Kamakura is one of the most beautiful ancient cities in Japan, surrounded by the hills and a long beach.
With old zen temples and shrines Kamakura reminds us the old days of the samurai. This is a 1-day tour from Tokyo to visit Kamakura’s highlights including the Great Buddha of Kotokuin Temple. And the Bamboo grove and the mattcha tea of Hokokuji Temple upon your request.
your hotel or any place in Tokyo or Yokohama
Visit Hasedera Temple famous for the eleven-headed statue of Kannon, god of mercy, a small traditional Japanese garden with a pond and various flowers blooming from season to season and a terrace which allows for nice views of the coastal city of Kamakura,
the Great Buddha (Kotokuin Temple).
The following itinerary is a sample, which can be customized as needed.
Please contact me for the details.
Visit the temple ad have a mattchia tea in the refined and tranquil atmosphere of bamboo grove, a rock garden and a series of shallow caves carved into the hillsides
Visit the shrine constructed in the medieval age with multiple torii gates along the way.
Stroll along the street lined with old stores, souvenir shops, and Japanese restaurants.
Finish the tour.
Tokyo Station or any place you like
This tour is basically a 8-hour private custom tour at your requests. It is very flexible and we can discuss variations to visit places in advance, so you will not miss the places you want to see in Kamakura.
As you needed, I will also arrange lunch.
guide fee, hotel pick-up in Tokyo 23-word area
transportation fee (you and guide), lunch (you and guide), entrance fee ( Koutokuin: JPY200, Hasedera Temple: JPY300, Hokokuji Temple: JPY200 and mattcha JPY500) * free for the licensed guide
This is a walking tour using the public transportation. Comfortable shoes for walking are recommendable.
Expenses vary depending on where to go and what to do
Admission fee for the temples
Hase temple: 300JPY/adult, Kotokuin temple: 200JPY/adult, Hokoku temple 200JPY *a set of Matcha tea 500JPY
Credit cards are unavailable for some local shops.
ex. transportation (JR train: Tokyo Kamakura , Enoden, bus ) ....abt. 3000JPY/adult
Lunch can be arranged as needed. If you have any allergies, please let me know.
Junko was great leading our family (2 adults and 2 kids) on a half-day Tokyo tour. She was attentive to our needs and understood that having kids meant being flexible and responsive.
Thank you so much for such a nice review, Sanjay!. I am very glad to have helped you know Tokyo. I hope you and your family will make great memories in Japan. Thank you again and take care. Junko
Junko was an excellent guide. She provided a lot of backup historical information, which was very helpful. It was nice to get away from the hustle and bustle of city life.
Thank you so much for such a great review, Eva. I am very glad to have helped you know Nezu and Yanaka and the history. There still remain beautiful traditional gardens and quiet places even in Tokyo. I hope you would come to Japan again in the cherry blossom season. Thank you again and take care! Junko
From initial emails to hugs goodbye, we enjoyed our time with Junko. She was accommodating in our itinerary choices and flexible through tour time. My wife is diabetic and Junko was understanding of her need for breaks and meals. We wished to experience the off the beaten path food places and our first night we enjoyed two for beer, sake and food. She’s very passionate about her city and it showed. You will be educated, enlightened and inspired by her.....thank you Junko! Rory and Sandra
Thank you for such a wonderful review, Rory and Sandra! I am very happy to have helped you have a good time in Tokyo. It was nice to have exchanged information about our families including our dogs Diego and Coco. They are rescued dogs. What a coincidence.!! I hope you will make great memories in Japan. Thank you again and take care. Junko
Excellent tour of Tokyo incorporating both old and new points of interests. I would highly recommend Junko.
Thank you so much for such a wonderful review, Phil! I am very glad to have helped you and your family know different faces of Tokyo. I hope you will enjoy the rest of your stay in Japan. Thank you again and take care. Junko