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Feel Samurai spirit in Kamakura

by Hiro
6h $ 160

Highlights

  • Great Buddha
  • Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shinto Shrine
  • Hokokuji Temple
  • Jomyouji Temple
  • Komachi-dori Shopping Street
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160.20 USD

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1 ~ 5 people 160.20 USD
FREE cancelation 30 days prior

Extras (optional)

Extra hour.
$ 26.70
Hotel pick up in Tokyo.
$ 26.70

Overview

Kamakura is one of the most historical cities in Japan. The warlord Minamoto Yoritomo took power from the imperial court in Kyoto and founded the first Samurai government in Kamakura in the late 12th century. Since then, the center of Japanese politics was moved to Kamakura from Kyoto. STILL NOW, you can feel Samurai spirit at its historic sites.

What to Expect

I am pleased to welcome you. As an experienced local guide living in Kamakura, I am committed to making you stay in Kamakura more impressive and memorable.
This is a 6-Hour Walking Tour that will enable you to feel the atmosphere of old Japan. We are scheduled to visit the following five(5)destinations;

1. Great Buddha
The Great Buddha is the symbol of Kamakura. It was built in the middle of the 13th century and is located in Kotokuin temple.
It is 13.35 meters tall including platform and weighs 121 tons.
Access: About 15 minutes walk from Hase station(Enoden, the local railway)

2. Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shinto Shrine
The Tsurugaoka Shinto Shrine is located at the center of kamakura and is the most popular tourist destination in Kamakura.
The shrine was founded by Minamoto Yoritomo, the founder of the first Samurai government system in Japan.
Access: About 10 minutes walk from Kamakura station, East Exit.

3. Hokokuji Temple
The Hokokuji is a Zen temple that was built in 1334. This temple is well known as the bamboo temple" for the beautiful bamboo grove in the garden.
The fragrance of bamboos and rays of sunshine poured through them bring refreshment and healing to visitors.
Access: About 10 minutes bus ride from Kamakura station.

4. Jomyouji Temple
This temple was built in 1188 and is always surrounded by the beautiful seasonal flowers. There is a dry landscape garden where rocks and trees
are set beautifully. There is also a Ceremonial Tea-House called "Kisen-an" where you can enjoy macha green tea. Why don't you chat with friends
or couples and relax while enjoying the macha green tea served at the peaceful Japanese garden.
Access: About 10 minutes bus ride from Kamakura station.

5. Komachi-dori Shopping Street
This is the most crowded street in kamakura, lined with souvenir shops, restaurants, cafes and shops dealing in traditional wooden carvings called
"kamakura bori". There are more than 200 shops and It is much fun to be just roaming around and looking at various shops.
Access: A vermillion torii, a symbolic shinto gate , near the East Exit of Kamakura station marks the start of the Komachi-dori Shopping Street.

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Hiro Licensed Guide

Highlights

  • Great Buddha
  • Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shinto Shrine
  • Hokokuji Temple
  • Jomyouji Temple
  • Komachi-dori Shopping Street

Important

1. This is a walking tour. Please dress casually and wear shoes comfortable for walking.
2. Please note that the maximum number of guests for this tour is five(5) people for the safety of guests.
3. Free plans are also available. please let me know time to start and end, and also the places to visit, if any.
According to your requests, I will design a tour so that it meets your needs and interests.
4. Depending on the weather and/or traffic conditions, the tour is subject to change.

What‘s included
Guide fee,Travel expenses for guide in Kamakura , Admission fees to shrines and temples for guide, Lunch and beverage for guide
What‘s not included
Travel expenses for guests, Admission fees to shrines and temples (Great Buddha/Hokokuji Temple/Jomyouji Temple: 500 yen/person),
Lunch and beverages for guests(About 2000 yen/person),
Meeting Point
At the East Exit of kamakura station. Hotel pick-up in Tokyo or Yokohama area is available, but in this case, please add 3000 yen to the tour price.
Ending Point
Kamakura station
Duration
6 hours
Starting time
09:00 AM ( recommended )   Flexible
Number of people
up to 5 people   Flexible

Frequently Asked Questions

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.

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