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Popular Kamakura Tour Guides

Kanagawa Tour Guide - Kaneo U.

Kaneo U.

4.98 / 5
(48 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.                                                                                                                                 

Tokyo Tour Guide - Yasuro C.

Yasuro C.

4.82 / 5
(72 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.                                                                                                                                 

Chiba Tour Guide - Toru K.

Toru K.

4.91 / 5
(22 reviews)

Hello my guests, I'm Toru, a national licensed tour guide. I've been mainly guiding around Tokyo, Kamakura, Hakone, and Nikko for an individual or small group tourists . I'm living in a town near Narita International Airport. It's often said that one of the characteristics of the Japanese culture is sticking to details and yet tries to conceal its care. It means that there are a pile of unspoken stories behind what you see in Japan. I'm always trying to be an interpreter of those stories and help you enjoy the secrets of Japanese cultures. I'm offering four tour plans of Tokyo, Kamakura, Hakone, and Nikko. I think they are the best plans especially for the first timers to Japan because they're prepared to include all must-see spots in the area. If you are repeaters or interested in the other things or places, please don't hesitate to require what you want. Let's make the best plan for you together. I'm looking forward to seeing you in Japan.                                                                                                                                  

Kanagawa Tour Guide - Shinichiro H.

Shinichiro H.

5.00 / 5
(11 reviews)

Hello, I’m Shin, a national Certified Guide Interpreter in English, as well as an experienced professional tour guide for Japanese tourists of one of the biggest travel agencies in Japan. It'll be my pleasure to help you to make your own tour of your own interests and good experiences in Japan. I have many experiences of guiding corporate and business executives from abroad to the sightseeing spots of their interests. I also have a license for nursing care. If you have any concerns or anxiety about moving by using the stick or the wheelchair in the tour, I’ll be happy to support you. I hope you enjoy the trip to Japan.                                                                                                                                 

New Kamakura Tour Guides

Tokyo Tour Guide - Jefferson O.

Jefferson O.


Konnnichiwa! I'm Jeff, your enthusiastic tour guide ready to take you on an unforgettable journey through Tokyo metropolis! With about 10 years of experience living in this dynamic city, I’m passionate about sharing its rich culture, history, and hidden gems with you. From the iconic Shibuya Crossing to the tranquil gardens of the Imperial Palace, Tokyo is a city of contrasts that offers something for everyone. Whether you’re a foodie eager to try authentic sushi, a history buff exploring ancient temples, or a trendsetter hunting for the latest fashion, I’ve got you covered. Join me as we dive into the heart of Tokyo, uncovering its secrets and stories. Let’s make your visit an adventure filled with exciting discoveries and lasting memories. Arigato gozaimasu! Hi~大家好,我是稚懿,來自馬來西亞的檳城。我在東京城市生活了已接近10年。對它豐富的文化、歷史和隱藏的寶藏充滿熱情,迫不及待地想與您分享。 從標誌性的澀谷十字路口到寧靜的皇居花園,東京是一座充滿對比的城市,每個人都能找到自己的樂趣。不管您是熱愛美食,想品嚐正宗壽司的吃貨,還是探索古老寺廟的歷史迷,亦或是尋找最新時尚的潮人,我都會滿足您的需求。 如有任何疑問,請隨時與我聯繫。我可以根據您的喜好、時間和需求量身定制行程。 讓我們一起探索東京吧! Hi~大家好,我是稚懿,来自马来西亚的槟城。 我在东京城市生活了已接近10年。对它丰富的文化、历史和隐藏的宝藏充满热情,迫不及待地想与您分享。从标志性的涩谷十字路口到宁静的皇居花园,东京是一座充满对比的城市,每个人都能找到自己的乐趣。 不管您是热爱美食,想品尝正宗寿司的吃货,还是探索古老寺庙的历史迷,亦或是寻找最新时尚的潮人,我都会满足您的需求。 如有任何疑问,请随时与我联系。我可以根据您的喜好、时间和需求量身定制行程。 让我们一起探索东京吧!                                                                                                                                 

Kanagawa Tour Guide - Ken T.

