Kamakura was the first capital of Samurai government in Japan. It is not only a historical city with about 100 shrines and temples but also a city with beautiful nature
surrounded by mountains on two sides and facing the sea to the south. It has a brave culture based on Zen Buddhism. If you are interested in Japanese history and culture and you like nature, this trip will satisfy you.
at the West Exit of Kamakura Station
The Great Buddha in Kotokuin Temple in Hase, the most famous sight in Kamakura
Hase Temple about 10 minutes' walk from the great Buddha, a flower temple with eleven-headed Kannnon Statue and an ocean view
Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine, the biggest shrine in Kamakura with two ponds
Houkokuji, a temple with a famous bamboo forest
Komachi Street, a famous shopping street where you can buy sourviniors, enjoy lunch and sweets
at the East Exit of Kamakura Station
You cannot see all in Kamakura in one day.
So I selected some good spots for you. You can see the greatness of warriors and feel the calmness of nature in those places.
You can enjoy a variety of Kamakura; from a small temple to a big shrine. from a small Japanese garden to a big panorama of the sea.
You can also appreciate Japanese craft, lunch and sweets.
I will help you enjoy Kamakura according to your interest.
transportation fee (you and guide):one-day ticket for Enoden Tracks and buses in Kamakura, 570JPY(adult),290(children)
lunch (you and guide)
entrance fee: the Great Buddha 200JPY(if you want to see the inside of the Buddha plus 20JPY),Hasedera 300JPY, Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine free, Houkokuji 200JPY,
with powdered green tea and sweet plus 500JPY: all for one adullt. In Kamakura, entrance fee for a national licensed tour guide is free.
I can guide you in Kamakura if you pay my transportation fee.
available also on national hollidays
She was very enthusiastic and suggested a tour that suited me the best. Despite the very warm weather, we visited many places. She also gave a brief overview of japanese history and useful advices regarding the shopping of gifts. I recommend her as a guide.
Dear Imre, Thank you for a nice review! I was so glad that you are so interested in Japan and listened to my explanation earnestly. I feel so relieved that we were safe visiting four places although it was extremely hot today, You have been so kind. You are so intelligent that you asked me some good questions. Having an intellectual reseacher from Hungary as a guest was a precious experience for me. I hope your success in your job and have a nice trip! Yukiko
Yukiko san is an excellent guide. Very friendly and very knowledgeable. I can only recommend Yukiko:)
Dear Ondrey, Thank you for the nice review! You are also the best listners! I was so glad that you translated my explanation into Czech for your son Max . I would be so pleased if I could have been of any help for your understanding of Japan. I was impressed by your wish to let your son know a completely different country Japan, from that of Europe. Max was a very good boy to follow my historical trip in Tokyo. Yukiko
We had a wonderful time with Yukiko, her English was good which was a great help, we went on the subway which we wouldn't have done by ourselves as it was daunting to try and work out, so was very happy to have someone there with the knowledge. Our hotel was in Shinshiku-ku which was out a bit, we had to pay extra for Yukiko to meet us there. We let Yukiko know what we wanted to sightsee and she worked out an itinerary for the 6hrs we had booked her for. Yukiko, Thanks for taking us around and hope you had a great New Year's Day with your family.
Dear Chiristine、 Thank you for the nice review in spite of your being busy working. As it was a holiday before the new year, the place from where I was planning to have you a Sumida river cruise, was closed. It was a beautiful Japanese garden , Hama Rikyu. So we had to take an alternative. As your hotel was not in the center of Tokyo, I was sorry to make you have a long ride to go to and come back from anywhere. So it may have been a little hard for you, yet thank you for appreciating my tour. I was happy to take you to the Imperial Palace plaza and Asakusa. You were such a nice couple and I enjoyed being with you. Next time, I hope you will visit Kamakura. Yukiko
I had only 48 hours in Tokyo and my stay would have been a lot different if I had not had a guide like Yukiko. She picked me up at the hotel and showed me the places I've requested. Due to my dietary restrictions she made a reservation at an excellent vegan restaurant for which I'm grateful. Thank you Yukiko for the great tour!
Dear Dimiter, Thank you so much for your comment appreciating my tour! I wish we had had more time in Tokyo! It was really a hot day yet the weather was so fine. I was so glad that you are interested in Japan and listened to me so earnestly. I hope that you will visit Japan some day again! Thank you for your sincerity. Yukiko