Town of Kamakura Private One Day Excursion from Tokyo

Day Trip

Sachimi K.

5.00(20) reviews
Kamakura
English, Japanese (Native)
8 hours
Private tour (only you and your group)
Up to 4 people

Explore the Fascinating History and Culture of the Town of Kamakura With a Private Guide.

Kamakura is a seaside town located 50km southwest of Tokyo and a very popular destination for visitors to Tokyo. It takes just about one hour to get there from central Tokyo by train and is the perfect place for a day excursion to experience a contrasting change from the hustle and bustle of the big city.

Itinerary

Check out what we are going to do.
Feel free to personalize this offer.

Meeting Point

At your hotel or agreed starting point

09:00

Meet at the agreed starting point

Your hotel or station. Take train to Kamakura from Tokyo (about 1hour)

10:30

Koutokuin

The Great Buddha, symbol of Kamakura

11:10

Hasedera Temple

One of the most popular temples in Kamakura with nice view of sea and huge wooden Kannon statue

12:30

Komachi Street

Lively shopping street, the path to the Tsurugaoka Shrine. Let's find nice street food, souvenirs, and place to eat.

14:00

Tsurugaoka Hachiman Shrine

The guardian deity and the highlight of Kamakura.

17:00

Finish the tour

We take train back to Tokyo and finish the tour at agreed point

Ending Point

Agreed end point

What to Expect

In this tour, I will tell you about the history of the town, where the Samurai based their government and it flourished as the Shogun's capital from the late 12th century to the mid 14th century.

There are many famous Zen Buddhist temples and Shinto shrines and the remains of many historical sites. The highlight is visiting Hasedera, my favorite place to take the guest, with beautiful seasonal flowers, great view and of course great temple. This is a wonderful way to experience the environs outside of Tokyo with a fascinating bit of local history and culture. We will enjoy not only tradition but also beautiful nature.

If you wish to visit other temples or places, please let me know.

The tour route is customizable to meet your interests and preferences.

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Inclusions & Exclusions

What‘s included

Guide Fee,

What‘s not included

transportation fee (about 2500 JPY round trip between Tokyo central to Kamakura, per person, for you and guide), lunch (about 1000 JPY per person, for you and guide, depending on your choice ) / entrance fee to the temples (300-500 /each) for you and guide, other expense such as shopping, souvenir.

Important Information

- My available time is basically day time (i.e. 900-17:00), but please consult me if you wish otherwise. - I would recommend you to be covered by your own travel insurance as the tours are not included travel insurance.

The tour route is customizable to meet your interests and preferences.

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

William T.

Aug 24, 2021

Wonderful Tour

Our Shibamata and Anime custom tour was marvelous. Sachimi made our tour delightful as we did not know our way around Tokyo. She was able to take us exactly to the places we requested, and went the extra mile in explaining every aspect of the trip in great detail. As a tour guide she is one of the best we have ever experienced and the cost of the 7 hour tour was well worth it. Sachimi was so detail-oriented and planned out everything for us so we did not have any stress. She had great ideas as to where to take us, such as the Jujutsu Kaisen Cafe in Harajuku. It was a wonderful experience and Sachimi was kind enough to modify the trip for us when necessary, like changing the drop-off point at the last minute. She was kind enough to escort us to the clinic where we needed to get our PCR test to return to L.A., and we are so grateful for her kindness. I encourage anyone to try her tours as they will not be disappointed. Thank you Sachimi!

Sachimi K.

Hi, William-san, Sachiko-san, and Kana-chan. Thank you very much for your kind review. I also had a very good time with you, enjoying the tour myself, especially after a long interval of hosting the guests from overseas. I am also very happy to see Sachiko-san enjoyed Shibamata so much, and Kana-chan enjoyed Ikebukuro and Harajuku shopping. I hope to meet all of you again after the COVID restrictions are lifted. By that time, I wish you all happiness and health. Thanks again and best regards, Sachimi

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Adrian L.

Dec 20, 2019

A motherly presence

We went on an 8hr tour with 5 kids of all ages and everyone had a great time because Sachimi went overboard to make sure that the everyone's whim was catered for. What could have been a stressful experience turned out to be a wonderful, fun & culturally and historically educational tour. Make Sachimi your guide and you will have no worries.

Sachimi K.

Hi Adrian-san & family. Thank you very much for very warm review. It was lovely day to spend day with you at my favorite town, Kawagoe. I am so glad that everyone enjoyed the day, especially eating and shopping :) Please enjoy whole your stay in Japan for a month & lovely family get together. I wish to see you again in the future. best regards, sachimi

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Nancy K.

Nov 15, 2019

Tokyo city tour

She was great for showing us places not rushed. I could take a time to photograph places as I wanted( I’m an amateur photographer). My family (3) enjoyed her guided tour.

Sachimi K.

Hi, Nancy-san Thank you very much for your kind review. It was really nice meeting you all and I am happy you enjoyed the tour with me. Also I feel great that you could take photo as much as you like and hope you have many great photos of the day. Please enjoy all your stay in Tokyo and Kyoto! Also please come back to Japan again! Thank you and have a nice trip. best regards sachimi

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Vicki F.

Sep 30, 2019

Our one day tour of Kyoto highlightd

Sachimi was so lovely and taught us a great deal about Japanese culture. She showed us around Kyoto for the day and chose a wonderful restaurant for lunch. We would absolutely recommend her. We would definitely use her again as our guide.

$365/ per group

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