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Kamakura Half Day Walking Tour with Kotokuin Great Buddha

Kamakura Half Day Walking Tour with Kotokuin Great Buddha

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Experience the shrines and temples of Kamakura, one of Japan’s most prominent religious centers, on a 5-hour walking tour. In a small group limited to 10 people, you’ll visit historical sites such as Tokei-ji Temple, Jochi-ji Temple, and Genji-yama Park, while learning about the foundations of Buddhism and Shintoism. Plus, you’ll marvel at Kotokuin (Great Buddha of Kamakura), a 47-foot (14-meter) Buddha statue that dates back to the 13th century.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$125.00
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$125.00
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Design Your Own Hanko Name Seal in Kamakura

Design Your Own Hanko Name Seal in Kamakura

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Would you like to know how to write your name in Japanese? We can show you several ways to write your name in Japanese and make an original seal as a unique souvenir of your trip. Seals are used in place of signatures on important documents. In Japan, the hanko seal is considered to be a part of one’s identity. After you design your hanko seal, we will engrave your name. Your original seal will be ready anytime in the afternoon of the experience!
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  • 45 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$77.03
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$77.03
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Kamakura Private Custom Tour Led by Local Students

Kamakura Private Custom Tour Led by Local Students

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Explore the real Kamakura with students from the local high school. Take a private, customized tour with enthusiastic local hosts and experience “Samurai Town,” the Shogunate capital of Japan during the 12th-14th centuries. Visit significant Buddhist temples, Shinto shrines, and historic sites, including Tsurugaoka Hachiman Shrine, Hasedera temple, and the Great Buddha on this affordable half-day outing.
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  • 4 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$42.00
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$42.00
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Kamakura Rickshaw Tour

Kamakura Rickshaw Tour

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The staff, with a rich knowledge of the city, will help make a special memory for your trip. We will take you to see interesting things you would not find in guidebooks or on websites. The rickshaw's speed is faster than walking but slower than cycling, which makes it a comfortable, wonderful ride. Enjoy Japanese history, traditions, and the seasonal beauties from a rickshaw with our staff's omotenashi (hospitality).
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  • 30 minutes to 2 hours
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$50.63
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$50.63
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Exciting Kamakura - One Day Tour from Tokyo

Exciting Kamakura - One Day Tour from Tokyo

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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.
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  • 8 hours 30 minutes
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$304.44
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$304.44
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Kamakura Scenic Bike Tour

Kamakura Scenic Bike Tour

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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.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$140.01
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$140.01
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Private Tour - Introducing all the Famous Spots in Kamakura and Enoshima!

Private Tour - Introducing all the Famous Spots in Kamakura and Enoshima!

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See the best of Kamakura in a day, on this action-packed private tour. Travel quickly and efficiently on the Enoshima Electric Railway, and benefit from having a guide with you to take care of the navigating. The tour saves hours of research time, and goes to a selection of top attractions, including Hase-dera Temple, Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine, the Great Buddha of Kamakura, Kotoku-in, Inamuragasaki Park, and much more.
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  • 6 to 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$107.25
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$107.25
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Kamakura Private Half-Day Muslim-Friendly Tour

Kamakura Private Half-Day Muslim-Friendly Tour

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Have a tour around a city that’s popular with Muslim travelers—Kamakura. By going on a private tour, you’ll have your guide’s undivided attention. Save time and see multiple highlights in one day, such as Jōmyō-ji, Hokoku temple, Komachi Street, Tsurugaoka Hachiman Shrine, and more. You won’t have to worry about language barriers as a guide will translate, and recommend where to get a halal lunch too.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$100.00
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$100.00
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Private Tour - First time in Kamakura? Enjoy a Tour of All Must-sees!

Private Tour - First time in Kamakura? Enjoy a Tour of All Must-sees!

