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3-17-21 Zaimokuza, Kamakura, Kanagawa Prefecture 248-0013, Japan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Taipei, Taiwan
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

Just choose Kamejikan without hesitation. The staff are really friendly, doing their best to offer the service. The place is also nice and special, representing kind of icon of the ancient style and culture of Japan.

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Berlin, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

If you look for an accommodation in Kamakura, this is the place to be. A fully renovated traditional japanese Guesthouse that pleases also people who like architecture. The staff is very friendly and always helpful. We only spent one night in Kamejikan but we were very glad that we found this place! You can also rent a bike for 500... More

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Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

到步日正好是大雪之後,沒巴士一個人又不想坐的士只好步行,無視行李的話其實不難走,只是要在雪上要拉行李對一個160的小個子女生有點吃力,也只好怪大雪怪錢包瘦。路上因為不想走錯問了路(行李重啊),人們都知道亀時間,名氣不錯的樣子哦~第二天巴士服務回復,其實一下車就到了,到地鐵站也不用十分鐘。 staff們都很親切,雖然英文有點惜詞不過很熱心,得知附近還有一個小浴場光觀了,走了一天去泡一下實在是不錯,只是要注意公休時間。 房子很有味道,交誼廳(cafe area)氣氛也超好,老闆很健談,很後悔沒把屋裡的亀都找出來,希望能有下一次。 乾淨舒服,老闆跟staff們都很親切,實在是一個放鬆的好地方=D The first day i arrived was after a heavy snow, bus stopped services and for my wallet good i didnt jump on taxi, so i walk for about 25 mins to the house. Its not a long road but for a 160cm girl plus a big luggage and a snow cover road was not that... More

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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4 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

This awesome Ryokan is recommended for anyone searching for a traditional Japanese Inn. The staff is friendly, the rooms are tidy, efficient and traditional. The Ryokan itself is located in an old building (100 years?), a stones throw away from the beach and within walking/biking distance from all major temples, shrines, bars and restaurants. Around the corner is a highly... More

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Coeur d'Alene, Idaho
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6 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2013

This place was so cute! I hate to use that word in a review but really there is no other to describe it. The staff was so nice and helpful, the house was clean and had a nice dorm room and bathrooms. The dorm room had curtains on each bed for privacy. The food was excellent- vegetarian fare and delicious,... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2013

What a way to experience "old" Japan, staying in this wonderful guesthouse in the ancient city of Kamakura. As others have said , Kamejikan offers a very homely, warm feel. Masa and his staff are very helpful with recommendations for local sights and restaurants: we found ourselves in places that I imagine many non Japanese speaking tourists would miss. As... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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6 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2012

Kamejikan is an old house that has recently been refurbished, and is full of beautiful touches, such as the turtle design on the cushions and the use of different turtles as keyrings. The rooms are very comfortable, with tatami mats, futon and lovely warm duvets. The staff communicated with us very well during the booking process, and we received a... More

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Tokyo, Japan
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3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2011

You rarely find such a great combination of local culture, and great, helpful hosts. From the first moment, you do not feel you are in a commercial enterprise, but you feel at a friend's home. Such is the warmth welcome in this place. There are not may rooms, actually 3 only and I suggest you book well in advance if... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2011 via mobile

Perfect for a weekend retreat or base to explore Kamakura with its temples and hiking trails. We loved the immediate vicinity to the beach and the friendly owner, a musician who used to travel the world. Renting a bike from the guesthouse brings you to all Kamakura attractions within minutes. There are a couple of nice restaurants and bars around... More

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2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2011

Wow, this was exactly what I was looking for!!! Normally I don't write reviews, but Kamejikan really deserves one. After spending too much time in Tokyo's city hotels I was looking for a more traditional, japanese style guest house to round up my travels. Kamejikan is one of those places and I fell in love with it straight away. The... More

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Address: 3-17-21 Zaimokuza, Kamakura, Kanagawa Prefecture 248-0013, Japan
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“Kamejikan” is the only guest house located in old Kamakura area. The building is 85 years old and originally built as a residence for a wealthy family. It was renovated into a guest house in April 2011. The carpenter who built the building specialized in temples and shrines which reflects throughout the building with similar characteristics including a large shrine inside.The guest house was named “Kamejikan” which means “turtle time” in Japanese. The name was given in hopes that the guests would spend relaxing times here and remember the slow flow time in the old days. You would enjoy staying at the traditional Japanese wooden architecture.We welcome you to visit us at “kamejikan”. ... more   less 
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