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Daibutsu (Great Buddha of Kamakura) Tours and Activities

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Made in the 13th century, the imposing Great Buddha of Kamakura can be found inside the Kotoku-in temple complex in the seaside city of Kamakura. It’s the second-largest Buddha in Japan and a popular tourist attraction.

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Hase, 4-2-28, Kamakura, Kanagawa Prefecture
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Kamakura Walking Tour

Kamakura Walking Tour

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Get a taste for beautiful landscapes and serene religious monuments as you visit the city of Kamakura and Enoshima on this guided day trip. Visit Kotoku-in Temple featuring the Great Buddha and Hase-dera Temple. Enjoy green tea at Jomyo-ji Temple overlooking a rock garden and dine on a Japanese lunch. Learn about Japan’s long history before returning to Tokyo. Round-trip coach transport from selected hotels is included.
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  • 7 hours 30 minutes
  • Taking safety measures
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$131.52
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$131.52
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Kamakura Day Trip from Tokyo with a Local: Private & Personalized ★★★★★

Kamakura Day Trip from Tokyo with a Local: Private & Personalized ★★★★★

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Experience Kamakura’s nature and history with a local host on this all-day excursion. After a complimentary train trip from Tokyo, enjoy a custom-crafted itinerary in this one-time capital of medieval Japan. Explore beautiful Shinto shrines in the forest, marvel at brilliant cherry blossoms, and admire the “Great Buddha,” a massive, nearly 800-year-old bronze sculpture of Amida Buddha.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$216.83
Price varies by group size
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$216.83
Price varies by group size
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One Day Tour of Kamakura from Tokyo

One Day Tour of Kamakura from Tokyo

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Hop the train from Tokyo to Kamakura on this private full-day tour of the historical city. Your experienced private guide takes you to Shinto and Buddhist temples including highlights like the Great Buddha (Kotokuin Temple), Hase Temple and Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine. You’ll have time to explore the shops along Komachi-Dori. Kamakura is also known for its fine cherry blossom displays in April.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$316.98
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$316.98
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Private Kamakura Custom Day Tour by Chartered Vehicle from Tokyo

Private Kamakura Custom Day Tour by Chartered Vehicle from Tokyo

Explore the incredible history and beautiful temples of Kamakura during this 8-hour, customizable, private tour. Step back in time as you discover ancient monuments like the 800-year-old Great Buddha, the Buddhist Hase Temple or serene Kencho Temple, plus much more. The choice is up to you. You’ll travel by private van, limo or bus depending on the size of your group, picking the activities and attractions that fit your interests and schedule. A driver, plus round-trip transport from central Tokyo are included.
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  • 8 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$917.29
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$917.29
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Private Full-Day Kamakura Tour of Tokyo and Hokoku-ji Temple

Private Full-Day Kamakura Tour of Tokyo and Hokoku-ji Temple

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Visit one of Japan’s most recognizable Buddhist monuments with ease on a full-day tour of Kamakura from Tokyo. In a small group limited to five, you’ll tick off the colorful Shrine of Tsuragoaka Hachimangu; marvel at the 47-foot (14-meter) tall bronze Buddha statue of Kotokuin (Great Buddha of Kamakura); and Hokokuji Temple, home to a bamboo garden. Lunch (additional cost), and hotel pickup and drop-off are included.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$293.32
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$293.32
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Half-Day Tour of Kamakura from Tokyo

Half-Day Tour of Kamakura from Tokyo

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Explore the rich spiritual history and fascinating sights of Kamakura during this 5-hour trip from Tokyo. Visit a mix of Shinto shrines and Buddhist temples as you get a sense for the religious heritage of this Japanese city, which is home to number of famous attractions like the 42-foot (13-meter) tall Great Buddha statue. A tasty Japanese-style lunch at a high-end restaurant is also included.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$255.47
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$255.47
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Kamakura Full-Day Private Trip (Tokyo departure) with Nationally-Licensed Guide

