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From Tokyo: Day Trip to Coastal Kamakura

1. From Tokyo: Day Trip to Coastal Kamakura

Meet your guide in Tokyo and take the train to the laid-back beach town of Kamakura. Just an hour south of Tokyo, this beach-side town offers ample opportunity to learn more about Japan’s heritage and feudal history. Be paired with guides that are passionate about the place they call home and who choose to spend their free time sharing it with like-minded travelers matched to them. Follow your guide as you navigate through the intricate architecture of the area, past flame-colored torii gates marking entrances to shrines, and magnificent Buddhist temples. See the most notable attractions, including the spectacular Great Buddha and Hokokuji Bamboo Forest. Kamakura was the ancient feudal capital of Japan and had a vital role in spreading Buddhism across the country. The crown jewel of the town is the Amida Buddha at Kotoku-in, forged from bronze. See the modern side of the town by heading over to the local surf shacks and eyeing up the waves. Finish your day with a hike up to the peaceful local forest.

Kamakura: Great Buddha, Hase Temple, & Komachi Street Tour

2. Kamakura: Great Buddha, Hase Temple, & Komachi Street Tour

Kamakura was the ancient capital of Japan and now a major day trip spot both for Japanese and foreign tourists. Start your tour in Tokyo so you do not need to worried about transportation from/to Tokyo! Take the JR train forabout 1. 5 hrs and Eno-den, the local lovely train in Kamakura. The Great Buddha is the second largest Buddha in Japan and surprisingly it is located in open air! Hase temple is famous for flowers especially hydrangea so you can enjoy various flowers in season. There are also many interesting Budda, Kannon, and gods of wealth so you can make a wish to be rich! For lunch, you can eat typical local foods there. Kamakura is famous for seafood but if you do not like it, other food can be arranged based on your request. Then visit Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine and enjoy shopping at Komachi street. If you would like to stay longer for shopping after the tour, you can. If you would like to visit other places like Hokokuji temple with its bamboo forest or Enoshima island, plans can be changed.

Private Haneda Transfer Service to/from Yokohama City

3. Private Haneda Transfer Service to/from Yokohama City

Upon your arrival, a professional chauffeur will be waiting for you in the arrival meeting point and holding a sign. You will proceed with a meet and greet with the driver, who will ensure that you will receive the best customer care the entire way. The driver will be tracking your flight, so if your flight is delayed or set for an early arrival, they will make sure you are accommodated accordingly. After meeting with your driver, you will head to the private vehicle awaiting you outside. Relax comfortably as the chauffeur loads your luggage into the trunk for you, ensuring you will not have to lift a finger. As you drive from Haneda to Yokohama, admire the sights and views of the city, even perhaps pick out areas you look forward to exploring later on in your vacation. You will then arrive at your Yokohama city hotel in a timely manner. When it’s eventually time to leave Japan to return home, end your trip the easy way with this departure transfer back to Haneda International Airport from your hotel in Kanagawa, or hotels in Yokohama. Your driver will pick you up from your Yokohama City hotel, help with your luggage and drive you directly to the airport in a comfortable taxi type sedan, MPV or van.

Yokohama: Eat Like a Local Private & Personalized Tour

4. Yokohama: Eat Like a Local Private & Personalized Tour

The food in Yokohama is as diverse as the people and culture of this glittering port city. Get ready for a slice of that diversity as you join one of our hosts to eat your way around Yokohama, visiting local haunts full of culinary delights. Try dishes like gyunabe, a beef hotpot that originated in Yokohoma, and the locally famous napolitan, a Yokohama-born pasta dish. You'll indulge in the Chinatown specialty, Annin soft cream, slurp on the best ramen in town at the Shin-Yokohama Raumen Museum (more of a food court than a museum) and sample beer from a local brewery. Within 24 hours of booking, you'll receive a short questionnaire about your personality and interests. Based on your responses, you'll be assigned a like-minded host. Your host will communicate with you directly to suggest an itinerary to help you discover what makes the city's food scene so special. You will also agree on a meeting time and place. Your itinerary is flexible, so during the experience, you can always change your mind about what you want to do. Together with your host, you’ll visit two or three different restaurants, eateries and markets and try 6 - 8 dishes, which could be anything from the house special to the dish of the day, chosen specially for you. Your host can't wait to introduce to the many dishes that define the city's best foods – just make sure you come hungry.

From Tokyo: Odawara Hakone One-Day Tour

5. From Tokyo: Odawara Hakone One-Day Tour

Start from a central location in Shinjuku in Tokyo and travel to the region’s most notable fortress, Odawara Castle. This is a popular location in the plum and cherry blooming season when flowers and Japanese traditional architecture create a wonderful atmosphere. Visit the main keep, where you will have the chance to see authentic pieces of Samurai armor and weaponry before getting to the highest point of the structure, with a great view on the surrounding mountains and ocean. Next discover the Hakone area as you embark on a cruise on Lake Ashi, with views of the volcanic valley and Mount Fuji on clear days. Enjoy a traditional regional lunch with halal and vegetarian options available. Visit Japanese hot springs in a location unique to the locals. Bathe in the thermal waters, thought to have healing properties. You can also bathe in wine or coffee, for a unique experience!

