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Full day Yokohama & Kamakura Sightseeing - 8 hours

Akio H.

4.15(20) reviews
Kamakura
English
8 hours
Private tour (only you and your group)
Up to 15 people

Full day Yokohama & Kamakura Sightseeing - 8 hours

The Yokohama Landmark Tower is the second tallest building in Japan, standing 296.3 m (972 ft) ...

Itinerary

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Meeting Point

At your hotel and at Yokohama Osanbashi Pier

Yokohama Chinatown, Yamashita Park, Chinatown

Great Buddha Statue , The Hase Temple

Ending Point

At your hotel and Yokohama Osanbashi Pier

What to Expect

Full day Yokohama & Kamakura Sightseeing - 8 hours

The Yokohama Landmark Tower is the second tallest building in Japan, standing 296.3 m (972 ft) high. The building was completed in 1993. On the 69th floor there is an observatory, Sky Garden, from which you can see a 360-degree view of the city, and on clear days Mount Fuji. Observatory Admission Ticket at 1,000 yen per person.

Yokohama Chinatown is Japan's largest Chinatown, situated in central Yokohama.

The Chinatown quickly developed, after the port of Yokohama had been one of the first Japanese ports to be opened to foreign trade in 1859. It became the residence of the many Chinese traders who settled down in the city. Today, a large number of Chinese stores and restaurants exist in the narrow and colorful streets of Chinatown.

Great Buddha Statue in Kamakura is sitting cross-legged, robed with drapes in the classical lines reminiscent of ancient Greece. The bronze statue was cast in 1292, and was housed in a wooden temple, which was washed in a great tsunami in 1495. Great Buddha Statue has classical lines reminiscent of ancient Greece. Since then, the Great Buddha Statute has stood in the open atmosphere.

The Hase Temple, located on a hill in Kamakura with a sweeping view of the sea, is home of the statute of the 11-headed Kannon, Goddess of Mercy, each representing a characteristic of the goddess. The 9.18 meter tall, gilded wooden statue is regarded as one of the largest wooden sculpture in Japan. Hasedera is built along the slope of a wooded hill. A pretty garden with ponds exists at the base of the slope just after entering. Along the way stands the Jizo-do Hall with hundreds of small statues of the Jizo Bodhisattva who helps the souls of dead children to reach the paradise.

I like to show you around two quite different cities in Kanagawa Prefecture; one is a modern city of sea port, Yokohama, and another, capital of Kamakura feudal military government from 1183 to 1333. I make sure you enjoy every minute while I show you around your sightseeing destinations in the two fascinating cities.

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Inclusions & Exclusions

What‘s included

Guide Fee, Hotel Pickup, Cruise Pier Pickup

What‘s not included

Transportation costs for customers and myself, lunch, entrance fees, insurance and the like.

Important Information

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

How much does it cost for transportation from Tokyo?

Around 2,600 yen per person to and from Tokyo Station.

How much does it cost for admission fees?

Hase Temple: 300 yen per person.

Great Buddha Statue: 200 yen Peron.

Landmark Observatory (69th floor): 1,000 yen per Peron.

There are some discounts for high school students.

Reviews

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Christian B.

Jun 2, 2018

Very experienced guide!

Thank you Akio for guiding me through the highlights of Tokyo! I enjoyed the tour with you a lot. It’s definitely the most relaxing way to get to know Tokyo. Akio knows every subway connection by heart which saves a lot of time. He has a lot to tell about about the backgrounds of the attractions. I can recommend Akio!

Akio H.

Dear Christian Bestehorn, thank you very much for having written a five-star review for the tour guide I provided you with. It is an immense pleasure and honor that such a wonderful person like you has spoken well of me.

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Matthew R.

Jan 2, 2017

Informative experience with Akio!

Akio was extremely knowledgeable about Tokyo sites, history, and train system. We found his company extremely pleasant and informative.

Akio H.

Dear Mathew, Thank you very much for your compliments about my tour guide service. It was really a great pleasure for me to guide you and your father on the day. Please visit my Facebook page: Akio Horisaki so that you will see your pictures. Best regards Akio

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Leslie O.

Dec 12, 2016

Tsukiji Fish Market Tour

Akio promptly met us at our hotel to take us to Tsukiji Fish Market Tour in the morning. We toured the inner and outer shops - it's a fast paced market place and was good to have someone take us there, navigate the way around since we didn't have much time. Go and see the market before they move!

Akio H.

Dear Leslie, Many thanks for your 4-star review. Please visit my facebook page of Akio Horisaki where three of you in pictures are posted. Thank you again. Akio

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Paula R.

Apr 23, 2016

Mr. Akio is a very friendly tour guide. He managed to arrange our tour according to the places we wanted. The tour is well-planned, organized and very informative. Thank you so much Mr. Akio. By the way, I hope you can send me the photos from your camera. Arigatou!

Akio H.

Many thanks for your compliments about the tour service I rendered to you. It was really a pleasant surprise!! I will send you the photos I took. Thank you again.

$225/ per group