Top 20 Experiences in Kamakura
Private Car Tour to see Highlights of Kamakura, Enoshima, Yokohama from Tokyo
If you have only one day to visit somewhere outside of Tokyo, Kamakura is the place to go! See the ancient capital of Kamakura, a seaside town of temples and wooded hills sometimes referred to as Kyoto in eastern Japan. Then check out the bay area of Yokohama, Japan’s second-largest city. We have a list of professional guides in different languages to make your day fun and memorable. A chauffeured private tour is a perfect way to see Kamakura and Yokohama as it is not easy to get around in these two cities on your own using public transport in a limited time. Enjoy roundtrip transportation from your accommodation in a private vehicle. Relax on a full-day excursion without being pressured by the time which happens in group tours. *Select the places you want to visit and make a total of 6 hours *Customize your Kamakura, Yokohama tour according to your interests *Guide can give you recommendations to build your own itinerary *Round trip transportation
Exciting Kamakura - One Day Tour from Tokyo
This is a Kamakura private tour using by public transportation. Kamakura is called “the Kyoto of Eastern Japan”, because it used to be the capital of Japan from 12th to 14th century. It’s the first government by the Shogun, a top of samurai warriors. Kamakura offers numerous temples, shrines and other historical monuments. In this tour, we will visit three famous temples and one shrine. See inclusions and excursions for what is included in the price of this tour.
Your Own HANKO Name Seal Activity in Kamakura Japan
A craftsman will engrave a craft HANKO stamp. Want to know how to write your name in Japanese? Here are some ways to write your name in Japanese and make an original seal to commemorate your trip. Seals are used instead of signatures for important documents. In Japan, hanko is considered part of identity. We will design a stamp and engrave your name on it. The original seal can be completed anytime in the afternoon of the experience!
A Fun Day Out Discovering Kamakura
I’m Peter, a writer, photographer, and tour guide, born in the UK, presently living in Kamakura, resident ofJapan for almost 30 years. I have published 4 books, 2 on Japan - Matsuri Call of The Gods and Kamakura Mon Amour - all of which are available online. I would be delighted to show you around this ancient city that was Japan's de facto capital from 1185–1333 and which saw the emergence of the shogunate, the flowering of samurai culture, and the rise of Zen Buddhism. I'll explain the history and culture of the Kamakura Period while we visit the temples and shrines on our tour, and also talk about various aspects of Japanese life, both traditional and contemporary. As a bonus, I’ll take souvenir photos of you on the tour. The tour lasts approximately 4 hours. You may select a starting time on the booking form. If you’re planning a trip to Japan, I strongly recommend you visit Kamakura. There’s a lot to discover in this beautiful and historic city!
Private Tour from North Kamakura Temples & Shrine
This tour will mainly visit beautiful temples that are popular among the locals, not the usual tourist attractions. Different from touristy and crowded temples, you will be able to relax and enjoy the quiet temples with the flowers, moss, greenery, and in late fall, the autumn leaves. The guide is not a guide sent from Tokyo. The tour guide is a local who has lived near the Kamakura area for about 40 years, loves the tour course and the temples, and has a government certification. The guide's explanation of Kamakura's history and traditions will bring you even closer to the people of that time. For example, 800-year-old cut-through and the tragedy of the princess enshrined in the Jizo Hall. The guide's explanations can be reduced on request. This is a private tour where only you or your couple walk around together. This means that you can enjoy this tour without being bothered by other guests. The tour ends at noon, so you are free to make your own plans for the afternoon.
Kamakura Traditional Private Geisha Experience and Banquet Show
Be entertained by two Geishas while you enjoy a meal in a an extraordinary 100 year old traditional Japanese house. At least one of the geisha will be fluent in English, so that there will be no communication problems and all your questions can be easily answered. A typical geisha banquet is a leisurely traditional Japanese dinner enjoyed over two hours as you chat over your meal with your geisha. The geisha will also perform a traditional dance. After booking, you will be given the name of the teahouse, so that you can get there by taxi or public transport.