Ken T.


I am a bilingual local who lives in Japan and enjoys travelling myself. I don't have industry experience specific to tourism per se but do have experience welcoming/entertaining international guests visiting Japan for work. I genuinely love to help people visiting Japan have a fond memory and experience in Japan while they stay. I will do my best to cater to all different requests and needs of customers, whether it is about types of places to visit, dietary preferences/restrictions, etc.                                                                                                                                 

Chiba Tour Guide - Yoshie Y.

Yoshie Y.

5.00 / 5
(1 reviews)

Hi, I’m Yoshie from Fukushima . Thank you for checking my page! I lived in Tokyo for 4 years, and I am living in Chiba for 7 years. I graduated from foreign language studies university and was using English at work. Also I have been to Australia on working holidays for a year. I like to meet new people and share Japanese culture. I am looking forward to show you around!                                                                                                                                 

Kanagawa Tour Guide - Ryoko E.

Ryoko E.


Hi, I am Ryoko, a Oyama Area Licensed Guide Interpreter. Oyama is located in western place in Kanagawa and known as a sacred tourist spot for Edo commoners. Based on my experience working for an international company, I try to respect and have a dialogue with people from various cultures. I offer ideas for visiting spots together, eating, learning, and experiencing Japanese life in Isehara, as well as in the surrounding Kanagawa, and Tokyo area, which are difficult for foreign tourists to enter alone. Also, since I love books so much that I run a reading community in Isehara, we can consider plans that tie in with literature and legends. •Japanese History •Religions(Majored in Islamic culture at university) •Love to find good restaurants &cafe •literature                                                                                                                                 

Popular Kamakura Private Tours

Best Memories of Kamakuracover image

Best Memories of Kamakura

8 hours

Kamakura used to the capital of Japan during 12th to 14th century. It was the first period governed by the samurai warriors; Shoguns.Since samurai practiced Zen Buddhism, there are many Zen Temples which were built before those in Kyoto.

FROM$227/ per group
Japan Tour Guide - Yuki K.
Yuki K.
4.78 / 5
(361 reviews)
Bamboo Temple, Sugimoto Temple, and three other attractive spots in Kamakuracover image

Bamboo Temple, Sugimoto Temple, and three other attractive spots in Kamakura

6 hours

Once the samurai capital of Japan, Kamakura is visited by as many as 20 million people a year. Some of the most popular spots among visitors are Tsurugaoka Hachiman Shrine, Great Buddha, and Hokokuji Temple nicknamed Bamboo Temple. On this tour, along with the three places, I would like to offer two more attractive spots to visit. We first visit three places in the north-eastern area of Kamakura, Bamboo Temple, popular for its bamboo glove with a teahouse serving powdered green tea, Sugimoto Temple, the oldest Buddhist temple in Kamakura dating back to the 8th century, Egara Tenjin, a shinto shrine enshrining deified Sugawara Michizane, the god of learning and scholarship. We take a bus to visit Bamboo Temple, but after that we enjoy strolling around the local residential areas while visiting two other places and the fourth destination, Tsurugaoka Hachiman Srine which was constructed by the first Shogun of the Kamakura Government. After coming back to Kamakura station, we take the Enoden Line to Hase station to visit the last destination, Great Buddha, an open-air Buddha sitting under the sun for some 750 years. This tour covers history of Kamakura from much before the establishment of the samurai government to just after the end of it, and of course, shopping in Komachi-dori street and at Masamune Sword and Blade Workshop by request.

