and pre-purchased Hakone Free Passes for our family so that we could save time. Our day was not rushed and the itinerary was well planned. We returned to Osawara Station with time to collect our luggage from the lockers and buy bento boxes before we boarded our shinkansen to Osaka. Thanks Aki, for the amazing experience.

Aki:
Dear Khang, thank you so much for giving me an awesome review! I'm happy to hear that your family enjoyed sightseeing in Hakone. Especially, it was my pleasure to have introduced a puzzle box master to your family. I enjoyed touring in Hakone with your family too. It was really nice to meet you. Thanks for coming to Hakone and Odawra! Yours, Aki

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