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This is a great choice for first-time visitors to Kamakura. Immerse yourself in local cuisine and culture by going on a comprehensive guided tour. Save hours of research time and enjoy insights and tips from your guide. Top sights you’ll visit include Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine, and the Great Buddha of Kamakura. A highlight of the tour is visiting Komachi Street, where you’ll discover local gourmet food.
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  • 5 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$97.50
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$97.50
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Samurai Photo Tours: A Fun Day Out Discovering Kamakura

Samurai Photo Tours: A Fun Day Out Discovering Kamakura

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Hi, I’m Peter. I was born in England, but I’ve lived most of life in Japan. I would be delighted to show you around Kamakura, where I presently live, and share with you my knowledge and love of its fascinating history. Kamakura served as Japan’s de facto capital from 1185 – 1333. It's where the first shogun, Minamoto no Yoritomo, was born. The Kamakura Period is also the birthplace of Zen Buddhism and the samurai culture. I'll explain the history as we visit different temples and shrines, some of them dating back hundreds of years. In the course of our tour, I'll also talk about aspects of Japanese life, and can arrange a delicious lunch at a restaurant specialising in local cuisine. As a bonus, I’ll take souvenir photos of you – or help you take quality pictures of your own. The tour lasts 5 hours and you may select your starting time on the booking form. If you’re planning a trip to Japan, I strongly recommend you include Kamakura. There’s a lot to discover in this beautiful city!
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$111.56
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$111.56
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Kamakura Private Walking Tour

Kamakura Private Walking Tour

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Experience the energy of Japan’s ancient samurai thanks to this 6-hour history-themed walking tour of Kamakura with a private guide. Explore a range of Buddhist temples, Shinto Shrines, and traditional street vendors in a city that was Japan’s feudal capital from the 12th through 14th centuries.
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  • 6 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$367.00
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$367.00
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Kamakura Tour, seeing ancient capital city 800 years ago

Kamakura Tour, seeing ancient capital city 800 years ago

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Kamakura is located about one hour train ride from Tokyo. Kamakura used to be an ancient capital of Japan 800 years ago. Kamakura is very popular tourist site through a year. Surrounded a lots of nature also some National treasures. In spring, cherry blossom, in rainy season, hydrangea, in Autumn, autumn leaves, in winter, plum blossom. You can enjoy great nature of both seaside and mountain. We will visit a Great Buddha, quiet and beautiful temples and a famous Shrine. Also enjoy shopping along the most popular shopping street. You can feel much differences from Tokyo's air. This area has special olden-time air. If you want, I can arrange a private car.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$159.38
per group
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Kamakura Zen Art, Zen Philosophy, and Zazen Experience at Zen Temple

Kamakura Zen Art, Zen Philosophy, and Zazen Experience at Zen Temple

In this course, you can experience Zen at an ancient Zen temple. You will be able to see Zen art, learn about Zen story paintings, and experience Zen meditation. This three-hour course is a beginner-friendly course that will teach you the Zen way of thinking in an accessible manner. Kamakura is the birthplace of Zen in Japan and is a popular tourist destination for foreigners. The venue is the Zen temple "Kigen-in," which usually prohibits tourists from entering. Before and after the zazen experience, we will draw the circular Zen symbol "Enso," which is a kind of Zen art. After this, we will perform Zen meditation (3 times) and listen to a commentary on the paintings of Zen and learn the philosophy of Zen by combining what you have learned and your Zen experience. When you draw an Enso for the second time, you will draw on our handmade paper, certified by UNESCO. You can experience the transformative power of Zen by comparing the two Enso.
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  • 3 hours
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$121.20
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$121.20
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Kamakura Kotoku-in and Hasedera Tour with Nationally-Licensed Guide

Kamakura Kotoku-in and Hasedera Tour with Nationally-Licensed Guide

Kamakura is home to numerous temples and shrines. This short, 90-min trip, accompanied by a nationally-licensed, experienced multilingual tour guide, is a fantastic, value-packed way of experiencing this delightful and historic city. Featured are two of Kamakura's more popular temples, Kotoku-in and Hasedera. ・Kotoku-in Temple The Great Buddha at Kotoku-in is Kamakura’s most popular attraction. Also called Daibutsu, this is the second tallest statue of Buddha in Japan ・Hasedera Temple This beautiful temple is located on a hillside overlooking the ocean. The best part of Hasedera is seeing the hundreds of small statues of the Jizo Bodhisattva that line the walkways up the hillside. This is a beautiful place to visit in June when the hydrangeas are in bloom. Note*1: 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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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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$37.50
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$37.50
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Traditional Experiences in Kamakura: Private Tour

