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.
At the lobby of your hotel in Tokyo/Yokohama/Kawasaki or Yokohama Station/Sakuragicho Station/Kamakura Station
At your hotel or the places you prefer to during the tour
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.
Guiding fee, hotel pick-up in Tokyo/Kawasaki/Yokohama, The guide's Admission fee
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)
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.
Yoko-san was so knowledgeable and was able to fill in on all questions we posed to her. She would often tickle us with some interesting trivia, and there was not a boring moment in Kamakura. She was very patient and obliging to entertain our detour to the many interesting shops in the area. We were thrilled to find out that she really knows her sake, and she made sure we were shown 'the sake place' within Tokyo Station for tasting and purchase of nice sake. Couldn't have asked for more!
Thank you so much for such an excellent review. I'm glad you enjoyed that day in Kamakura. I felt totally lucky that I could enjoy it with you and your amazing wife. Kamakura is so soothing that I never get tired of visiting there and I could relax myself with wonderful guests. I'm happy that you enjoyed your Kuheiji and each time I drink Hassen I will remember your beautiful wife and her lovely comments from now on. Thank you again!!
We had a wonderful day with Yoko. The Open-Air museum is well worth the visit, and Yoko has a personal interest, so she is enthusiastic about it all. She also pointed out lots of info on buildings and areas as we were on the train. We highly recommend her as a guide, and the trip to Nihon Minkaen.
Thank you so much for writing a great review so soon. I deeply appreciated that you took time in seeing each folk house, disappearing from the modern Japan and preserved, as a grandkid of an architect and a researcher of those folkhouses. I hope you enjoy the rest of your visit to Tokyo.
Great day out visiting Mount Fuji. Yoko was very helpful with the booking and anticipating all needs prior to the tour. On the day, Yoko met us at the lobby of our hotel and off we went to see Mt Fuji! Great day with the weather on our side. Yoko was very knowledgable, thank you for sharing your experience with us! I was traveling with my 7 year old son, we both really enjoy the day out and everything went smoothly. If you want a personalised tour, go for it, it makes a huge difference with no hassle, great learning experience, worth everything. Yoko is very flexible. Merci beaucoup Yoko!
Ne de rien!! Thank you so much for such a great review, Sophie. The pleasure was mine that I could share the great view of Mount Fuji from Lake Kawaguchiko. I enjoyed the conversation with you a lot about France, UK and yourself even the temperature difference seemed to be quite tough for Rye. I hope you and Rye remember how to do the origami of Kabuto, the samurai helmet. I will practice the frog based on the site you told me. I hope you're enjoying Kyoto and please enjoy the rest of your stay. Merci beaucoup et à bientôt!!
Yoko was an excellent tour guide. She devised a tour with our interests as well as “must sees” as a newbie to Japan. Yoko is extremely organized and knowledgeable. Our time with her was well spent. We learned a lot and would definitely recommend Yoko for an enjoyable tour of Tokyo.
Thank you for a wonderful review. I had a great day with both of you. When I see works of Yayoi Kusama, I will remember you and the wonderful conversations we had that day. Nikko is also an amazing place to visit for an art fan like you, so please come again. Thank you again!!