FROM$139/ per group
Japan Tour Guide - Eri Y.
Eri Y.
4.97 / 5
(36 reviews)
One day trip to Kamakuracover image

One day trip to Kamakura

8 hours

Kamakura is a very popular tourist destination and has a lot of beautiful places such as Buddhist temples with gardens, and Shinto shrines. The city has a lot of Japanese restaurants which offer lovely dishes. We’ll visit some of the most popular spots in Kamakura, such as Hokoku-ji temple (with a bamboo garden), Hase-dera temple (one of the oldest temples in Kamakura), and Kotoku-in temple which is well known for the Great Buddha. I hope you have a lovely day in Kamakura!

FROM$279/ per group
Japan Tour Guide - Yoko I.
Yoko I.
4.90 / 5
(78 reviews)
Flowers in Kamakura: Great Buddha, Hasedera & Eishoji Templecover image

Flowers in Kamakura: Great Buddha, Hasedera & Eishoji Temple

8 hours

Kamakura is a very healing city, which became the capital of Samurai at the end of the 12th century, and has a lot of temples where we can see lovely flowers. We will ride a train for approximately an hour or so from Tokyo/Yokohama/Kawasaki area to visit there. Appreciating the flowers, some temples and shrines, we can also enjoy the beautiful twilight seaview.

FROM$218/ per group
Japan Tour Guide - Yoko T.
Yoko T.
4.84 / 5
(133 reviews)

New Kamakura Private Tours

Golden Route of major sightseeing spots in Kamakuracover image

Golden Route of major sightseeing spots in Kamakura

8 hours

Are you struggling with where you should go around the Kamakura? I will show you around 6 main spots in Kamakura! The tour will start at a huge Tsurugaoka Hachimangu. Stroll down Komachi-dori for shopping and local delicacies. Visit Zeniarai Benten, where you can wash money for good fortune. Nearby, explore Sasuke Inari Shrine, known for its fox statues. Don’t miss the Great Buddha, an iconic symbol of Kamakura. Finally, head to Hase-dera for its beautiful gardens and panoramic coastal views.

FROM$143/ per group
Japan Tour Guide - Yoshie Y.
Yoshie Y.
5.00 / 5
(1 reviews)
【all season】Hiking in Kamakuracover image

【all season】Hiking in Kamakura

7 hours

Whether it is your first time in Kamakura and those who have visited Kamakura many times. Touch the heart of Zen and to those who wish to see the unique Buddhist statues of Kamakura. Of course, you can enjoy the seasonal beauty of hydrangeas. You can enjoy the seasonal beauty of the area. You can stop at restaurants and stores along the way, and shopping for souvenirs along the way. Let's dive into deep Japanese culture and get away from the hustle and bustle of the town, get healed!

FROM$143/ per group
Japan Tour Guide - Yoshie Y.
Yoshie Y.
5.00 / 5
(1 reviews)
One-day tour from Kita-Kamakura to Enoshimacover image

One-day tour from Kita-Kamakura to Enoshima

9 hours

Just over an hour from Tokyo, you can visit an ancient capital with a completely different history. Kamakura was a town that became the center of politics under Minamoto no Yoritomo in the 12th century. Kamakura is a town of samurai, and Zen was also loved by the samurai. Kamakura is also the city where Zen Buddhism was brought to Japan and widely spread. Why not walk me through Kamakura, a town nurtured by history and culture?

FROM$195/ per group
Japan Tour Guide - Naoya U.
Naoya U.
5.00 / 5
(3 reviews)
Let's Get (history) Nerdy!  Customizable Full-Day Kamakura Tourcover image

Let's Get (history) Nerdy! Customizable Full-Day Kamakura Tour

8 hours

Hi, I'm John, and I offer informative yet irreverent tours full of fun facts and surprising truths. Come with me, a Japanese history major, and explore the capital of Japan's first samurai rulers! I do all the reading so that you don't have to! Please let me know if there's anything in particular that you want to see or avoid during our trip, and I will change the itinerary to suit your needs. I even have ideas for nature-lovers and people who want to avoid crowds! See the example below.

