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Kamakura, Kanagawa-ken, Japan

How much does it cost to travel to Kamakura?

You should plan to spend around $99 (¥15,898) per day on your vacation in Kamakura. This is the average daily price based on the expenses of other visitors.

Past travelers have spent, on average for one day:

  • $19 (¥3,112) on meals
  • $14 (¥2,286) on local transportation
  • $142 (¥22,858) on hotels

A one week trip to Kamakura for two people costs, on average, $1,385 (¥222,566). This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

All of these average travel prices have been collected from other travelers to help you plan your own travel budget.

  • Average Daily Cost Per person, per day
    $99
    ¥15,898
  • One Week Per person
    $692
    ¥111,283
  • 2 Weeks Per person
    $1,385
    ¥222,566
  • One Month Per person
    $2,967
    ¥476,927
  • One Week For a couple
    $1,385
    ¥222,566
  • 2 Weeks For a couple
    $2,769
    ¥445,132
  • One Month For a couple
    $5,934
    ¥953,853
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How much does a one week, two week, or one month trip to Kamakura cost?

A one week trip to Kamakura usually costs around $692 (¥111,283) for one person and $1,385 (¥222,566) for two people. This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

A two week trip to Kamakura on average costs around $1,385 (¥222,566) for one person and $2,769 (¥445,132) for two people. This cost includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

Please note, prices can vary based on your travel style, speed, and other variables. If you're traveling as a family of three or four people, the price per person often goes down because kid's tickets are cheaper and hotel rooms can be shared. If you travel slower over a longer period of time then your daily budget will also go down. Two people traveling together for one month in Kamakura will often have a lower daily budget per person than one person traveling alone for one week.

A one month trip to Kamakura on average costs around $2,967 (¥476,927) for one person and $5,934 (¥953,853) for two people. The more places you visit, the higher the daily price will become due to increased transportation costs.




Independent Travel

Traveling Independently to Kamakura has many benefits including affordabilty, freedom, flexibility, and the opportunity to control your own experiences.

All of the travel costs below are based on the experiences of other independent travelers.

Is Kamakura expensive to visit?

Prices in Kamakura are reasonable and comparable to your average travel destination. Hotels, food, and sightseeing are generally within normal price ranges.

Within Asia, Kamakura is a somewhat more expensive destination compared to other places. It is in the top 25% of cities in Asia for its travel costs. While some cities in the region are more expensive, Kamakura is generally more expensive than most.

For more details, and to find out if it's within your travel budget, see Is Kamakura Expensive?

How much money do I need for a trip to Kamakura?

The average Kamakura trip cost is broken down by category here for independent travelers. All of these Kamakura travel prices are calculated from the budgets of real travelers.


Category Cost
Accommodation 1 (Double Occupancy) ¥22,858 ($142)
Local Transportation 1 ¥2,286 ($14)
Food 2 ¥3,112 ($19)
Entertainment 1 ¥857 ($5)
Alcohol 2 ¥1,021 - 3,064 ($6 - 19)
Accommodation Budget in Kamakura
Average Daily Costs

Calculated from travelers like you

The average price paid for one person for accommodation in Kamakura is $71 (¥11,429). For two people sharing a typical double-occupancy hotel room, the average price paid for a hotel room in Kamakura is $142 (¥22,858). This cost is from the reported spending of actual travelers.


  • Accommodation1 Hotel or hostel for one person
    $71
    ¥11,429
  • Accommodation1 Typical double-occupancy room
    $142
    ¥22,858

Hotel Prices in Kamakura

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Actual Hotel Prices
The average hotel room price in Kamakura based on data provided by Kayak for actual hotel rooms is $105. (Prices in U.S. Dollars, before taxes & fees.)

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Transportation Budget in Kamakura
Average Daily Costs

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  • The cost of a taxi ride in Kamakura is significantly more than public transportation. On average, past travelers have spent $14 (¥2,286) per person, per day, on local transportation in Kamakura.


  • Transportation1 Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    $14
    ¥2,286


Flights to Kamakura
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Rental Cars in Kamakura
The price of renting a car in Kamakura will depends on dates, the type of car, the location, and your age. We recommend Kayak because they can find the best deals across all car rental companies.



Food Budget in Kamakura
Average Daily Costs

Calculated from travelers like you

  • While meal prices in Kamakura can vary, the average cost of food in Kamakura is $19 (¥3,112) per day. Based on the spending habits of previous travelers, when dining out an average meal in Kamakura should cost around $7.74 (¥1,245) per person. Breakfast prices are usually a little cheaper than lunch or dinner. The price of food in sit-down restaurants in Kamakura is often higher than fast food prices or street food prices.


  • Food2 Meals for one day
    $19
    ¥3,112

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Entertainment Budget in Kamakura
Average Daily Costs

Calculated from travelers like you

  • Entertainment and activities in Kamakura typically cost an average of $5.33 (¥857) per person, per day based on the spending of previous travelers. This includes fees paid for admission tickets to museums and attractions, day tours, and other sightseeing expenses.


