One Day Trip to Kamakura


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Activity Level



Day Trip / Out of Town, First Time Visitor, Religious Heritage, Shore Excursion


Kid Friendly: Yes.

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 5



English (advanced), Japanese (fluent)

Let's enjoy ancient city, Kamakura

Kamakura is a very popular tourist destination and has a lot of temples, shrines and historical places. I'm sure you can feel atmosphere of authentic traditional Japan and its culture.
We'll visit some of the most popular spots in Kamakura.

The tour covers Hokoku-ji temple, Hase-dera temple and Kotoku-in temple(the Great Buddha).

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!


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. 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.

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: At your hotel

End location: At your hotel or the place where you'd like to finish the tour

Duration: 8 hours


We use trains and buses for transportation.

What’s Included

Other: Guide fee, hotel pick-up at Tokyo area and my transportation fare

Estimated Local Cash Needed

5000 JPY - About 3000 JPY for transportation fare
2000 JPY for lunch and drink

What’s Extra

Other: transportation fares for you (about 3000 JPY for each), lunch,
entrance fee for 3 temples: Kotoku-in temple 200JPY (150JPY for child), Hase-dera temple 300JPY (100JPY for child), Hokoku-ji temple 200JPY
** If you'd like to have matcha tea with Japanese confectionery, it costs 500JPY


I don't drive during my tour. But I can arrange a private car upon your request.

A Recent Review of this tour

Yoko is wonderfully conscientious and takes very good care of her clients. She arranged our tour to Kamakura to include the Enoshima Railway which I particularly wanted to travel on. And she found the most wonderful restaurant near to one of the temples we visited, which was a highlight. A pleasure to be with!
Frederick M.

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