FROM$65/ per group
Japan Tour Guide - John L.
John L.

Popular Kamakura Private Cars

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Kamakura private customize tour with luxury van

9 hours

Our drivers have extensive geographic knowledge of Kamakura. Starting from Tokyo, we provide high-end exclusive chartered car reservation services for VIPs visiting Kamakura individually or in groups. According to the time and requirements of VIPs, we provide professional Kamakura customized tour services, allowing tourists to travel easily and comfortably.

FROM$475/ per group
Japan Tour Guide - Fuji limousine service J.
Fuji limousine service J.
4.92 / 5
(145 reviews)
Kamakura sightseeing with a private chartered van (1-12pax)cover image

Kamakura sightseeing with a private chartered van (1-12pax)

8 hours

You can plan to visit several places around Kamakura within a limited time with our van. Our commuter can accommodate a group of up to 12 people and our service is available for 24h!

FROM$552/ per group
Japan Tour Guide - Van transportation M.
Van transportation M.
4.48 / 5
(154 reviews)
☆Kamakura Day Tour with a Private Carcover image

☆Kamakura Day Tour with a Private Car

8 hours

Experienced local taxi drivers will cordially show you around the area so that you can visit both must-see and hidden sightseeing spots and enjoy local food.

FROM$500/ per group
Japan Tour Guide - Tr taxi R.
Tr taxi R.
4.87 / 5
(230 reviews)
Kamakura 1 day private car tour with Gov. Licensed Guidecover image

Kamakura 1 day private car tour with Gov. Licensed Guide

6 hours

The old city of Kamakura is a must-visit! Why don't you travel efficiently by car? Your guide drives you wherever you want in the Kamakura and Fujisawa areas in English, Chinese, and un poco de Español. Features of the K-cars: 1 Wagon R Stingray TS, 2009 2 Alto Turbo RS, 2017 Small but powerful with a 660cc engine with turbo accommodating 3 guests maximum not so spacious nor comfortable as Mercedes, Lexus... but can easily pass through narrow roads both with insurance

FROM$181/ per group
Japan Tour Guide - Seigo U.
Seigo U.
5.00 / 5
(2 reviews)

Day Trips from Kamakura

Kamakura Tour Reviews


Josh B.

5 / 5
Jul 23, 2024

Kamakura Day Hike with Local Expert

9 hours

A Great Way to Experience Kamakura

We had an amazing time with Tomoko touring and hiking through Kamakura. It was a very hot day but Tomoko helped us take a route with an abundance of shade and places to rest along the way. This is the town where she grew up so our time was filled with stories and insights from her first hand experiences. Our favorite part of the trip was finishing the hike and seeing the great Buddha statue, it was even more enjoyable after a hot hike than it would have been just taking the train or cab. Tomoko is by far the best guide for this excursion from the bigger metro area of Tokyo to a local charming seaside town. Thank you Tomoko

Josh B.

Thanks for sending me a separate review of the Kamakura hike. I had mentioned the hike in my previous reply! At first, I wondered if it would be safe to hike on such a hot day, but then I realized that Kamakura is a town full of greenery and shady places with rich history. Rather than visiting places full of people and scorching sun, your choice was the right one. About the same year as Bailey, my classmates and I planned to visit all the temples and shrines in Kamakura, and we walked around for a week with bentos (packed lunches). I realized that Kamakura is a walkable town and that it is fun to walk around. Other than that, over the years, Kamakura has been a place where I have walked with my family daily as my hometown, and I also have memories of my friends at Daibutsu, the small Zen temple where my mom stays asleep, and etc. As a small town, it has an overtourism problem, but I am grateful for your respectful visit to the citizens' lives. Thank you again, Josh, Bailey, and Tia.

