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One Day Tour to Yokohama & Kamakura - 2 Historic Cities for Eager Travelers


Yokohama
8 hours
up to 4 people
Japanese ( Native ), English ( License )
Private tour (only you and your guide)
Walking / Public Transportation Tour
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Yokohama and Kamakura are popular tourist destinations for one day tour from Tokyo.
Each city can be reached within 40 minutes by a train from the other one.
This tour takes you to the two cities which have quite different characters, catering to eager travelers who want to see and experience the things as much as possible.

Itinerary

Feel free to personalize this offer with Aki.

  • A majestic 360-degree view from an observatory at the Japan's 2nd tallest skyscraper in Yokohama
  • Walk in comfortable seaside streets and enjoy viewing the bay area in Yokohama
  • Visit Japan’s largest Chinatown and enjoy various foods in Yokohama
  • See the stunning Great Statue of Buddha in Kamakura
  • Visit a magnificent temple and shrine in Kamakura
  • Walk in the main and back streets in Kamakura
  • Appreciate plants and flowers in season, such as cherry and plum blossoms, hydrangeas, etc. in Kamakura
  • Please refer to What to Expect for more details

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What to Expect

In this tour, we visit two cities, Yokohama and Kamakura, both are historic cities, having played an important role in Japanese history.
Kamakura was the seat of the first samurai government found in the late 12th century.
Yokohama has flourished as an international port city since the late 19th century.
Therefore, you can see the quite different aspects in those two cities.

This tour presents a model itinerary to you. However, I can arrange it according to your requests. If you have any requests, please let me know in advance.
Please feel free to ask if you have any questions.

A model itinerary:
9:00am
Meet at your hotel in Tokyo and move to Yokohama by a train.

09:50am
Arrive at Sakuragicho Station and visit the Yokohama Landmark Tower.
Enjoy viewing 360-degree scenery from the Sky Garden observatory.

10:30am
Walk in promenades through malls such as Queen’s Square, Yokohama World Porters, and Marine & Walk Yokohama in Minato Mirai 21 area.

11:00am
Visit Akarenga - Yokohama Red Brick Warehouse and Zo-no-hana Park.
Taking a short break at Zo-no-hana Park might be a good idea.

11:20am
Move to Yokohama Chinatown through Kannai area and Yamashita-koen park while viewing historical buildings such as Towers of Jack, Queen, and King.

11:40am
Arrive at Yokohama Chinatown and drop by various shops, Kantei-byo and Mazu temples.
Take lunch at a recommended restaurant.

01:10pm
Move to Kamakura by a train from Ishikawacho station nearby the Chinatown.
At Kamakura station, we change trains to Enoden railway to get to Kotokuin Temple.

02:10pm
Visit Kotokuin Temple where we can meet Daibutsu, or the Great Buddha statue.

02:45pm
Visit Hasedera Temple, situating a huge statue of Kannon, numerous statues of Jizo, and a beautiful Japanese-style garden.
You can enjoy viewing spectacular scenery from a rise in the grounds.

03:30pm
Move to Kamakura Station by Enoden railway.

03:45pm
Arrive at Kamakura Station and walk in Wakamiya-oji Street, dropping by some shops including a Kamakurabori shop, traditional wooden craft.

04:00pm
Visit Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine, one of the most famous shrines in Japan.
We stroll in the specious grounds of Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine.

04:30pm
Visit Komachi-dori Street and adjacent alleys lined with various shops.

05:00pm
Arrive at Kamakura Station and the tour ends

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Departure & Return

Depart From Tokyo, Yokohama, Kamakura, Kanagawa
Starting time 09:00 AM ( recommended )   Flexible
Meeting Point Wherever in Tokyo, Yokohama and Kamakura, including your hotel
Ending Point At JR Kamakura Station

Inclusions & Exclusions

What‘s included

guide fee, hotel pick-up(in this case, please pay the guide's transportation fare from your hotel too)

What‘s not included

transportation fare(you and guide), admission fee(you and guide), meals

Important

I can guide you in Okinawa and Kagawa including Naoshima and the other venues of Setouchi Triennale.
If you would be interested in being guided by me in those places, please contact me to confirm my availability in advance.

This tour is a walking tour, so please wear comfortable shoes.

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

Besides guide fee, how much does it cost for a one-day tour?

Although the cost varies according to our itinerary, a typical cost is 5,500 to 8,000 JPY per person.
In a model itinerary, we visit three facilities, so the total cost comes to 5,800 JPY approximately.
- transportation fare: 2,300 JPY (Tokyo to Yokohama and Kamakura, for a round trip)
- lunch: 2,000 JPY
- admission fee to a facility and two temples: 1,500 JPY
(Sky Garden observatory at Yokohama Landmark Tower: 1,000 JPY, Kotokuin Temple: 200 JPY, Hasedera Temple: 300 JPY)
For more details, please refer to the Questions and Answers below.

What is an admission fee at temples?

Most of the temples require the visitors to pay an admission fee.
Typical price is about 200 yen to 300 yen per person.

What is the price range of lunch in Yokohama and Kamakura?

There are various types of restaurants serving many kinds of cuisines.
The typical price ranges per person are, for example,
- A Western style restaurant: 1,500 yen to 3,000 JPY
- A Chinese style restaurant: 1,500 to 3,000 JPY
- A Japanese style restaurant: 1,500 yen to 3,000 JPY
- A Curry and rice shop: 1,000 yen to 2,000 JPY
- A Ramen shop: 1,000 JPY approximately

How long does it take to get to Yokohama and Kamakura from Tokyo?

