Kamakura is adorable with a lot of old temples and shrines. I have been there more than 100 times and enjoy seeing old structures, gardens, flowers every season and strolling around the town in the countryside. It is located west of Tokyo and accessible by train only for 40 minutes. And Enoshima is a holy island with a long history and legends. It's also popular among young couples and surfers because the island is beautiful. You can learn Japanese cultural aspects a lot there.
At your hotel in Tokyo
The starting time depends on the location of your hotel.
Pick up service is free of charge.
From Shinagawa or Tokyo station, you take JR train for 40 minutes. If you have JR pass, please let me know.
You visit important and historical Buddhist temples, where you enjoy to see the bamboo garden, have an experience to enter into a Japanese room, have maccha green tea and small sweet and see Japanese dry garden if you like.
This is the most famous shrine in the area and accept a lot of visitors. It was the important guardian shrine for Kamakura Shogun family in Kamakura period between 1192 and 1333, when Kamakura was the administrative and military center. It's still popular among people because it's a historical power spot.
You can enjoy shopping Japanese souvenirs along Komachi street and have lunch and sweets.
The Great Image of Buddha outdoor is a symbol of Kamakura and is wonderful statue with the merciful face and beautiful meditation posture. The combination of the Buddha and the mountains in the background is fabulous. A nice picture point.
This is one of famous temples in Kamakura, which enshrines a great wooden statue of eleven-headed Kannon. The structures of the temple and the gardens are beautiful in every season.
When you visit this temple or another temple, you have small time in Enoshima.
It is accessible by Eno-den local train. Enoshima is a holy island with shrines and sacred caves. You enjoy stroll around the island and have pretty views from the top of the mountain. You can walk as much as you can. There are holly natural caves you can enter if you like.
You can get to Tokyo by train. On the way back to Tokyo, you can stop at Yokohama and enjoy the night view of Bay Bridge and Yamashita Park, and dinner in the China town by yourselves. From Yokohama you can get to Shibuya directly by train.
At the place of your convenience
You can enjoy beautiful countryside in Kamakura and ocean view in Enoshima island, and walk along the souvenir shopping street in an old town, learning Japanese culture.
guide fee, guide's transportation, hotel pick-up in Tokyo area (If you stay outside Tokyo, additional 1000JPY)
your transportation 2500JPY/ adult,
lunch (1500JPY /person on average),
entrance 700JPY/ adult (Hokokuji 300, Jomyoji 100, Kotokuin 300),
optional activities: Maccha green tea and sweet in the Jomyoji Temple Japanese house 660JPY, Enoshima holly cave entrance 1100JPY/ adult
I can guide you in Kyoto, Nikko, Hakone if you pay my tranportation fee.
In this tour, we walk a lot. It's recommended to wear comfortable clothes and shoes.
Yuka was an exellent guide. The tour was well planned and adapted to our wishes. She was patient for the last minute change and requets as well. We highly recommend her.
Thank you for nice comments. I could plan the itinerary easily with your specific requests and help of booking, and enjoyed the tour myself.
With limited time in Tokyo I had set my heart on visiting the Pola Art Museum. Thanks toYuka we saw the whole area,with a Hakone day pass using the train, bus, funicular and even a pirate ship. We had a very nice lunch in the museum. We would nothave had such an enjoyable time as we would have been stressing about connections.it all went like clockwork and Yuma was very informative and pleasant company.
Thank you for your nice comments about Hakone tour. I'll remember our conversations in Pola Museum and your warm heart forever. I'm very happy you have good memories.
We booked 3 days tour in Tokyo and I chose Yuka to be our tour guide. She is fantastic! She is very kind. Thanks a lot Juka...until next time
Thank you very much, Erwin. I enjoyed 3 days with you, too. It was fantastic. I hope you remember the days in Japan for long.
Yuko was amazing! She was very organised and had thought of everything maps/metro passes etc She was very knowledgeable and informative. I would highly recommend Yuko!
Thank you for your warm comment. With a little assistance, I'd appreciate it if you are happy to learn our systems in the town and culture.