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Michelin Green Guide recommends 2 temples in Kamakura

by Norico
3h $ 62 per person


  • Kitakamakura station to Toukeiji Temple on foot 5min
  • Toukeiji Temple to Kamakura station by train 5 min
  • Kamakura station to Houkokuji Temple by bus 15 min
  • Houkokuji Temple to Kamakura station on foot 20 min.

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62.30 USD

total price
FREE cancellation 14 days prior

Extras (optional)

Meet at your hotel in Tokyo.
$ 17.80
Meet at your hotel in Yokohama .
$ 6.23

What to Expect

Michelin Green Guide highly recommends 2 temples in Kamakura, Tokeiji Temple and Houkokuji Temple.

Tokeiji Temple is famous for 2 points. Firstly this temple had been known as "Divorce Temple" because they obtained the right to divorce for women from the Shogun in feudal ages. In those days women couldn't initiate a divorce, but this temple was the only sanctuary where women asked for help. Secondly this temple was the base of disseminating Zen to the world. The Abbot Shaku Soen & Dr.D T Suzuki , both were superbly bilingual, worked hard together to build a foundation for the development of Zen culture throughout the world.

Houkokuji Temple, also known as the Bamboo Temple has everything to represent Japanese culture. In this temple there are The Bamboo Garden made of 2000 bamboos, Rock garden, seasonal flowers, the Tea house and a historical Samurai cemetery. In the tea house we can have a cup of matcha tea.

This tour is only 3-hour long, but long enough to know much about Zen and Japanese culture. After the tour, just in case you want to walk around by yourself, I am happy to give you necessary information .

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  • Kitakamakura station to Toukeiji Temple on foot 5min
  • Toukeiji Temple to Kamakura station by train 5 min
  • Kamakura station to Houkokuji Temple by bus 15 min
  • Houkokuji Temple to Kamakura station on foot 20 min.


City Kanagawa

Depart From Kanagawa , Tokyo, Kamakura, Yokohama

Meeting Point Kitakamakura station

Ending Point Kamakura station

Duration 3 hours

Starting time 09:00 AM ( recommended )   Flexible

Number of people up to 5 people   Flexible

What‘s included
  • guide fee
  • transportation during the tour
  • entrance fee

What‘s not included
  • transportation from/to your hotel for you
  • lunch for you

Frequently Asked Questions

How much for a group of 2 - 5 persons?

1 person 7000Yen
2 - 3 persons 12000Yen
4 persons 15000Yen
5 persons 18000Yen

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.

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 at least 14 day(s) in advance of the meeting date, there is a 100% refund.
  • If you cancel between 2 and 13 day(s) in advance of the meeting date, there is a 20% charge.
  • If you cancel within 1 day prior to the meeting date, there is a 40% charge.
  • If you cancel on the meeting date, there is no refund.

Organized by Norico


Contact Norico
Languages spoken
  • English ( Fluent )

Hello my friends

Somebody said, "Kamakura is like Rome, because people live modern life in ruins like people in Rome." Yes, it is true. Kamakura was a political capital 800 years ago. Even now there are around 100 temples and shrines. I am proud of living here for 50 years. That's why I can introduce you a "backstreet routes" as well as major attractions. While working as a licensed English guide, I also work as a city-certified tour guide for Japanese people.

My husband & I love traveling around the world. We have been backpacking over 10 years. Visiting foreign countries give us wonderful experience and unforgettable memory.

I have met a lot of wonderful local guides, who had helped us with sightseeing, local food, learning history and their customs. I wish I could help you enjoy Japan as I enjoyed with those local guides. As a professional guide, I want to create an unforgettable memory for all guests

Come and enjoy Kamakura together. I am happy to help you make a wonderful memory.

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