Kamakura, Historic Capital of Japan Halfday - Private Tour


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Activity Level



City, Day Trip / Out of Town, Hiking and Walking, Museums / Culture


Kid Friendly: Yes. We have to climb up the stairs in Hasedera and Turugaoka Hachiman.

Friendly: No.
It's a pity that Hasedera and Tsurugaoka Hachiman have stairs and no elevator.

Maximum travelers: 6



English (advanced), Japanese (fluent)

For understanding Japanese spiritual culture (Half-Day) with a private guide

This is a Half-Day tour.

Kamakura was a capital city of Japan about 800 years ago. There are many old Buddhist temples and Shinto shrines in the city. Great Amida Buddha of Kotokuin temple, Great Kan-non Bodhisattva of Hasedera and Great Shinto shrine of Tsurugaoka Hachiman are awe-inspiring.

You can also enjoy shopping along Komachi street. You will be able to understand an aspect of Japanese spiritual culture.

Allow me to show you the historic sites of Kamakura!


About 9:00 Start from your hotel(in Tokyo area).
To Hase station via Kamakura by train. (Trains are modern and air-conditioned. )
About 10:30 Arrival at Hase station
Walking to Hasedera temple .
Hasedera, Great Kan-non, Beautiful garden and viewing
Kamakura city and beach.
Walking to Kotokuin temple.
About 11:30
Great Buddha of Kamakura
Walking back to Hase station
To Kamakura station by train.
About 12:10 Arrival at Kamakura station
Walking to Tsurugaoka Hachiman shrine.
About 12:30 Arrival at the shrine.
About 13:00 Tour disbands at the Tsurugaoka Hachiman shrine.
(Please be careful. You go back to your hotel by yourself without your guide. *) You can enjoy walking around and shopping through Komachi street on the way back to Kamakura station and have lunch at a favorable restaurant near the station.
*(Guide will instruct you how to go back to your hotel. But if you are not sure to go back alone, please choose "One-Day" Kamakura tour #44693. Guide will take you back to your hotel. )

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: Guide will meet at your hotel(in Tokyo area. If your hotel is not in Tokyo, transportation is requested for your guide )

End location: Tour disbands at Tsurugaoka Hachiman shrine. Please enjoy viewing around the area including Komachi shopping street on your way back to Kamakura station.

Duration: 4 hours

If your hotel is not in Tokyo, and your guide meet at your hotel, then the tour starts when your guide starts from Tokyo station.


Hotel to Kamakura and Hase: Trains.
In Kamakura area: Walking.

What’s Included

1.Half-Day Guide fee.
2.Transportation expences for Guide between Tokyo and Hase station.

Estimated Local Cash Needed

2700 JPY - Trains from Hotel(near Tokyo station, for example) to Kamakura and to Hase station.(Round trip: 2,200 JPY per person.)
Admission: Kotokuin and Hasedera. 500 JPY per person.

What’s Extra

When you are interested in some exibitions in Kamakura National
Treasure Museum, the admission is 300 ~600 JPY per person(depending on the exhibits).
Lunch may cost about 1,500 JPY per person.

A Recent Review of this tour

excellent guide full of local knowledge very helpful and kind he devoted his time fully in sight seeing we got lots of info smiling face we are happy to choose him and feel very satisfied five + star rating
Bhaskarbhai Desai

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