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$ 28 Hourly rate Price up to 5 people
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Last updated: 6 days ago
Cities where I can guide: Kamakura , Kanagawa

Languages English ( License )

(8) Reviews
Hourly rate 28 USD Price up to 5 people
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Hello, my dear would-be guests! My name is Hiroko Yamasaki. People call me Hiro for short. I am a government licensed guide. Here I am to make your time in a tour full of fun and provide you an unforgettable travel experience of your life. I grew up and live in Yokohama that is adjacent to Tokyo. After many years of several English-related job experiences, such as translating, teaching, desk work, etc., I finally found this job, tour guide, which is a perfect fit for my true nature. I love meeting people, having fun with people, and am always looking for something interesting wanting to share it with people. How about spending a part of your precious time here in Japan with this cheerful, friendly and well-informed tour guide, Hiro?

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4.7 (8) Reviews
Very Good


The prices below are for a private tour for you and your partner, family or friends.

1 Person
Up to 5 people
For each extra person
Hourly rate $27.60 $27.60 $18.40
4 Hours $110.40 $110.40 $73.60
8 Hours $220.80 $220.80 $147.20

* Duration: 2 hours minimum and 8 hours maximum per day.
* People: 6 maximum

Private Tours

Hiro's Kamakura As-you-like Half-day Tour

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4h $ 129 up to 5 people

Hiro's Kamakura As-you-like One-day Tour

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8h $ 239 up to 5 people

Kamakura "Zen Culture" Finding Tour

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Frequently Asked Questions

Can I make changes after I book?

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

Starting and ending points of the tour.

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.

What happens after I book a tour?

After booking a tour, the guide will accept (or decline) your booking within 24 hours. Then you will be noticed by email from Triplelights.

Is the price per person or per group?

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.

Can I add more people to my booking?

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.

Will there be other tourists in my tour?

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.

Can the guide pickup me at the airport?

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.

I'm travelling alone. Can I book this tour?

Yes, you can and you may be able to get a discount if you are traveling alone. Price depends on which guide you choose.

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Cancellation Policy

  • If you cancel in the first 14 day(s) before the meeting date ,there is a 100% charge.
  • If you cancel between 15 and 29 day(s) in advance of the meeting date ,there is a 50% charge.
  • If you cancel at least 30 day(s) in advance of the meeting date, there is a 100% refund.
Reviews ( 8 )
Ariana Ariana Romania ( Family )
1 month ago

“ Hiro did a great job - highly recommended! ”

Our day with Hiro went really well, form start to finish. She came to meet us at our hotel in Tokyo and took great care of every detail of the trip - even brought maps of Tokyo station to help us not get lost on our way back from Kamakura. The itinerary was well organized to include main Kamakura highlights, the information provided was detailed and well researched, the lunch reservation exquisite - we sat in a very good traditional restaurant where Hiro explained a lot about Japanese food and traditions. At the end of the day, she saw us off at Kamakura station, making sure we got on the right train back to Tokyo. She is a caring and thoughtful person, highly educated, with artistic hobbies and skills - a perfect travel companion!


Hello, Ariana! It was really nice meeting you and thank you very much for your wonderful comments for the day in Kamakura with me. I’m more than happy if I was able to help you have one of the greatest days in Japan. Also I feel really grateful for letting me join your family’s quality time. I was lucky being with such well-informed and smart travelers as you, and I enjoyed every single minute talking with you, since you’ve got interested in many things. Thank you for your interests in Japan and its culture. I hope this trip will keep you cherishing the fond memories of your family and having Japan as one of the countries that you love. Thanks again, Ariana, and please convey my best regards to your husband and son! Cheers! Hiro

Jason Jason United States ( Friends )
1 year ago

“ Kamakura Full Day Trip ”

Hiro was an excellent, very efficient and knowledgeable guide for our day trip to Kamakura. While the sights were beautiful the background history she provided really added to the experience. Hiro was very accommodating with our requests and patient with all our questions. We had nice detour to a local coffee shop (unplanned) and enjoyed a nice relaxing drink. Hiro was very flexible with us throughout the day. We would recommend Hiro to any person interested in taking a tour of Kamakura. Thank you Hiro! We hope to see you again someday!


Thank you very much, Jason. How nice of you to send the kind words. I really enjoyed the tour in Kamakura with you. You all turned out to be good walkers, so I might have made you tired at the end of the day. I really hope you've been fine from the following day. You were so vigorous that it was very happy for me to talk about many things with the active travelers like you three. Let me take you to Enoshima Island next time! Thanks a lot, again. Please convey my deep gratitude to Caitlin and Matt as well for me. Cheers! Hiro

Alessandro Alessandro United States ( Couple )
1 year ago

“ A day in Kamakurra ”

She was outstanding! Spoke great English and was extremely attentive throughout the day - especially because we were travelling with a 1 year old baby. We used 5 different guides during our trip throughout Japan and we considered Hiro to be the best one of the group in terms of not only knowledge but also making sure we visited the sites we requested in the custom tour.


Thank you very much for your nice comments! Your review gives me great encouragement. I enjoyed every moment of the day being with you, your wife, and your lovely princess.(I was so crazy about the cute little angel!) I will treasure your words and this experience as the happiest guide in the world. Thanks again, and I hope the travel leaves you full of pleasant memories of the family.

Normita Normita Philippines ( Family with kids )
1 year ago

“ Choose Hiro "omotenashi". ”

Ms. Hiro was perfect, she was kind and very well informed with the places and Japan's history. She's well informed with transportations around Japan and she speaks very good English.


Thank you very much for sending your nice review, Mita-san! I appreciate your comments. I had a great day being with such a friendly person like you and your lovely daughter. I hope Kamakura gave you a favorable impression and left pleasant memories of a mother-and-daughter cherishing trip. Thanks a lot, again! Hiro

Katherine Katherine Australia ( Couple )
2 years ago

“ Zenning out in Kamakura ”

What a wonderful way to see Kamakura! Hiro was so knowledgeable and organised. She arranged the best lunch we had on our entire Japan trip. It was the little personal touches during the day which made it a great day out. Highly recommend her tour. Thanks so much Hiro.


Thank you very much for your favorable review ! It was great pleasure being with you sharing every moment of fun or tranquility in this ancient capital. Also I really appreciate your friendliness. In particular, I was impressed that you never minded the odd interviews from the student reporters who were tackling with their English assignments during their school excursions. You made my day, too. Thanks a lot!