On this page we will share links to helpful sites on various topics. We do not represent or profit from any of the businesses listed.
Here you can find information about Kamakura history, transportation, event schedules, sample self-guided tours, etc..
If you wish to get a guided tour of our city, there are several options. Huber is a new service that matches you to locals who will work with you before you arrive to customize your tour, much like a friend would. The other organizations listed offer English guided tours from volunteers by reserving in advance. The Audio Guide Service is also a good alternative.
Kamakura offers a good selection of locally owned and run guesthouses (Bed&Breakfast type of inns often with shared bathroom) and hotels. There are no big chain hotels near the station as of today. We have listed some of those that we have visited or are familiar with on our daily walks.
For all other options check these sites.
Books about Kamakura:
Kamakura, An Historical Guide, by Francesco Baldessari
Kamakura: Fact and Legend, by Iso Mutsu
Trails of Two Cities: A Walker’s Guide to Yokohama and Kamakura, by John Carroll
Kamakura: Realism and Spirituality in the Sculpture of Japan, by Ive Covaci
Court and Bakufu in Japan - Essays in Kamakura History, edited by Jeffrey Paul Mass
Glimpses of Unfamiliar Japan, by Lafcadio Hearn