Halloo, I'm Shoko Shimazu.
I live in Kanagawa.
I love walking, eating, traveling, and have traveled a lot around Japan as well as overseas.
My place is near Kamakura and Hakone, so I have visited them many times.
If you are going to visit Japan, especially Kamakura or Hakone, please let me help you.
With my tenacious preparation and knowledge, I will make your trip become an enjoyable and memorable one.
I'm looking forward to seeing you soon.
The prices below are for a private tour for you and your partner, family or friends.
Up to 4 people
For each extra person
* Duration: 6 hours minimum and 8 hours maximum per day.
* People: 8 maximum
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
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.
After booking a tour, the guide will accept (or decline) your booking within 24 hours. Then you will be noticed by email from GoWithGuide.
The price is charged per group. Which means that you make a one-time payment for your entire group and the price will not change if it is less or more people.
Some guides accept extra people (more than the specified number) for an extra charge. Please check for the extras on the tour or booking page, or contact your guide directly to clarify.
No. Your tour is private, only for you and your family or friends, there will be no other group of tourists together in your tour.
Yes, but there will be additional charge for that and it is not by car. The guide will go pick you up using public transportations. For further details, please contact your guide directly.
Yes, you can and you may be able to get a discount if you are traveling alone. Price depends on which guide you choose.
Shoko is knowledgeable and very good in planning, we made changes to our itinerary, but she covered all the key areas very nicely and in good time. She is a very patient and warm person. We did Gotemba Outlet, Ropeway, Lake Ashi with her, all were wonderful :)
Dear Rohit, Thank you for your great review. I don't know how to express to you my gratitude for praising me as an excellent guide. Your comment motivates me a lot. Thank you very much. The sightseeing time of this tour was not enough, but luckily we could see Mt. Fuji for a moment. So, I would like to call this tour a great success. It is my pleasure of having guided you. I hope to see you again. Best regards, Shoko
Shoko prepared an excellent iterinary for a starter like us in Hakone. She went above and beyond making our 6 hour tour an adventure to cherish. Thank you so much Shoko. Hope our paths will cross again in the near future. Grace and Jean
I'm really grateful for your great review. The itinerary was tight, but because of your cooperation and patience, the tour went very smoothly. Thank you. Furthermore, I myself could enjoy the tour with your jokes and kindness. I also hope that we could meet again in the near future. Shoko
I spent a fantastic noon exploring gems of Kamakura with Shoko San. She is such an affable and an adorable human being. She is very good in her craft and very flexible with the itinerary and makes sure you are comfortable touring with her. I will come back to explore other parts of Japan in the near future and would definitely tour again with Shoko. Thank you for the thoughtful mementos that you gave me Shoko San , God bless you and your family. It was an absolute pleasure knowing you. PK
Thank you for writing such a good review. It is my pleasure that I could guide you in Kamakura. I myself could enjoy the tour and feel comfortable with you. Thank you. When we visited Hasedera Temple, unfortunately hydrangeas ended their blooming, but we could see some beautiful flowers, whose name I regrettably couldn't tell you at the site. Their name is Agapanthus. I'm happy that I can tell you the flower name at last. Thanks to you, I could know a lot about your country and other great foreign places to travel. I hope that you will have a great time in the rest of your stay in Japan. Shoko
We (family of 4- parents and 2 teenagers) enjoyed our tour of Tokyo with Shoko. We feel we were able to see more compared to if we joined an organized tour group. We had her focused personal attention to answering our questions. She is very detail oriented and planned our trip efficiently. She was very prepared on the day of our tour and flexible with some adjustments (additional requests from me) on the the day of.
Ann, Thank you for writing a good review. It was my pleasure that I could guide you. Your family, especially you were always smiling during the tour. That smile really encouraged me. Thanks for being sunny on the day and, especially with your cooperation, I also enjoyed guiding you. I was amazed that your family and you were in great shape. Everyone didn't look tired at all during the tour. If I can help you to understand Japanese culture in this tour, I'm really happy. Have a great time in the rest of your journey!
A wonderful experience thanks to Shoko. Knowledgable, warm, friendly and beyond helpful. She couldn't do enough for us. Would recommend her to anyone. Look forward to a visit from her to us in DC.
It is honor that I could guide you. Everyone of your group is very friendly and warm, too. I'm really happy that with your cooperation and the good weather, the tour ended successfully. It is regrettable that you couldn't see the great view of Mt. Fuji. Maybe, next time. Thanks for your kind words, they encouraged me a lot. Please enjoy the rest of your trip. I hope that you will leave Japan with a lot of wonderful memories.