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 is the most famous sight in Kamakura.
Hase Temple is about 10 minutes' walk from the great Buddha, a flower temple with eleven-headed Kannon Statue and an ocean view.
Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine is the biggest shrine in Kamakura with two ponds.
Hokokuji is a temple with a famous bamboo forest.
Komachi Street is a famous shopping street where you can buy souvenirs.
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
Was so pleased with her help in planning our first day in Tokyo. I had a list of where I wanted to go. She double checked availability and found some were closed on Sunday so she help revise the itinerary. She also checked for reservations and made them in our behalf.- saving us disappointment. You can’t just wing it in Tokyo you need an advance plan. Her warm and giving attitude made our trip so memorable. I recommend her enthusiastically.
Dear Gary, Thank you so much for your wonderful review. I was so moved by the warm relationship between father and son during the tour. You are such a gentle father and your son always cares about you with consideration. I was so glad to see you were fascinated by the cherry blossoms full in bloom and was impressed by your son who learns Japanese at school and is interested in Japan. I had great pleasure teaching him Japanese history and answering his questions. He was a little gentleman asking me, "Do you like being a guide?" Yes! I like being a guide not only for showing foreigners Japanese history and culture as I said, but also for meeting nice people like you. Thank you for a nice experience for me. Yukiko
Yukiko was so helpful and patient. She gave me lots of ideas and places to visit. That should keep me very busy for my stay. We also had a fabulous lunch at a Fugu resturant. Something I had hoped to experience. Thank you
Dear Ian, Thank you for your nice comment. You were so eager to listen to me and wrote down what I said. I would be so glad if my tour could be of any help to you. It was so exciting to help you make a plan of three-week trip around Japan, and it was also a good study for me. We enjoyed precious lunch. Thank you for your kindness. I hope you will have a nice trip! Yukiko
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