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Kamakura Joyful 8 hour-tour from Tokyo

Day Trip

Yasuro C.

4.75(28) reviews
Kamakura
English
8 hours
Private tour (only you and your group)
Up to 6 people

Starting from your hotel at 9:00 we will in 1 hour time arrive at Kamakura where there are historical temples, shrines and a great Buddha statue surrounded by evergreen hills and a long crescent sand beach. From Enoshima Island on the shore you may probably see Mt. Fuji. As the seaside town Kamakura is famous for its fresh seafood cuisines.

Meeting Point

At your hotel

Temples (Kamakura Five Temples (Zen Buddhism) built in the middle of 13th Century are famous for their ascetic practices even today))

Tsurugaoka Shrine, where the last Minamoto Shogun was killed like a Shakespeare's tragedy, and Zeniarai Benten are famous

Though slightly smaller than Todai-ji's in Nara, Hase Great Buddha is the symbol of Kamakura with adjacent Hase Temple.

Enoshima Island (You can visit it by nostalgic Enoshima Electric Railway running along the sea side. There is a observatory tower. )

Ending Point

At your hotel

What to Expect

By Japan Railway you can go to Kamakura from Tokyo or Shijuku Sta. within one hour without changing trains. Kamakura itself is rather a small seaside town, but it is very popular as the place where the first shogunate (Kamakura Era) was located from 1192 for 1333. During such 150 years, unlike in Kyoto, they created their own cultures especially relating with Zen Buddhism. Every tour spot is within walking distance to the next. And if you are strong enough you can drop by Yokohama on the way back to Tokyo.

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Inclusions & Exclusions

What‘s included

guide fee, hotel pick-up in 23 wards area of Tokyo, etc... ,

What‘s not included

transportation fee (you and guide), lunch, dinner, entrance fee, etc... ,

Important Information

I am able to guide you almost every day except every 3rd Wed of the month on which I attend Haiku gathering. I will reply to you within 24 hrs with rough itinerary for your tour. Transportation fee and lunch of you and a guide will be paid by the client. - If you pay extra service charge for 10,000 yen, I can also guide you to Kyoto, Nara, Osaka and/or Shiga. - If you want me to meet up at Narita Airport, it costs 6,000 yen. Hotel meetup inside Tokyo 23 wards is free. Outside of the area costs extra. - If you book me before sending an inquiry, please note you may be requested to pay extra guide fee for hotel meetup (about 2,000 JPY) depending on the location.

Since every road in Kamakura is very crowded throughout a year, a tour using a van or a coach is not so convenient.

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

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Kerry S.

Mar 11, 2020

Great guide

Though it rained most of the day we had a good look around Tokyo. Yasuro was a polite patient guide with great knowledge.

Yasuro C.

Dear Ms Kerry, Thank you very much for your warm and generous review of me. As your tour in Japan is going on, please take care of your selves. Thank you again. Best regards, Yasuro

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Efren R.

Feb 14, 2020

Great experience in Japan.

Great guide,very accommodating.

Yasuro C.

Dear Mr. Efren, Thank you very much for the generous review of me. Best regards, Yasuro

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Jonah N.

Dec 22, 2019

Friendly and knowledgeable Guide

We enjoyed the service provided by Mr Yasuro. He is knowledgeable and we learnt quite a good deal about Japan, especially from our small talks while traveling. Recommend his service.

Yasuro C.

Dear Mr Jonah and family, Thank you very much for your warm and generous review for me. I do hope that your beloved boy will be doing well and become a violinist like Yo-Yo-Ma of cello. Until then take care of your selves. See you one day again! Regards, Yasu

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Tony P.

Dec 9, 2019

Day trip in Kyoto with Yasuro.

Hi. My family and I recently traveled to Tokyo for a one week stay. While there we arranged, through TripleLights, for several day tours. One of our tours, a day tour from Tokyo to Kyoto, was arranged and chaperoned by Yasuro. He picked us up at our hotel in Diaba at 7 AM sharp and we took the Shinkansen to Kyoto and back. Yasuro had planned an itinerary that included a number of sites we were interested in visiting in Kyoto, including the Fushimi Inari Shrine. The day was carefully planned out to make the best use of our time without causing us to feel rushed. We had ample time to spend at each location. Yasuro was friendly, courteous and knowledgeable about Kyoto. Near the end of our trip he even took us to a shopping street downtown that was filled with numerous, interesting shops and eateries. All in all we had a wonderful day and Yasuro delivered us back to the hotel by 9:30 PM, tired but very pleased.

Yasuro C.

Dear Mr. Tony, Thank you very much for your warm review on me! However, my regret is Nishiki Shopping Street that was too long for you to walk through. I am really sorry about it. Anyhow I am very pleased that all of you came back home in US without big troubles. Take care of yourself. Thank you again. Best regards, Yasuro

$152/ per group

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