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Kamakura Private Tours & Local Tour Guides

Discover Things to Do and Plan a Trip to Kamakura, Japan with a Local Guide

Popular Kamakura Tour Guides

Tokyo Tour Guide - Yasuro C.

Yasuro C.

4.79 / 5
(63 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.                                                                                                                                 

Kanagawa Tour Guide - Kaneo U.

Kaneo U.

4.98 / 5
(41 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.                                                                                                                                 

Yokohama Tour Guide - Haruo T.

Haruo T.

4.90 / 5
(10 reviews)

I live in Yokohama, Kanagawa prefecture. I have a license to teach in high schools and was admitted to the degree of Master of Arts in Teaching English as a Second Language in the University of Birmingham. Until 2015 I had been teaching English at public high schools in Kanagawa for 37 years. During that time, I had some experience of guiding students from overseas through sister-school relationship around Tokyo and Kanagawa. Therefore, I had good command of English with the TOEIC score of 935. As for a tour guide experience I earned the certificate of National Government Licensed Guide-Interpreter in English and since then I have guided tourists to the popular sites around Tokyo, Yokohama, Kamakura and Yokosuka. My guiding focuses on introducing not only Japanese historical and cultural backgrounds but also giving tourists some tips to travel Japan only by themselves, such as how to use trains and subways, find good restaurants, reserve tickets, buy survenier, and speak basic Japanese. In addition, my tour includes opportunities to experience Japanese culture like Zen meditation, ninja performance, visiting anime's location sites based on tourists' request. Besides, by means of my hobbies of writing English Haiku and Waka (traditional Japanese poems) and performing Rakugo (traditional Japanese funny story telling) in English, I can surely entertain tourists during the tour. My moto as a tour guide is let the tourists have a once-in-a-lifetime experience in Japan with my profound, intelligible and interestiog guiding.                                                                                                                                 

Tokyo Tour Guide - Kahoko K.

Kahoko K.

4.95 / 5
(297 reviews)

Hello , my future guests . My name is Kahoko . I live in Tokyo over 30 years with my family , one husband and two kids . I used to work in an airline as a cabin attendant . Naturally , I may have visited your countries myself as you do now . I chose the job because I like traveling and meeting new people . Now I'm so glad to be able to work for foreign visitors as a licensed guide . When I have foreign guests . I'd like to treat them as if they were my home stay guests , and I were their host mother in Tokyo . I do hope their stay in Japan enjoyable and unforgettable . So it's a great pleasure to assist you in some way . So click me if you like . I'm looking forward to meeting you soon .                                                                                                                                 

New Kamakura Tour Guides

Chiba Tour Guide - Yoshie Y.

Yoshie Y.


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                                                                                                                                 

Yokohama Tour Guide - Yuji H.

Yuji H.

5.00 / 5
(1 reviews)

This is Yuji, Japanese creator, such as painting, illustration, cartoon, and designing for Japanese magazine & advertising. I graduated from college in the US long ago. I used to work for Japanese publishing company for travel and Information magazine. I take lots of foreign friends to many places around Tokyo as a guide. I can take you common famous places, but also I can guide you if you have a special request, such as art, anime, table tennis or something belongs to your interest. For mostly I guide you by using the common transportation. but I also use my car to take you around for a small member of group because my car is so small, mini cooper.                                                                                                                                  

Tokyo Tour Guide - Miya M.

Miya M.


My name is Miya and I’ve been guiding the visitors from overseas since 2017. Currently I guide small private group mainly in Tokyo with focusing on providing the tour of tuna auction at Toyosu market. Drawing on my experience of attending the guests as a expatriate in Singapore , I thrive to prepare according to interests of guests and tailor the guiding on their prefers pace.                                                                                                                                  

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$223/ per group
Japan Tour Guide - Yuki K.
Yuki K.
4.77 / 5
(351 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$136/ per group
Japan Tour Guide - Eri Y.
Eri Y.
4.97 / 5
(35 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$274/ 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$217/ per group
Japan Tour Guide - Yoko T.
Yoko T.
4.84 / 5
(130 reviews)

New Kamakura Private Tours

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$96/ per group
Japan Tour Guide - Naoya U.
Naoya U.
5.00 / 5
(3 reviews)
Kamakura Hiking Tour with an Expat!cover image

Kamakura Hiking Tour with an Expat!

