Discover Kamakura with a knowledgeable local guide
Welcome to Kamakura! During this amazing full-day private walking tour, you will see the most popular sights of Kamakura and experience the best parts of the city with a government licensed local tour guide.
Kamakura located 50Km southwest of Tokyo and enjoyed a period as the Shogun's capital from late 12th century to mid 14th century. It is home to many famous temples and historical sites, and remains very popular with visitors from both inside and outside Japan. Only about an hour's train ride from Tokyo station, it is perfect for a day's outing.
I've lived in near Kamakura and spent for most of my youth days, I know most of the corners and the details of this beautiful City.
I will show you the special things that make Kamakura great.
Meet at your hotel or wherever you are in downtown-Tokyo.
Kotokuin Temple (Great Buddha): Since the hall was swept away by a tidal wave in the 15th century, the "Open-air Buddha" has been watching over us without an umbrella, regardless of the weather.
Hase Temple: The compound of Hase temple is called the Paradise of the Pure Land of Kamakura. This place commands a superb view. You have an unbroken view of Yuigahama and Zaimokuza beaches.
Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine: The extensive grounds contain many buildings but also plenty of natural greenery. A popular choice for the first prayer of the year, the shrine welcomes more than 2. 3 million visitors in the first three days of the New Year.
Kokachi Street: Lined on both sides with stalls, restaurants and souvenir shops, it's a spectacle in itself-busy, cheerful and bustling on weekends with visitors who come to join the action.
Wakamiya Oji Street: The main approach to the famous shrine Hachimangu.
Return to the place of your choice in downtown-Tokyo.
Meeting Point + Tour Duration
Meeting Point Options: Rail or Bus Station, Hotel, Address or Intersection, Monument/Building
End Point Options: Rail or Bus Station, Hotel, Address or Intersection, Monument/Building
Duration: 8 hours
Nothing is faster than the subway and Japanese Railways, it's what the locals ride.
If you prefer a taxi just say so.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
5000 Japanese Yen - This is a per person amount - It is always a good idea to carry a decent amount of local cash ie Japanese Yen with you. You can use this for transport, snacks, souvenirs etc... most markets in Tokyo are cash only.
Transportation from Tokyo (R.T) Yen 2,000 +
Admission for Temples Yen 500+
Most shops and restaurants accept credit cards but many older smaller restaurants are cash only.
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We travelled as a family Nobuhide was a fabulous guide and company for the whole day on our trip to Kamakura. I would recommend him highly.
Hedieh Arbabzadeh-Stefanacci, M.D.