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One-day trip to kamakura

Day Trip

Michiko M.

4.74(58) reviews
Tokyo
English
9 hours
Private tour (only you and your group)
Up to 6 people

One day tour to discover the old samurai's city, Kamakura which is located only

a one-hour train ride from Tokyo. Kamakura was once a seat of Minamoto Shogunates. There are many Zen Buddhist temples and beautiful shrines.

Meeting Point

At your hotel in Tokyo

09:00 AM

Meet at your hotel

Ride on a train for one hour to Kamakura

10:00 AM

Engakuji Temple

One of the major five Zen Temples in kamakura.

The temple has two National Treasures, Syariden, and Oogane, big bell.

Buddha's tooth is enshrined in Shariden .

12:00 PM

Kamakura Great Buddha Statue

The second largest Buddha statue in Japan. The statue was in the Buddhist hall in the old days, but the hall was washed away by Tsunami, and now it sits in the open air.

12:30 PM

Lunch

Having lunch near Hase temple

01:30 PM

Hase Temple

The temple is famous for housing the tallest wooden Kannon statue

If you want, you can experience tracing Buddhist scripture or the picture of kannon.

03:00 PM

Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine

The shrine used to be the political center of the Kamakura Shogun.

04:00 PM

Komachi dori

The local shopping street connected kamakura station to Tsurugaoka shrine.

You can find beautiful souvenirs while your stroll.

05:00 PM

Kamakura Station

Ride on a train from kamakura station to Tokyo.

06:00 PM

Your hotel

Arriving at your hotel

Ending Point

At your hotel in Tokyo

What to Expect

Kamakura is a popular place to spend a day by visiting old temples and shrines even for Tokyo residents. Since it is located a one-hour train ride from Tokyo

The city is surrounded by mountains and the ocean, you can relax in nature and learn about Japanese history and Samurai culture.

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Inclusions & Exclusions

What‘s included

guide fee, hotel pick-up in the central Tokyo area

What‘s not included

Transportation fee( you and your guide) round-trip ticket of JR trains ( Tokyo -Kamakura)1880JPY/person, round trip fee of Enoden (Kamakura-Hase) 400JPY/person, the entrance fee of three temples 1000JPY/person, lunch

Important Information

Train fare to Kamakura is not included. ( you and guide transportation fees are excluded)

Cancellation Policy

  • Free cancellation - 8 days prior to meeting time
  • 50% Refund - 3 to 7 days prior to meeting time
  • No Refund - Within 2 day(s) prior to meeting time

Reviews

David G.

Feb 22, 2020

Bar and Food Tour of Noge

Michiko is a lot of fun and was great at showing us an area of Yokohama that not many Tokyo tourists visit, which is a shame. We went to four really fun izakayas and standing bars and tasted some delicious food and local drinks. We highly recommend Michiko’s tours.

Michiko M.

Thank you very much for giving me an excellent review. That was the first time for me to provide the izakaya tour in Noge town in Yokohama. I reserched and checked the foods and drinks by myself before your tour, and I got to know Noge town is the heaven for drinkers. I will make a new drinking tour of the Yokohama version. I myself enjoyed sharing the time with you. Thank you again, David and Max.

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Robin P.

Feb 6, 2020

Exactly the right person to introduce Tokyo to first timers

It was a pleasure to have hired Michiko as a guide for our first visit to Tokyo. She has a very intimate knowledge of all the important sites and she makes discovering Tokyo fun and Intresting. She is able to speak English very well and knows great places for lunch and entertainment. Highly recommended.

Michiko M.

Dear Robin, Thank you very much for giving me such an excellent review. I am glad to know you enjoyed my tour. You still have two more days in Tokyo, please enjoy the city. I hope you will come back with your family in the near future. I am sure they will like Japanese pop-culture or nature in the countryside. Michiko

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Olga S.

Jan 12, 2020

Amazing Experience

I was looking for a “non-conventional” private tour in Tokyo. To my luck, Michiko was available on the day. I was impressed with the planning. Michiko is highly knowledgeable and friendly.

Michiko M.

Dear Olga, Thank you very much for your time to write a nice review to me.I also enjoyed the time sharing with you.The good thing is we can visit the last opened day of the last year of Koishikawa-Korakuen Garden. If you have any chances to come to Japan, just contact me. I have many ideas of tours or a one-day Hokone trip with soaking onsen as you asked. May you have an amazing year! Michiko

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Sona C.

Nov 23, 2019

Full day tour

We booked a full day with Michiko. She was very flexible, knowledgeable and accommodated our list of must sees. Importantly, she adjusted to our pace which was probably a little slower than hers. She also helped us activate our Rail passes and taught us how to navigate the Tokyo metro system, so that we could be more self sufficient for the rest of our time. I highly recommend her if you need a guide in the city.

Michiko M.

Dear Sona, I'm happy to hear from you again, which means you safely got back to your home. How was the trip to Kyoto? I'm sure you enjoyed Kyoto, as well. Thank you very much for giving me such an excellent review. Warm regards Michiko

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