Kamakura is a very popular tourist destination and has a lot of beautiful places such as Buddhist temples with gardens, and Shinto shrines. The city has a lot of Japanese restaurants which offer lovely dishes. We’ll visit some of the most popular spots in Kamakura, such as Hokoku-ji temple (with a bamboo garden), Hase-dera temple (one of the oldest temples in Kamakura), and Kotoku-in temple which is well known for the Great Buddha. I hope you have a lovely day in Kamakura!
At your hotel
I'll meet you at your hotel and then we'll go to kamakura by train.
The temple has a beautiful bamboo garden and some lovely gardens. You can feel tranquility there.
The temple is the oldest Buddhist temple in Kamakura. You can also see a beautiful view of Kamakura from the observatory.
You must be overwhelmed by the Great Buddha.
If we have time, we'll go to Komachi-dori street or anywhere you're interested in.
We'll go back to your hotel and finish our tour.
At your hotel or any places you'd like to finish the tour
I’ll meet you at your hotel and then we’ll go to Kamakura by train. It takes about 1 hour from central Tokyo.
First we’ll go to Hokoku-ji temple. The temple is also called “Take-dera”, which has a beautiful bamboo garden. Then we’ll have lunch. Kamakura has a lot of nice restaurants, so please feel free to tell me your preference for lunch in advance. After lunch, we’ll go to Hase-dera temple. The temple has a beautiful garden and you can enjoy a lovely view of coastal city of Kamakura from the observation deck.
Then we’ll go to Kotoku-in temple which is famous for the Great Buddha. You must be overwhelmed by the large scale statue.
After that we’ll go back to Tokyo and finish the tour at your hotel or anywhere you’d like to go.
Kamakura is a lovely place to visit and I’m sure you can feel serenity in some temples.
I’m looking forward to seeing you!
guide fee, transportation fares for me, hotel pick-up in Tokyo area
transportation fares for you (around 2,500 JPY for one person), lunch,
entrance fee for 3 temples: Kotoku-in temple 300JPY (150JPY for child), Hase-dera temple 400JPY (200JPY for child), Hokoku-ji temple 300JPY
** If you'd like to have matcha tea with Japanese confectionery, it costs 600JPY
Please let me know if you have any food allergies or restrictions.
We had an amazing time in Tochigi with Yoko (her hometown). My husband and I were in Tokyo for our honeymoon and when I think of Tokyo in the winter, I think of one thing: strawberry season! And having done a homestay in Tochigi during my student years, I thought, “What better way to introduce Japanese strawberries to my husband than to bring him to a farm for all you can eat strawberry picking—and not just any strawberries, but the ultra rare Tochihime, known to be the sweetest and juiciest strawberry in Japan... so delicate that it can only be eaten in Tochigi itself?” However, it has been some time since my homestay so I found Yoko-san online who helped make it all happen (Big plus: Tochigi is her hometown)! It was a great escape from Tokyo for a day and totally worth it as we were also able to experience inaka-soba (country style soba) at Izuruya and visit the funky Shinshoga Museum (New Ginger Museum).
Thank you very much for your wonderful review, Felicity-san! I had a lovely time with you and your husband in Tochigi. Thank you for having me as your guide. I was happy to have helped you explore Tochigi on the tour as a part of your honeymoon. Tochigi is my home prefecture, but actually the places we visited were new to me. Furthermore I wasn't aware of Tochihime though Tochigi is famous for strawberries production. I learned from you a lot about my home prefecture! I'm grateful that you gave me such a great opportunity. I was impressed with your deep knowledge about Japan and culture, also your Japanese speaking skills. I hope you had a lovely honeymoon in Japan. I hope I can see you again in the near future. I hope both of you share a long and happy life together.
Excellent guide and more importantly a nice person.
Thank you so much for your great review, Ronald! I had a lovely time with you and your sons. It was a very beautiful day with clear sky, I hope you could see a beautiful Mt.Fuji from the Shinkansen going to Kyoto after our tour. I enjoyed talking with you very much, I'm grateful for your kindness. I hope you have a lovely journey in Japan and hope to see you again in the near future. Please take care!
We had such a lovely day with Yoko. She met us at the Yokohama Cruise Terminal and took us by train to Kamakura. She was very knowledgable and taught us alot about Japanese customs. We got to see alot more than we had planned which was a nice surprise. We had a lovely traditional Japanese lunch and we got back to the ship with time to spare so this took any stress away. Yoko went out of her way to accomodate our wishes.
Thank you very much for such a lovely review, Nicola! I had a lovely day with both of you in Kamakura. It was a very beautiful day and I was very glad that we could go to more places than we had planned. Thank you so much for your cooperation. Talking with you was fun and interesting, and I was pleased to have some similarities with you. I'm grateful for your kindness. I hope both of you come to Tokyo again in the near future and I can see you then.
My wife and I had a one day tour of Tokyo with Yoko; she was an outstanding host and smoothly introduced us to Japanese culture and many sites in Tokyo ; I cannot give her or triple lights a higher rating; Yoko is a true gem and our experiences with her will be treasured for many years ; we chose wisely and will miss her compassion and great smile............Ron and Lisa Marsh
Thank you very much for such a wonderful review, Ronald! I had a lovely day with you and Lisa. I'm pleased to hear that you enjoyed the tour with me. Talking with you was really interesting to me, the day with both of you was memorable for me. I'm grateful for your thoughtfulness. I hope you have a lovely journey in Japan. I hope you come to Tokyo again in the near future and see you then. Please take care.