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Selected one-day tour KAMAKURA Popular & Quiet 800 years old Samurai Capital

by Ryuta
(11) Reviews
6h $ 186 Price up to 4 people

Highlights

  • Great Buddha, Kotoku-ji Temple
  • Hase-dera Temple
  • Hokoku-ji Temple

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186.00 USD

FREE cancellation 14 days prior

Extras (optional)

Extra person (more than 2 person of a group).
$ 46.50
Pick up your hotel Tokyo or Yokohama.
$ 9.30

What to Expect

Kamakura, one hour from Tokyo station, thirty minutes from Yokohama, is the town where first Samurai capital flourished between 1185 and 1333. Under the feudal government populist Buddhism and Zen sect was spread. Many temples were built and various Buddha statues were crafted.
This one day trip takes you both popular and serene spots in the first city of Samurai including Great Buddha, Hase-dera Temple, Hokoku-ji Temple.
Great Buddha or Daibutsu, 11.4 meter bronze statue is the most iconic sight in Kamakura. You can duck inside to see how the sculptors pieced the 850-tonne statue together.
Hase-dera Temple is famous for a 9 meter high carved wooden 11-faced Kannon statue. According to legend, the temple dates back to AD736, when the statue is said to have washed up on the shore near Kamakura.
Hokoku-ji Temple or Bamboo Temple is a Zen temple established in 1334. Moso bamboo grows in the temple and forms a serene garden.

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Organized by Ryuta

Licensed Guide
(10) Reviews

Highlights

  • Great Buddha, Kotoku-ji Temple
  • Hase-dera Temple
  • Hokoku-ji Temple

Important

What‘s included
Guide fee
Transportation fees for Guide
What‘s not included
Transportation fares (around 2500 yen from Tokyo/person, 1500 yen from Yokohama)
Entrance fee for temples: Kotoku-in (200Yen), Hase-dera (300Yen), Hokoku-ji (200Yen), Sugimoto-dera (200Yen) Total 900Yen
Lunch for you
Depart From
Kanagawa , Tokyo, Kamakura, Yokohama
Meeting Point
Your accomodation in Tokyo, East exit of Kamakura Station or Osanbashi Yokohama International Passenger Terminal
Ending Point
Your hotel in Tokyo, Kamakura Station or Yokohama Station
Duration
6 hours
Starting time
10:00 AM ( recommended )   Flexible
Number of people
up to 4 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 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.

About Ryuta


Licensed Guide

(10) Reviews

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Response Time 5 hs

Languages spoken
  • English ( License )

Certified English Guide-Interpreter. Born in Tokyo. Tour and nature guide in Tokyo and Kanagwa area.

Seasonal tour guide in Okinawa and nature guide in Yaeyama, southern most islands in Japan, consisting of Ishigaki, Iriomote and Taketomi islands. This area is surrounded by one of the most beautiful corral sea not only Japan but also among the world with full of nature.

With a license certificated by travel agency, I am happy to serve as a guide-interpreter for special interest trips including hiking and kayaking.


Reviews ( 11 )

Excellent
2 hours ago |   by Jim

“ Tokyo Adventure ”

Tokyo is a big city made up of dozens of neighbourhoods and each one a little different from the others. Some have huge skyscrapers, while others have structures on a more human scale. And then there are the green spaces that bring nature into the inner metropolis. This is the Tokyo that Ryuta Araki showed us, along with magnificent museums both big and small, temples with wafting incense, and the wonderful cuisine that has made Tokyo a gastronomic delight. Ryuta took into consideration our interests and the tours were more like he was showing his city to long lost friends. His knowledge of the history of the city and Japanese culture was above and beyond what you'd expect from a group tour. The highlight of the trip was meeting his wife Keiko at their home and being offered a delicious sashimi lunch. We also got to experience the Tokyo subway system and the ease to which it can get you around the city. We would highly recommend Ryuta as an English speaking guide to anyone who wants to see and experience Tokyo. Jim & Linda Harris Nanaimo, BC, Canada

Excellent
6 months ago |   by Julius

“ A perfect guide makes a perfect day even better! ”

We did the day tour to Iriomote with Ryuta and it was a blast! As for Iriomote and the sights: Iriomote truly is a very beautiful Island and doing half day Kayaking/half day snorkeling gives you the chance to at least get a glimpse of what it’s like. If you get the chance to go there, even if only for a day trip, do it! If you can stay there for a couple of nights – even better! Now for Ryuta, our guide: We started communicating via triplelights right after our booking. He was very patient and helpful with all the many questions regarding the actual schedule of our tour (we weren’t shure what we wanted to exactly, as the tours all seemed a bit alike but then different at the same time) and even offered advice on accomodation on Ishigaki, where we stayed. He was always extremly quick to repsond. As for the day of the tour itself, we met Ryuta at the agreed meeting point and took the ferry to Uehara port on Iriomote, where we joined a somewhat larger group consisting of us and a Japanese Family of Four. Ryuta knows the Tour guide from his longer stay on Iriomote and they seemed quite familiar. Ryuta acted as our translator and personal guide, streamlining the whole day so that we didn’t have to worry about anything. He explained everything in great detail and would answer all the questions we had. You can truly feel that he is very passionate about his work! He even brought spare sunscreen and towels for us, which came in very handy. After the tour, Ryuta took us for a walk in Downtown Ishigaki, where we had dinner together at a lovely place. Finally, he walked us to our car! If you ask yourself why you would need a guide within a guided tour, here’s why: If you don’t speak or understand Japanese, you will miss out a lot of things – which would be a pity, as Iriomote is very beautiful. Also, of course you can arrange the tours yourself, but just having someone taking care of everything so thoroughly makes a day trip very hassle free. So, to sum it up, Ryuta is a great guide and great person, whose services we strongly recommend!

Excellent
7 months ago |   by Patricia

“ Wonderful guided tour of Asakusa and the Meiji Shrine ”

Mr. Ryuta was the loveliest tour guide I could have imagined. He put together an ideal tour for us, based upon our interests and our specifications; and even found us a lovely place to eat for lunch when we got hungry. His English is excellent, he is extremely knowledgeable about the history of Tokyo, and he was just absolutely delightful to spend time with. We all agree (party of 3) that we can't recommend him more highly. One last thing: our 13 year old son was suffering from a rather extreme allergic reaction to something he encountered before we boarded the plane, and Mr. Ryuta was extremely generous and helpful with his time and advice. He took the time to locate the nearest hospital with English-speaking doctors and to write down the address and phone number-- as well as a way we could reach him quickly if we needed a translator in an emergency. Thankfully, we did not, but needless to say we greatly appreciated his offer to come to our aid if need be. He showed tremendous grace and kindness under pressure. Please know you are making a wonderful choice if you sign on for a tour with him!

Excellent
10 months ago |   by Byron

“ Trip to kamakura ”

I would like thank Mr Ryuta, for a wonderful tour of Kamakura...he is very knowledgeable and very patient which helps to make the tour a great experience. I would highly recommend Mr Ryuta to anybody interested in informative and fun tour in Japan.

Excellent
10 months ago |   by Ziva

“ Tokyo tour with Ryuta ”

The one day tour with Ryuta-san was perfect, well organized, nice and interesting.

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