Kamakura Private Tour Guides

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Popular Kamakura Tour Guides

Naoko H.

5.00 / 5
(4 reviews)

Hello, everyone! I'm Naoko, a national government licensed guide interpreter in English. I grew up in Shizuoka, near Mt.Fuji, and I live in Yokohama now. I like to travel around Japan with my family, I am trying to conquer all 47 prefectures in Japan with my children. We have been to 40 out of the 47 prefectures in Japan. I want to introduce not only beautiful famous spots in Japan but also our daily life, what we eat, where we go shopping, where children love to go. I am looking forward to seeing you in Japan!                                                                                                                                  

Yoshi S.

5.00 / 5
(11 reviews)

I started my second career as a guide after retiring from the Japanese computer company I had worked for about 40 years. I was born in Asakusa and grew up in down town in Tokyo. I am married with two daughters and three grandchildren, two girls and a boy. I've experienced guiding international visitors in Tokyo and other famous sightseeing spots as a guide for several years. I will be so happy to help you enjoy your stay in Japan. Look forward hearing from you!                                                                                                                                  

Takao M.

4.38 / 5
(8 reviews)

Hi, I'm Takao Mizushima. I like walking with my friends in the mountains, along rivers and beaches, and visiting historical places and museums. Usually, after enjoying these places, we take a dip in hot springs and drink beer. As a guide, however, I'll take up places easy to walk around. I assume not many people from abroad are prepared for sweating activities. If you like, though, I can modify my plan, connecting with a short hiking, hot bath and a drinking place.                                                                                                                                  

Yuka S.

4.87 / 5
(30 reviews)

Hi, I'm Yuka. Welcome to Japan. As a national-licensed guide for about 20 years, I have visited lots of sightseeing places. I'm interested in history, nature, art, music, architecture. I'd like to take you to wonderful places such as old temples and shrines, modern cities, and beautiful areas in Japan. Please feel free to contact me and consult me about your planning itinerary and food restriction. Your interest will give you incredible experiences.                                                                                                                                  

Shoji K.

4.82 / 5
(55 reviews)

Hi! Welcome to Japan. My name is Shoji Kitamura, a licensed English-speaking tour guide. Please call me Shoji that is the same sound as a sliding screen made of wood and paper you may have seen in a traditional Japanese room. I was born and raised in Yokohama next to Tokyo but lived for work in several beautiful and historical cities such as Nikko, Hiroshima, and Ise which have world heritage sites and/or national park. I fully enjoyed the nature, culture and lives in each city where I lived. I retired after 36 years with a national research institute of fisheries in 2016. During my career, I visited 5 continents except Antarctica, more than 20 nations for attending international scientific conferences, conducting collaborative research or teaching some technologies, etc. In Japan, I often took foreign scientists and government officers sightseeing. I had great times in these opportunities. Such experiences made me decide to become a licensed English-speaking guide interpreter after retirement to introduce Japanese nature, culture, foods, etc. properly to many tourists coming to Japan from all over the world. For more than 20 years I’ve been living in Nikko, which is located about 150km north of Tokyo, and designated as a World Heritage site and a National Park. If you consider a day trip from Tokyo, I strongly recommend coming to Nikko by 2-hour train ride from Tokyo. I am looking forward to showing you around in this historical and beautiful town. Besides Nikko, I can also guide you in Yokohama, my home town, and in neighboring city such as Tokyo and Kamakura.                                                                                                                                  

Kaneo U.

5.00 / 5
(20 reviews)

I’m so excited to have a chance to show you around my favorite spots in Kanagawa prefecture. I was born in Kanagawa. I spent my whole school life, including university, here in Kanagawa. I worked as a high school English teacher here for 40 years. I love Kanagawa so much. We have many interesting tourist spots, like Hakone, Kamakura, Enoshima and Yokohama. I got my tour guide license in English in 2009. I am still an English teacher. To give an interesting and impressive lesson to young high school students, I’ve learnt and gathered many kinds of information. I also have a license to teach social studies, so I have a wide range of knowledge about Japanese culture and history. I’m sure to provide you an interesting tour.                                                                                                                                 

Yasuro C.

4.78 / 5
(45 reviews)

Hello, my name is Yasuro (Mr). I was born and brought up in Kansai, graduated from a univ in Kobe city, after moved into Kanto, 30 years in Tokyo, 2.5 years in Nagoya city, 7.5 years abroad (KL & S'pore) as a rep of a construction company and I got the National Guide Certificate in 2011. My hobbies are making Haiku poems, singing various songs (voice-training for 18 years), playing the folk-guitar, trekking in mountains like Takao and Okutama in the West of Tokyo, visiting museums like in Ueno Park and travelling around Japan to make Haiku poems. Thank you for your attention.                                                                                                                                 

Shinya E.