Traditional Experiences in Kamakura: Private Tour

Discover the local traditions and customs of Kamakura on a private tour. Experience the art of sutra tracing with a brush and ink in the Hasedera Temple; practice zazen meditation from the practice of Buddhist monks and the first zen temple in Japan; and take part in a tea ceremony—one of the most sacred traditions in Japanese culture.
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  • 5 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$97.50
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$97.50
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Exciting Kamakura - Online Tour

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Exciting Kamakura - Online Tour

This is a two-way communication online virtual tour using Skype Conference System. Based on the itinerary, some pictures and videos of sightseeing spots will be shown on your computer, and I will explain them. Basically, we will visit five sightseeing spots in Kamakura, but this tour is so flexible that we can change our itinerary depending on your interests. Note - Meeting time will be fixed as per discussion with you, because we need to consider time difference. - Videos may not work smoothly, in case of bad connection.
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  • 50 minutes to 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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$7.80
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$9.75
$1.95 savings
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$9.75
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Kamakura Private Custom Tour

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.
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  • 7 hours
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$183.61
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$183.61
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Kamakura Custom Full Day Tour

Kamakura Custom Full 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. Discover Kamakura at your own pace on this fully customizable 8-hour full day private tour with an English-speaking (or other language) tour guide. Create a dream tour that’s perfect for your interests and preferences.
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  • 8 hours
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$214.51
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$214.51
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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
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$229.51
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$229.51
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Kamakura Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Tour with Nationally-Licensed Guide

Kamakura Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Tour with Nationally-Licensed Guide

With a nationally-licensed and experienced multilingual tour guide, this short but value-packed trip is a fantastic way of experiencing Kamakura! Tsurugaoka Hachimangu is arguably Kamakura's most important shrine. Originally built in 1063 and moved to its present location in 1191, this tour is a can't-miss opportunity to explore and get in touch with the city's rich spiritual history. Your nationally-licensed and experienced English-speaking guide will be able to provide views of Japan that most tourists do not usually get to see. Tsurugaoka Hachimangu is located in the center of Kamakura and is easily accessible on foot from Kamakura Station. On the way there, you can also enjoy some shopping along the bustling Komachi-dori shopping street, home of Kamakura's main gift and souvenir stores. Note*1: 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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  • 1 hour
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$25.00
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$25.00
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Hidden Temples in Kamakura

Hidden Temples in Kamakura

Once the capital of Japan, Kamakura, is located about an hour south of Tokyo by train. This small city will give you very different vibes compared to Tokyo in its peaceful green setting on the coast. Kamakura is often called the little Kyoto of the East. Also considered the cradle of Nichiren Buddhism, which is manifested by the many temples that are found across the city. On this walking tour, we will visit a couple of the traditional shops, one of the main shrines of the city and a couple of hidden temples far from the crowds. You will learn how Japanese people practice their religion, and appreciate the traditions together with the green surroundings.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$58.75
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$58.75
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Kamakura Tour

Kamakura Tour

Rent a bicycle and go to the famous Kamakura budhist temple and beautiful shrine feeling fresh air together. After that ear a melting beef stew and drink much.
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  • 4 hours
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$212.51
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Kamakura Bamboo Forest and Great Buddha Private Tour

Kamakura Bamboo Forest and Great Buddha Private Tour

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.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$206.55
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$206.55
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Kimono Dress Experience in Kamakura with Door to Door Pick Up from hotel

Kimono Dress Experience in Kamakura with Door to Door Pick Up from hotel

• Cherry Tomato shared transfer will pick you up from your accommodation in 2 flexible timings to start off your Kimono's experience. • Immerse yourself in Japanese culture as you explore and stroll around the various sights in the city with an eye-catching kimono. • Pose to your heart’s content with a charming kimono and take memorable photos at wonderful photo stops. • Choose from an impressive collection of high-quality kimonos from various designs, colors, patterns and styles. • Enjoy the assistance of friendly staffs who will be happy to help you choose the best kimono with their professional skills and also perform fitting for you. • Request for hair styling and makeup services with additional fees.
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  • 5 hours
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$73.35
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