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Small hiking in Kamakura to feel its ancient atomosphere

Off the Beaten Path

Kaneo U.

5.00(15) reviews
English, Japanese (Native)
5 hours
Private tour (only you and your group)
Up to 5 people

You can enjoy a small hiking in a north mountain area, where you will feel ancient atmosphere by visiting a mystic cave shrine called Zeniarai-Benten and Sasuke-Inari shrine. You can also enjoy other faomous spots, Tsurugaoka-Hachiman-gu shrine and Great Buddha.

Meeting Point

At your hotel or Kamakura station in Kanagawa pref.

Zeniarai-Benten shrine and Sasuke-Inari shrine: A little far from the central Kamakura, you can feel the nature of Kamakura by walking.

Kewai-zaka pass:One of the 7 ancient passes in Kamakura. It's a little wild and steep but you can feel ancient atmosphere here.

Eisho-ji: A secret spot in Kamakura. It is a nunnery temples built in 1636 and it has a very beautiful garden and bamboo woods.

Tsurugaoka-Hachiman-gu shrine: One of the symbolic spots in Kamakura. This beautiful shrine was built by Yoritomo in 1180.

Komachi-Dori street: Shopping street. You can eat many kinds of Japanese food and buy good souvenirs.

Great Buddha: 11 meters in height and weighing over 100 ton huge statue is the most symbolic spot in Kamakura.

Ending Point

At your hotel or Kamakura station in Kanagawa pref.

What to Expect

Kamakura is surrounded by small mountains, which protected this first Samurai government against enemies. Zeniarai-Benten shrine is in a cave in this mountain area. Among Japanese, it is famous for its washing money ritual. But it is located in some 30 minutes walk from Kamakura station, so it is difficult to reach without help, especially for foreigners. I will guide you to this sacred and nature-rich area through an ancient mountain pass.

Before this small hiking, I can show you Tsurugaoka-Hachiman-gu shrine and Komachi-dori shopping street. After hiking, you will get to famous Great Buddha and Hase-dera temple.

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Inclusions & Exclusions

What‘s included

guide fee

hotel pick-up fee

transportation fee of guide

What‘s not included

transportation fee of tourists ( about 2000 yen from Tokyo)

entrance fee of tourist and guide ( about 500 yen per person)

lunch ( you and guide )

hotel pick-up transportation fee of guide

Important Information

In this tour, you will walk about one hour intermittently. I advise you to wear walking shoes and to bring a water bottle.

Depending on the conditions of you or the weather, we can take a bus or a taxi instead.

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

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I make changes after I book?

Yes! If you need to make changes such as removing or adding someone to your booking or changing the date or time of your tour, contact us by phone or email

Starting and ending points of the tour can be changed?

After you secure your booking, the starting and ending points of your tour can be customized to your convenience (ex.: your hotel, nearby stations, etc.). Don't worry, we will take care of you! Some tours may have an extra fee for this service, make sure to check the tour page.



Anh T.

Jan 7, 2020

Tokyo tour

Kaneo was an excellent guide and very accommodating. His frequent communications prior our arrival in Japan was so helpful. He went above and beyond to meet our requests - Kaneo even scouted out transportation options from airport to Tokyo for us as he was concerned we may be overwhelmed being our first time to Japan. He even took photos of road signs and intersections to guide us, as well as a photo of where he will meet us within the hotel. And he was so caring towards my niece, in case she was tired from all the walking we covered. Thank you very much Kaneo. You made our trip to Tokyo memorable. Kind regards, Anh

Kaneo U.

Thank you for your warm review. I feel delighted to hear my information helped you a lot. I had a pleasant day with you on Christmas Eve talking about many things. I hope I will have a chance to guide you again.


Eric R.

Nov 9, 2019

Unbelievable you and guide

Kaneo was absolutely amazing. He showed us around Tokyo explaining and showing us sights as if we were his family. He was kind and patient even when our two year old was crying hysterically on the train. We saw and experienced real Tokyo. Definitely will book again.

Kaneo U.

Thank you for your warm review. I am so pleased that you mentioned you felt me like a family member. I really wish to have another chance to guide you someday. Best regards Kaneo


Alan B.

Sep 25, 2019

Yokohama and Tokyo made easy

While in Yokohama for the rugby World Cup, we enjoyed 2 full day tours of Yokohama and Tokyo with Kaneo. Even before arriving in Japan, Kaneo was very responsive to all of my email and itinerary requests. With the limited time we had to experience both these large cities, having Kaneo show us round the public transport system with ease was such a benefit. Kaneo was very knowledgeable about all of the various historic and modern places we visited. Kaneo's English was very good and we would highly recommend to any other tourists visiting Yokohama or Tokyo.

Kaneo U.

Dear Alan Thank you for your warm reply. I myself enjoyed the tour with you. While I was going around with you, I was so impressed at your strong bonds of friendship. Four of you came from quite different places in the world to cheer your Scotland in Japan and came back to your different homes in the world! I envy your strong bonds. I really hope another chance to guide you in Tokyo. Best regards Kaneo


Carol P.

Sep 19, 2019

Kamakura and enoshima

Kanei-san was a phenomenal guide! He communicated with us extensively prior to the tour. He met us at the train station and guided our group of 4 people to Enoshima and Kamakura. He was patient and allowed us to travel leisurely at our pace since we were quite exhausted from our previous day's travel and tours. Kaneo also has a wonderful personality and made the trip enjoyable. He is very knowledgeable and I recommend him for any tour which he guides.

Kaneo U.

Dear Carol Thank you for your warm review. I am happy to hear you enjoyed Kamakura tour after your exhausting experience in Kyoto. I also enjoyed the tour with you and your family. Especially I felt something warm when I heard you talking about your memory in fluent Japanese. Best regards Kaneo

$121/ per group

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