8 hours

Embark on a tranquil journey through Kamakura's spiritual heart. From the serene Myoho-ji to the lush vistas of Zuisen-ji and the historic Kencho-ji, this walking tour blends Zen gardens with natural beauty. Ascend the Tenen Hiking Course for breathtaking views, and find peace at Meigetsu-in, the 'Temple of Hydrangeas'. Spanning 12km with stops at each temple and a leisurely lunch, it's a day of discovery and reflection. Join me and immerse yourself in the soul of this historic town.

FROM$223/ per group
Japan Tour Guide - Mark R.
Mark R.
Kamakura Cycling Day Tour!cover image

Kamakura Cycling Day Tour!

8 hours

Join this Kamakura day tour on wheels for a blend of ancient spirituality and coastal charm. From the serene Komyoji and majestic Great Buddha at Kotokuin to the quaint Koshigoe fishing village and panoramic views from Samuel Cocking Garden, we'll explore the heart of Kamakura and Enoshima's treasures. Delight in local flavours and uncover the stories that make this region enchanting. Two wheels can help you see much more in a limited time at this wonderful portion of the Japanese coast.

FROM$194/ per group
Japan Tour Guide - Mark R.
Mark R.
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$64/ per group
Japan Tour Guide - John L.
John L.

Day Trips from Kamakura

Kamakura Tour Reviews

Kamakura day tour

I was communicating with Yao before purchasing a nine hour luxury van no guide tour with English speaking driver. He answered all questions, assured me that there was flexibility in the schedule and suggested another stop in addition to our requested stops. The train and public transportation option is attractive price wise but I believe that only with a dedicated vehicle it was possible to visit Houkokuji, Tsurugaoka Hachimanju, Komachi St (with time for browsing and street food), Hase-dera and Kotaku-in efficiently and in comfort. We were ahead of schedule so Tou asked if we wanted to make another stop, but it had been a full day and we were ready to head back to Tokyo. We were very satisfied with Tao. Where his English was unable to fully explain, google translate did the job. We were able to call Tou when we were ready to leave a stop so there was great flexibility in the schedule which you really appreciate when you see other groups loading onto their tour bus or drive by tourists waiting at the bus stop. I would recommend Fuji to anyone needing or wanting a private transportation. On a side note, toll and parking fees was estimated at about ¥5,000, but the actual cost was closer to ¥8,000.

Guy F.

Thank you for your review, we are very glad that you had a really good time. And we are looking forward to meeting you next time.

Great locations, great guide

We really enjoyed traveling to Kamakura and Yokosuka with Horuo. It was generally overcast (with a bit of rain) so we were often alone at some of the most popular tourist destinations in the area, and we were able to generally avoid the crowds with Haruo. Travel was very easy for us, and we learned a lot about Japan's history while on our adventures with him. Haruo is very knowledgeable about about the locations he took us to, and was able to bring each bridge and path to life with background we would have otherwise been oblivious to - stories of royalty, faith, assassination plot, wars, peace, and daily life for residents throughout history. There is so much we would have otherwise missed without Haruo, and we are deeply appreciative that we were able to share our travels with him.

Travis V.

Dear Trevis Thank you very much for your heartwarming review. This encourages me to improve my guiding. I was also very happy to have a tour with you. Please take care of yourselves. Best Regards Haruo

Knowledgeable Tour guide

I hired Itsumi to pick us up and drop us off at our hotel in Tokyo for a trip to Kamakura / Itsumi knows the area pretty well and showed us the main attractions- She try to include all our wishes and doesn’t mind to spend extra time - It was a pleasant trip- I will hire Itsumi again when I visit Japan again Nicole

Nicole L.

Thank you, Nicole ! I really enjoyed to be with you. We had a lovely Kamakura time ! Please give my regards to Robert as well. Thanks, Itsumi

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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