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Kamakura Highlights Tours

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Best Memories of Kamakura

Kamakura
8 hours

Kamakura used to the capital of Japan during 12th to 14th century. It was the first period governed by the samurai warriors; Shoguns.Since samurai practiced Zen Buddhism, there are many Zen Temples which were built before those in Kyoto.

FROM$221/ per group
Japan Tour Guide - Yuki K.
Yuki K.
4.78 / 5
(360 reviews)
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Flowers in Kamakura: Great Buddha, Hasedera & Eishoji Temple

Kamakura
8 hours

Kamakura is a very healing city, which became the capital of Samurai at the end of the 12th century, and has a lot of temples where we can see lovely flowers. We will ride a train for approximately an hour or so from Tokyo/Yokohama/Kawasaki area to visit there. Appreciating the flowers, some temples and shrines, we can also enjoy the beautiful twilight seaview.

FROM$208/ per group
Japan Tour Guide - Yoko T.
Yoko T.
4.84 / 5
(133 reviews)
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Private tour  "My favorite Kamakura"

Kamakura
8 hours

KAMAKURA! What a perfect place to escape from daily bustlness. The town famous for zen-buddhism and as the first de-facto capital ever established by samurais gives us splendid time to enjoy the rustic but solemn atmosphere.

FROM$272/ per group
Japan Tour Guide - Mitsuru(mark) S.
Mitsuru(mark) S.
4.91 / 5
(35 reviews)
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One day- Private Customized Tour in Kamakura

Kamakura
8 hours

This tour is customized tour in Kamakura area. You can also include a short hiking course( 1 hour-1.5 hours) while visiting some temples. Enjoy nature walking and feel rich history in Kamakura There are many places in Kamakura, so we can discuss and make your own itinerary together.

FROM$398/ per group
Japan Tour Guide - Yukiko F.
Yukiko F.
4.99 / 5
(218 reviews)

Kamakura Day Trip Tours

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One day trip to Kamakura

Kamakura
8 hours

Kamakura is a very popular tourist destination and has a lot of beautiful places such as Buddhist temples with gardens, and Shinto shrines. The city has a lot of Japanese restaurants which offer lovely dishes. We’ll visit some of the most popular spots in Kamakura, such as Hokoku-ji temple (with a bamboo garden), Hase-dera temple (one of the oldest temples in Kamakura), and Kotoku-in temple which is well known for the Great Buddha. I hope you have a lovely day in Kamakura!

FROM$272/ per group
Japan Tour Guide - Yoko I.
Yoko I.
4.90 / 5
(78 reviews)
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Kamakura Joyful 8 hour-tour from Tokyo

Kamakura
8 hours

Starting from your hotel at 9:00 we will in 1 hour time arrive at Kamakura where there are historical temples, shrines and a great Buddha statue surrounded by evergreen hills and a long crescent sand beach. From Enoshima Island on the shore you may probably see Mt. Fuji. As the seaside town Kamakura is famous for its fresh seafood cuisines.

FROM$152/ per group
Japan Tour Guide - Yasuro C.
Yasuro C.
4.82 / 5
(71 reviews)
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Kamakura Highlights with Local Expert - from Tokyo

Kamakura
9 hours

One day fun excursion to Kamakura, a small, coastal city just one hour south of Tokyo. Sometimes called the Kyoto of Eastern Japan, Kamakura offers numerous temples, shrines and other historical monuments as well as beautiful beach and forestry hills. Refer to this model plan, and I will customize your tour based on your tastes and requests. Count on me, Kamakura specialist!

FROM$419/ per group
Japan Tour Guide - Tomoko H.
Tomoko H.
4.95 / 5
(168 reviews)
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Scenic Kamakura, 6 hours

Kamakura
6 hours

Kamakura, the birthplace of Zen Buddhism, is a beautiful residential area dotted with zen temples. The Great Buddha is another highlight. The Pacific Ocean’s gentle breeze adds to the tranquil atmosphere. We’ll find the most suitable mix of destinations to match your interests and physical exertion level. (See the ITINERARY) A walking tour is good value for money (H1)! We’ll get to experience 5 temples and shrines! For a more leisurely pace, a bus and a taxi are best. See you in Kamakura!