Yokohama Private Welcome Tour with a Local

6. Yokohama Private Welcome Tour with a Local

Meet the local guide at your Yokohama accommodation and head out on a 2 to 6-hour walking tour to explore the city. You’ll be in good hands with a knowledgeable local who is eager to share all the tips and tricks that will help you make the most of your visit. Start by getting familiar with the neighborhood where you’re staying. Hear about the best places to eat and shop and learn the easiest ways to get around. See some of the top attractions and hear about more that you can visit on your own after the tour. You will have the option of taking public transportation or a taxi to get around the city. Please contact the supplier if you’d like a private car included in the tour.

Hakone: Train Pass with Unlimited Rides & Activity Discounts

7. Hakone: Train Pass with Unlimited Rides & Activity Discounts

Book your Hakone train pass and get unlimited rides on most public transportation needed to explore Hakone. Easily access nearby popular sightseeing destinations such as the Owakudani Volcano, Ashinoko Lake, and Hakone Open-air Museum, and get exclusive discounts. With your pass, get round-trip train fare between Shinjuku Station and Odawara Station and rides on the following list of Hakone transportation systems: • Hakone Tozan Train• Hakone Tozan Cable Car• Hakone Ropeway• Hakone Sightseeing Cruise• Hakone Tozan Bus (designated areas only)• Odakyu Hakone Highway Bus (designated areas only)• Tokai Bus (designated areas only)• “KANKO SHISETSU-MEGURI” Bus (Tourist Attraction Sightseeing Bus) To get started, simply book your chosen pass duration and exchange your confirmation voucher for your pass at Shinjuku Station (detailed exchange directions given after booking).

From Tokyo: Kamakura and Enoshima 1-Day Bus Tour

8. From Tokyo: Kamakura and Enoshima 1-Day Bus Tour

Get on the bus from one of the several departure locations in central Tokyo (shuttle bus service) and head towards Japan’s former capital city between the 12th and 14th-century: Kamakura. Start the tour of this coastal town by walking along the famous Wakamiya street towards Tsurugaoka Hachiman Shrine, Kamakura's most important Shinto shrine. If you still have some time after the visit, have a look around the nearby Komachi Street, a popular shopping street where you can enjoy local seafood, snacks and souvenirs. Next up is a visit of Hase-dera (Hase temple), home to the famous eleven-headed statue of Kannon the Goddess of Mercy, which is considered one of the biggest wooden statues in Japan. The scenic view from the observation platform on the upper ground is recognized as one of the most picturesque spots in Kamakura. Moving on from Hase Temple, walk to one of the most iconic places in Kamakura, the Kotoku Temple with its huge bronze statue of Buddha, designated a National Treasure by the Japanese government. The statue is 11.3-meters tall and weighs around 121 tons. The last stop of the tour is Enoshima, a small island located west of Kamakura. Many Shrine buildings can be found around the island and are dedicated to Benten, a popular goddess of good fortune, wealth, music and knowledge. On clear days you can also enjoy stunning views of Mt. Fuji from the island!

Tokyo: Shinagawa Temples and Gardens Private Walking Tour

9. Tokyo: Shinagawa Temples and Gardens Private Walking Tour

Enjoy a private walking tour with an expert guide through the peaceful and narrow streets of the Shinagawa district. Discover hidden temples, traditional gardens, and gain an insight into ancient Samurai culture. Start from Shinagawa station, one of the busiest stations in Tokyo, and head off to a city district famous for its contrasting landscape consisting of high-class residences and vast Japanese gardens and temples. Follow your guide on a wonderful walk exploring old, picturesque narrow streets. Experience a sense of tranquility as you stroll through different gardens, where there is something special to see every season. Admire the beautiful bonsai landscapes in Happo-en, a garden whose name means "beautiful from every angle". Along the way, feel free to stop for a snack or drink at any of the cozy cafes. Gain a better understanding of samurai life as you visit a unique temple, which is a hidden gem only known to a few locals. Learn about warrior loyalty and transcribe sutras (ancient text) in a memorial hall.

Hakone and Kamakura: 3-day Rail Pass

10. Hakone and Kamakura: 3-day Rail Pass

Use the train service in the Hakone and Kamakura regions of Japan with this 36-hour pass. Enjoy unlimited trips to popular local sightseeing destinations when you book.Enjoy access to Owakudani Volcano, Lake Ashinoko, and Hakone Open-air Museum. See Kamakura, an old samurai capital with bay views and old temples. Take unlimited rides on designated local transportation. Use your valid ticket on all Odakyu lines, most Hakone local transportation, and all Enoden Lines.

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Really useful for traveling round Japan and looking up information on the go. I was traveling by myself so I felt safer knowing I was connected in case I needed help or got lost. Also easy to set up and good customer service - they can send it straight to your hotel.

Will gladly do it again and recommend this all my family and friends!

Driver was patient and courteous! Vehicle was clean! Driver knew exactly where to go. I will enroll in your service again and recommend it to all my family and friends! This is the only way to go from the airport to the hotel and back! Thank you! Franklin Lau

Definitely worth it and also absolutely necessary because some don't speak English or often look through maps themselves for where and how they're going

Interesting history, beautiful temples, cute town - I wish I could have spent more time there ambling among the shops, but that wasn't part of the tour.

A great day at the Japanese seaside with Patrick. Temples, shrines, local food and Black Kites behaving like Seaguls. Amazing.