Takayasu H.

(13) reviews

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Tokyo, Kamakura





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I was born and raised in Kamakura. I have spent most of my life in Japan except 2 years in the U.S.

I am a certified national tour guide living in Kamakura.

There are many temples and shrines in Kamakura. Asakusa has a world-famous Senso-ji temple with Thunder Gate. They are not only the holly places where people come to worship but the historic sites where visitors can touch and feel the Japanese cultures and traditions.

I am very happy to share my knowledge with the foreign visitors who want to know about Japan.

Visiting the old historic places is the gateway to understand Japan.

Asakusa is in the downtown Tokyo. Kamakura is one hour from Tokyo station by JR train.

So why not come and join my tour. I am waiting for your reservation.


Online Wonder-Hydrangea Temple in Kita-Kamakura

30 minutes

Stay home and enjoy the online walking tour with me, featuring the beautiful temple, Hydrangea or Meigetsu-in Temple. You may visit any time of the year and enjoy the beautiful colors on the ground; Blue in rainy season; Green in Summer; Red and yellow in fall; White plum in winter; Pink cherry in spring; Purple irises in late spring. I walk in the beautiful nature and you share the moment I experience. You and I are connected on Skype. Join my live tour to see the nature and enjoy my talk.

FROM$18/ per group

Online Wonder-3 Worlds' Buddhas in a Green Precinct

30 minutes

Stay home and visit Jyochi-ji Temple via my online walking tour, featuring the impressive approach, statues of three Worlds' Buddhas, tall umbrella-pine trees, and bamboos. You feel like you are walking in a highland. You share the wonder I experience. Please enjoy the beautiful nature and my talking. You and I are connected on Skype. See other online tours. I can put them together in a single tour for more wonders!

FROM$18/ per group

Online Wonder-Kencho-ji, the First Zen Temple

30 minutes

Stay home and visit Kencho-ji Temple via my online walking tour, featuring the big bell, 700 years-old juniper trees, a dragon painted on the ceiling, the statue of Shakyamuni Buddha and the beautifully decorated Kara-mon gate. I walk in the beautiful precinct and you share the wonder I experience. You and I are connected on Skype. You'll enjoy the historical spots and my talking. See other online tours. I can put them together in a single tour for more wonders!

FROM$18/ per group

Online Wonder-Hachiman-gu Shrine

30 minutes

Tsurugaoka Hachiman-gu Shrine is the heart of Kamakura City. Ten million people visit here in a year. In 1180 the shrine was built by Minamoto no Yoritomo, the first samurai shogun. The shrine was the guardian deity of his clan, Genji. Please enjoy the images of the attractive spots on the ground and my talking which includes the shrine, history, legends, and traditional customs.

FROM$18/ per group

Online Wonder-Great Buddha in Kamakura

30 minutes

Stay home and visit Great Buddha in Kamakura, our national treasure via my online walking tour. This is the live tour. You share the wonder I experience. Please enjoy the beautiful statue of Buddha with my talking. It was made in the late 13th century in the Kamakura period when the first samurai regime was established. I will talk the history, legends, samurai culture, Buddhism and traditional customs. You and I are connected on Skype.

FROM$18/ per group

Online Wonder- Enoshima Island Tour

1 hour

This is the Online Tour featuring the full wonder of Enoshima Island, the spiritual place wrapped in the dragon legend. We visit shrines and caves. No need to fly over here. Just stay home and watch my live tour visiting attractive spots on the island. You and I are connected on Skype. I am a licensed national tour guide and you will enjoy the same quality of the island tour as the real one. The Enoshima Island is the sailing venue of 2020 Tokyo Olympics,.

FROM$36/ per group



Lorraine A.

Nov 23, 2019

Day tour of kamakara

Takayasu was an excellent guide! His explanations were clear we, enjoyed the historical information he presented. He adjusted the day at our request, because of rain and our need to be at the airport for our return home. He made sure our bags were taken care of appropriately, walking us in to the counter . I would recommend him wholeheartedly !

Takayasu H.

Hi Lorraine, Thank you very much for your great words appreciating my guiding. It is a geat honor for me to have such warm review on my Kamakura tour. It was raining hard in the morning but it became sprinkling by the time we arrived at a shrine and temples. Therefore,we could visit more spots than I ecpected. I am glad to know you liked my explanation. Both of you were so eager to listen to my historical presentation. There are lots more spots in this ancient city. So please come again and I am happy to guide you.


Dennis W.

Apr 30, 2019

All good Tax was very knowledgeable

Great tour

Takayasu H.

Dennis, Thank you very much for your wonderful comments on my tour. I am very glad to know that you and Sandra enjoyed the traditional spots,shopping and food. You visited two of three ancient cities in Japan. I would like to show you around my home town. Kamakura which you have saved for the next visit. Please keep in touch. Takayasu


Rosalie W.

Apr 17, 2019

Highlight was seeing the wedding at the temple

Takayasu was full of information about the area. He knew exactly where to go in the quickest time and fitted in a tea ceremony for us. We ran out of time to complete the tour. We would recommend Takayasu and his tour to anyone

Takayasu H.

Rosalie, thank you so much for your deep gratitude to me and my tour. I am happy to know that you enjoyed the wedding, tea ceremony and my talk, which is my utmost pleasure. I remember having Bento lunch to save our limited time. Please get in touch with me and set up another visit plan to Japan. Takayasu    


Haydee C.

Apr 11, 2019

Una muy buena elecci?n!

Solo tengo palabras de agradecimiento para el Sr, Takayama. Nos ayudo en nuestro primer dia en Tokio enseñándonos como viajar en los medios de transporte. Hicimos todo el recorrido contratado con muy buenas explicaciones y ajustándose a nuestro ritmo. Lo recomiendo si es q desean disfrutar del tour con una persona agradable, amable y divertida. Gracias Taka.

Takayasu H.

Haydee y Bob, Mucho Gracious! Thank you very much for electing me as your guide. I am very happy that both of you were satisfied with my showing around the typical Tokyo and stories and legends. I want to guide a nice couple like you, Haydee and Bob again next time you visit Japan. Takayasu