FROM$278/ per group
Japan Tour Guide - Toshi H.
Toshi H.
4.96 / 5
(127 reviews)

Kamakura Art, Culture, & Historical Tours

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Hiro's Kamakura As-you-like One-day Tour

Kamakura
8 hours

Kamakura, a home to samurai culture and Zen Buddhism, is neighborhood of where I live and one of my living rooms that I'd really love to invite you to. I am also happy to share some exclusive info that only local residents know, as I show you around the place. Let me customize your one-day tour based on your requests or preference adding my recommendation out of my experience regarding the season.

FROM$201/ per group
Japan Tour Guide - Hiro Y.
Hiro Y.
4.86 / 5
(14 reviews)
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Kamakura "Zen Culture" Finding Tour

Kamakura
8 hours

Do you know a Japanese word, "Bushido" or samurai spirit? About 800 years ago, Kamakura became the center of the first samurai military government. Samurai warriors had austere lives. They were brave and didn't cling to life. They willingly devoted their lives to their jobs. How come they could get that extreme mindset? The secret was Zen Buddhism. Let's find Zen culture through visiting iconic Zen temples, Zen gardens, and experiencing Japanese distinctive beauty in this ancient capital city.

FROM$201/ per group
Japan Tour Guide - Hiro Y.
Hiro Y.
4.86 / 5
(14 reviews)
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Kamakura one-day tour - end at Kamakura station-

Kamakura
7 hours

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.

FROM$215/ per group
Japan Tour Guide - Rieko T.
Rieko T.
4.90 / 5
(39 reviews)
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Kamakura One-day Highlight Tour

Kamakura
7 hours 30 min

Kamakura is one of the most popular tourist destination from Tokyo. Kamakura was prospered as Japan's first feudal capital (from 1185 to 1333). There are many temples, shrines and other historical places. We visit some of the most popular places in Kamakura.

FROM$422/ per group
Japan Tour Guide - Makiko N.
Makiko N.
4.88 / 5
(90 reviews)

Kamakura Nature & Outdoor Tours

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Bamboo Temple, Sugimoto Temple, and three other attractive spots in Kamakura

Kamakura
6 hours

Once the samurai capital of Japan, Kamakura is visited by as many as 20 million people a year. Some of the most popular spots among visitors are Tsurugaoka Hachiman Shrine, Great Buddha, and Hokokuji Temple nicknamed Bamboo Temple. On this tour, along with the three places, I would like to offer two more attractive spots to visit. We first visit three places in the north-eastern area of Kamakura, Bamboo Temple, popular for its bamboo glove with a teahouse serving powdered green tea, Sugimoto Temple, the oldest Buddhist temple in Kamakura dating back to the 8th century, Egara Tenjin, a shinto shrine enshrining deified Sugawara Michizane, the god of learning and scholarship. We take a bus to visit Bamboo Temple, but after that we enjoy strolling around the local residential areas while visiting two other places and the fourth destination, Tsurugaoka Hachiman Srine which was constructed by the first Shogun of the Kamakura Government. After coming back to Kamakura station, we take the Enoden Line to Hase station to visit the last destination, Great Buddha, an open-air Buddha sitting under the sun for some 750 years. This tour covers history of Kamakura from much before the establishment of the samurai government to just after the end of it, and of course, shopping in Komachi-dori street and at Masamune Sword and Blade Workshop by request.

FROM$135/ per group
Japan Tour Guide - Eri Y.
Eri Y.
4.97 / 5
(36 reviews)
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Perfect Sankei-en Garden

Kamakura
3 hours

Sankeien is a traditional and typical Japanese-style garden constructed by Sankei Hara. He made big success in the silk trade.  He transferred historical buildings from Kyoto and Kamakura to this garden. This garden was opend to the public as ”Sankei-en”in 1906. There are 10 important cultural assets designated by Japanese government and 3 tangible cultural assets designated by Yokohama city. You can enjoy great combination of historical structures with Japanese garden.

FROM$82/ per group
Japan Tour Guide - Erick(eiichi) K.
Erick(eiichi) K.
5.00 / 5
(3 reviews)
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Kamakura by the sea

Kamakura
6 hours

A famous old town of Kamakura is also known for its beautiful beach. This area is called "Shonan ", which is one of the most popular tour spots in Japan, especially for the young people enjoying marine sports. By using Eno-den Line, which is so cute a train and runs mainly by the beach, you can enjoy both old beautiful Kamakra and beautiful modern beach spots.

