Flowers in Kamakura: Great Buddha, Hasedera & Eishoji Temple

Highlights

Yoko T.

4.79(82) reviews
Kamakura
English, Japanese (Native)
8 hours
Private tour (only you and your group)
Up to 5 people

Kamakura is a very healing city, which became the capital of Samurai at the end of the 12th century, and has a lot of temples where we can see lovely flowers.

We will ride a train for approximately an hour or so from Tokyo/Yokohama/Kawasaki area to visit there.

Appreciating the flowers, some temples and shrines, we can also enjoy the beautiful twilight seaview.

Meeting Point

At the lobby of your hotel in Tokyo/Yokohama/Kawasaki or Yokohama Station/Sakuragicho Station/Kamakura Station

Eishouji, a bamboo Temple (Adult:¥300) or Zuisenji (Adult ¥200, Elementary School Student ¥100) on Thursdays

Option: Sugimoto Kannon Temple, the oldest temple in Kamakura (Adult ¥200, Elementary School Student ¥100)

Option: Joumyouji (Adult ¥100, Matcha with sweets with a Zen Garden view ¥1000/ ¥600)

Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine or Engakuji (Adult ¥300)

The Great Buddha of Koutokuin Temple (Adults/Jr.& Sr. High School Students ¥200, Elementary School Students ¥150)

Option: Taking a lot of time at shopping on Komachi Street and/or Hase Street

Hasedera Temple (Adult ¥400, Elementary School Student ¥200)

Option: Inamuragasaki Beach

Ending Point

At your hotel or the places you prefer to during the tour

What to Expect

We will visit the typical temples and shrines in Kamakura. Even you're not a Buddhist nor a Shintoist, I guess you can feel the soothing power of the ancient capital. You can have a relaxing time there. About the Bamboo temple, we will go to the less crowded but nice one.

About the shopping options, it is possible to visit the places after visiting the temples/shrines in the evening, because some stores of Komachi Street are opened till 19:00.


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Inclusions & Exclusions

What‘s included

Guiding fee, hotel pick-up in Tokyo/Kawasaki/Yokohama, The guide's Admission fee


What‘s not included

Transportation fare (You and guide: From Tokyo/Shinjuku/Shibuya Station to Kamakura Station is 920 yen one way, Kamukura One Day BUS/train Ticket 900 yen, (Option) Enoden Train Round trip for the Beach 380 yen)

meals, snacks, beverages,

Admission Fee (please check the highlights for the fee)

Important Information

It will be first booked, first served basis, but could you make inquiries before booking?

If you're interested in TOKYO, MOUNT FUJI, or NIKKO, please check the tours before you make inquiries. (Some transportation for Mount Fuji or Nikko might be fully booked if you do last minute booking.)

I could also guide KYOTO, HIMEJI etc. if you will cover my transportation fare round trip from Tokyo.

If you'd like a car chartered, please check the PRIVATE CARS TOUR by yourself.

It's concerned with your budget, so I'm afraid I cannot make arrangements for that, but I will be happy to guide you with the car you chartered.

It's impossible to make quotes without knowing the spots you would like to visit.

Nikko and Mount Fuji are approximately two hours on Limited Express from Shinjuku or Asakusa.

Tokyo is not a compact city, but a huge one.

If you have difficulties with stairs, please tell me in your message. Thank you.

The hydrangeas are beautiful during the rainy season, so I'm giving a SPECIAL DISCOUNT now.

We will walk a lot, so please wear walking shoes like sneakers.

(If you don't want to, please tell me the places you'd like to visit and I will arrange it that way.)

In some temples, you're supposed to take off your shoes when getting in the buildings to keep the places clean, so please be ready for that.

It is optional, but I wish you would have Matcha, Japanese tea, at Joumyoji where we can appreciate it while looking at a Zen garden or at Tsuruoka Hachimangu.

There is also a place that you can make your own Matcha if you would like.

Kamakura is extremely crowded, so sometimes you might not be able to have a seat on the buses or trains.

If you would like all the options, it might take an extra hour. I love you to see the most of Kamakura, so about the extra hour, I would only ask for the necessary transportation fare.


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

Reviews

Doug J.

Jan 20, 2023

Delightful day in Nikko with throughly prepared Yoko

Had a wonderful day with Yoko. Prior to meeting she made it perfectly clear what we could expect during the day, especially in terms of physical demands. She went out of the way to make sure my wife’s seafood allergy was accommodated. Yoko promptly responded to any and all questions and worked with us to arrange train transportation. Having spent her early childhood in the US she was particularly easy for us to understand as we can sometimes struggle with accents. And she came prepared with materials to help explain topics we discussed. With that level of preparation we would definitely book another tour with her.

Yoko T.

I really appreciate you writing a great review so promptly after that stair trainings.:-) It was such a great delight for me to enjoy my favorite Nikko with the two of you. It was the first time to know that Commodore Perry was taught in American High School history classes. Both of you were so lovely and sweet that I really enjoyed traveling with you. Thank you for asking your daughter about her visit to Nikko during the Yayoi Festival. Her description was detailed that now I could keep that in mind. I hope you could see Mount Fuji from TMG building and enjoy the rest of your stay. Thank you again for everything!!

Rhoda O.

Jan 12, 2023

Yoko is Amazing!

We're so grateful to Yoko and her expertise around the Mt Fuji area. She took so many wonderful photos for us so that we could remember the moments forever. We had the absolute best time touring Mt Fuji and are very glad we decided to have Yoko be our tour guide. She speaks English fluently as it is practically her first language and of course she speaks fleunt Japanese too. She was so funny and warm and welcoming to us. Thank you, Yoko!

Yoko T.

Rhoda and Dean, I appreciate you choosing me as your guide and writing a great review. It was such a lovely day that I could have the privilige of meeting both of you who are intelligent, polite and sweet. I was amazed how Dean taught me a lot of things which I never notice before. Rhoda, you're so beautiful inside and out so it was a great pleasure for me to spend a day with you. Thank you again for everything. Oshiawase-ni!!お幸せに!!

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Benny B.

Jan 9, 2023

See Tokyo with Yoko

We had a great experience touring Tokyo with Yoko.She recommended in advance the important places to see and it was very successful.She shared her historical and cultural insights.She was able to show us the beauty of Tokyo. I highly recommend this experience.

Yoko T.

Thank you so much for writing a review so soon. You were so lucky to make the tour day on Coming of Age Day so we could see many 20 year old ladies in beautiful kimonos. It was also nice a mother of one of them enjoyed talking with you, too. I was happy that both of you could walk a lot and take a lot of pictures we visited. I hope you enjoy the rest of your stay and Thailand, too. Thank you again!!

Karma G.

Dec 22, 2022

Very helpful!

Yoko did a lot of work to figure out where we should go both before, during and after our tour. She provided us suggestions for where to visit even in Kyoto - very attentive. thanks much!

Yoko T.

Thank you for booking my tour and taking the time to write a review. It was nice to meet your great family. I hope you can watch the Ghibli movie that Micaela loves so much and come again to visit the Spirited Away onsen next time. Please enjoy the rest of your trip. Please say hi to everyone!! Thank you again. Best wishes, Yoko

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