Private tour

Kamakura: Private History and Heritage Tour by Rickshaw

Activity provider: Ebisuya Rickshaw

Kamakura: Private History and Heritage Tour by Rickshaw

Activity provider: Ebisuya Rickshaw

From US$ 59.56 per person

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.

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Duration 45 - 190 minutes
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Live tour guide
Wheelchair accessible
Private group


  • 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.
  • Private rickshaw tour
  • English-speaking guide/driver
  • Photo stops
  • Souvenir postcard and sticker
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transportation to Kamakura
  • Food and drinks
  • Admission fees
  • Gratuities (optional)
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • People with back problems
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned

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Meeting point

Your guide will be waiting for you just outside our office building. It is less than 90meters down the street from the Tsurugaoka Hachiman-gu Shrine

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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

Product ID: 271817