This is a tour to enjoy the best of Kamakura in a short time! Of course, it is possible to have it arranged to suit your needs and interests, such as zen vegetarian meals, short hiking or bicycling.
Check out what we are going to do.
Feel free to personalize this offer.
Kamakura is a medieval city of samurai warriors, surrounded by hills facing the ocean. During the late 12th to early 14th centuries zen and other popular schools of buddhism flourished there, and therefore, Kamakura has many beautiful temples in a lush green setting. It makes a perfect destination of a day-trip from Tokyo.
Although I already have a rough framework of your itinerary, it will be completed by your inputs of your interests and preferences.
You will basically meet your guide at Kamakura station. Detailed instruction from your hotel to the meeting point (where and how you change your trains, etc.) will be given prior to the tour.
guide fee, instruction note from your hotel to the meeting spot and related arrangements
Transportation fee (of yours and your guide's),
Train to/from Kamakura from your hotel,
Enoden train between Kamakura and Hase, 200X2 yen/person,
(or 1-day free-pass in Kamakura, 600 yen/person, depending on the actual itinerary)
Train from Kamakura to Kita-Kamakura, 140 yen/person,
Guide's transportation to/from Kamakura, 2680 yen,
Kotokuin Temple, 300 yen/person,
Hase Temple, 400 yen/person,
Engakuji Temple, 300 yen/person,
Kamakura is a popular spot and it tends to be very crowded on weekends and holidays. It is usually better to start the tour early in the morning.
It is a good walking tour. Please wear comfortable shoes.
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Hi Paul-san. Thank you so much for very quick and good review. You were a fantastic leader of your team. Mt. Fuji even smiled to you despite rainy/cloudy weather forecast. I wish every one of you good luck during the rest of your trip and life ahead!
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