4.94 / 5
(18 reviews)

Hi, I am Shinya, a National Government Licensed Guide Interpreter. I was born in Tokyo and brought up there. I have lived in Tokyo for more than 40 years. Since I am a Tokyoite, I am able to give you precious information about places which are not written on ordinary guide books. I would like to support you to make your trip in Japan much more fun and wonderful! I want to make you smile, surprise and happy throurgh the tour! Art and architecture are my favorite things. I like to look at works of art like Japanese and Western paintings, Ukiyoe, and tea bowls, and something like that. I also like to see buildings designed by famous architects such as Kengo Kuma, Tange Kenzo, Tadao Ando, Kisho Kurokawa, Sou Fujimoto and like that. I am a lover of tennis. I have been playing tennis for more than 40 years! I have visited Melbourne in Australia to see the Australinan Open in 2020 just before Corona Pandemic. I visited New York to see the U.S. Open Tennis many years ago. Let's enjoy exploring Japan! I look forward to seeing you! Shinya                                                                                                                                 

Day Trips from Kamakura


Narelle J.

5 / 5
Sep 24, 2023

Kamakura Explore with Masa

We had the most amazing experience with a private full day tour with Masa. He is kind, engaging and so passionate about sharing his Kamakura knowledge. Communication prior to the tour was quick and he was flexible to allow us to start a bit earlier to fit in with other plans- this was great because it meant that at some places we could experience the temple without crowds. Although a busy day, we never felt rushed and as we used many backstreets got to experience a real sense of the town and its people. Million star rating if we could !! Thank you Masa - hope to see you again one day and explore Kamakura with you.

Masa I.

Hi Narelle and Bruce, Thank you for your positive review. Especially, I'm delighted to hear that you found the authentic Japanese lifestyle. We truly enjoyed our walks and conversations along the way, exchanging many ideas! I assume you're going to explore various destinations across Japan. I hope you'll savor the diverse aspects of my country. Have a fantastic trip! See you next time! Masa


Jenny C.

5 / 5
Sep 19, 2023

Wonderful tour with Kaneo U

We enjoyed our tour with Kaneo San thoroughly. He was very helpful and courteous on the messages before our trip and during the tour. He let us know beforehand that there are lots of walking involved and to wear comfy shoes and attire. He would wait for us throughout the trip (we walked slowly ; ) and told us the history and interesting story about the places. Thank you Kaneo San for sharing and guiding us. Thumbs up for your tour!

Kaneo U.

Thank you for your good review. You and your friends did really good in spite of too hot climate. I hope you enjoyed this walking tour and I have another chance to guide you in Japan.


Yue C.

5 / 5
Sep 14, 2023

Thank you so much!

Tomoko was an amazing guide. She catered for my mums energy levels and introduced everything so clearly. My mum had a great time taking in the views of Kamakura. Tomoko went the extra mile to check in with me the day before the tour to make sure everything was sorted. Will definitely need Tomoko's help next time mum is in town. Thank you so so much.

Tomoko H.

Thank you for your prompt review, Yue-san! It was a very hot day and there were many stairs on Enoshima, but we used the escalator and went up comfortably. We had planned to return by boat, but it was suddenly cancelled due to strong winds. We were relieved to be able to return via a back road with no stairs. Your mum and her friend were so nice telling me 'It's not your fault':) Then, we had a pleasant time in the shade of the trees at the Great Buddha. They were eagerly looking at the map on the train back. I'm looking forward to guiding them next time they come back. Thank you again!

Eric H.

5 / 5
Sep 7, 2023

Amazing Day!

What an incredible day with Taka visiting so many shrines and temples. His knowledge is absolutely amazing. He is such a kind person and it made the day all the better. He is so welcoming that I felt I was touring Japan with an old friend. Thank you Taka for a wonderful day. Please book with Taka when you come to Kamakura!

Takayasu H.

Thank you very much for your words that surely encourages me to introduce my hometown to visitors from all of the world. I am very happy that you enjoyed the tour in Kamakura. Thank you again for appreciating my tour guide. Taka

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Our local guides are ready to help you plan, customize and realize your ideal tour in Kamakura. All GoWithGuide guides are real locals who know the area on a deep and personal level, and they can’t wait to share their knowledge with you. When traveling, everyone wants to get the most bang out of their buck. How to do that? Ask the right person to be your tour guide, of course! As opposed to fixed itineraries that are too formal and geared towards large groups, arranging a trip with the help of a local guide will mean the trip will be about what YOU want to see and do. Go ahead and send a message to one (or several!) of our local guides. They would love to show you their Kamakura!