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.
The prices below are for a private tour for you and your partner, family or friends.
Up to 5 people
For each extra person
* Duration: 2 hours minimum and 8 hours maximum per day.
* People: 7 maximum
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
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.
After booking a tour, the guide will accept (or decline) your booking within 24 hours. Then you will be noticed by email from Triplelights.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Yes, you can and you may be able to get a discount if you are traveling alone. Price depends on which guide you choose.
I would book another tour with Takayasu anytime! He was friendly, informative and very knowledgeable!!
Takayasu is a wonderful guide: very knowledgeable, attentive, patient and intelligent. We learned a lot about the temples that we visited and about Shogun ate period. We spent almost 10 hours together and it was very enjoyable. I wish we could make another trip with Takayasu, but we are leaving for Kyoto. But definitely next time will book more trips with him
Thank you very much for your highest praise on my Kamakura tour guide. I enjoyed the conversation and questions you and your friend raised. You are the wonderful guests,too. Yes, I would very much like to be of service to you in your next trip. I hope through my tour guide more and more foreign visitors know Japan and love my country. Takayasu
He knows a lot about Kamakura and told us many interesting things such as histories, recent stories and so on. His English is very fluent. Most impressive point about him was his flexibility. He always put us first and tried to meet our requests. Thanks Tak.
Hello Shuichi san, Thank you very much for your highest praise on my Kamakura guide. All of you had hands-on experience of purifying themselves at the water basin, offeing prayer,drinking 'Maccha' and etc. Although we spent a very short time together, I found your Romania friends were very positive to know Japanese history, culture, tradition and cutoms. You are great tourists. I would like to serve you in another occasion. Thank you. Tak
I had a truly wonderful experience in visiting Kamakura by using him as a guide. His knowledge, kindness and humour allows me to enjoy my visit in Kamakura. He brought me to lots of interesting places there (such as Minamoto Yoritomo Tomb, great Buddha and Enoshima) and I really learned a lot from them. He is also very flexible and was able to accommodate his itinerary to include other places which I want to visit. We are becoming a good friends and I would certainly use his service again when visiting Kamakura area.
Hi Alexander, Thank you very much for your highest praise on my guided tour last week. I am very glad that you are satisfied with Kamakura & Enoshima day return trip. We were very lucky to see Mt.Fuji from Enoshima right after Typhoon Noru blew up the clouds and dust. You have a profound knowledge about Japan and its history, which struck me a lot. Yes, I am grateful to be a friend of you. I am willing to offer my best service to you again on your next occasion. Your friend, Tak
very gentle and patience. we like Tak very much and will use him again when we are back in Japan.