FROM$189/ per group
Japan Tour Guide - Kaneo U.
Kaneo U.
4.98 / 5
(47 reviews)
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☆Hiking tour in Kamakura with Maru☆

Kamakura
9 hours

Kamakura is a historical cityin Kanagawa prefecture which is known as “ the Kyoto of Kanto region”. It’s a very popular tourist destination. Kamakura attracts us by more than 100 temples and shrines. In this tour, we start at a small rail station and head to Great Buddha walking a hiking trail.

FROM$505/ per group
Japan Tour Guide - Maru  K.
Maru K.
4.95 / 5
(146 reviews)

Kamakura Off the Beaten Path Tours

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One day in Kamakura and Enoshima Island using Enoden Line

Kamakura
7 hours

On this tour, in the morning, we'll visit Tsurugaoka Hachiman Shrine which was founded by the first shogun of the first military government in Japanese history, and Great Buddha, which was constructed in the 13th century and is a symbol of Kamakura with a tender smile on its face. Then we'll take the Enoden Line, one of the most famous and characterful local railways in Japan, to Enoshima station. A little walk from the station is Enoshima Island, an island of the legend of a dragon and sea goddess, with three tutelary shrines for three goddesses of marine transportation, fishing, and traffic. The island has recently been very popular among many young couples as a power spot as well. On top of the island we can climb up on a lighthouse with a nickname of Sea Candle, the best scenary lookout to view the ocean and the coast line of Sagami Bay, and if you are lucky, Mt. Fuji!!

FROM$158/ per group
Japan Tour Guide - Eri Y.
Eri Y.
4.97 / 5
(36 reviews)
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Small hiking in Kamakura to feel its ancient atomosphere

Kamakura
6 hours

You can enjoy a small hiking in a north mountain area, where you will feel ancient atmosphere by visiting a mystic cave shrine called Zeniarai-Benten and Sasuke-Inari shrine. You can also enjoy other faomous spots, Tsurugaoka-Hachiman-gu shrine and Great Buddha.

FROM$189/ per group
Japan Tour Guide - Kaneo U.
Kaneo U.
4.98 / 5
(47 reviews)
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Walking tour along an old Kamakura samurai road

Kamakura
5 hours

Kamakura was the seat of the Bakufu (feudal government) from the 12th century to the 14th century. Many samurai warriors as well as commoners came and went. Kamakura is surrounded by mountains and they would walk across them. Unfortunately, with urbanization, almost all roads are now paved and widened. But you still can walk on the hill side. You can walk an old road between Yokohama (Mutsura) and Kamakura. This road is actually the same as the one used in the 12th century.

FROM$158/ per group
Japan Tour Guide - Erick(eiichi) K.
Erick(eiichi) K.
5.00 / 5
(3 reviews)
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Hiking and Bamboo Forests in Kamakura!! 4-Hour Tour With a Historian

Kamakura
4 hours

Hi, I'm John, and I specialize in informative yet irreverent tours full of fun facts and surprising truths. On this tour, we'll take a hike around Kamakura's ancient mountain trails which are flanked by shrines, graves, statues, and of course gorgeous natural beauty! We will also visit one of Kamakura's most beautiful temples and take in its stunning bamboo forest.

FROM$51/ per group
Japan Tour Guide - John L.
John L.

Day Trips from Kamakura

Kamakura Tour Reviews

Travel in Faith

I wanted to take this opportunity and thank Mr.Yasuro for guiding our family of six. This is our First time to Japan and we do not speak any Japanese lol. He is our beacon to Japan. His kindness and sincerity is noticeable applaud. His knowledge and wisdom of Japan's historical mark is superb. He has accommodate us from the beginning of our booking and air flight arrival to the very end of our tour. We are grateful for his service. I highly recommend Mr.Yasuro. Thank you very much. We had an amazing time!

Jeff T.

