This tour offers a half day tour. (Or if you'd like to combined with my 'Enjoy Japanese culture in Kamakura!' tour, it can be a 7-hour tour.)I have chosen 4 most popular spots of Kamakura for this tour for you. They are, of course my favorite places for myself too!! After the tour, you can stroll Komachidori, shopping street by yourself!
JR Kamakura station
Kotokuin Temple (The Great Buddha Statue is a national treasure)
Hokokukji temple, Bamboo temple
Tsurugaoka Hachiman Shrine
JR Kamakura station or Komachidori, shopping street
The experienced guide has already picked the 4 most popular/important spots in Kamakura! I have been a guide of Kamakura for a long time!! During the tour, you use the Enoden Line which is also very unique and popular among the Japanese and foreign tourists. After the tour you enjoy shopping at Komachidori shopping street and/or eating local specialities of Kamakura. You will find many interesting things and food there!
Also, it is possible to make your tour something special by adding the culture experience such as Matcha Green Tea Ceremony or Caligraphy. If you are interested in, please check my 'Enjoy Japanese culture in Kamakura!' tour planned by me. I hope you will like it.
guide fee, guide's entrance fee of some temples
-transportation fee and lunch during the tour (you and guide)
-total entrance fee of the temples: approx. 1000yen (you)
-transportation fee from central Tokyo to Kamakura: approx. 1000yen (you) *If you need the hotel meetup service, please see extra fee section.
-This tour basically begins and ends at JR Kamakura station. Please feel safe your guide propose you the best transportation from your hotel. *If you need the hotel meetup service, see the extra fee section, please.
-In high season, the streets in Kamakura get crowded and the itinerary may need to be changed.
High reviews for our day with Eiko! From meeting us in our hotel lobby to sending us on our way at the end, Eiko provided us with a tailored experience. She’s knowledgeable, flexible and made our first experience with Tokyo pleasurable and fun. Thank you Eiki!!
Hi Marge and Annie, Thank you very much for this wonderful review! And I would like to thank you again that you allowed me to be a part of your memory of Tokyo. We ate delicious Japanese food, saw interesting archtectures, enjoyed souvenir shopping and moreover we talked a lot! I felt very comfortable throughout our tour maybe because we were just the three women! But maybe next time, please come back to Japan with the family! I'm looking forward to seeing you and your family in the near future! Take care, Eiko
I highly recommend Eiko! She took time to learn what I was interested in before my trip and made sure to include special stops to accommodate my interests. Eiko was very well organized and extremely flexible (because of heavy rains, she was able to adjust our plans so that we didn't get drenched). She even used our travel time to explain cultural influences as well as history of Japan. Due to her organization and quick thinking (changing plans due to the rain), I was able to learn more and see much more of Tokyo than I imagined possible.
Hi Kelley, Thank you very much for taking time to write my review! I appreciate it because I know how busy you are at work and at home, and moreover this is GREAT with 5 stars!! Thank you. :-) I felt very comfortable from the moment I met you to the end of the tour. You must be a tolerant teacher over there. Because of the rainy weather, we could have our own seats while seeing a single act of Kabuki at the theater, we didn't need to wait for the table for lunch! We, since there were just the two of us, talked about many things, but the conversation about 'Umami', the 5th sense of the taste was the most interesting! I would definitly like to see you again in the future! Please come back to Japan wiht your family next time! Take care, Eiko
If I could give 4.5 stars I would. We (my family with two more or less grown sons) were a difficult group to handle, with differing interests and temperaments, but Eiko did an excellent job, with all of us being pleased with the experience. She pushed us a bit hard, but always politely, and for good reason. But she was flexible, altering the tour as circumstances dictated, spoke English very well, and had excellent local knowledge. I would certainly recommend her to most anyone.
Thank you very much for the nice review. It was my pleasure to show you around my favorite Tokyo. I was looking at you as a very happy family even though each one has different interests. I hope you made a lot of nice memories! Again, thanks for having me as your Tokyo guide! Take care! Eiko
My wife and I spent 3 glorious days in December with charming, energetic, flexible and knowledgeable Eiko. We are English speaking, and we were all able to understand each other with ease. Eiko tailored the itinerary for each day to either a central theme, or to a locale in the city. We were specifically interested in museums, architecture, significant shrines and temples, and culture, and she adapted the tours to fit our interests. When we got tired after walking and climbing 18,000 steps on one day, she found interesting spots for us to take breaks. She steered us to some of the most authentic and delicious restaurants to enjoy lunch. And because of her experience living in the US, she was able to help us compare and contrast the culture of Japan with that of the US, and the exciting city of Tokyo with that of our hometown, New York City. Eiko's warmth and personality made us feel that we had made a true friend in Tokyo. If a family member or trusted close friend were visiting Tokyo, we would 100% recommend that they try to connect with Eiko to guide them.
Hi Edward, Thank you very much for your time and effort to write this wonderful review especially after a long Japan trip! It was definitely one of my most memorable tours in my career. And I cannot say thank you enough for allowing me to be your Tokyo guide for 3 consecutive days. I like Tokyo's beautiful architectures, and also the sceneries that show the contrast of modern and traditional. It was my pleasure to show you them and see Tobby and you smiling and taking pictures of them. You were such a generous, intelligent couple that I was also informed a lot of things though our conversations over 3 days. Thank you so much. And yes! We walked a lot! It was fun to check my smart phone at the end of the tour every day. :-) Please have a nice rest and enjoy the wonderful holiday seasons! I'm hoping to see you again in the future! Take care! Eiko