Walking tour along an old Kamakura samurai road

Off the Beaten Path

Eiichi K.

5.00(1) reviews
Kamakura
English
5 hours
Private tour (only you and your group)
Up to 4 people

Kamakura was the seat of the Bakufu (feudal government) from the 12th century to the 14th century. Many samurai warriors as well as commoners came and went. Kamakura is surrounded by mountains and they would walk across them. Unfortunately, with urbanization, almost all roads are now paved and widened. But you still can walk on the hill side.

Itinerary

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Meeting Point

At your hotel or one of the following stations: JR East Kamakura Station, Keihin Kyoko Mutsura Station, or Keihin Kyuko Kanazawa Hakkei Station

Kumano-Jinja shrine

Asahina Kiri Doshi

The grave of Minamoto no Yoritomo

Tsurugaoka Hachimangu shrine

Ending Point

At your hotel or one of the following stations: JR East Kamakura Station, Keihin Kyoko Mutsura Station, or Keihin Kyuko Kanazawa Hakkei Station

What to Expect

You can walk an old road between Yokohama (Mutsura) and Kamakura. Along the road, I can explain about the history and background at every point of interest. This tour involves hiking, especially at the hillside. This road is actually the same as the one used in the 12th century and you may feel samurai warriors' spirits. Spring and Autumn may be the best times for this tour, but winter is still good because there are fewer people then. We can visit Kumano-Jinja shirine at the top of the hill which was established by Minamoto no Yoritomo. He was the first Shogun in the Kamakura feudal government.

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Inclusions & Exclusions

What‘s included

guide fee

What‘s not included

transportation fee (you and guide)

lunch

entrance fee (if applicable)

Important Information

Even if it is not working day, please send message to me. I may accommodate my schedule.

If you have any request, please feel free to contact me.

The hiking path is not so difficult but there are some slippery spots. You should wear appropriate clothes and shoes. Depending on the plan, we may eat lunch outside. If so, you could either bring lunch with you or we could buy something prior to leaving the station.

We may need to cancel if the weather is bad.

Cancellation Policy

  • Free cancellation - 30 days prior to meeting time
  • 50% Refund - 15 to 29 days prior to meeting time
  • No Refund - Within 14 day(s) prior to meeting time

Frequently Asked Questions

Can you pick us up at our hotel ?

Yes, I can but an additional fee may apply.

Can we visit other temples in Kamakura ?

Yes, you can and let me know where you'd like to go. I can propose a plan.

How much is the train fare from the Tokyo area to Kamakura ?

For example, it costs 1,000JPY from Tokyo station to Kamakura station by JR. This is one way. If you have "Japan Rail Pass for Tokyo wide", it can be used.

How can I prepare for lunch ?

Don't worry. There are convenience stores around the stations. You can buy sandwiches, Onigiri (rice balls) and bento boxes. We can buy them together when we meet.

Reviews

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Scott W.

Jul 15, 2020

Eiichi was a pleasure.

Eiichi was very friendly and came well prepared for everything I had communicated to him that I wanted to see and do. His English is excellent and I never felt embarrassed to ask him to repeat or to repeat my questions. I HIGHLY recommend Eiichi to anyone, especially those English speakers, that want a private guide and are interested in Japanese culture.

Eiichi K.

Scott, thank you for your review. I really enjoyed the tour with you since you helped me a lot. The weather was not so cooperative but I hope you could touch a little bit different aspect of Japan.

$179/ per group

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