Religious Heritage, Museums / Culture, Day Trip / Out of Town
Kid Friendly: Yes. Please tell me age of your children. I will adjust the pace for them.
Maximum travelers: 4
Japanese (fluent), English (advanced)
See an 800-year-old city & explore traditional Japanese culture by traveller's choice
This tour is to visit an 800-year-old city. If you want to explore traditional Japanese culture, this is the one. We will visit a gorgeous shrine and Buddhist temples, and experience tea ceremony upon request. In this small, quiet city of Kamakura, we will be stunned by a history of powerful Samurai warriors.
We will visit 3 places* according to your interest.
-Kotokuin (the Great Image of Buddha temple)
-Hasedera (a statue of the 11-faced kannon & ocean view temple)
-Tsurugaoka Hachimangu (the first shogun's shrine)
-Komachi Street (articrafts, souveniors, restaurants, & café)
-Engakuji (an old Zen temple appeared in Japanese literature. )
-Hokokuji (bamboo garden Zen temple)
-Jomyoji (flower garden Zen temple and tea ceremony)
*Other temples or Zen experience available upon request.
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: I will meet you in the hotel lobby or at a station.
End location: I will end the tour where we met, or if you feel comfortable after the tour, I will leave you of your own.
Duration: 8 hours
If there are variables such as weather, traffic, time of year etc., they might affect the duration.
We will use public transportation, bus and taxi as needed. I can arrange a private van if you would like.
My service as your personal guide and guide's public transportation during the tour.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
5000 JPY - per person; Train, bus, taxi, admission, meal and drink. (3000JPY or USD30 for a JR pass holder)
Transportation, admission, meal, drink and anything personal spending.
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This was our first tour the day after arriving in Tokyo. Yasuko-san was a wonderful tour guide explaining how to effectively use the trains as well as cultural nuances of things we were seeing. She made efficient use of our time and extremely knowledgeable of train and bus schedules and where to eat. Yasuko-san spoke excellent English and shared many anecdotal stories that helped us get the most from the tour. Excellent.