A Full Day Kamakura Private Tour with a Photographer


Tour Number

Activity Level



Day Trip / Out of Town, Religious Heritage


Kid Friendly: No.

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 5



English (fluent), Japanese (fluent)

A Day Trip from Tokyo / Meet the Great Buddha

Kamakura is a perfect day-trip destination from Tokyo. On this tour, we will be visiting a bamboo forest on the grounds of a 14th-century temple named Hokoku-ji (temple). Afterwards, we will travel over to Kamakura's most important Shinto shrine, Tsurugaoka Hachimangu, which was founded over 900 years ago and is an Important Cultural Property of Japan. Finally, we will end our Kamakura tour at Kotoku-in (temple) where we will visit a 700-year old, 121-ton (267, 000 pounds), 13. 35-meter (43. 8 ft) bronze statue of the Great Buddha.

As a licensed guide and professional photographer, I'll be telling you a lot of interesting stories about each place while capturing the best moments of our day. Also, I'll give you a mini Japanese lesson if you're interested in languages.


Kumi will meet you in your hotel lobby and take you to Kamakura. An ideal meeting time will be sometime between 9:00am-10:30am.

--- approx. 60-min train ride ---

Kamakura station

--- approx. 15-min bus ride ---

Hokoku-ji (temple) *You can enjoy green tea at a very pretty tea house

--- approx. 10-min bus ride ---

Tsurugaoka Hachiman-gu (shrine)

Lunch at a restaurant near the shrine

Walk Komachi street (a lot of cute shops)

--- 5-min Enoden (train) ride and 10-min walk ---

Meeting the Great Buddha at Kotoku-in (temple)

---10-min walk and 5-min Enoden (train) ride ---

Kamakura station

--- 60-min train ride ---

We can end the tour at your hotel, or if you would like to go somewhere else for additional shopping, dinner, or personal sightseeing, I can provide you with directions to your desired location and back to your hotel so that you can return when you are ready.

Meeting Point + Tour Duration

Meeting Point Options: Rail or Bus Station, Cruise Ship Port, Hotel

End Point Options: Rail or Bus Station, Cruise Ship Port, Hotel

Duration: 8 hours


Trains, buses, and walking.

What’s Included

Other: - 1 full day of joyful and professional guiding!
- Tour photos (JPEG data delivered to you via Dropbox)
- A mini Japanese lesson for traveling (if you're interested in languages)

Estimated Local Cash Needed

5500 JPY - Train from Tokyo to Kamakura: approx. 2,000 yen (roundtrip)
*If you start your tour from Yokohama, the fare will be less than a half.

Kamakura 1-day pass (Yoritomo-kippu): 570 yen
Lunch: 1,500-2,000 yen
Green Tea at Hokoku-ji: 700 yen
Hokoku-ji (temple) admission: 200 yen
Kotoku-in (temple) admission: 200 yen

What’s Extra

Other: What's Extra
- Transportation (train and 1-day pass)
- Meals and drink
- Admission fees to the temples
- A photo book (3,000 yen a copy)


In Japan, Tours guides are not allowed to give a ride unless the one has a commercial license (taxi license). Also, tour guides are not allowed to arrange a car and pay on behalf of clients unless the one has the License for Travel Agency Service.

A Recent Review of this tour

5 stars is not a high enough rating for this day. The tour was our suggestion. Kumi researched the possibilities and made suggestions. There were quite a number of emails between us until the day of departure. Everything went so well. Kumi made suggestions during the return trip as a result of which we enjoyed new experiences that will remain in our memories forever.
Brian Walker

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