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Kamakura, one hour from Tokyo station, thirty minutes from Yokohama, is the town where first Samurai capital flourished between 1185 and 1333. Under the feudal government populist Buddhism and Zen sect was spread. Many temples were built and various Buddha statues were crafted.
This one day trip takes you temples, shrine on your foot. The course includes one hour Ten-en hiking trail. Kamakura is surrounded by hills and full of green. The views from the trail are really gorgeous. Also, you can enjoy visits to Japan’s oldest Zen temple, Bamboo Temple and famous Shinto shrine.
Kencho-ji Temple is oldest Zen monastery in Japan and is still active today. Beside the central Butsuden (Budda Hall), the temple has a bell cast in 1252 designated as a national treasure and the juniper grove aged 760 years old.
Hokoku-ji Temple or Bamboo Temple is a Zen temple established in 1334. Moso bamboo grows in the temple and forms a serene garden.
Tsurugaoka Hachiman-gu is most famous shrine of first Samurai capital. Minamoto Yoritomo, the first Shogun who ruled Japan in place of emperor, ordered its construction in 1191 and designed central promenade that lead to the coast.
Transportation fees for Guide
Transportation fares (around 2500 yen from Tokyo/person, 1500 yen from Yokohama)
Entrance fee for temples: Kotoku-in (200Yen), Hase-dera (300Yen), Hokoku-ji (200Yen), Sugimoto-dera (200Yen) Total 900Yen
Lunch for you
Total walking distance is about 5 km or 3 miles including 1.5km or 1mile of Ten-en Hiking Trail short course. Most parts of trail are steep stone steps or unpaved. Please wear suitable shoes for walking/hiking. Avoid high heels or thong sandals.
Inclement weather makes it difficult carry out hiking. In that case, the course of tour can be changed.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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Mr. Ryuta was the loveliest tour guide I could have imagined. He put together an ideal tour for us, based upon our interests and our specifications; and even found us a lovely place to eat for lunch when we got hungry. His English is excellent, he is extremely knowledgeable about the history of Tokyo, and he was just absolutely delightful to spend time with. We all agree (party of 3) that we can't recommend him more highly. One last thing: our 13 year old son was suffering from a rather extreme allergic reaction to something he encountered before we boarded the plane, and Mr. Ryuta was extremely generous and helpful with his time and advice. He took the time to locate the nearest hospital with English-speaking doctors and to write down the address and phone number-- as well as a way we co... read more
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I would like thank Mr Ryuta, for a wonderful tour of Kamakura...he is very knowledgeable and very patient which helps to make the tour a great experience. I would highly recommend Mr Ryuta to anybody interested in informative and fun tour in Japan.
Thank you very much for your kind message. I was enjoyed very much with you in Kamakura. I am looking forward seeing you again in Japan. Best regards, Ryuta