Enjoy major spots, a bamboo garden and a dry landscape garden on powdered green tea
Kamakura located 30 miles southwest of Tokyo was a base of the first Samurai class government called Shogunate for about 140 years from the end of the 12th century.
Kamakura is especially characterized by a large number of Zen temples, and attracts about 20 million visitors a year both from home and abroad as one of the most popular tourist spots in Japan.
In addition to spots you would visit on an ordinary tour, I will give you a chance to enjoy walking through an elegant bamboo garden and to feel a peaceful atmosphere by appreciating a dry landscape garden on powdered green tea.
As your private tour guide, I will try to adjust the schedule, duration and activities to meet your needs. Please let me know of any special requests.
Kamakura Sightseeing by car 7 hours
9:30 Meet at JR Yokosuka Line Kamakura Station-West Exit
Distance view of Mt. Fujji if weather permits
Great Buddha at Kotokuin Temple
Eleven Headed Statue of the Goddess of Mercy Boddhisattva at Hase Temple
Tsurugaoka Hachiman Shrine
Stroll through Komachi shopping street
Bamboo Garden at Houkokuji Temple
Dry Landscape Garden on powdered green tea at Jomyoji Temple
16:30 Send to Kamakura Station
Please take a train of JR Yokosuka Line or Shonan-Shinjuku Line for kamakura at the nearest station and enjoy a comfortable ride for about one hour from Tokyo to Kamakura.
The time and place we start and end the tour is flexible.
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: I will wait for you at the parking space outside of the ticket gate of west exit of JR Kamakura Station.
End location: I will send you off at the same location as above.
Tour duration could change due to traffic condition, weather and time of the year.
I will pick you up and send you off to your hotel or port in Tokyo or Yokohama at the extra price shown in "What's Extra", if you have difficulty coming to Kamakura by train and if you don't mind riding in the car for 3 hours in case of Tokyo and 2 hours in case of Yokohama on your way to and from Kamakura.
Duration: 7 hours
Tour duration may be changed because of traffic jam.
We will go in my vehicle-the latest air-conditioned "Subaru Exiga 2012", dark blue station wagon type and also do some walking.
Maximum 3 adults can be accommodated and also 2 childeren of less than 5 feet tall can sit on the spare seat in the third row of my car.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
2000 Japanese Yen - per person to cover ordinary lunch and beverage.
All tour related expenses including admissions and powdered green tea are included in the price at time of booking.
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We tremendously enjoyed our Kamakura tour and day with Hide san. The itinerary was as described, (Buddha, shrine, bamboo forest, tea at Zen garden, etc.) but at a relaxed pace as the vehicle removed a lot of the travel time between sights. Hideaki is a knowledgeable and kind man, and we felt very welcomed and well cared for. We enjoyed his descriptions and history lessons, but also his soothing demeanor and warm nature. We highly recommend touring with him!! Thank you for a wonderful day Hide san!