1 Day in Photogenic Kamakura!

Highlights

Sayuri I.

4.80(5) reviews
Kamakura
English, Japanese (Native)
8.5 hours
Private tour (only you and your group)
Up to 5 people

Kamakura is easy accessible ancient capital city from Tokyo and full of photogenic place!It's quite unique area that has historical aspects and it's also draw the attention of young people. We visit must-to-see famous temples and some cool shops you can't miss in Kamakura. I can also arrange Japanese cultural experiences based on your request so you'll know all about Kamakura after join this tour!

Itinerary

Check out what we are going to do.
Feel free to personalize this offer.

Meeting Point

At your hotel in Tokyo or Kanagawa area or Kamakura area station

Engaku-ji Temple (Here's also known as a good spot to enjoy autumn leaves in late November to middle December.)

Meigetsuin Temple (Enjoy beautiful garden from the window called

Hokokuji Temple (Visiting bamboo tree forests.)

Komachi dori street (Walking down the street to Kamakura station. You can see traditional folk craft souvenir shops and local food stands.)

Hasedera Temple (Famous for it's Kannon statue with eleven faces.)

Great Buddha in Kotokuin Temple (When you are in Kamakura, here's must place to visit.)

Hato sabure cookie shop (One of the most famous souvenir of Kamakura, very cute pigeon-shaped cookie store.)

Ending Point

At your hotel in Tokyo or Kanagawa area or Kamakura area station

What to Expect

We'll visit some famous temples and street including Great Buddha.

This tour includes photogenic places that you can really feel you're in the historical Kamakura!

We also visit the head office of famous pigeon-shaped cookies called "Hato sabure" and you can get your favorite lucky charm (we call it "Omamori" in Japanese) at the temple!

Or Chopsticks with your name engraved would be a nice memories for your trip to Japan.

If you wish to join some cultural experiences, there are some unique ones for tourists.

Sutra writing at the temple (about 30-40 minutes) may calm down your mind and enjoying matcha at the temple can be your priceless memories of Japan!

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Inclusions & Exclusions

What‘s included

Guide fee, Hotel pick up fee in Tokyo area or Yokohama area

What‘s not included

1.Roundtrip fee from your hotel to Kamakura (for you / around JPY3000 per person from Tokyo central to Kamakura)

2.Transportation fee for guide (it's around JPY3900)

*Transportation fee for you and guide can be changed depends on the location of your hotel.

*In case you don't need hotel pick up and you can directly come to Kamakura area station by yourself, transportation fee for guide is JPY1400.

3.Entrance fee for temples (for you and guide / JPY1500 per person)

4.Lunch (for you and guide / price range will be from JPY800 and it's depends on the menu)

5.Cultural experience fee (for you and guide / Buddhist sutra writing JPY1000, Matcha with sweets JPY500)

Important Information

I mainly guide you around Tokyo and Kanagawa area but I also can guide you around Echigo Yuzawa and its suburbs area (Niigata prefecture) if you come during my stay in Niigata. Echigo Yuzawa is located 1 hour and a half from Tokyo by Shinkansen train and it's famous for Onsen (hot spring) ,ski ground,tasty Sake and rice!

These following fees are not included in the tour price. (For the guests and guide)

Please pay these fees on the tour day by JPY cash.

1.Roundtrip fee from your hotel to Kamakura (for you / around JPY3000 per person from Tokyo central to Kamakura)

2.Transportation fee for guide (it's around JPY3900)

*Transportation fee for you and guide can be changed depends on the location of your hotel.

*In case you don't need hotel pick up and you can directly come to Kamakura area station by yourself, transportation fee for guide is JPY1400.

3.Entrance fee for temples (for you and guide / JPY1500 per person)

4.Lunch (for you and guide / price range will be from JPY800 and it's depends on the menu)

5.Cultural experience fee (for you and guide / Buddhist sutra writing JPY1000, Matcha with sweets JPY500)

*It is possible to arrange the tour based on your request, so if you have any request, feel free to ask me.

(eg. Half day tour)

Cancellation Policy

  • Free cancellation - 30 days prior to meeting time
  • 50% Refund - 15 to 29 days prior to meeting time
  • No Refund - Within 14 day(s) prior to meeting time

Reviews

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Bobby B.

Nov 16, 2019

Very good experience

Very informative and excellent experience. I would recommend Sayuri for a tour guide.

Sayuri I.

Dear Mr.Bobby, Thank you for your review. It was my plearure to be your guide! Have a nice flight to the United states and I hope that your memories in Japan would be priceless one for you. Best regards, Sayuri

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Kevin B.

Apr 30, 2019

Great guide that exceeded expectations.

We really enjoyed and appreciated having Sayuri as a guide on our trip to Tokyo. Originally what made her our first choice is her history with Niigata that we wanted to visit. Due to our traveling situation we did not have time to make the Niigata trip and had to schedule a custom tour for the Tokyo areas that interested us just a a day or two in advance. Sayuri took our list and worked on the best way to see most of the places based on the time we set aside an provided us multiple updates. When she provided the final tour itinerary she also provided an estimate expected fees and the travel fee. She arrived at our meeting place slightly early and was patient with us while we stored our bags. Sayuri spoke English well with a Japanese accent which made communication easy. We got to see a lot of things, learn the transit system, and learn more about Tokyo and Japanese culture. After the tour we need to pickup our bags and travel by train to a ryokan in Hakone. Sayuri provided us great instructions on how to get there with alternate routes due to the train delays she looked into. She also contacted the ryokan to make sure that they would have a shuttle for us even though we were arriving late. Per my request she also provided reasonable suggestions for hotels for last moment reservations [Tip: considered twin room pushing beds together instead of double room ;-) ]

Sayuri I.

Dear Mr.Kevin, Thank you so much for your warm message! I'm so happy to hear that you could enjoy your stay in Japan even though a chilly weather of our tour day. It was my pleasure to assist your stay. I hope that you'll come to Japan again so that I can show you beautiful rice fields in rural area next time! Best regards, Sayuri

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Sybil D.

Jan 3, 2019

Tokyo highlights

Sayuri put together an excellent tour that gave us a taster for a wide range of sites in a reasonably concise time! She was very accommodative of our kids interests and it was great to have a guide on hand to help us navigate the subway system and to answer all the little questions that we had.

Sayuri I.

Hi, Ms.Sybil! I'm glad to hear that you were satisfied with the tour even though it's a short time. I'm also very happy to see your kids enjoy Gudetama character so much!! Now, you've already known how to use subway system and you can be like Japanese locals after your long stay in Japan:) I hope that you and your family have a lot of fun experiences in Japan! Sayuri

Scott W.

Dec 21, 2018

A Very Memorable And Fun Day With Sayuri.

First and foremost, she has this down to a science. She was able to compile a spectacular day, within a very short time period that I had there. She made my time there so enjoyable, and navigated the city with ease. With all the construction going on with the 2020 Olympics, she maneuvered us around the city without a minute lost. Tokyo's train system is efficient, however can be very confusing. I don't think I could've seen a fraction of the things I saw without her there to guide me. She is also a very warm, intelligent, and friendly person. By the time I was leaving, I felt we had been friends for ages.

Sayuri I.

Hi, Mr.Scott! Thank you for your warm message! I'm so happy to know you were satisfied with the tour even though it's very short time. The places we visited during the tour (Asakusa, Harajuku and Shibuya) were must-to-see places to know both historical aspects and metropolitan aspects of Tokyo effectively. I hope that your experiences during the tour will be your priceless memories of Japan! Thank you again and hope to see you again:)

$229/ per group

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