Enjoy Kamakura and Shonan Highlights!

Highlights

Eiko S.

4.92(48) reviews
Kamakura
English, Japanese (Native)
8 hours
Private tour (only you and your group)
Up to 5 people

This tour offers you the beautiful and peaceful tourist spots from the western part of Kamakura to Enoshima Island. Needless to mention about the historical temples and shrines such as the Great Buddha and Bamboo Temple, you can see the beautiful ocean too!! The view of Mt. Fuji above the ocean, the Enoden Line, delicious local food will add more richness to your trip.

Itinerary

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Meeting Point

1. JR Kamakura station 2. JR Fujisawa station 3. Odakyu Katase Enoshima station

Enoshima Island

Kotokuin temple ( The Great Buddha )

Hase Temple

Hokokuji Temple (Bamboo temple)

Tsurugaoka Hachiman Shrine

*Option --- Tea master's house to experience Tea Ceremony

Komachidori Street (lunch)

Ending Point

1. JR Kamakura station 2. JR Fujisawa station 3. Odakyu Katase Enoshima station

What to Expect

The area that covers Kamakura and Enoshima island is known as Shonan, one of Japan's most popular holiday resorts.

This tour offers you Kamakura's must see temples and shrine such as Great Buddha and the bamboo temple, and Enoshima island at which you can enjoy the best view of Mt. Fuji above the ocean. It hosts the sailing competition in Tokyo 2020 summer Olympics. The tour uses the popular local train nicknamed 'Enoden'. It is often used in Japanese animations, movies and TV dramas! Komachidori shopping street has many interesting shops and cafes + restaurants. You can stroll the street after the tour.

Option --- Tea Ceremony at the master's house. You are allowed to take pictures/shoot videos while tea master makes your gree tea, Matcha. It is a genuin cultural experience. *Green tea with Japanese confectionary 1200yen

Option --- Enoshima Lighthouse observatory. *Entrance fee of the garden 200yen + observatory 300yen.

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Inclusions & Exclusions

What‘s included

guide fee, guide's entrance fees,

What‘s not included

-transportation fee and lunch during the tour (you and guide)

-transportation fee from Tokyo to Kamakura by train: approx. 1000yen (you) *Hotel meetup fee is not included

-total entrance fee of the temples: approx. 1000yen (you)

-Tea Ceremony: 1200yen (you)

*option: entrance fee of Enoshima Lighthouse ovservatory : 500yen *as of Apr/2019

Important Information

Foreign guests should be tested negative on COVID-19. No tours are available during your 14-day quarantine after arriving on Japan soil.

-this tour basecally begins in Kamakura. Your guide propose you the best transportation from your hotel in Tokyo. *If you would like your guide to greet you at the hotel lobby in Tokyo, extra hotel meetup fee is requested. Please refer to the extra fee section.

-if you have difficulties of stairs, please let your guide know.

-In high season, the streets in Kamakura gets crowded and may need to change the itinerary or use a taxi.

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

Frequently Asked Questions

What can I see/do in Enoshima island.

Enoshima is about 1 hour away from the central Tokyo by train. It's been atracting people for its beautiful ocean, Mt. Fuji view and marine sports. The world saling competition has been held here and it will host 2020 Olympics too. You can enjoy sea food too.

Where should I meet with the guide?

This tour basically begins at (1) JR Kamakura station, (2) JR Fujisawa station, (3) Odakyu Katase Enoshima station based on your hotel location or the train you take. Please feel safe because your guide propose you the best train and the place to meet!

Reviews

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Marge G.

Jan 25, 2020

Amazing experience!

High reviews for our day with Eiko! From meeting us in our hotel lobby to sending us on our way at the end, Eiko provided us with a tailored experience. She’s knowledgeable, flexible and made our first experience with Tokyo pleasurable and fun. Thank you Eiki!!

Eiko S.