Travel in Faith

I wanted to take this opportunity and thank Mr.Yasuro for guiding our family of six. This is our First time to Japan and we do not speak any Japanese lol. He is our beacon to Japan. His kindness and sincerity is noticeable applaud. His knowledge and wisdom of Japan's historical mark is superb. He has accommodate us from the beginning of our booking and air flight arrival to the very end of our tour. We are grateful for his service. I highly recommend Mr.Yasuro. Thank you very much. We had an amazing time!

Jeff T.

Dear Jeff Trinh & Family., Thank you very much for your kind remarks on me. As none of us have ever experienced this rapidly changing world, it is not easy for youngsters to find right directions as they are growing up. But, as my observation, your children are alright, because you and your Mrs. are so gentle and thoughtful to them. Please take them to Japan again, though they may fail to get AAA. Thank you again. Best regards, Yasuro

Excellent Kamakura/Enoshima tour with Tomoko

We met as strangers but left as family! From our first contact to touring with Tomoko, she was accommodating, flexible, informative, and ready to answer our many questions. She put together a great itinerary with our special requests for our personalized tour. She was very attentive to our wants and needs. Upon arrival at our hotel, we were warmly welcomed and instantly became friends. Tomoko is an excellent English speaking tour guide who taught us about the culture and history of Kamakura/Enoshima. She is warm, friendly, patient, engaging, and well-organized. We accomplished a lot in our one-day walking tour going to 2 temples and 1 shrine in Kamakura and 1 shrine on Enoshima Island. She recommended the perfect places to shop for omiyage/snacks. Lunch on Enoshima Island was AMAZING! Due to the hot humid weather and crowds during hydrangea season, she adjusted our itinerary to make it a more enjoyable day. Tomoko is also a great photographer/videographer and knows the best spots to take wonderful pictures/videos. At the end of our day, she recommended returning back on the train in the green car-reserved seats. It was a great suggestion! Even though we did not want the day to end, it was nice to relax and take a nap in comfort after a fabulous day of sightseeing. We highly recommend booking a tour with Tomoko! Tomoko-Thank you again! You’re a remarkable tour guide. You’ve become a cherished friend and part of our ohana (family) during our travels. The laughter, shared stories, and the sense of adventure you infused into our private tour created bonds that will linger in our memories for a lifetime. Your dedication to your craft and the genuine connections we made during this unforgettable adventure made it an exceptional tour. We feel so very fortunate to have met you, and we look forward to crossing paths again in the near future in Japan & in Hawaii. Aloha ‘Oe (Farewell) A Hui Hou Kakou- (Until we meet again)! Tisha, Keith, Robyn, Milton

Tisha T.

Wow! Thank you so much, Tisha, for taking your time to write such a grand descriptive review for me. I was very motivated because you did a lot of research beforehand about my hometown, Kamakura, and each of you made individual requests. It was a very satisfying day for me, too, especially because at the end we were able to complete our dragon mission on Enoshima! We had to walk to Sasuke Inari in a sweat because we couldn't catch a cab, we were surrounded by groups of students here and there, and there were times when what was supposed to be a foodie tour almost became a fasting tour, but that made the late lunch at Enoshima even more delicious! Mahalo for the wonderful souvenirs and lots of smiles from Hawaii. I am also very much looking forward to seeing you all again, Tisha, Keith, Robyn, and Milton. またね、Matane! (See you soon!) - Tomoko

Kamakura Private Tour Guide

Whether it’s your first time to Kamakura or you are back to discover more, a good tour guide can make all the difference. Enjoy the best of what Kamakura has to offer, without all the fuss of planning everything by yourself! You can pick your favorite itinerary from the Kamakura tours offered by our local guides, but feel free to ask for customizations based on your preferences. We want to help travelers get the most out of their trips, and we believe a good tour with a local guide is the best way to ensure that. There is so much to see and do in Kamakura, and the best way to get the most out of your time there is to have a local expert with you. GoWithGuide is committed to delivering unforgettable tour experiences, so let us help you create your next favorite memory.
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