Experience our custom-made private tour of Kamakura with a licensed guide. Our guides are very knowledgeable, friendly and flexible. Enjoy visiting a combination of important tourist attractions, and off-the beaten sites. Let us know your interests, and we will propose your ideal itinerary for your Kamakura private tour.
Sample Itinerary (10 hours)
Kamakura is a historical city where the first shogunate was established in the late 12th century. Kamakura is surrounded by mountains and sea and retains much of historical assets as well as spirits of Zen culture, which makes Kamakura an ideal day trip destination from Tokyo or Yokohama. Kamakura is accessible in about one hour from Tokyo either by train or car. Please be noted that there are some parts that you are supposed to walk during the tour.
Start the tour at Great Buddha of Kotokuin Temple, the most iconic symbol of Kamakura. The statue of the Buddha is 13.35 meters tall.
Then visit Hasedera Temple. The highlight is the golden eleven-faced Kannon statue. If interested, experience either Shabutsu (Buddha image tracing) or Shakyo (Hannyashinkyo sutra copying) using Japanese brush, which is believed to bless yourself.
For your lunch, we can recommend traditional Shojin ryori which is vegetarian cuisine originally thrived by Zen priests. Or, you can try local restaurants serving international foods loved by Kamakura residents.
After the lunch, you will be escorted to Hokokuji Temple, a Rinzai sect zen temple established in 1334, known as "Bamboo temple". The rock garden with the background of bamboo grove is the must-see.
Then walk to Jyomyoji Temple, as one of the five great (highest ranked) temples of Kamakura. It is nice to unwind for a while enjoying the green tea served at the tranquil Japanese garden.
Make your way to Komachi Dori shopping street with traditional Kamakurabori wooden carvings, souvenirs and local delicacies. Lastly, explore Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine, dedicated to the guardian deity of the Minamoto shogunate family. The shrine attracts over two million people during New Year holiday who wish to pray for their prosperity and health for the New Year. You might encounter traditional wedding ceremonies in the premise. Return back to your hotel in Tokyo (approximately 1 hour).
Price for this sample itinerary
(price per group)
|2 persons||3 persons||4 persons|
|10 hours||97,000 yen||108,000 yen||117,000 yen|
(8% consumption tax included)
Including: English speaking tour guide, entrance fees, public transportation between your hotel in Tokyo and Kamakura
Not Including: Lunch fee
- The price is for the above sample itinerary.
- We will customize your own tour depending on your interests and time. If the sample itinerary is fine, please tell us so. If not, tell us what you wish to do in Kamakura.
- The itinerary and price assumes using public transportations and walking extensively within Kamakura. If you prefer hiring the car during the car, which makes easier to travel around, we can arrange it at extra fee. Please contact us for details. Depending on where you will visit and how much walking you prefer, we will propose ideal logistics.
- Please contact for more than 5 persons
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- Number of persons in the group
- Date of tour
- Meeting place (hotel in Tokyo)
- Lunch requests
- Allergies or food you cannot eat
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Private Tours in other destinations
We can also arrange privately-guided tours in other destinations throughout Japan. Also, your tours can be tailored to your specific interests such as culture, food, and nature.