It's about an hour by a train, although varying, depending on a meeting place.
For example:
- Shinjuku to Yokohama(Sakuragicho): 40minutes
- Shinjuku to Kamakura: 70minutes

Could you customize an itinerary?

Yes, certainly.
In this case, I suggest checking the information shown in my customized tours, "Bay Breeze in Yokohama - Half-day Customized Tour -" and "The Real Kamakura - Half-day Customized Tour -".
For more details, please refer to "More tours by Aki" below.

I'm a passenger of a cruise ship docked in Yokohama. Can you pick me up at a pier?

Yes, I can. I will meet you at the pier Osanbashi International Passenger Terminal in Yokohama.

Can you escort me to my hotel?

Yes, I can. In this case, please pay Hotel escort fee.
Guide’s transportation fare to the place is also required to be paid.

Can you arrange a private car? How much does it cost for a car?

Yes, I can arrange a private car, and van according to your request.
The cost varies, depending on the type of car, time and mileage.
For example, it costs approximately $350 USD for 8 hours and 2 passengers.

Can you pick me up at an airport?

Yes, I can, however, during the daytime only.
If you use Narita Airport, please pay the extra fee.
The rate of the extra fee is same as the extra-hour fee. Please pay the extra-hour fee for two hours when you book.
In case of Haneda Airport, you don't need to pay the extra fee.

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 ( 47 )
4.7 (47) Reviews
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Jerome Jerome Israel ( Couple )
Excellent
1 week ago

“ Aki gave us a great opportunity to experience Kamakura in a tight schedule ”

We had only 5 hours to visit Kamakura....and gave Aki an almost impossible mission. He succeeded! We saw all of the major sites and enjoyed the wonderful explanations that Aki provided with clear and nuanced English.

Aki:

Dear Jerome, Thank you so much for giving me such an excellent rating and review! That's very nice of you to say. I hope you are all fine after the tour on a hot day. It was my pleasure to have guided you around Kamakura. Thanks for choosing me as your tour guide! Sincerely, Aki

Robin Robin United States ( Friends )
Excellent
3 months ago

“ Aki provided all we had hoped ”

Aki was a great guide. He took us to all the places we were interested in and was flexible in his plans given our interests and needs. He clearly knew his way around the island and all the museums. Couldn't have asked for more.

Aki:

Dear Robin, Thank you so much for taking the time to give me such an excellent review! It was my pleasure to have guided you around Naoshima. I enjoyed touring with you too. It was fun to bike around the island! I hope you enjoyed your stay on the beautiful island. Thanks for coming to Naoshima and choosing me as your tour guide! Sincerely, Aki

Janis Janis United States ( Friends )
Excellent
3 months ago

“ Naoshima Island ”

From Osaka, with Aki guiding us, we arrived on Naoshima. If it weren’t for Aki I’m afraid we’d still be wandering aimlessly around. While on the island; Aki’s knowledge of the architect represented here and the designers/artists was great. With his guidance we could just follow as had clear understanding Of how to navigate the island. This provided a pleasureable day. As I got a sense of his services and then began arranging the itinerary, Aki was incredibly quick in his responses to my many online questions. He speaks English very well. One can’t go wrong with Aki’s guidance

Aki:

Dear Janis, Thank you so much for giving me such an excellent review! It's a great pleasure for me to have guided you around a beautiful island, Naoshima. I also enjoyed touring and had a pleasant time with you. It was very nice to meet you! I hope you have a good day and go back to your home safely. Please convey my regards to your husband and friends. Thanks for coming to Naoshima and choosing me as your tour guide! Sincerely, Aki

Kelli Kelli Japan
Excellent
3 months ago

“ Tour of Nikko ”

Aki was a very knowledgeable and accommodating tour guide! We had to reduce our time in Nikko by an hour and Aki was able to manage the schedule with ease while still covering everything we wanted to see. We learned a lot and a had beautiful day exploring. I would absolutely recommend him as a guide!

Aki:

Dear Kelli, Thank you so much for giving me such an excellent review! I’m very happy to hear that you enjoyed a day in Nikko. I enjoyed touring with you too. I hope you are all fine after a day tour on a hot day. Thanks for coming to Nikko and choosing me as your tour guide! Sincerely, Aki

Nancy Nancy United States ( Couple )
Excellent
3 months ago

“ An unusual, beautiful day touring Naoshima ”

Naoshima was a lovely day-trip destination from our port in Takamatsu. Our guide, Aki, arranged for a high speed boat for our 6-member group to travel to and from the island, which was a bracing trip and a great way to go (faster and less crowded than the ferry). We had a lovely day looking at modern art on the island, including the spectacular and very unusual Chichu art museum. Aki was very pleasant, full of information, was easy to understand (his diction is excellent), and knew how to negotiate the island in the most efficient fashion. He helped us order delicious Udon noodles for lunch (the area's famous for them), and was happy to talk about any topic we raised. A lovely, special day.

Aki:

Dear Nancy, Thank you so much for giving me such an excellent review! That’s very kind of you to say. I’m very happy to hear that you enjoyed the trip to Naoshima. It was really a beautiful day. I also enjoyed touring and had a wonderful time with you, your husband, and your friends. Thanks for coming to Takamatsu and Naoshima! Sincerely, Aki

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