Kamakura Full-Day Private Trip (Tokyo departure) with Nationally-Licensed Guide

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If you are interested in a more efficient way to explore Kamakura, with a nationally-licensed and experienced multilingual tour guide, this value-packed trip is a fantastic way of experiencing Kamakura! Just one hour from Tokyo, Kamakura is the home of the samurai and of great cultural importance to Japan. To start your day, meet your guide at your hotel, or anywhere at your convenience. Let us know what you would like to experience, what time you would like to start your tour, and where you are staying. Your nationally-licensed guide will customize your six-hour tour according to your interests! Note*1: Please select your must-see spots from a list in the tour information to create your customized itinerary. Note*2: The Nationally-licensed Tour Guide-Interpreter certification is issued by the Japanese government requires a good knowledge and understanding of Japanese culture and history.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$118.27
Price varies by group size
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$118.27
Price varies by group size
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Kamakura One Day Tour By Car

Kamakura One Day Tour By Car

Kamakura Looks like Kyoto & as you know Kyoto is very far from Tokyo so if someone don’t want to go Kyoto them Kamakura is best choice. Big Buddha temple and lots of shirines you can see our drivers are well experienced so you will enjoy your tour. We provide you private car tour from 1 to 7 persons can book this tour. We provide you 8 seater car.
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  • 4 hours 10 minutes to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$727.84
per group
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$727.84
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8-hour Kamakura & Enoshima tour to/from Tokyo With Private Car

8-hour Kamakura & Enoshima tour to/from Tokyo With Private Car

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This day trip is the perfect way to explore the many scenic attractions of Kamakura and Enoshima Island. Save hours of research time, and benefit from having a driver-guide to plan the itinerary and transfer you between dispersed sites. Highlights include Hokokuji Temple, Hase-dera Temple, Kotoku-in Temple, and Enoshima Island.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$873.41
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$873.41
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Kamakura and Eastern Kyoto with Lots of Temples and Shrines

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.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$222.72
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$222.72
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Yokohama / Kamakura Full-Day Private Trip Nationally-Licensed Guide

Yokohama / Kamakura Full-Day Private Trip Nationally-Licensed Guide

Enjoy an efficient, one-day walking tour of Yokohama and Kamakura accompanied by a nationally-licensed and experienced multilingual guide! Your guide will introduce both modern and traditional sides of these dynamic and ancient Japanese cities during this full-day tour. For options to experience both modern and traditional sides of Japan outside of Tokyo, the cities of Yokohama and Kamakura may be the best. Our nationally-licensed and experienced English-speaking guides will help you efficiently spend a one-day walking tour of these areas. Let us know what you would like to experience and we will customize a six-hour tour that's best for you! Note*1: Please select your must-see spots from a list in the tour information to create your customized itinerary. Note*2: The Nationally-licensed Tour Guide-Interpreter certification is issued by the Japanese government requires a good knowledge and understanding of Japanese culture and history.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$124.34
Price varies by group size
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$124.34
Price varies by group size
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Yokohama / Kamakura Half-Day Private Trip with Nationally-Licensed Guide

Yokohama / Kamakura Half-Day Private Trip with Nationally-Licensed Guide

Enjoy an efficient, half-day walking tour of Yokohama and Kamakura accompanied by a nationally-licensed and experienced multilingual guide! Your guide will introduce both modern and traditional sides of these dynamic and ancient Japanese cities during this half-day tour. For options to experience both modern and traditional sides of Japan outside of Tokyo, the cities of Yokohama and Kamakura may be the best. Our nationally-licensed and experienced English-speaking guides will help you efficiently spend a half-day walking tour of these areas. Let us know what you would like to experience and we will customize a four-hour tour that's best for you! Note*1: Please select your must-see spots from a list in the tour information to create your customized itinerary. Note*2: The Nationally-licensed Tour Guide-Interpreter certification is issued by the Japanese government requires a good knowledge and understanding of Japanese culture and history.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$99.47
Price varies by group size
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$99.47
Price varies by group size
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7-hour Kamakura tour to/from Yokohama City With Private Car

