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Private Kamakura and Yokohama Tour - English Speaking Chauffeur

4.2 (16)
Kamakura, JP
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Private Kamakura and Yokohama Tour - English Speaking Chauffeur

4.2 (16)
Kamakura, JP
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Immerse yourself in the beauty and history of Japan with the Private Kamakura and Yokohama Tour. This 10-hour adventure offers a hassle-free day of sightseeing, giving you the chance to explore multiple iconic locations with the convenience of a bilingual chauffeur. Capture stunning photos as your knowledgeable guide provides local insights and tips. Visit the famous Kotoku-in Temple's Great Buddha, standing tall since a 15th-century tsunami, and the picturesque Hase-dera Temple with its massive wooden statue of Kannon. Explore the cultural center of Kamakura at Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine and stroll through the bustling Kamakura Komachidori. Then, experience Yokohama's charm, from the lively Chinatown to the tranquil Sankei-en Gardens. If time permits, you'll also have the opportunity to enjoy the futuristic Minatomirai waterfront. With convenient pickup and drop-off, this tour ensures that you make the most of your limited time in these enchanting cities.

About this experience

  • Free Cancellation For a full refund cancel at least before the start of your booking
  • Admission Not Included
  • 10 hours
  • Suitable for 1-5 Participants
  • Private Tour
  • Guided Experience
  • Bilingual Chauffeur
  • See all top sights in one day
  • Provide assistance to take your photos if needed
  • Hassle-free tour
  • Get local tips and insights
  • Private transportation
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Free picture taking / video making assistance for clients if needed.
  • Fuel Charges, Parking Fee and Toll Charges
  • Bottled water

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Introduction

Discover the enchanting wonders of Kamakura and Yokohama with the Private Kamakura and Yokohama Tour. This captivating tour will take you on a journey through time, immersing you in the rich history and culture of these fascinating Japanese cities. From majestic Buddhist Zen temples to bustling Chinatown streets, this tour offers a perfect blend of spirituality, tranquility, and modernity.

What to expect?

During this 10-hour tour, you can expect to see all the top sights in Kamakura and Yokohama. Your bilingual chauffeur will guide you through each destination, providing insightful commentary and regaling you with local legends and stories. You'll have the opportunity to visit iconic landmarks such as Hokokuji Temple, Hase-dera Temple, Kotoku-in (Great Buddha of Kamakura), Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine, and Kamakura Komachidori. In Yokohama, you'll explore the vibrant and colorful Yokohama Chinatown and the serene Sankeien Gardens.

Who is this for?

This tour is perfect for curious travelers who seek to immerse themselves in the rich history and culture of Japan. Whether you're a history enthusiast, a spiritual seeker, or someone with a penchant for exploring new places, this tour caters to a wide range of interests and preferences. Whether you're traveling solo, with a partner, or in a group, this tour offers an unforgettable experience for anyone eager to discover the hidden gems of Kamakura and Yokohama.

Why book this?

By booking the Private Kamakura and Yokohama Tour, you'll enjoy the convenience of hassle-free transportation in a comfortable vehicle, ensuring a seamless and comfortable journey. Your bilingual chauffeur will not only navigate through the cities with ease but will also be available to take beautiful photographs of you along the way. This tour will enable you to make the most of your limited time, allowing you to explore numerous attractions in just one day while receiving valuable local tips and insights from your experienced driver.

Good to know

It's important to note that the tour duration is approximately 10 hours, including commuting time. If you're traveling with a group of more than 5 people, accommodations can be made at an additional cost. The itinerary is designed to cover all the major highlights of Kamakura and Yokohama, but additional stops may be added if time permits. From the picturesque bamboo garden of Hokokuji Temple to the bustling streets of Yokohama Chinatown, each destination offers its unique charm and allure. Be prepared to be captivated by the history, beauty, and vibrant atmosphere of Kamakura and Yokohama.

Reviews

Travelers who have experienced the Private Kamakura and Yokohama Tour have praised its impeccable organization, insightful commentary, and the convenient pickup and drop-off service. The tour has received rave reviews for providing an in-depth exploration of the region's top sights while allowing visitors to maximize their time and delve into the local culture. Many travelers were particularly impressed by the stunning beauty of Hase-dera Temple, the serenity of Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine, and the vibrant atmosphere of Yokohama Chinatown. Overall, the tour left visitors with a deep appreciation for the historical and cultural treasures of Kamakura and Yokohama.

How long before the event do I need to book?

  • You can book at any time before the event

Vouchers accepted in the following formats

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Your Itinerary

Hokokuji Temple (Takedera Temple)

Hōkoku-ji is an old temple in the Kenchō-ji school of the Rinzai sect of Zen Buddhism located in Kamakura, Japan. Famous for its bamboo garden, it is also known as "Bamboo Temple". A statue of Gautama Buddha, called Shaka Nyorai in Japanese, in a sacred hall is the temple's principal image.

Admission Not Included

Hase-dera Temple

Hase-dera, commonly called the Hase-kannon is one of the Buddhist temples in the city of Kamakura in Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan, famous for housing a massive wooden statue of Kannon. The temple originally belonged to the Tendai sect of Buddhism, but eventually became an independent temple of the Jōdo-shū.

