Samurai Phototours

This 6 hour easy walking tour starts at 
Kita-Kamakura railway station, south exit, at 10am. Kita-Kamakura is 
less than an hour train ride from Tokyo on the Yokosuka Line.

Our first visit will be to the Zen Buddhist Temple at Engakuji. This is one of Kamakura’s main temples. The temple used to be a training ground for the samurai. They were a warrior class with skills in  archery, horse riding, and swordsmanship. These skills are part of the  Samurai Code of Honour.


The tour starts at 
Kita-Kamakura railway station, 

From here, we’ll proceed to  one of Japan’s most famous Shrine at Tsurugaoka Hachimangu, which was built by the first shogun, 
Minamoto no Yoritomo, to honour the birth of, Yorie his first born son.

Lunch is optional. Then we will walk down  Kamakura’s famous shopping street, full of Japanese souvenirs and tasty food at Komachi-dori. From there we proceed via public transport to the 13th-century bronze statue, 
and Great Buddha. At Hasedera, a stunning Buddhist temple with caves, ponds, and gardens with views over Sagami Bay, you will love the variety of seasonal flowering trees and plants in bloom along the way.

What  makes this tour special is that your guide, is a professional photographer and will take photos of you, free of charge, for you to keep as a souvenir of your trip to Japan. No more awkward poses taking selfies: you will collect a  portfolio of memories delivered to your inbox!

What’s included?

Local, Professional photographer tour guide.


Food and drinks, Lunch, Transport to attractions, Hotel pickup and drop-off.

Please note

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Your guide is an English photographer/historian living in Kamakura
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Cancellation policy

  • We will charge a cancellation fee of 30% if booking is cancelled 2 days or less before event