Tours and Tickets by Japan Wonder Travel
Kamakura Private Custom Tour Led by Local Students
Explore the real Kamakura with students from the local high school. Take a private, customized tour with enthusiastic local hosts and experience “Samurai Town,” the Shogunate capital of Japan during the 12th-14th centuries. Visit significant Buddhist temples, Shinto shrines, and historic sites, including Tsurugaoka Hachiman Shrine, Hasedera temple, and the Great Buddha on this affordable half-day outing.
4 to 6 hours
Kamakura Private Walking Tour
Experience the energy of Japan’s ancient samurai thanks to this 6-hour history-themed walking tour of Kamakura with a private guide. Explore a range of Buddhist temples, Shinto Shrines, and traditional street vendors in a city that was Japan’s feudal capital from the 12th through 14th centuries.
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Gregg M wrote a review Mar 2020
Review of: Kamakura Private Walking Tour
This was a must see when you visit Japan. Very easy to get to via trains,cabs or walking . The statue itself is a wonder to behold and the surounding area is very interesting to see.
Date of experience: February 2020
Alícia L wrote a review Jan 2020
5 contributions5 helpful votes
When I got to Kamakura the first thing the kids asked me was where did I wanted to go. I sent them a list about the places I was interested on some weeks ago and they didn't checked it so the trip wasn't planned at all. It didn't really matter because they well know the city, but their lack of planification bothered me. One of the kids was really shy and didn't say a word on the whole trip, it was sort of awkward but understandable since they are not professional guides. I think I could have gone by my own and I would have had a nice trip, but they showed me places I didn't found on a first search on internet so that was interesting. I recommend this tour if you don't know much about Japan and want to be carried by some guides. They will explain you things about the city and show you places according to you interests, they will do their best effort to give you the best tour you can have. I also think the tour is far too expensive since your guides are not professional guides and you also have to pay for their tickets. Very important: all the shops and places on the city are closed by 19:00 so doing the longest tour becomes somehow meaningless. You can take the guy's short tour and later visit the city by your own if you want to take profit of the trip, but the longest tour just becomes somehow too long.…
Date of experience: July 2019
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Response from JapanWonderTravel, Owner at Japan Wonder Travel
Responded Jan 15, 2020
Hello, Thank you for joining our tour and taking the time to leave us your honest feedback. We would like to extend our sincerest apologies for not being able to deliver you the best experience that was good enough to meet your expectations. The tour day was just few days before their exam and we are sorry that they could not prepare well for your tour. We take your feedback seriously to ensure that we improve the quality of our tour. Again, thank you very much for your feedback.
Lyn wrote a review Nov 2019
We found this tour through Marriott and what a find it was. Having local guides are always great but having local students is even better! Our guides Gota and Shion were very polite and informative. They were very accomidating to our interests. We talked about so many things and learned a lot about the local culture. They were as interested in us as we were of them. I highly recommend it.…
Alberto M wrote a review Aug 2019
2 contributions2 helpful votes
We found these 4 boys when we arrive to the Kamakura station offering us a tour around the city. They were flexible with the places to visit and guide us to the main temples and shrines in the city. We enjoyed a lot their company and explanations about the temples and local culture and we also share a lunch with them in a very nice and hide place that they recommend. Overall it was a very nice experience to share a lovely day with these students and we would repeat if we come back. They were all kind and with great knowledge about the city. We would definitively recommend this tour. …
1 Helpful vote
Peter C wrote a review Apr 2019
Douglas, United Kingdom19 contributions2 helpful votes
We enjoyed our informative and helpful tour from Yuto and Shion from the very beginning. They brought us to some great historic spots. They spoke good english and gave us great historical and cultural information. I would definitely recommend using these as tour guides. We were also very lucky to watch a traditional Japanese wedding ceremony of which they both informed us of what was happening. Well done to both of them they deserve great credit :)…
Date of experience: April 2019
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