Admission Not Included

Kotoku-in (Great Buddha of Kamakura)

Kōtoku-in is a Buddhist temple of the Jōdo-shū sect, in the city of Kamakura in Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan. Its mountain name is Taiizan, and its common temple name is Shōjōsen-ji.

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Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine

The shrine is a cultural center of the city of Kamakura and serves as the venue of many of its most important festivals with two museums. Two beautiful ponds represent the Taira and Minamoto clans.

Admission Not Included

Kamakura Komachidori

Busy pedestrian walkway lined with apparel, gift & souvenir stores, plus eateries & sweet shops.

Yokohama Chinatown

It is about 160 years old, with a population of about 3,000 to 4,000. Today, only a few Chinese people still live there, most being from Guangzhou.

Sankeien Gardens

Sankei-en is a traditional Japanese-style garden in Naka Ward, Yokohama, Japan, which opened in 1906. Sankei-en was designed and built by Tomitaro Hara, known by the pseudonym Sankei Hara, who was a silk trader.

Admission Not Included

Minatomirai

We will visit this place if time permits. Minatomirai is a futuristic waterfront with a high-rise observation deck and stylish boutiques at Yokohama Landmark Tower and Plaza. Families also take in the skyline from the Cosmo Clock 21 Ferris wheel or tour the 1930s sailing ship Nippon Maru. Mitsubishi Industrial Museum has dynamic exhibits of rockets and submarines, while Rinko Park hosts summer concerts. Waterside promenades host upscale bars and eateries.

Reviews

(16)

4.2 (16)

alexandre_B

this review concerns the driver : such deplorable service and behavior from our driver. It started in the morning by offering us extra services that if we accepted we had to pay in cash without the company being aware. Then at noon the driver told us he was at our disposal but didn't answer us for an hour. He claimed to have been stopped by the police. I sent a message to notify to sluzeb the situation and following this the driver was oppressive towards us all afternoon, constantly asking me to send us a message because otherwise he would be fired. This type of behavior harms the image of your company and we were extremely disappointed with the day which cost us around 100,000 yen. This was supposed to be a moment of relaxation and not an oppressive moment. Edit : the company has been notified and responds that they are taking the problem seriously and are continuing investigations

Scott D

The driver showed up on time. About 30 minutes later, the car had a flat tire. The “private chauffeur” did not know where the spare tire was located. Japan roadside service showed up and helped changed the tire. Unfortunately, the spare was flat and unusable.. so we traveled on the highway at 10 kmh basically on the rim itself.. waited an hour-ish for another car to continue our tour.. We lost ~ 3 hours of the “tour time”. We paid 100,000 yen for the day.. and were offered 14,000 yen as compensation for lost time.. I asked for 30,000 yen since the tour was supposed to be for 10 hours. Seemed like a fair ask. Was told that this was the best offer and to contact TripAdvisor for a partial refund. Took the 14,000 yen and emailed TripAdvisor for the rest.. Viator denied the request.. Why can’t people do what is fair?? And btw.. the “tour” is a non-native driver for the day.. no real knowledge of the site you are going to.. just a driver.

Mark_H

Irfan was our chauffeur. He was very polite and answered all questions we had. The pick up and drop off at our hotel were worth the cost. Irfan got us to the first destination right as it opened. Here's a tip: get the tea ticket and enjoy. Irfan navigated the crazy traffic and streets very well. Each stop was impressive. Be warned: there are a lot of stairs. You don't have to walk up the stairs if you don't want to, but wear good shoes if you want to see everything. Irfan got us into each location then let us explore what we wanted at our own pace. Perfect for my group. The weather could have been better, but that's nobody's fault. I would not hesitate to book this or another tour from the same company again.

virtuala2024

Me and my partner both enjoyed the tour, food and weather. It was a fantastic trip to a remarkable Kamakura and Yokohama. Words and photos only scrap the surface of how awesome it is. Beautiful place, well worth the long day tour.

socratesa1975

Everything about Yokohama and Kamakura was amazing.The shrine was fantastic.We wish we had more time to spend there.Our tour guide IRFAN was THE BEST!!You could tell he had so much passion about history of this places .Water available in bottles.We would highly,highly recommend IRFAN.

Angel H

Fun day trip with our tour guide Irfan. We were able to visit many beautiful sightseeing locations! Shrines, small shops, and great food — we got to experience everything!

Andrew_O

This was a grea tour as we got to see a number of beautiful and scenic spots. Irfan was very accomodating and changed the tour so that my son could see the Gundnam Factory I would happily use Irfan again

JRoger_E

Our driver, Irfan, was wonderful and managed our tour brilliantly and even found time to add a special extra stop at a beautiful Japanese garden at the end. Irfan brought us to all the sights on the itinerary, and suggested a fabulous place for lunch. Irfan was polite and professional!

alecxielivieyne

All aspects of this tour were excellent. It was a 100% return on investment as it covered the most tourist attractions in one day. Deniz was very personable, entertaining, filled the tour with lot of information and was very funny. He was not only knowledgeable but also very concerned about each of our family members’ need and their well-being throughout the tour. Absolutely excellent tour and well worth the money. Nice food, kind people and safe city.

BMilesUK

A fantastic tour! We visited many lovely temples near and in Kamakura, then on to Yokohama for an air cabin ride by the bay. Newton was a great guide, very knowledgeable and accommodating. Highly recommended!
Collected by Evendo, Tripadvisor & Viator
2024-04-18 08:22