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  1. Japan
  2. Kanagawa Prefecture
  3. Kamakura
  4. Tsurugaoka Hachimangu

Kamakura: Private History and Heritage Tour by Rickshaw

Product ID: 271817
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Discover the ancient Samurai capital of Kamakura with your personal rickshaw staff. Choose from different options to enjoy a tour including sights such as the Great Buddha statue, Hachimangu Shrine, or Hokokuji Temple, as you explore the historic streets.
About this activity
Duration 45 minutes - 3.17 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English, Japanese
Wheelchair accessible
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Enjoy a private, customizable rickshaw tour through Kamakura
  • See the Great Buddha Statue up close
  • Wander the historic streets of the former Samurai capital
  • Enjoy the views over the city from Hachimangu Shrine
  • Take photos at the most instagram-worthy spot
Full description
Explore Kamakura’s extraordinary past on a private tour of its temples and heritage sites. Meet your English-speaking rickshaw driver at the JR Kamakura train station to start your tour of the city. Choose from 4 different tour durations to suit your schedule, and discover this fromer Samurai capital. 

On the 45-minute tour your knowledgeable guide will lead you through the center of the town, passing Otori Gate and the famous Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine. Return to the station through quaint side streets, past temples with expansive grounds. For a more in-depth experience, the tour of 1 hour and 10 minutes includes a stop at the Hokokuji Temple, where you can wander through the famous gardens.  

With the tour of 2 hours and 10 minutes, climb all the way up to the Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine and enjoy the views over the city. This option also includes a visit to the Daibutsu, the Great Buddha Statue. For the most comprehensive tour of Kamakura, select the tour of 3 hours and 10 minutes, that includes all of the sights listed above.
Includes
  • Private rickshaw tour
  • English-speaking guide/driver
  • Photo stops
  • Souvenir postcard and sticker
What’s Not Included
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transportation to Kamakura
  • Food and drinks
  • Admission fees
  • Gratuities (optional)
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • People with back problems

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Your guide will be waiting for you at the east exit of the JR Kamakura Station. A photograph of the meeting place will be sent together with the confirmation email.

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Important information
Not allowed
  • Selfie sticks
Know before you go
• Adult pricing applies to children aged 7 and over
• Maximum of 2 adults per rickshaw
• Up to 2 children (aged 6 and under) can ride with 2 adults (children have to sit on an adult's lap)
• If a child under 6 will have their own seat (not on an adult's lap) they must pay adult price
• Each rickshaw is 21.1 inches (74 centimeters) wide, so sometimes it might be more comfortable to book individual rickshaws for each passenger
• Wheelchair and stroller-friendly
• Not recommended for expecting mothers in the first 16 weeks of pregnancy
• This tour can be customized depending on your interests. Please feel free to contact the local partner to discuss any preferences
Organized by

Ebisuya Rickshaw

Product ID: 271817