Kamakura Half Day Walking Tour with Kotokuin Great Buddha
Kamakura, where the first Japanese Samurais were, has a lot of historical temples, shrines, and other historic sites. It’s an international sightseeing city where many tourists visit every year. It is only one hour from Tokyo by train yet is blessed with both sea and mountains. You can enjoy wonderful views from the areas many hiking trails. In this tour you will walk from Kita-Kamakura to Hase-dera Temple while enjoying the rich nature and the profound history and culture. It’s especially recommended to come in hydrangea season as the temples around Kita-Kamakura are well known for their stunning blue hydrangea gardens.
Kamakura and Eastern Kyoto with Lots of Temples and Shrines
Kamakura is such a compact city that you can see the whole area within a day. One of the representative sight-seeing spots is Big Image of Buddha in Kotokuin temple. From there, you can travel almost all the famous temples for six hours. Many historical sites are covered in public transportation services. On the way to Hachimangu, we can enjoy shopping on KOMACHI street. While walking through the street, we can feel something different from the western culture. In this area, there are many valuable temples and shrines within a walk. So, we can visit many historical temples and shrines such as so-called hydrangea temple and bamboo grove temple. All these temples are located in calm environment, so you will feel like being in KAMAKURA ZEN Buddhism style. About 1 hour from JR Kita Kamakura station, we will visit the 2nd largest city YOKOHAMA. This time, we will stop over at China town in ISHIKAWA cho in Yokohama. We can enjoy a variety of Chinese cuisines for reasonable prices.
Kamakura Bamboo Forest and Great Buddha Private Tour
You can enjoy a guided sightseeing tour only with your family and friends. This tour is a tour using public transportation. This is a guided private tour that includes Kotokuin (Great Buddha Statue) and Hokukuji Temple Bamboo Forest on your itinerary. Hotel pick up in Tokyo 23 wards. Hokoku-ji Temple is very famous for its Bamboo Garden, and is a Michelin Green Guide, a three-star tourist attraction with only two locations in Kamakura. You can also drink matcha while watching the fantastic approximately 2,000 bamboo groves. The Big Buddha, which is synonymous with Kamakura, will be even more fun if you look at it while listening to the detailed historical explanations of the guides with national qualifications. For details of the destination, you can look at the what to expect section of this web page.
Kamakura Full-Day Private Tour
You can enjoy a guided sightseeing tour only with your family and friends. This tour is a tour using public transportation. The destinations of the tour include Hase-dera Temple, Kotokuin, Tsurugaoka Hachiman Shrine, Hotoku Temple (bamboo forest). For details of the destination, you can look at the what to expect section of this web page. You will meet the guide at JR Kamakura Station west exit ticket gate and the tour will begin. The tour also ends at JR Kamakura Station.
Kamakura One Day Hike Tour with Government-Licensed Guide
Just one hour from Tokyo, Kamakura is the home of the samurai and is of great cultural importance to Japan. To start your day, meet your guide at your hotel, or the closest station. You will then set off to combat the Daibutsu Trail, which is 3.7 miles (6km) in length. The Daibutsu hiking trail runs between the Great Buddha (Daibutsu) in the south and the Jochi-ji Zen temple towards the north. The tour can be personalized according to your wishes. Just let the local partner know what you would like to experience, what time you would like to start your tour, and where you are staying. Note*1: Please select your must-see spots from a list in the tour information to create your customized itinerary. Note*2: The National Government Licensed Guide Interpreter certification is issued by the Japanese government requires a good knowledge and understanding of Japanese culture and history.
Kamakura Historical Hiking Tour with the Great Buddha
We'll start our journey by strolling along the tranquil paths of Kamakura, heading to a shrine renowned for its numerous torii gates and fox statues. Our local guide will delve into cultural insights, explaining the connection between shrines and foxes, Shinto philosophy, and the art of shrine worship. Next, we'll explore a temple nestled within a cave, where you'll discover a fascinating tradition of cleansing money at the temple. Following our exploration of local shrines and temples, we'll embark on a 30 to 40-minute hiking adventure through the enchanting forest, immersing ourselves in the unique terrain and the beauty of nature. This journey will lead us to the awe-inspiring Great Buddha of Kamakura, an iconic monument with an 800-year history. To conclude our adventure, we'll guide you to a restaurant operated by the temple and try Kamakura's local dishes like Udon, vegetable curry.
