For a quick tour of Kamakura, I suggest a 6 hour-tour. Kamakura is an ancient capital in Japan and the seat of the first military government of Japan. Choose three of the options as follows.
Big Buddha, Tsurugaoka Hachimangu shrine, Komachidori shopping street, Hokokuji temple, Jomyoji temple, Kenchoji temple, Meigetsuin temple
At Kamakura station
Big Buddha: The second largest statue of Buddha has been waiting for you since 700 years.
Hasedera Temple: Well known as a temple with flowers and sea view, which has many attractions such as a largest statue of Boddhisatva.
Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine: The largest Shinto shrine in Kamakura which was the religious authority for the first shogun family.
Hokokuji temple: Well known as a temple with a beautiful bamboo garden.
Jomyoji temple: In Kisen an, you can enjoy japanese powdered tea seeing the beautiful dry landscape garden.
You can make a quick tour in Kamakura, which was an ancient capital of Japan. Zen temples in Kamakura are simple, but solemn. You can feel a holy atmosphere with Japanese traditional culture such as Japanese powdered tea.
Guide fee only
Transportation fee for yourself and the guide (round trip from Tokyo is 2500 to 3000 yen per person).
Food, bevarage, and admission fees.
Yokohama has many interesting places to visit: the Ramen museum, Cup Noodle museum, Chinatown, etc. However, Rieko's tour gives you a balance of these places as well as giving you a taste of local Yokohama, literally! On our way to the lunch spot, Rieko took us along the local streets which is a great contrast to the usual tall buildings and shopping malls. One particular area of interest that we walked past was this long building along the Ooka River which had many little bars and restaurants. It looks like it would be very busy at night time! We arrived at Hechikan for lunch and we immediately noticed the long queue which got us all excited! The menu is all in Japanese which Rieko-san was happy to help translate for us. The wait was about 20 minutes but it was well worth the wait, the ramen was so delicious! Rieko-san's tours are very well planned out and she can customise according to what you would like to see, do or eat. She is very accommodating and she ensures you get the best tour possible. I recommend asking her good places to eat as she always has great suggestions! :)
Dear Andrew san, Vanessa san, Thank you so much for writing such a great review! I am very happy to hear that you liked my tour and ramen, and that I could become a part of your memorable holidays. I also had a great time with such a nice family like you. Every time I go to Hechikan or that area, I will remember you and your great family. Please send my best regards to Ashleigh and Jayden. Thank you again for having me. Rieko
This lovely tour organised by Rieko-san took us to different eateries in the back streets of Asakusa. There was so many interesting yummy eateries behind the big Senso-ji temple. We were all so full by the end of the tour! The pace of the tour is relaxing and easy and Rieko-san is very accommodating and happy for us to explore during the tour which made the trip more like a stroll with a friend :)
Andrew san, Vanessa san, Thank you for your warm words! I also had a precious time with you and your family. You can visit this area next time to try food we could not try this time. I hope this holiday will be the most memorable one for you. See you soon. Rieko
We shared a great visit to the Edo Tokyo museum, the Kiyosumi Gardens, the Fukuyama Fudodo temple with its dramatic fire ceremony and the Timioka Hachimangu shrine. Reiko met me where I was staying and educated me on ancient history as well as teaching me about how to get around the city. We did a lot but she paced the day perfectly with time to break for lunch and coffee with a river view. A memorable day, indeed!
Dear Sharon san, Thank you very much for your wonderful and detailed review! I also enjoyed showing around the museum and the old town. Luckily, we had a beautiful weather, a special ceremony as well. Hope you enjoy the rest of your stay in Japan with your son and daughter in law. Thank you again and wish all best for your first grand kid! Please send my best regards to your son and daughter in law. Rieko
My family with two girls aged 7 and 8 and my 70 year old mother followed Rieko’s expert and kind guidance through the highlights of Asakusa and Tokyo, and we were so impressed by her professionalism, dedication, and patience! She is the perfect person to help introduce anyone to the incredible sights here. Rieko really wowed us with her service including helping to carry our shopping bag (since our arms were full with carrying our girls at times) and even taking beautiful pictures of us at the unforgettable Mori digital museum. We look forward to working with Rieko again and recommend her services highly!!!
Josephine, Thank you so much for such a wonderful review! I had a great time with your two cute girls and your very good family. Have a good time in Maihama and see you in Kamakura soon. Please send my best regards to your family. Rieko