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I am an English guide

in charge of Kamakura.

 

My Proposal

 

Enjoy your trip to Kamakura, the Japanese ancient city in the greater Tokyo area!

The heartland of Japan had always been in the West until the Edo period began in 1603 (Edo is the old name of Tokyo). Kyoto is well known as Japan’s capital during the Heian period. But there is a 150 year exception in Japanese history known as the Kamakura period.
In 1192, Yoritomo Minamoto was appointed Shogun-General and started ruling all of Japan. Their capital, which began as a small village not so far from modern Tokyo, became known as Kamakura. Minamoto’s descendants governed Japan until losing power in 1333, when the political center moved back to Kyoto.
That eastern place has been called “The Capital of Bushi-warriors”. Kamakura’s warriors were so unaffected and vigorous without becoming like nobility, they left a little different atmosphere to this city than we now feel in other ancient cities built by the noble people.
These days, that city is one of the most famous tourist spots in the greater Tokyo area — it is just an hour by train from the city and many residents the metropolitan area frequently take day trips to the scenic city that has become famous for being the home of more than 150 ancient temples and shrines.

Enjoy our Standard Guide for Kamakura’s representative tourist spots. If you are interested in activities, we also offer to customize a private tour combining sightseeing and activities based on your requests.

 

My personal information

 

  Hello. I’ve been in Kamakura for many years. I’m proud that I show Kamakura from the viewpoint of a local resident. I myself enjoy Kamakura life with frequent participation in training at temples such as Zen meditation and outdoor activities in mountains and sea. It’s my pleasure to share such enjoyment with the overseas visitors to Kamakura.
Talking with many local store keepers to create their English websites in the past few years, I can recommend good eateries and shops if you tell me your requests about meals and shopping.

 

Job skill & experience: International marketing & sales, Consultation, Website operation, Kamakura guiding
Living history: Tokyo JP, California USA, Kamakura JP
Language: Japanese and English
Like to do: Board sailing, Surfing, Ski, Hiking, Kamakura walk & cycling

 

Below is the sightseeing spot I provide the guiding service.

 

Standard Guide -Sightseeing-
2 h tour of the most representative temples & shrines and other tourist spots around those places.
Standard Guide is the basic guide that is recommended to those who come to Kamakura for the first time and who want to re-recognize the basics about Kamakura.
We offer several tours with one to three tourist spots depending on the zone in the city.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Activity Guide -Experience-
It’s a customized tour that you will enjoy variety of experiences in Kamakura.
Sightseeing with more toursist spots than the Standard Guide will be arranged according to your inquiry. It’s also possible to make an Experience Based Tour combining sightseeing and activity.
Kamakura is a small ancient city that is surrounded by the ocean and mountain. We will provide various enjoyment making use of that unique characteristics.
Enjoy the following experiences together with me. I will interpret accordingly.

 

Zen meditation / Shakyo Sutra-Hand-Copying / Soba noodle making / Bushi & Ninja lecture given by the owner of an authentic antique shop / Kamakura-bori carving -the traditional craft work born in Kamakura- / Togei pottery / Traditional sausage making at a traditional ham factory / Hiking / Surfing (5:00 p.m – 7:00 pm in July & August) / Kamakura vegetable harvesting and eath them at the farmers Italian Restaurant / Tea ceremony & Kimono dressing.
* I will make a quick arrangement with stores and temples etc., to determine date, time and price after hearing your inquiry.

 

Guide Fee

 

Standard Guide: 1,000 yen per head + tax 8%
Private Tour: 1,500 yen per head for the first 2 hours.  500 yen per head for each hour thereafter. + tax 8%
* One package is based on the capacity from one to 6 persons. But, don’t hestate to ask us if your group a little exceeds that maximum number.
* Payment: Cash on meeting
* Addmission fee to the visiting spots and for transportation, if any, depending on the tour shall be added on the guide fee.
* Other expenses such as optional admission fee, foods & drinks at temple’s cafe, Saisen-donation, Goshuin seal, Omikuji-fortune-slip, etc, if any, shall be paid on each site by each customer.
* Children under 12 years old are free of the guide fee, but required to be accompanied by one adult per 2 children.

 

Please read my proposal carefully. I will make every effort to make your trip pleasant.

I will e-mail my proposal to you if you consider to request my service.

 

Voices of Customers

 

  Thank you so much for the tour yesterday. I learned a lot! I must say you are a “master” of understanding Kamakura’s rich history and culture and I believe many others will learn and gain a lot from your tours!
(A tourist from Hong Kong. Comment after two temple visits and beer-drink at a seaside cafe after the tour)

 

How to request my service

 

  If you consider to request my service, please contact here : please inform info@erf.jp of my code (e11YAI289ENG)

  ERF will inform me of your e-mail address, your name and other information. Then I will contact you by email.

  I will send you “my guiding proposal” by e-mail, so please read it and determine whether or not to request my service.

  Please let me know if you have decided to request my service.

 

I am looking forward to your request.

Thank you.