Kamakura Private Custom Tour
Kamakura used to be a center of politics in the 12th century. There are many historical places from that period. There are lots of shrines and temples. We use public transportation to visit sites. Since we are using public transportation to get around the area, we may be able to visit 3 or 4 spots. I will arrange the itinerary depending on your interests and needs.
Kamakura Custom Half Day Tour
This private and customizable tour for Kamakura is perfect for guests who would like to have their own itinerary planned based on their interests and preferences, allowing guests to experience the city at their own pace.
Kamakura Private Walking Tour
Kamakura was Japan's first feudal capital from 12th century to 14th century. It is surrounded by 3 mountains and ocean and known for many historically significant Buddhist temples and Shinto shrines. Come join this 6-hour walking tour to feel the spirit of samurai at its historic sites! You will visit Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine, the biggest shrine in Kamakura area, and Komachi Dori, the most famous street with many interesting shops and delicious street food stands. Also visit Hase Temple, Kotokuin area, and see the big Buddha (also called "Daibutsu" in Japanese)! Your guide will make you are having a lot of fun while learning the history of Japan. Let's walk and talk together in Kamakura!
Historic Kamakura: Temples, Shrines and Street Food Private Walking Tour
Enjoy a fun and relaxing tour of historic Kamakura on this 6 hour tour with a knowledgeable guide. Visit fascinating temples and shrines and learn about Kamakura's history. Experience Japanese tea in a teahouse located in a peaceful bamboo grove. Enjoy scenic views and historic architecture. Take a stroll through Kamakura's Komachi dori and try an array of delicious local food and drink. Food and drink is included on the tour.
Kamakura Full Day Tour with Licensed Guide and Vehicle
This is the ideal tour for travelers wanting to discover Kamakura's highlights efficiently in a private vehicle accompanied by a government-licensed and experienced multilingual guide! Take a breath of fresh sea air when you visit Kamakura. Kamakura’s temples and shrines are known for beautiful gardens. View the ocean from the highest points of the temples and write your wish on an oyster shell. The over 11 meters tall Great Buddha is an icon of the area residing in Kotokuin Temple. After the temples and shrines, stop by the old Komachi shopping street. Locals and tourists alike flock here. Try some Hatosabure, dove shaped biscuits, while you are there. Kamakura has much to offer and we hope to guide you soon! *Tour details may change due to traffic conditions. *Specific vehicle types are not available for request.
Kamakura Private Tour by Public Transportation
Enjoy ancient capital Kamakura on a professional guided private tour. This tour uses public transport. Even if you change buses and trains at unfamiliar tourist destinations, there is no concern because the guides are with you.Hotel pickup in Tokyo 23 wards included. Tour destinations include Tsurugaoka Hachimangu, Kotokuin, Komachidori, and Bamboo forests. For details of the destination, you can look at the what to expect section of this web page.
Kamakura Walking Tour - The City of Shogun
Explore Kamakura's history, culture, and natural beauty with our guided walking tour. Visit iconic sites like Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine, the Kamakura Great Buddha, and Hasedera Temple, gaining insights into their significance. Experience traditional rituals, discover artistic treasures, and enjoy the city's stunning coastal views. Savor local cuisine, from traditional dishes to hidden gems. Our small-group tour offers a personalized, hassle-free exploration of Kamakura. Join us to uncover this enchanting city's beauty, culture, and warm hospitality.
Kamakura Scenic Bike Tour
Come join a six-hour bicycle tour that beautifully opens up the history and nature of Kamakura and adds in some good food too! Visit a temple with a history of more than 1000 years, a shrine that gathers the faith of the local people, a beautiful garden where unique landscape scenery is combined with the ambient loveliness of Kamakura, a huge Buddha statue that stands as a symbol of Kamakura, the beautiful coastline of Yuigahama, and a local market where you can vigorously enjoy Kamakura’s charms, including colorful Kamakura vegetables. Despite the long list of highlights, this tour proceeds at a relaxed pace, with the 10km journey being along a nearly flat path, so even those who aren't usually big on exercise can sign up without fear. Guides, bicycle rental, and admission fees are included in the tour fee.