Temples and flowers' tour in Kamakura

Kyoko K.

4.90(51) reviews
Kamakura
English, Japanese (Native)
9 hours
Private tour (only you and your group)
Up to 8 people

Kamakura had been the olden capital which was the first samurai government built 800 years ago. There are not only a lot of temples and shrines but also many historical atmosphere remained. Further more, Kamakura is surrounded by mountains and sea which made it a natural fort, which means you can easily enjoy nature, flowers and gardens. You can taste special seafood like Shirasu bowls. So nice!

Itinerary

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Meeting Point

At your hotel lobby in center Tokyo areas

Visiting Kenchouji temple which is the No.1 temple during Kamakura period

Visiting Turugaoka Hachimangu which is the No.1 shrine in Kamakura , You will be sure to be attracted it's beauty.

Visiting Houkokuji temple, which is one of the best 5 temples and also famous for it's beautiful bamboo woods.

Visiting Koutokuin temple, where you are to be surprised by the Big Buddha.

Visiting Hasedera temple which is called a temple of flower beauty. You can appreciate beautiful floweres in every season.

Kamakura is one of the food capital. You can enjoy snacks and sweets between walking.

You can drop by cute souvenir shops. Everything is so tiny and sophisticated that you can't resist buying some, maybe!

Ending Point

the last destination where you can go back easily like Yokohama station platform to Center Tokyo.

What to Expect

Kamakura is called " a small Kyoto". First samurai shogunate was built in this town which is surrunded by the sea and mountains. So, the town itself was a natural fortress.

You can choose more than three temples and shrines. Each one has its special characteristic and beauty which will surely attract you a lot.

Kamakura is 50 kilometers away from Tokyo , so you can feel natural scenic beauty and also sophisticated atmosphere from the olden times.

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Inclusions & Exclusions

What‘s included

*guide fee

*pick-up in center Tokyo area (If your hotel is out of center Tokyo, extra pick-up fee is needed at the spot.)

What‘s not included

*transportation fee to and from Kamakura for you and the guide about 1000 yen for one way ( If you have JR free pass, it will be excluded.)

*entrance fee for temples (about 300 yen per one temple) You don't need to pay tickets for guide because guide can enter by her license.

*food and drink If you buy the guide's lunch, it will be appreciated.

Important Information

*This is mainly conducted on foot and by buse and train.

*Please come in a comfortable shoes.

*If your hotel is out of the center Tokyo areas, extra pick up fee might be charged.

*This tour will finish at the last spot where you can go back to your hotel by taxi or for yourselves, or if you need help of guide, please pay extra hourly rate after the limited time.

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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Lorelei M.

Jan 5, 2021

Wonderful Kamakura Tour

Kyoko was an absolute delight! I asked her to provide a customized Kamakura tour with Kimono. While I was comfortable touring Kamakura on my own, I wanted to make it a cultural tour where I didn't feel like a tourist in a kimono. Kyoko was kind enough to arrive in a kimono of her own, so it felt like we were a pair of friends out for some sightseeing. Kyoko met me at the kimono rental shop and helped me make some decisions with my Kimono. Once I was dressed we took some pictures together. Fortunately Kyoko is talented with how to take photos and help her clients pose for shots. She has a great eye and she took pictures of me at each place we went ! We started at a temple where I could pick up a beautiful goshuin-cho (shrine/temple book) and I got my first shrine stamp in it there. We visited some of the greatest temples in kamakura and the timing was fantastic, since there were still amazingly colored fall leaves. I wanted to have my first tea ceremony while in my kimono and I jumped at the first chance. Kyoko stepped in and asked me to wait for the ideal place and she was right to do so. I had a wonderful tea ceremony experience at the next temple and Kyoko guided me through the experience. We did lunch together at a place of her own suggestion and we ate some delicious classic Japanese food. We did some shopping on the main shopping street in Kamakura and made certain to get some tasty Japanese confectionary and famous Kamakura cookies. Kyoko brought me back to the kimono shop at the end of our phenomenal day. I was sorry to see it end, but it was a memorable and worthwhile experience.

Kyoko K.

Thank you very much for your amazingly long and wonderful review! Your review is just like a travel report by a famous writer!! As you mentioned, I decided to wear my kimono to your tour. Because I thought I won't be able to know your comfortable walking pace if I had not been wearing it. Some people seemed surprised because two women clad in Kimono were chatting in English. It was fun! You looked perfect with a colorful red kimono. I am sure we could give a nice impression to people in Kamakura. Kimono and Kamakura is the best combination. I hope I can meet you again in the near future. Please be cautious against the new corona virus or any other!

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Shivani P.

Feb 29, 2020

Great day in Tokyo!

We hired Kyoko for a one day tour of Tokyo’s main attractions. She was on then, very friendly and very accommodating. We had a great time and would definitely hire her again if we came back!

Kyoko K.

Thank you , Shivani san for writing me an wonderful review. You and your husband are very kind and listen to my explanation very well. We moved effectively by using taxies, so we could move very smoothly and visit many places in short time. It was a nice sunny day for stolling in a garden where plum trees and rape blossoms are in full bloom. We had wonderful Thai curry in Akihabara which was rare chance for me thanks to your nice choice. I hope you will come back again in some better time with your whole family. Thank you very much again and again and I wish your journey is safe and joyful!!

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Arianne V.

Jan 11, 2020

Great day !!!

Miss Kioko was very keen on understanding our interests, describing very well details of the visited sites, history and up dates of Tokio city. During the tour we visited Tukiji fish market where we had a very nice coffee, tried oyster and sea urchin and learn about the market. Then, we moved to Tokyo Sky Tree. This place was a surprise visit with wonderful weather, where we could see Mount Fuji!. Then we went to Asakusa and visited Sensouji temple , Tokyo's oldest temple. We saw beautiful huji carps. Then move to Tokyo station and Imperial Palace outer garden, Hibiya Park, for a very peaceful and enjoyable walk when we got to know the whereabouts of Japan history. At the end , we said good by in Ginza. Miss Kioko was full of energy and got us excited to a enjoy our day in a very nice way. We are very happy with her tour and thankfully to have her as our guide! :)

Kyoko K.

Thank you Arianne san for writing a concrete and wonderful review for me! You are such a kind and wonderful couple that I enjoyed a lot while spending time with you. The day had a perfect winter weather to see Mt Fuji from Tokyo Sky Tree. So , I am extremly happy that we could suddenly decide to go there and jumped out of the train we were riding. Thiago san loves fish so much , so I wanted to have a lunch in Tukiji's sushi restaurant but due to timing , we had lunch in Asakusa's famous Japanese restaurant. I like the place but it is not a sushi restaurant. What I worried was he might not eat nicer sushi there than authentic sushi restaurants in Tukiji. This is why I recommended he should eat the most expensive sushi there. He was very kind to listen to my advice and had it. I was moved by his pure and nice attitude. I also wanted to take you to authentic Japanese sweets shop but we didn't have enough time. I hope you could get a nice cake in the coffee shop I sent you at the end in Ginza. Anyway, you experienced many things just in one day in Tokyo. I hope they will leave you for a long time as good memories. Thank you for everything again and again. Looking forward to meeting you someday in the near future.

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Eva G.

Dec 13, 2019

Time well spent.

Time well spent.

Kyoko K.

Thank you Eva san for your nice review. I am sorry to have written back to you so late. I am very happy that you have spent wonderful time in Japan. Since you went home, the situation in Japan got a little hard. But we are welcoming a beautiful spring again. I hope everything gets well soon and you can come back here again someday in a near future!

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