How much time do I need in Kamakura?

by Yuka


Here is the most frequently asked question I get from my clients.

"How much time do you think I will need in .......?"

You are on a week trip to Japan,staying in Tokyo then Kyoto, and perhaps some other city for a night.Want to see as much as you can while you are in Japan,so eager to know how much you can do.You don't want to miss out MUST things here,but want to go next destination to discover something new too.
Yes... traveling can be really busy. I understand your feeling totally, Im also like that when I travel;)
Kamakura,only an hour train ride from Tokyo is said to be a good daytrip destination.
Yes,it is doable of course,and it might actually save some money staying in same hotel in Tokyo.
However, a daytrip to Kamakura is pretty tough even for me as a guide.There are simply so many interesting stuff to see. 
The famous big Buddha of course, fascinating shopping streets around Kamakura station,cave in Enoshima, view of Mt Fuji on the Enoden train,hiking in surrounding hills,eating local foods and oh,cup of macha in the bamboo temple sounds great too...!!
Kamakura area pretty spread out, it is impossible to fulfill your wishes on a day trip.
So here is my advice.

Enjoy relaxing stay in Kamakura.

At night,
have meal at friendly izakaya or French(or maybe Italian) restaurant using fresh Kamakura vegetables
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enjoy chatting over local beer at the guesthouse
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feel the cool breeze from the beach...
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In a morning,
go for a walk around the neighborhood
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enjoy fresh coffee at the cafe loved by locals
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check out the morning market
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or yoga on the beach??
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Let's take it easy,enjoy your time in Kamakura. 
It's not a place for rushing;)
Here is the recommended tour for you☆☆☆☆

17 Jun 2014

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Hi I'm Yuka!
I'm a Japanese native that lived in Chicago for 5 years in my youth and came back to Japan at the age of 12. I studied Japanese culture, especially folklore, in University. My thesis was about Sumo jinku (the songs Sumo wrestlers sing on special occasions) and I reckon the best part of that was to go out drinking with sumo boys :)

I worked as a tour leader for an Australian tour company (Intrepid travel and World Expeditions) for 7 years until 2013, and simply loved taking people around Japan, sharing the beauty and craziness this country offers.

I want to be more of your good friend in Japan than a "tour guide," so my guiding style can be a bit laid-back compared to ordinary guides. I won't be giving you a standard tour, but I will be giving you a glimpse into Japanese life from a local point of view along with the historical and cultural explanations.

I am also a mum of 2 girls and would love meeting little friends from all over the world as well as grown-ups. I really enjoy sharing stories about raising kids with mums and dads from different countries. I have completed First Aid course for Children, Infants, and Adults with MEDIC.

I look forward to meeting you and showing you around!
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