Explore the Fascinating History and Culture of the Town of Kamakura With a Private Guide
Kamakura is a seaside town located 50km southwest of Tokyo and a very popular destination for visitors to Tokyo. It takes just about one hour to get there from central Tokyo by train and is the perfect place for a day excursion to experience a contrasting change from the hustle and bustle of the big city.
While on the tour, I will tell you about the history of the town, where the Samurai based their government and it flourished as the Shogun's capital from the late 12th century to the mid 14th century.
There are many famous Zen Buddhist temples and Shinto shrines and the remains of many historical sites. The highlight is visiting Hasedera, my favorite place to take the guest, with beautiful seasonal flowers, great view and of course great temple. This is a wonderful way to experience the environs outside of Tokyo with a fascinating bit of local history and culture. We will enjoy not only tradition but also beautiful nature.
This private tour can be customized to meet your personal preference.
・9:00 Meet at the agreed start point and proceed to Kamakura by Train (about 1 hour);
・10:30 Kotokuin, The Great Buddha, symbol of Kamakura
・11:15 Hasedera Temple; One of the most popular temples in Kamakura with nice view of sea and huge wooden Kannon statue
・12:30 Komachi Street (Lunch, shopping); Lively shopping street, the path to the Tsurugaoka Shrine. You can find some street food, souvenir, and place to eat.
・14:00 Tsurugaoka Hachiman Shrine; The guardian deity and the highlight of Kamakura.
・15:30 Return to Tokyo by train
・17:00 Finish the tour at the agreed endpoint in Tokyo.
If you wish to visit other temples or places, please let me know.
The tour route is customizable to meet your interests and preferences.
Meeting Point + Tour Duration
Meeting Point Options: Rail or Bus Station, Hotel, Address or Intersection
Duration: 8 hours
Public transportation (Train and Bus).
Please inquire if alternative arrangements are required.
- Guiding Services
Estimated Local Cash Needed
5000 JPY - Cost per person for travel from Tokyo to Kamakura, local transportation, meal and admission tickets to temples.
- Personal Expenses
- Public Transportation Tickets
- Food, Drinks, Snacks
I am not able provide early morning (before 9 AM) or night tours due to family commitments.
Due to local regulations, tour guides are not allowed to drive a car. However, I can arrange a car separately when needed for a tour.
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Wonderful tour by an accommodating and knowledgeable guide.