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Kamakura One-day Highlight Tour

Makiko N.

4.87(75) reviews
8 hours
Private tour (only you and your group)
Up to 5 people

Kamakura is one of the most popular tourist destination from Tokyo.

Kamakura was prospered as Japan's first feudal capital (from 1185 to 1333). There are many temples, shrines and other historical places.

We visit some of the most popular places in Kamakura.

Meeting Point

At your hotel in Tokyo

Kotokuin temple (Great Buddha)

Hase temple

Hokokuji temple

Tsurugaoka Hachimangu shrine

Komachi street and Wakamiya-oji street

Ending Point

At your hotel or any places for your coveniece

What to Expect

I will take you some of the most popular spots in Kamakura.

I will meet you at your hotel and we will take a train to Kamakura, it takes about one hour from central Tokyo.

First, we wil visit Kotokuin temple which is famous for the Great Buddha. After that, we will visit Hase temple which is famous for its eleven-headed statue of Kannon, the goddes of mercy and its beautiful garden. You also can enjoy nice views of the coastal city of Kamakura from the slope.

Then, we will have a lunch and will visit Hokokuji temple which is famous for the bamboo grove, you can enjoy powdered green tea with Japanese sweet.

Lastly, we will visit Tsurugaoka Hachimangu shrine which is the most important shrine in Kamakura and Komachi street or/and Wakamiya-oji street.

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Inclusions & Exclusions

What‘s included

guide fee, hotel pick-up in Tokyo 23 wards

What‘s not included

transportation fee (you and guide, about 2000 ~ 2500 yen per person), your entrance fee (200 yen/Kotokuin temple, 400 yen/Hase temple, 300 yen/Hokokuji temple, most of places offer free entrance for Licended guides in Kamakura), meal (you and guide) - at your expense

Important Information

Kamakura is very popular destination, especially in Cherry blossoms season (April), Hydrangea season (June, July) and Autumn leaves season (November). It can be so crowded in these season and weekends. We may change an itinerary or skip one spot if the traffic is very heavy.

If you would like to use a private car I can arrange a car with a driver at a reasonable price. Please inquire the details.

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



Gina S.

Nov 4, 2019

Wonderful 1 Day Tour in Tokyo

We had a great day in Tokyo with Makiko. We had a full day where we visited some of Tokyo’s highlights. This was our first day of a four day stay in the city and Makiko made us feel comfortable with transportations and helped us with the rituals at shrines & temples. We enjoyed lunch at a small local restaurant and had a wonderful time. This was the perfect way to start our trip. Thanks Makiko!

Makiko N.

Thank you very much for a great review with five stars! So happy to hear you enjoyed a day with me. I had a lovely time with all of you. Hope you had a wonderful time for the rest of your stay in Japan. Hope to see you again! Makiko


Robert joseph L.

Oct 11, 2019

5 Star guide

Makiko is more than a guide, she is very personable and friendly. Her knowledge of Tokyo is excellent. After our time with Makiko we had a good understanding of the food, transportation and Japanese customs and culture. She will customize your day for what you want. Makiko is definitely a 5 Star guide!! and recommend her.

Makiko N.

Thank you very much for a wonderful review with five stars! So happy to hear you had a good time with me in Tokyo. I really enjoyed to talk about several subjects with both of you. Have a great time for the rest of your stay in Japan. Hope to see you again! My warm regards to Marilyn. Makiko


Judith kay N.

Oct 5, 2019

A lovely day with a lovely person

From the time Makiko met us on the morning of our tour to Kamkura until she dropped us off in the evening back at our hotel in Tokyo, she was fully engaged with us, helping us to understand Japanese history, language and culture while seeing to our needs and wishes. We enjoyed every temple, garden, train ride and meal on our itinerary and also the spontaneous stops into little shops that caught our eye. The bamboo forest was a highlight as was the food hall at the Kamakura train station where we tasted many delicious seasonal Japanese delicacies. Thank you, Makiko!

Makiko N.

Thank you very much for a wonderful review with five stars! I am so happy to hear you had a good time with me in Kamakura. It was such a pleasure to be your guide. I really enjoyed to spend a day with both of you. We talked a lot about so many things! Have a lovely time for the rest of your stay in Japan. Hope to see you again! Makiko


Tom Y.

Sep 24, 2019

Tokyo and Nikko with Makiko

We had one day in Tokyo and one day inNikko with Makiko and found her very helpful, informative, and punctual. She explained the railway systems clearly, so we found our way to the appropriate stations. She answered questions about Japanese history. She `took very good care of us in Nikko, where it was pouring rain.

Makiko N.

Thank you very much for a great review! Glad to hear you enjoyed my tour for 2 days. I had a lovely time with all of you to talk about several things. Please enjoy rugby games and traveling in Japan. Hope to meet you again! Makiko

$265/ per group

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