Dear Jeff Trinh & Family., Thank you very much for your kind remarks on me. As none of us have ever experienced this rapidly changing world, it is not easy for youngsters to find right directions as they are growing up. But, as my observation, your children are alright, because you and your Mrs. are so gentle and thoughtful to them. Please take them to Japan again, though they may fail to get AAA. Thank you again. Best regards, Yasuro

Excellent Kamakura/Enoshima tour with Tomoko

We met as strangers but left as family! From our first contact to touring with Tomoko, she was accommodating, flexible, informative, and ready to answer our many questions. She put together a great itinerary with our special requests for our personalized tour. She was very attentive to our wants and needs. Upon arrival at our hotel, we were warmly welcomed and instantly became friends. Tomoko is an excellent English speaking tour guide who taught us about the culture and history of Kamakura/Enoshima. She is warm, friendly, patient, engaging, and well-organized. We accomplished a lot in our one-day walking tour going to 2 temples and 1 shrine in Kamakura and 1 shrine on Enoshima Island. She recommended the perfect places to shop for omiyage/snacks. Lunch on Enoshima Island was AMAZING! Due to the hot humid weather and crowds during hydrangea season, she adjusted our itinerary to make it a more enjoyable day. Tomoko is also a great photographer/videographer and knows the best spots to take wonderful pictures/videos. At the end of our day, she recommended returning back on the train in the green car-reserved seats. It was a great suggestion! Even though we did not want the day to end, it was nice to relax and take a nap in comfort after a fabulous day of sightseeing. We highly recommend booking a tour with Tomoko! Tomoko-Thank you again! You’re a remarkable tour guide. You’ve become a cherished friend and part of our ohana (family) during our travels. The laughter, shared stories, and the sense of adventure you infused into our private tour created bonds that will linger in our memories for a lifetime. Your dedication to your craft and the genuine connections we made during this unforgettable adventure made it an exceptional tour. We feel so very fortunate to have met you, and we look forward to crossing paths again in the near future in Japan & in Hawaii. Aloha ‘Oe (Farewell) A Hui Hou Kakou- (Until we meet again)! Tisha, Keith, Robyn, Milton

Tisha T.

Wow! Thank you so much, Tisha, for taking your time to write such a grand descriptive review for me. I was very motivated because you did a lot of research beforehand about my hometown, Kamakura, and each of you made individual requests. It was a very satisfying day for me, too, especially because at the end we were able to complete our dragon mission on Enoshima! We had to walk to Sasuke Inari in a sweat because we couldn't catch a cab, we were surrounded by groups of students here and there, and there were times when what was supposed to be a foodie tour almost became a fasting tour, but that made the late lunch at Enoshima even more delicious! Mahalo for the wonderful souvenirs and lots of smiles from Hawaii. I am also very much looking forward to seeing you all again, Tisha, Keith, Robyn, and Milton. またね、Matane! (See you soon!) - Tomoko

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Rachel L.

5 / 5
Jun 16, 2024

Excursion to Kamakura from Tokyo

Kamakura
8 hours

Kamakura Day Trip

We recently had the pleasure of joining a day trip to Kamakura, guided by the wonderful Yuka. From start to finish, the experience was nothing short of exceptional. Yuka's knowledge, enthusiasm, and genuine passion for Kamakura's rich history and culture made this tour one of the highlights of my trip to Japan. Yuka was incredibly well-organized and punctual. She communicated all the necessary details before the trip, ensuring everyone knew the meeting point, schedule, and what to expect. Her meticulous planning allowed us to make the most of our day without feeling rushed. I recommend Yuka highly enough for a day trip to Kamakura. Her expertise, warmth, and dedication to providing an unforgettable experience made this tour truly special. If you're looking for an enriching and enjoyable way to explore Kamakura, Yuka is the perfect guide. Thank you, Yuka, for an incredible day!!!

Rachel L.

Thank you very much for your wonderful comments about Kamakura tour. I'm happy to hear you really enjoyed the day. I hope you'll have good memories about temples with flower gardens, bamboo garden and maccha.

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Private Tours in Kamakura

Travel like a real local. With our lineup of varied tours we want to help you customize and realize your ideal tour in Kamakura. Our guides can arrange for you to visit areas specific to your interests, so there will be no filler in the itinerary! Browse all the tours we offer in Kamakura, and find the perfect one for you. The tours come in a variety of categories and lengths, so chances are you will be able to find the tour for you. Looking for something you couldn’t find in our lineup? Go ahead and send a message to one of the guides, they will create your tour for you! Teaming up with a local guide and getting their help in planning the itinerary is the smart way to travel, so let them sort everything out for you.