  • Entertainment1 Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    $5.33
    ¥857

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Alcohol Budget in Kamakura
Average Daily Costs

Calculated from travelers like you

  • The average person spends about $13 (¥2,043) on alcoholic beverages in Kamakura per day. The more you spend on alcohol, the more fun you might be having despite your higher budget.


  • Alcohol2 Drinks for one day
    $13
    ¥2,043


Kamakura on a Budget
Kamakura The Buddha at Kamakura, Japan
An old city center of medieval Japan, Kamakura sits today on the seaside just south of Tokyo. Due to its early beginnings, the city is dotted with Buddhist Zen temples and Shinto shrines. It has become a prominent resort town drawing visitors with its many historic landmarks as well as nearby beaches.
Sights
The Great Buddha is one of the most popular attractions of the city. Standing in solid bronze outside the Kotokuin Temple in Western Kamakura, it remains the third largest Buddha in Japan at 13.35 meters. Probably cast around 1252, the statue was originally housed in a giant temple hall, but the building was washed away in a tsunami. This site gets very crowded on weekends and holidays. Hasedera and Zeniarai Benten Shrine are located nearby and also worth a visit.

While the Amida Buddha is where many people flock, there are many stunning sights throughout the city, mostly in the form of shrines and temples. The largest Shinto shrine in the city is called Tsurugaoka Hachiman-gu Shrine and is located centrally. This shrine attracts the most visitors, reaching a million on New Year's Day to see the first sunrise of the year. Of all five of Kamakura's Zen temples, numbers one and two are located in the northern part of the city. Kenchoji is the oldest in the city, and one of the oldest in Japan, with a zen garden and a bell that has been designated a national treasure. Engakuji is the second, also with a bell, and a teahouse famous for its tokoroten-sweet cold noodles. The temples located in Eastern Kamakura are a little more off the beaten path, which can be worth avoiding the tourist crowds. Jomyoji, Sugimotodera, Shakado Kiritoshi, and Hokokuji are all located in this area and can be most easily reached by bus, as there will be a fair amount of climbing once you reach them.
Neighborhoods
Komachi-dori Street is probably the most well-known street in Kamakura, attracting visitors every day of the week. Lined with cafes, restaurants, and shops, Komachi-dori is always busy, especially with its proximity to the JR Kamakura Station and the main shrine of Kamakura, Tsurugaoka Hachimangu. Wandering along the avenue you might come across little boutiques, Japanese-style sweet shops, stores selling souvenirs, and others selling items unique to the ancient city. Some other oddities include incense stores, a historic restaurant for handmade soba noodles, internationally inspired cuisine, and even a kimono rental shop. "Komachi" literally means "small town," while "dori" means "street"-and the place really does have a small town atmosphere of its own.

Activities
While visiting the shrines and temples is the most popular activity while in Kamakura, there are several hiking trails that can offer the peace and serenity of nature away from the busy crowds. The Daibutsu hiking course starts a few hundred meters down the road from the Kotokuin Temple. There are a few branching trails that lead to smaller shrines and temples off the regular tourist track.

Being a seaside city, Kamakura is also a popular destination for beaches. Yuigahama beach is a great spot for sunbathing by day and watching fireworks by night, Inamuragasaki beach is famous for its sunsets, and Shichirigahama beach is a great place to go surfing and enjoy views of the famous Mount Fuji.
Food and Dining
In the vicinity of the train station, especially along Komachi-dori, there are plenty of restaurants, cafes, and street foods to indulge in. For a sweet treat, one of the local specialties is called murasaki-imo sofuto, or purple potato soft ice cream made from a kind of purple sweet potato found throughout Japan. Kamakura is also famous for its sembei, or rice crackers, which can also be found abundantly on Komachi Street. Other local favorites include bento box lunches, a type of fluffy rice omelet called omuraisu, biscuits, local beers and Japanese sake, sushi, seafood, and all kinds of noodle dishes (though soba, ramen, and buckwheat are the most common).

Transportation
In Japan, trains are one of the fastest and lowest cost means of transportation. Getting a Japan Rail Pass can save you money if you plan to stay for several days or more. Regional and nation-wide passes are available, usually for the number of days of your choice.

The two airports closest to Kamakura are Narita International Airport and Haneda Airport.

By train from Narita airport, the fastest but most expensive way to reach Kamakura is to take the Narita Express train in the direction of Yokohama or Ofuna, and then change to the JR Yokosuka line for the run to Kamakura. Regular JR commuter trains also depart from Narita Airport once per hour.

By train from Haneda Airport, take any Keikyu Line Airport Express train bound for Shin-Zushi or Kanazawa-Bunko, and change at Yokohama station for the JR Yokosuka line.

Kamakura is a very popular day trip from Tokyo, so transportation between the two cities is fairly easy.


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1 Categories averaged on a per-item basis.
2 Categories averaged on a per-day basis.
For example, the Food2 daily average is for all meals for an entire day, while Entertainment1 is for each individual purchase. Thus, the overall daily average cost is not a summation of the individual categories.