7-hour Kamakura tour to/from Yokohama City With Private Car

1~8passengers, full-flat rate; If you are eight, it costs less than US$100 P/P. We offer you several selling points other travel companies could never do. Effective : Because the guide and driver is same person. On top of it, he plays Photographer's roll. Comfortable : Because the cars we use are spacious and luxury. Exciting : Because you will savor a local food like they would do. Flexible : Because the schedule is up to you. This is full-private tour for you. Inquisitive : Because you will learn a lots of Japanese History. Popular : Statistically, Among international visitors coming to Japan, the number of travelers who enjoy traveling by cruise have been surging up recently. This tour is completely adapted to the demands, along with "Mt.Fuji&Hakone tour from/to Yokohama". Adaptable : Meeting Points and End Points are as flexible as we can. You can choose one among Narita, Haneda, and Yokohama. (You need to stop at Yokohama at least once.)
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  • 6 to 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$776.37
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$776.37
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Kamakura Full-Day Private Trip with Nationally-Licensed Guide

Kamakura Full-Day Private Trip with Nationally-Licensed Guide

If you are interested in a more efficient way to explore Kamakura, with a nationally-licensed and experienced multilingual tour guide, this value-packed trip is a fantastic way of experiencing Kamakura! Just one hour from Tokyo, Kamakura is the home of the samurai and of great cultural importance to Japan. To start your day, meet your guide at your hotel, or anywhere at your convenience. Let us know what you would like to experience, what time you would like to start your tour, and where you are staying. Your nationally-licensed guide will customize your six-hour tour according to your interests! Note*1: Please select your must-see spots from a list in the tour information to create your customized itinerary. Note*2: The Nationally-licensed Tour Guide-Interpreter certification is issued by the Japanese government requires a good knowledge and understanding of Japanese culture and history.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$118.43
Price varies by group size
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$118.43
Price varies by group size
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Private Tour to see Highlights of Kamakura, Enoshima, Yokohama from Tokyo

Private Tour to see Highlights of Kamakura, Enoshima, Yokohama from Tokyo

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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 Kyoto of 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 round trip transportation from your accommodation in a private vehicle. Relax on a full day excursion without being pressed for time or annoyed by others who you don’t know as it 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
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$1,136.89
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$1,136.89
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Tokyo Day Trip to Kamakura with private guide

Tokyo Day Trip to Kamakura with private guide

Visit the coastal city of Kamakura to see the Shinto shrines, Buddhist zen temples, and the 13m-high Buddhist statue left standing after the high tsunami of the 15th century. Kamakura is a historic coastal city just 1 hour by train from Tokyo. Several temples, shrines, and hiking trails make Kamakura a perfect day trip excursion for Tokyoites. In Kamakura, we’ll take the old-style electric train “Enoden” to Hase. Hase is famous for its beautiful garden and is also home to the impressive 13m-high Buddhist statue of Kamakura and the Hase-dera temple. We will also check out the fantastic views of Kamakura Bay and see the Jizo statues. Shirasu, known as whitebait, is the specialty of Kamakura. We will try it for lunch, and then we will visit a small bamboo forest to enjoy a cup of hot matcha tea. Then, we will visit one of the most important zen temples in Japan. The last stop will be the great Tsurugaoka Hachimangu, the most important shrine founded in 1063.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$432.70
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$432.70

Full-Day Kamakura Tour from Tokyo Viewing a Variety of Flowers at Hase Temple

Full-Day Kamakura Tour from Tokyo Viewing a Variety of Flowers at Hase Temple

If you need a break from the hustle and bustle of Tokyo, this private tour ticks all the boxes for relaxation and serenity. Travel to the historic city where you will visit the Great Buddha and Tsurugaoka-hachimangu Shrine, and admire the Japanese garden of Hase Temple.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$293.32
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$293.32
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Kamakura One Day Hike Tour with Nationally-Licensed Guide