Hi Marge and Annie, Thank you very much for this wonderful review! And I would like to thank you again that you allowed me to be a part of your memory of Tokyo. We ate delicious Japanese food, saw interesting archtectures, enjoyed souvenir shopping and moreover we talked a lot! I felt very comfortable throughout our tour maybe because we were just the three women! But maybe next time, please come back to Japan with the family! I'm looking forward to seeing you and your family in the near future! Take care, Eiko

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Kelley H.

Jan 14, 2020

Perfect day in Tokyo despite uncooperative weather!

I highly recommend Eiko! She took time to learn what I was interested in before my trip and made sure to include special stops to accommodate my interests. Eiko was very well organized and extremely flexible (because of heavy rains, she was able to adjust our plans so that we didn't get drenched). She even used our travel time to explain cultural influences as well as history of Japan. Due to her organization and quick thinking (changing plans due to the rain), I was able to learn more and see much more of Tokyo than I imagined possible.

Eiko S.

Hi Kelley, Thank you very much for taking time to write my review! I appreciate it because I know how busy you are at work and at home, and moreover this is GREAT with 5 stars!! Thank you. :-) I felt very comfortable from the moment I met you to the end of the tour. You must be a tolerant teacher over there. Because of the rainy weather, we could have our own seats while seeing a single act of Kabuki at the theater, we didn't need to wait for the table for lunch! We, since there were just the two of us, talked about many things, but the conversation about 'Umami', the 5th sense of the taste was the most interesting! I would definitly like to see you again in the future! Please come back to Japan wiht your family next time! Take care, Eiko

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Bruce S.

Dec 30, 2019

Very well done tour by Eiko

If I could give 4.5 stars I would. We (my family with two more or less grown sons) were a difficult group to handle, with differing interests and temperaments, but Eiko did an excellent job, with all of us being pleased with the experience. She pushed us a bit hard, but always politely, and for good reason. But she was flexible, altering the tour as circumstances dictated, spoke English very well, and had excellent local knowledge. I would certainly recommend her to most anyone.

Eiko S.

Thank you very much for the nice review. It was my pleasure to show you around my favorite Tokyo. I was looking at you as a very happy family even though each one has different interests. I hope you made a lot of nice memories! Again, thanks for having me as your Tokyo guide! Take care! Eiko

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Edward J.

Dec 19, 2019

Tokyo came alive with Eiko

My wife and I spent 3 glorious days in December with charming, energetic, flexible and knowledgeable Eiko. We are English speaking, and we were all able to understand each other with ease. Eiko tailored the itinerary for each day to either a central theme, or to a locale in the city. We were specifically interested in museums, architecture, significant shrines and temples, and culture, and she adapted the tours to fit our interests. When we got tired after walking and climbing 18,000 steps on one day, she found interesting spots for us to take breaks. She steered us to some of the most authentic and delicious restaurants to enjoy lunch. And because of her experience living in the US, she was able to help us compare and contrast the culture of Japan with that of the US, and the exciting city of Tokyo with that of our hometown, New York City. Eiko's warmth and personality made us feel that we had made a true friend in Tokyo. If a family member or trusted close friend were visiting Tokyo, we would 100% recommend that they try to connect with Eiko to guide them.

Eiko S.

Hi Edward, Thank you very much for your time and effort to write this wonderful review especially after a long Japan trip! It was definitely one of my most memorable tours in my career. And I cannot say thank you enough for allowing me to be your Tokyo guide for 3 consecutive days. I like Tokyo's beautiful architectures, and also the sceneries that show the contrast of modern and traditional. It was my pleasure to show you them and see Tobby and you smiling and taking pictures of them. You were such a generous, intelligent couple that I was also informed a lot of things though our conversations over 3 days. Thank you so much. And yes! We walked a lot! It was fun to check my smart phone at the end of the tour every day. :-) Please have a nice rest and enjoy the wonderful holiday seasons! I'm hoping to see you again in the future! Take care! Eiko

$228/ per group

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