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$ 27 Hourly rate Price up to 5 people
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Last updated: 4 days ago
Cities where I can guide: Kamakura

Languages English ( License )

(23) Reviews
Hourly rate 27 USD Price up to 5 people
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Hello! I'm Eri. I'm originally from Iwate prefecture, and now I live in Fujisawa city, a popular seaside resort close to Kamakura. I've been guiding overseas tourists around Kamakura for several years. I really enjoy meeting people from all over the world and introducing the attractions of historical and present-day Kamakura and my neighborhood Enoshima Island. I look forward to meeting you soon!

5.0 (23) Reviews
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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 $27.00 $27.00 $18.00
4 Hours $108.00 $108.00 $72.00
7 Hours $189.00 $189.00 $126.00

* Duration: 2 hours minimum and 7 hours maximum per day.
* People: 10 maximum

Private Tours

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 ( 23 )
Musa Asim Musa Turkey ( Family with kids )
2 days ago

“ Amazing Kamakura Tour ”

It was a very good trip with a very experienced guide Eri. Even though weather was very hot, she kept on explaining every detail with a great energy. We are a family with two babies and Eri was very understanding and patient about their needs. Since we are Muslims, she arranged us a very nice lunch in a beautiful restaurant. We wish to see some more places soon with Eri, especially “Enoshima Island”. We recommend her to everyone who are looking for a joyful trip. Thank you very much for everything Eri...


Dear Musa, Thank you so much for your review!! That was a great trip inspite of the very hot weather. What I'd been concerned about was almost no problem due to the very good care you and your wife took of your small children. I was very happy to see your son was enjoying running around and watching ants on top of Cape Inamuragasaki, where we had a nice ocean breeze. I'm looking forward to showing you all Enoshima Island next time. It was great meeting you and your family! Best regards, Eri

Ted Ted United States ( Family )
1 week ago

“ Sublime Kamakura ”

Eri made our family’s day trip to sublime Kamakura most memorable. She is enthusiastic, charming, flexible, and has excellent English skills. Eri shared with us that she studied history at university, and her command of Japanese history was evident throughout the tour. She explained rituals, filled us in on legends, and pointed out iconic images and design features at the Zen temples and Shinto shrines we visited. Travelling with our teenage son, we were concerned that his attention might wane, but Eri kept us all engaged. Have you ever been inside a giant bronze Buddha? Have you ever seen the 800-year-old workshop of Japan’s greatest sword smith, Masamune? Have you sipped macha in a forest of tall bamboo trees where the silence is broken only by leaves rustling in the breeze? We have Eri to thank for these experiences, as well as many more. We had a fantastic tour. If you’re traveling to Japan, don’t miss Kamakura and when you go, we’d highly recommend you spend the day with Eri.


Dear Ted, Thank you so much for your review with many kind words! I'm very happy to read it. The highlight of the tour was the surprise your son got at Masamune Sword and Blade Workshop, wasn't it? It was so lucky for him to have a chance to hold a real sword, which happens only once in a blue moon. I hope he treasures the memory along with other sceans we enjoyed on the day in Kamakura. It was really great meeting you all! Best wishes, Eri

Oksana Oksana United States ( Family with kids )
1 month ago

“ Thank you Eri for interesting tour. ”

We would highly recommend Eri for everyone who is looking for quality tour.


Dear Oksana, Thank you so much for your review! I myself had a great time with your family. Your suggestion of starting the tour one hour earlier worked very well, didn't it? We could enjoy the quietness of the bamboo grove with matcha green tea leisurely at Hokokuji Temple and didn't have to wait in line at the very popular restaurant to have great lunch. Hydrangeas were beautiful everywhere and there was a nice breeze blowing all through the tour. Again thank you very much for visiting Kamakura and it was great meeting you all!! Best wishes, Eri

Richard Richard United States ( Family )
3 months ago

“ Wonderful Tour Of Kamakura ”

We spent the day with Eri visiting the sights in Kamakura. Eri has a delightful personality and a great sense of humor. She is very knowledgeable of Japanese history and culture. She takes the time to describe what you're seeing and the wealth of history in each place you may visit. Eri is very patient and will answer any questions you may have. We also enjoyed a nice lunch with her during the tour. She kept us on schedule and helped us get back to the train station at the end of our tour. Thank you for a great experience!


Dear Richard, Thank you so much for such a wonderful review! And thank you for the nice photos you sent me. Each of the photos gets me back to the great time we shared in Kamakura. With refreshing breeze around us we could enjoy the fresh green when we strolled through the residential areas dropping by those historical places. And your happy smiles during the lunch time made me happy too. It was so great meeting you and your family!! Sincerely, Eri

Jacqueline Jacqueline United States ( Family with kids )
3 months ago

“ Kamakura was the highlight of our trip ”

Eri’s wonderful guided trip around Kamakura was the highlight of out trip to Japan. She was very knowledgeable and explained everything in great detail. Besides the main sites, she took us through interesting neighborhoods and a delicious restaurant for lunch. Most of all, Eri was extremely flexible and helpful with my elderly parents. She was able to make adjustments at the last minute to our walking tour to accommodate my father’s difficulties with walking. Eri’s tour is a must!


Dear Jacqueline, Thank you so much for your review! I'm very happy that you and your family enjoyed Kamakura's walking tour at the best time of spring in Japan. Although I was sorry about your father's difficult condition, I was impressed that he was so thoughtful and kind to his other family and that he was always trying to let the tour keep goin on for them. I really hope his legs and back get better soon. And I hope you visit Kamakura again sometime in the future. It was great meeting you all! Sincerely, Eri