On this tour, we will visit some popular spots in Kamakura: Kotokuin Temple (Great Buddha), Tsurugaokahachimangu Shrine, Hokokuji Temple (Bamboo garden), Engakuji Temple, Zeniaraibenzaiten Shrine, etc. We will also enjoy shopping and museums.
Feel free to personalize this offer with Yu.
Kamakura is located in the south of Tokyo. After traveling in less than one hour away from busy Tokyo, you will get to another world. On this tour, we will walk and see impressive temples, shrines and beautiful gardens while breathing in fresh air of green hills and sea breeze. You can expect a relaxing atmosphere in Kamakura.
Kamakura used to be the capital of Japan as a seat of the first samurai government around 800 years ago. Samurai culture and Zen Buddhism were developed here, and they had a great influence on Japanese culture afterward.
In modern times, Kamakura got very popular as a resort because it has a beautiful nature and mild climate. Kamakura is a compact city, but has a great variety of contents in it, such as many historic spots, beautiful nature, arts and crafts, and delicious food. They will surely fascinate you!
Please choose two or three main areas as follows : (1) Hase Area, (2) Central Area, (3) East Area, (4) Kita-Kamakura Area, (5) Mountain side Area. It takes about 2 or 3 hours for sightseeing on each area. In some areas, we use a bus or train in a short time. If you have some request for a visit to any other spots, do not hesitate to ask me about that. I'll arrange for you.
Guide fee ( guide's transportation fee and entrance fee included )
Your transportation fee in Kamakura ( about 300 yen ~ 1000 yen / person )
Entrance fee ( about 200 yen ~ 500 yen / person )
Green tea at Hokokuji Temple or Jomyoji Temple ( 500 yen or 600 yen / person )
On this tour, we are supposed to walk around the city, so please wear the shoes easy to walk. If you need a hotel pickup and hotel drop off, please tell me about that.
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.
Our tour with Yu was excellent. She planned a great itinerary showing off the lights and she knew the city so well taking us along shortcuts to quickly get from A to B. Yu spoke excellent English and was very knowledgeable. At the end of the tour she was so lovely that she gave us a little gift with a handmade Christmas card which included a handmade origami tree inside. Thanks Yu.
Hi, Fiona. Thank you for your joining Tokyo illumination tour last night. And I really appreciate your nice comment! i'm very glad to hear that you enjoyed seeing towns with beautiful lights. I was so happy to be with you. Thank you so much! Yu
Yu is a very good guide, she speaks fluent english, and is a very pleasant person to spend a day with. Very reccomended guide !
Hi, Vivi and Yosi. I truly appreciate your nice review. I'm very happy to hear that you enjoyed Tokyo. We were so lucky with the weather and crowd, weren't we? I wish a pleasant journey to you! Thank you again.
We were a little late arriving at the train station, however, Yu was a trooper and stuck around for our arrival. It was very easy to find her as she had a sign with my name raised high above her head. Yu had hand drawn a cute map outlining our day trip. We visited a couple of temples, the bamboo garden and the Great Buddha. Yu was very knowledgeable of the history of each site visited. Yu was very patient as we slowed down the tour as we stopped many times to take pictures. I would definitely take another tour with Yu.
Dear Ed Hello. Thank you for your sweet review about our tour. I’d like to express my gratitude for your kindness. I'm glad that you like Kamakura. I was very happy with you and your sister, Charlene. And I enjoyed talking with you about your country, works and friend. Thank you so much! Japan has many faces depends on the season, so I hope you will visit Japan again in the near future! Please say my best regards to Charlene, too. Thank you so much! Sincerely, Yu
Had a great time traveling with Yu for two days. Walked a lot, saw a lot. She focused on customizing my tour for the things I like the most—stationery and kitchenware stores. She was very attentive to my needs and concerned about my comfort. Would recommend her to anyone interested in a very thoughtful and kind guide.
Dear Kathy I really appreciate your sweet review ! I ’d like to express my gratitude for your joining my tour. I 'm glad that you enjoyed seeing and shopping in Tokyo for two days. I was so happy with you. I hope your family and friends like Japanese souvenirs. And I hope you will visit Japan again in the near future. Thank you so much ! Sincerely, Yu
Spent over four hours covering the highlights o f Tokyo at night. Yu did a great job. She was fun and full of energy, showing us everything she promised. Due to the crowds from Golden Week, we had to hustle to cover everything, but since she knew the areas so well we had little difficulty. What I liked most was her effort to contact us before the trip and make sure we knew what was to be included, we covered what we wanted to see, and we knew how much walking was involved. There were no unwanted surprises. Her English was very good, well above the level of many other English speaking guides used on group tours. Thanks for a great time.
Dear Larry and Betsy Hello! Thank you so much for your kind message! I’m very happy to know you enjoyed our tour, because I was concerned about a long walk in the holiday crowds. I had a beautiful time with you, too! I was glad to show you a fantastic Tokyo’s night, and also had a great time to talk with you about our family, hometown and your trip all over Japan. I was so happy to see you! Please come to Japan again. Thank you. Sincerely, Yu