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Kamakura one-day tour -hotel drop off-

8 hours
up to 5 people
Japanese ( Native ), English ( License ), French ( Intermediate )
Private tour (only you and your guide)

Are you interested in Zen Buddhism? Kamakura is the best place to go. There are many Zen Buddhist temples and you can enjoy maccha green tea in the temple's site or Zen vegetarian meal in a specified restaurant. The big Buddha is waiting for you sitting cross legged and putting both feet on his thighs. In the Komachi Dori shopping street, there are a lot of small shops full of attractive goods.


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  • Hasedera Temple: Well known as a temple with flowers and sea view, which has many attractions such as a largest statue of Boddhisatva.
  • Big Buddha: The second largest statue of Buddha in Japan with 11m high. You can enter the inside of the Buddha.
  • Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine: The largest Shinto shrine in Kamakura. From the worship hall, you can enjoy views of Kamakura.

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What to Expect

Kamakura is a site of the first military government and attracts you through its simple but serene Zen Buddhist atmosphere and samurai culture. You can enjoy a mixture of old Zen temples and modern, charming boutiques on the Komachi Dori shopping street as well as beautiful ocean view. You can enjoy Zen vegetarian food, soba noodles, traditional Japanese food, as well as western food for lunch.
Please choose three destinations from the following:
- Big Budda
- Hasedera temple (flower temple with beautiful ocean views)
- Hokokuji temple (bamboo temple)
- Hachimangu shrine
- Kenchoji temple (the first and highest ranked Zen Buddhist temple in Kamakura)
- Photogenic food restaurants or cafes
- Engakuji temple (The second highest ranked Zen Buddhist temple in Kamakura)
- Nagashi somen noodles restaurant (fine white noodles served flowing in a bamboo pipe)
- Meigetsuin temple

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Departure & Return

Starting time 09:00 AM ( recommended )   Flexible
Meeting Point At your hotel in Tokyo
Ending Point At your hotel in Tokyo or nearby station of the hotel

Inclusions & Exclusions

What‘s included

Guiding fee

What‘s not included

Transportation fee (you and guide), lunch, dinner, drink, entrance fees


The price includes only the guiding fee. The tour ends at your hotel or nearby station of the hotel. If you do not need me to drop you off the hotel, please consider 7-hour tour. Transportation fee and admission fees are required. Please contact me for more details.

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 ( 22 )
4.8 (22) Reviews
Very Good
Esther Esther Philippines ( Family )
Very Good
1 month ago

“ Fascinating Nikko with Rieko ”

Rieko san was very responsive when I contacted her. She went out of her way to help me canvas and book a van for our tour. She was punctual and speaks good English. We told her that we are interested to see autumn foliage and she brought us to a beautiful place called Ryuzu Falls. She also brought us to a hotel that served great curry for lunch. Had a fun productive day with Rieko san.


Esther san Thank you for your warm words. We were very lucky seeing Ryugu fall although it rained in other places. I am glad you liked it. We had a good time with a pretty driver, Luna san. I would be very happy if you come back to Japan with your husband soon. Please send Grace san my best regards. Rieko

Ben Ben United States ( Family )
1 month ago

“ Outstanding Guide ”

We spent a wonderful day with Rieko showing us around Tokyo. She knows the history of important sights as well as has insights into the culture. We needed some help in getting our train tickets. She revised our itinerary and took us right to a train station and helped us get our tickets. Towards the end of the, my wife and daughter wanted to do some shopping. She made helpful suggestions and took us to some interesting shops. I really appreciated her flexibility and attention to our particular needs. I definitely recommend her!


Dear Ben san Thank you so much for your prompt and warm review! I’m so glad that Cynthia and Laurie ( sorry I may make a mistake in spelling) could find their favorite kimonos. It was my pleasure helping you. Tomorrow you will leave for Kyoto and Hiroshima, I remember. Please enjoy the beautiful sceneries and different food and culture. Japan is a small country but we have different culture from place to place. Have a nice trip and please come back soon. I miss you, the warm and happy family. Regards, Rieko

Irene Irene United States ( Couple )
1 month ago

“ A day before typhoon Hagibis. ”

Rieko met us at our hotel in Tokyo on time. The tour started from Rieko helping us to book a different hotel as our cruise was delayed and our hotel did not have availability. Without her we would not know how to find a hotel in the area. When we started planning our visit to Japan we had some ideas of places that we wanted to see in Tokyo. Rieko was very attentive and creative in implementing them into the schedule. We visited all the places we planned with her in advance. Rieko gave us tons of information, answered all questions we had, showed lots of points of interest. We had a wonderful day. As we had to survive the typhoon, she provided us with the local information such as, how to use the metro, where to find food. Afterwards, she called the cruise company for us and told us tha... read more


Dear Irene san Uradimir san Thank you for your great great review. You must have had a hard time during the typhoon. But thank you for staying in Tokyo for my tour. I had an enjoyable time with you talking a lot. I would like to see you again if you come back to Japan to cover your destinations you could not visit this time. Many thanks again and see you soon. Rieko

Sussan Sussan Australia ( Family with kids )
1 month 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 )
3 months 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

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