Day tour to Kamakura, a historic city near Tokyo

Day Trip
Japanese (Native), English
8 hours
Private tour (only you and your group)
Up to 4 people

A day tour from Tokyo to Kamakura by public transportations (Private car is available as an option)

You can visit the main spots in Kamakura area such as Tsurugaoka Hachimangû Shrine, Great Buddha, Enoshima Island, etc.

Let's enjoy the historic city and its beautiful sceneries!

Nobu S.
4.64 / 5
(83 reviews)

Meeting Point

At your hotel in Tokyo

Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine, one of the most popular shrines for a new year's visit

Komachi-dori Street, quite popular place for shopping and eating near Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine

Great Buddha, a symbol of Kamakura

Hasedera Temple, an old temple built in the 7th century

Enoshima Island, popular sightseeing spots for both young and senior people

Ending Point

At your hotel in Tokyo

What to Expect

Kamakura was a political center in Japan about 800 years ago.

You can enjoy many historic temples and shrines as well as beautiful sceneries.

Besides the Highlights shown on the above, you can visit the following places as options:

- Meigetsu-in Temple: It is known as the "Hydrangeas Temple". Recommended to vist in the rainy season.

- Hokokuji Temple: It is famous for a bamboo garden. You can also experience Matcha (green tea) at this temple.

- Zeniarai-Benzaiten Shrine: The worshipers believe that if they wash their money in the spring water, they will be more than double. Why don't you try?

There are many other places to visit in Kamakura area.

You can include such places in the tinerary as long as the time allows.

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Inclusions & Exclusions

What‘s included

guide fee, hotel pick-up in Tokyo area

What‘s not included

transportation fee (you and guide), entrance fee, lunch, etc.

Transportation fee would be approximately 3,000Yen/person from Tokyo area. (It depends on which hotel you will stay.)

Kamakura Great Buddha entrance fee: 300Yen/Person

Hasedera Temple entrance fee: 400Yen/person

Lunch: 1,000-2,000Yen/person

Important Information

I can guide you in Tohoku District including Akita, Aomori, Iwate, Fukushima, Miyagi and Yamagata only if you could bear my transportation fee of 8,000Yen. (Sorry, but I usually live in Chiba.)

For Kanto District including Chiba, Hakone, Ibaraki, Kamakura, Kanagawa, Mt. Fuji, Narita, Nikko, Saitama, Tochigi, Tokyo and Yokohama, the pick up fee is 3,000Yen.

If you would like me to guide you in any other area, please feel free to contact me.

- Move by public transportations (except a private car tour)

- Comfortable shoes are recommended.

- The temple and the shrine are sacred places. Please behave respectfully while inside them if you are visiting.

Cancellation Policy

  • Free cancellation - 8 days prior to meeting time
  • 50% Refund - 3 to 7 days prior to meeting time
  • No Refund - Within 2 day(s) prior to meeting time

Frequently Asked Questions

The tour by a private car is available?

Yes. The charter fee is as follows:

Mini van (maximum 5 people): 65,000Yen (including a driver fee, fuel, toll and tax)

Van (maximum 8 people): 75,000Yen (including a driver fee, fuel, toll and tax)

*The above amount is not including the guide fee.



Jenny B.

5 / 5
Aug 12, 2023

Place micro pig cafe shibuya crossing shrine

Disapointed with the your particularly the palace all was suggested by Nobu except micro pig cafe which we asked to see We bought lunch and coffee and micro pig cafe wasnt asked to pay just assumed and received no thank you

Nobu S.

Thank you very much for your review and sorry for your disappointments for the tour. Since you agreed to the itinerary including historical and/or cultural spots (the Imperial Palace, Meiji Shrine, Sensoji Temple) which are very popular among other tourists, I did not recognize you were not interested in such places at all. While I clearly show it includes "Guide fee only", I should have re-confirmed in advance that I have to ask you to bear any other cost occurs during the tour. I do hope you would enjoy other tours in Japan. In any case, thank you very much for having me as a guide. Nobu


Bryan P.

5 / 5
Jul 15, 2023

Amazing trip

Nobu San was spectacular and an amazing guide. Would highly recommend.

Nobu S.

Thank you very much for your review. It is my great pleasure if I could help you to make a happy and sweet memory. Nobu


Madelaine T.

5 / 5
May 11, 2023

Epic Mt. Fiji Tour with Nobu!

We had a lovely time on our Mt. Fuji tour last May 8th. We booked the private tour so it was a chill and relaxing day. Nobu was ready to assist during the booking process, always available and quick to respond. And during the trip he has very informative and personable. Everything went soothly from pick up to drop off. Overall it was a great experience for our whole family. Will definitely book him again on our future trip. Thank you Nobu!

Nobu S.

Thank you very much for your review. I am glad to know that you enjoyed the tour. Looking forward to seeing you on your next trip to Japan. Nobu


Natalia D.

5 / 5
May 10, 2023

Excellent experience!

Mr Nobu is a wonderful and highly recommended guide! He's very client-oriented and helpful. Everything went so smoothly - from discussing and organizing a private tour to G-Cans to the actual tour. We're very thankful and hope we have a chance to organize something together again!

Nobu S.

Thank you very much for your review. I am glad to know that you were happy and enjoyed the tour. G-Cans tour is a bit special tour but would be interesting for people who like it. Looking forward to talk with you again! Nobu

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