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Private tour  "My favorite Kamakura"


Mitsuru(mark) S.

4.93(14) reviews
8 hours
Private tour (only you and your group)
Up to 8 people

KAMAKURA! What a perfect place to escape from daily bustlness. The town famous for zen-buddhism and as the first de-facto capital ever established by samurais gives us splendid time to enjoy the rustic but solemn atmosphere.

Meeting Point

At your hotel in the central Tokyo area, or at JR Kamakura station.

** Following is the most popular route

Enkakuji temple

Kotokuin temple

Hasedera temple


Hokokuji temple

Tsurugaoka Hachimanngu

Komachi shopping street

Ending Point

At your hotel in the central Tokyo area, or at JR Kamakura station.

What to Expect


It is said there are about 150 of temples and shrines in Kamakura.

Some are big and well known, some are not...

Even though, all of them emit their own distinctive aroma, evenly attract us.

I'd like you to feel them.

If you have any particular place(s) you would like to go, please name it out.

If you have no specific idea, please follow the list I recommend to go .

AA: Temples and Shrine

(1) KOTOKUIN temple : Famous for the great Buddha statue.

(2) HASEDERA-temple  : The most beautiful temple in Kamakura.

(3) KENCHOJI-temple : The number one zen-temple among Kamakura's Five Mountains. (Great architecture)

(4) TSURUGAOKA-HACHIMANGU : The most important shrine.

(5) HOKOKUJI-temple. : A zen-temple famous for its bamboo garden .

(6) ENKAKUJI-temple : Great Zen Buddhist temple complexes in Japan .

(7) MEIGETSUIN-temple, : Known as the Hydrangea Temple and its Circular window in the main hall.

BB: Shopping and snacks


This is the exciting thoroughfare remind you the festival street. Here you can find a various foods and unique souvenirs.

This street will take you to TSURUGAOKA-HACHIMANGU.

CC: Popular routes

Plan A: for persons would like to see various kind.


Plan B : for persons would like to see mainly zen temples.


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Inclusions & Exclusions

What‘s included

Guide fee.

What‘s not included

(1) Transportation fee (train) for you and the guide.

For your guidance transportation fee from Tokyo to Kamakura would be roughly 1,000 yen per person for one way.

Transportation fee (train) in Kamakura area would be roughly between 400 yen and 1000 yen per person (depend on where we go)

(2) Taxi charge would be at your account.

(3) Entrance fee for you and the guide. It would be roughly from 200 yen to 400 yen for each. Tsurugaoka-Hachimangu would be fee.

(4) Lunch for you and the guide.

(4) Meeting you at and escorting you to your hotel in central Tokyo is no charge. However in rare case extra charge can be applied depend on the accessibility. .

Important Information

We may walk a lot so wear flat shoes .

Please note there are few area even in Tokyo where I have difficulty to get to your place.

Shoes : Please bring your best shoes suitable for walking.

Cancellation Policy

  • Free cancellation - 8 days prior to meeting time
  • 50% Refund - 3 to 7 days prior to meeting time
  • No Refund - Within 2 day(s) prior to meeting time



Mercedes S.

Sep 22, 2020

Visiting Temples was easier with Guide

I learned a lot about the history and culture of Kamakura. Mark explained all about the different shrines and the meanings. It made the experience of visiting the temples so much easier.

Mitsuru(mark) S.

Thank you so much for giving me the 5-stars. Due to the Covid-19, there were few restrictions we had to followed, however I hope you enjoyed my tour and had a good time. Arigato-gozaimasita.


Craig C.

Mar 2, 2020

One day tour

We only had one day to tour in Tokyo and Mitsuru did a great job getting us to the type of sites we wanted to see. He provided us with a list of top sites and and found our interests and set a custom tour to show us the most he could . Even with the closure of sites due to the Corona virus, with his knowledge of the city he was easily able to make suggestions at the last second for other sites. Mitsuru speaks very good English and can move around the city with ease due to his knowledge of the subways. He also has a good sense of humor and knowledge of Japanese history and religion. Great day Mitsuru! Thank you!

Mitsuru(mark) S.

Thank you very much for sending such a wonderful review of mine. Yes it was a kind of a day probably I would remember for years. Since all the museaums were closed and all the indoor activities had been canceled due to Corona-virus, what made worse was the misty rainy day that we couldn't enjoy the view of Tokyo from any observatory deck, our option was very limited. I'd really like to thank you for your big heart and give me a chance to do my architecture-tour which I was planning to perform someday. I hope I can see you again some day.


Robert P.

Jan 13, 2020

Wonderful, Informative and Friendly

I cannot day enough good things about our tour with Mitsuru (“Mark”). My wife and I have never visited Japan and relied on Mark to pick our schedule. He did and the tour was phenomenal. He gave us great information both historically and culturally. Also, some people may feel uneasy about what it’s like to spend a day with someone they’ve never met. Rest assured, Mark is great company! He’s friendly and the conversations were fun. He made sure we had interest in everything we were about to see, and also gave us great tips about how to spend the remainder of our trip. We had our tour with Mark on day 1 of our trip, and I highly recommend you do the same- he will give you great tips about other cool things to see.

Mitsuru(mark) S.

Thank you so much for the wonderful review. And also I'm sorry for my late response to it. I'm so happy to hear again you enjoyed my tour. It was a great ICHIGO ICHIE. Happy Anniverary ! I hope I can see you again .


Rosemary C.

Dec 6, 2019

Tokyo Day Tour

Mitsuru was a wonderful guide. We are a group of 8 older persons and he was a perfect guide for us His English is perfect, he is knowledgeable and provided us with outs of new information He was flexible to accommodate the needs of everyone in the group. I would highly recommend you use Mitsuri

Mitsuru(mark) S.

What a wonderful time I had with you all! I was able to see all of you smiling which encouraged me a lot. Telling the truth, I was a bit worried about your legs that someone might got really tired. But I was completely wrong. It was my great pleasure to have a chance to attend a such a wonderful people. I hope you all enjoy the rest of your journey.

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