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Kamakura half-day tour

6 hours
up to 5 people
Japanese ( Native ), English ( License ), French ( Intermediate )
Private tour (only you and your guide)
Walking / Public Transportation Tour
( Contact guide for other options )

For a quick tour of Kamakura, I suggest a 6 hour-tour. Kamakura is an ancient capital in Japan and the seat of the first military government of Japan. Choose three of the options as follows.
Big Buddha, Tsurugaoka Hachimangu shrine, Komachidori shopping street, Hokokuji temple, Jomyoji temple, Kenchoji temple, Meigetsuin temple


Feel free to personalize this offer with RIEKO.

  • Big Buddha: The second largest statue of Buddha has been waiting for you since 700 years.
  • Hasedera Temple: Well known as a temple with flowers and sea view, which has many attractions such as a largest statue of Boddhisatva.
  • Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine: The largest Shinto shrine in Kamakura which was the religious authority for the first shogun family.
  • Hokokuji temple: Well known as a temple with a beautiful bamboo garden.
  • Jomyoji temple: In Kisen an, you can enjoy japanese powdered tea seeing the beautiful dry landscape garden.

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What to Expect

You can make a quick tour in Kamakura, which was an ancient capital of Japan. Zen temples in Kamakura are simple, but solemn. You can feel a holy atmosphere with Japanese traditional culture such as Japanese powdered tea.

Departure & Return

Starting time 09:00 AM ( recommended )   Flexible
Meeting Point At Kamakura station
Ending Point Kamakura station

Inclusions & Exclusions

What‘s included

Guide fee only

What‘s not included

Transportation fee for yourself and the guide.

Cancellation Policy

  • Free cancellation - 30 days prior to meeting date
  • 50% Refund - 15 to 29 days prior to meeting date
  • No Refund - Within 14 day(s) prior to meeting date

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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Reviews ( 19 )
4.8 (19) Reviews
Very Good
Sussan Sussan Australia ( Family with kids )
1 week ago

“ Awesome tofu making experience ”

My family really enjoyed the tour. We are grateful Reiko San was able to help with our dietary requirements. We had an awesome time learning to make tofu. The tofu masters were very lovely, kind and humble people. Highly recommended.


Sussan san, Thank you for your warm words. I am really glad you liked my tour. I had a very good time with you and your lovely and very polite children. I will tell the tofu masters that you really liked the program. Please try making tofu at home and if you have some questions about making tofu, do not hesitate to ask us. We are always at your service. Please enjoy the rest of your stay in Japan and come back again soon.

Lachlan Lachlan Australia ( Couple )
1 month ago

“ Great Day With Rieko ”

Had a great day seeing the area being well looked after by our excellent English speaking guide.


Dear Lachlan san, Thank you for your warm review! I was so glad you two enjoyed Kamakura a lot in spite of a very hot and humid day. Thank you again and have a good cruise tour. I would love to see you soon. Rieko

D. D. United States ( Family )
3 months ago

“ Timms Temple Thank You! ”

From the courtesy 1st extended by Rieko through meeting us in the Lobby of our hotel in Yokosuka and her patience by answering our multitude of question throughout our day spent together in KAMAKURA her experience and expertise was much appreciated. "Ricki" saved us from the stress of having to rely on our amateur skills with using the train and bus systems. Most likely allowing us to be able to visit 5 of the temples/shrines in a organized and efficient manner. When it came to providing information on the history of the temples and shrines we visited we found her guidance most appreciated. She kept the 3 of us interested (1 a 15 yr old young lady). If all of the guides representing Triple Lights are as congenial as Rieko I would have no problems using the service in the future.


Dear D. san, Thank you for your great review! I am afraid I hardly deserve such a great compliment. The time we spent together was very enjoyable for me, too. You listened to me very carefully and asked a lot to enjoy the tour and it is a memorable tour for me. I appreciated it. Please come back to Japan soon and I would be very happy if I see you again then. Send my best regards to your husband and lovely niece, Thank you again.

Sze Keen Sze Singapore ( Couple )
3 months ago

“ Wonderful day at Kamakura ”

Reiko met us at our hotel in Tokyo and brought us to Kamakura. She was punctual, courteous and planned our itinerary very intelligently. We successfully visited all the Temples we wanted with the minimum of backtracking and had a nice lunch at a local restaurant with handmade soba . I would recommend Reiko strongly.


Dear Sze san Thank you for your writing such a warm review very promptly! I was very happy to be with you, very happy family. Your daughter, Anne san and your son, Derek san were both very polite and listened to me very carefully. And I talked with Chris san a lot and had a good time. It was a memorable tour for me, too. Thanks a lot and I hope I can see you again in the near future. Rieko

ANNE ANNE United States ( Family )
3 months ago

“ Best time in Tokyo ”

Rieko took care of me and my children during our visit in Tokyo. She made sure that our day was packed with wonderful sites to see, and yet we did not feel like we were rushed. We had a nice lunch and even made a stop at a milk tea store when it was already starting to get hot. We were able to visit many sites of Tokyo, and understood its culture more because of Reiko. She gave us a lot of information behind the places we visited which kept my teen aged children interested. It would have been impossible for us to see Tokyo's best if we tried to do it on our own. Reiko even took us back to our hotel despite it is already past the hour that we hired her for, and suggested how we could get to our destination the next day. Thank you so much, Reiko! You made our visit in Japan very memorable. W... read more


Dear Anne san, Thank you very much for your writing such a warm review! I was very happy to be with a happy family like you and am happy to hear that you liked my tour. It was very grateful that all of you listened to me very carefully and asked lots of questions. I hope all of your stay in Japan was very memorable and come back to Japan some day in the near future. Please send best regards to your pretty daughters, Kiana, Demi, and smart son, Sean. See you again and thanks a lot. Rieko

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