Kamakura One Day Hike Tour with Nationally-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 Nationally-licensed Tour Guide-Interpreter certification is issued by the Japanese government requires a good knowledge and understanding of Japanese culture and history.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$118.43
Price varies by group size
From
$118.43
Price varies by group size
Taking safety measures

Kamakura Half-Day Private Trip with Nationally-Licensed Guide

Kamakura Half-Day Private Trip with Nationally-Licensed Guide

If you are interested in a more efficient way to explore Kamakura, with a nationally-licensed and experienced multilingual tour guide, this value-packed trip is a fantastic way of experiencing Kamakura! Just one hour from Tokyo, Kamakura is the home of the samurai and of great cultural importance to Japan. To start your day, meet your guide at your hotel, or anywhere at your convenience. Let us know what you would like to experience, what time you would like to start your tour, and where you are staying. Your nationally-licensed guide will customize your six-hour tour according to your interests! Note*1: Please select your must-see spots from a list in the tour information to create your customized itinerary. Note*2: The Nationally-licensed Tour Guide-Interpreter certification is issued by the Japanese government requires a good knowledge and understanding of Japanese culture and history.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$94.74
Price varies by group size
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$94.74
Price varies by group size
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8-hour Kamakura tour by qualified guide using public transportation

8-hour Kamakura tour by qualified guide using public transportation

This is a Kamakura private tour guided by an experienced tour guide that has been licensed by the government. This tour uses public transport to visit popular attractions in Kamakura. If you would like a private car, please contact us separately (extra charge). Depending on your interests, you can change the place you visit. Start time is also flexible. Basic courses include shrines, temples, Japanese gardens, traditional architecture, history and culture. Join this tour to learn more about Kamakura. Let's enjoy the popular spot Kamakura together!
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$312.25
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$312.25
Price varies by group size

Private Tour Kamakura and Enoshima With English Speaking Guide

Private Tour Kamakura and Enoshima With English Speaking Guide

Kamakura was the former capital of Japan between the 12th and the 14th century. Its abundance of temples and historical sights can make it a tricky task for a visitor with limited time to shortlist where to go. Save research time, and explore the city’s best bits in a day with a guide. Enjoy commentary along the way as you explore multiple temples, and a shrine, including Hase-dera Temple, Hokokuji Temple, and Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine. We will enoshima Beach at the end of our day.Forget the guidebook and learn about Kamakura from a guide Hotel pickup and drop-off ensures a hassle-free day A private tour gives you direct access to your guide for questions Go to a shortlist of the city’s best temples, including Kotoku-in
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$676.41
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$676.41
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Kamakura Tour from Tokyo or Yokohama

Kamakura Tour from Tokyo or Yokohama

Located just one hour south of Tokyo, Kamakura is home to the Great Buddha Hall, Tsuruhachimangu Shrine, a beautiful Japanese garden and many other historic buildings, beautiful cafes, and cozy shops. This tour will show you beautiful Kamakura to the fullest.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$359.55
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$359.55
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Kamakura & Enoshima Day Trip from Tokyo with English Speaking Driver

Kamakura & Enoshima Day Trip from Tokyo with English Speaking Driver

This tour package will guide you to see famous Big Buddha of Kamakura, beautiful shrine of Tsuruoka Hachimangu and beautiful beaches close to Tokyo
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  • 12 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$815.67
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$815.67
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Fully Customizable Private Tour in Tokyo, Kamakura, Hakone, Nikko etc.

Fully Customizable Private Tour in Tokyo, Kamakura, Hakone, Nikko etc.

This is a fully customizable private day tour in Tokyo and the Kanto area where we can discuss your trip and what you want to do. If you are not sure of what to do in Tokyo or the Kanto area, then I can make recommendations based on your preferences! Examples include a tour of Tokyo, or a day trip to Kamakura, Hakone and Nikko from Tokyo. Japan boasts a rich history and culture which in conjunction with the modern pop culture movement, makes it a very interesting country. With many tourist spots, I can be your private guide to provide you a memorable experience in Japan. (I can also go to your destination as long as the transportation fees are covered. )
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  • 1 to 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$242.61
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