Kamakura One-day Tour - let's see real Kamakura!

Highlights

Shoko S.

4.45(11) reviews
Kamakura
English
7 hours
Private tour (only you and your group)
Up to 4 people

You'd like to visit must-see spots of Kamakura and to appreciate the atmoshere of local Kamakura. If you so, this is the one. We visit Great Buddha of Kamakura, Hasedera Temple, and Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine, on the way in walking on Kaigandori Street, Onaridori Street and Komachidori Street. This tour enables you yo fully enjoy the charms of Kamakura.

Itinerary

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Meeting Point

At JR Kamakura Station East exit

10:30 AM Kotokuin Temple ( Great Buddha of Kamakura)

11:00 AM Hasedera Temple

2:30 PM Jufukuji Temple

3:00 PM Eisyoji Temple

3:45 PM Tsurugaoka Hachimangu

4:30 PM Komachidori Street

Ending Point

At JR Kamakura Station, at your hotel, or any place you would like to drop off.

What to Expect

This tour is intended for visiting the must-see spots of Kamakura and for enjoying walking on streets in Kamakura.

You visit Kotokuin Temple (Great Buddha, only a national treasure in Kamakura), Hasedera Temple and Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine. They are spots representing Kamakura.

Great Buddha, a 13-meter-high bronze statue in Kotokuin Temple, is the symbol of Kamakura.

Hasedera Temple is famous for its beautiful flowers and Jyu-ich-men Kannon, its 11-headed Goddess of Mercy.

Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine is the guardian shrine of Minamoto clan,the ruler of Kamakura Shogunate, and Kamakura has developed making it as its center.

You also visit Eishoji Temple and Jufukuji Temple. Those are relatively small, but you can learn the culture and history of Kamakura.

Eishoji Temple has a beautiful bamboo forest .

Jufukuji Temple has the tombs of Masako Hojo and Minamoto no Sanetomo in its graveyard. They are the wife and son of Minamoto no Yoritomo, the founder of Kamakura Shogunate.

You walk on Kaigandori Street, Onaridori Street, and Komachidori Street.

Kaigandori Street is a major street linking Hase to Kamakura. You walk through a Japanese sword shop, cafes, cake shops, and antique shops, and walk near the

Enoden Line.

Onaridori Street is a street loved by locals. You can enjoy walking in more relaxed manners.

Komachidori Street is always bustling with people. It is the most popular street of the three, and a good place to buy souvenir.

It's is a compact walking tour, but you can fully experience all aspects of Kamakura.

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Inclusions & Exclusions

What‘s included

guide fee

guide's transportation fee

What‘s not included

your transportation fee (fromTokyo to Kamakura for a round trip -about 2000 JPY, bus-200JPY)

lunch

entrance fee(Kotokuin temple-200JPY, Hasedera temple-600JPY, Eishoji temple-300JPY)

Important Information

The participants are expected to walk about more than 6 kilometers. So recommended wearing sneakers or something comfortable to walk.

The tour will be as flexible as possible. If it rains or you are too tired of walking, it is possible to take a bus or a train instead of walking.

If you have a preference for lunch, please let me know in advance.

Eisyoji Temple is closed on Thursday. If our tour is held on Thursday, we have to skip Eishoji Temple.

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

Reviews

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Rohit C.

Sep 13, 2019

Excellent Guide

Shoko is knowledgeable and very good in planning, we made changes to our itinerary, but she covered all the key areas very nicely and in good time. She is a very patient and warm person. We did Gotemba Outlet, Ropeway, Lake Ashi with her, all were wonderful :)

Shoko S.

Dear Rohit, Thank you for your great review. I don't know how to express to you my gratitude for praising me as an excellent guide. Your comment motivates me a lot. Thank you very much. The sightseeing time of this tour was not enough, but luckily we could see Mt. Fuji for a moment. So, I would like to call this tour a great success. It is my pleasure of having guided you. I hope to see you again. Best regards, Shoko

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Jean S.

Aug 27, 2019

Excellent customized Hakone tour!!!

Shoko prepared an excellent iterinary for a starter like us in Hakone. She went above and beyond making our 6 hour tour an adventure to cherish. Thank you so much Shoko. Hope our paths will cross again in the near future. Grace and Jean

Shoko S.

I'm really grateful for your great review. The itinerary was tight, but because of your cooperation and patience, the tour went very smoothly. Thank you. Furthermore, I myself could enjoy the tour with your jokes and kindness. I also hope that we could meet again in the near future. Shoko

Prashanth K.

Jul 10, 2019

Great day at Kamakura

I spent a fantastic noon exploring gems of Kamakura with Shoko San. She is such an affable and an adorable human being. She is very good in her craft and very flexible with the itinerary and makes sure you are comfortable touring with her. I will come back to explore other parts of Japan in the near future and would definitely tour again with Shoko. Thank you for the thoughtful mementos that you gave me Shoko San , God bless you and your family. It was an absolute pleasure knowing you. PK

Shoko S.

Thank you for writing such a good review. It is my pleasure that I could guide you in Kamakura. I myself could enjoy the tour and feel comfortable with you. Thank you. When we visited Hasedera Temple, unfortunately hydrangeas ended their blooming, but we could see some beautiful flowers, whose name I regrettably couldn't tell you at the site. Their name is Agapanthus. I'm happy that I can tell you the flower name at last. Thanks to you, I could know a lot about your country and other great foreign places to travel. I hope that you will have a great time in the rest of your stay in Japan. Shoko

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Angeline J.

Jun 19, 2019

Tokyo 6/18/19

We (family of 4- parents and 2 teenagers) enjoyed our tour of Tokyo with Shoko. We feel we were able to see more compared to if we joined an organized tour group. We had her focused personal attention to answering our questions. She is very detail oriented and planned our trip efficiently. She was very prepared on the day of our tour and flexible with some adjustments (additional requests from me) on the the day of.

Shoko S.

Ann, Thank you for writing a good review. It was my pleasure that I could guide you. Your family, especially you were always smiling during the tour. That smile really encouraged me. Thanks for being sunny on the day and, especially with your cooperation, I also enjoyed guiding you. I was amazed that your family and you were in great shape. Everyone didn't look tired at all during the tour. If I can help you to understand Japanese culture in this tour, I'm really happy. Have a great time in the rest of your journey!

$190/ per group

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