Resources

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.

City Information
Here you can find information about Kamakura history, transportation, event schedules, sample self-guided tours, etc..

Kamakura City Tourist Association 

Japan-guide.com Kamakura Page 

Kamakura Visitor’s Guide 

Odakyu Sightseeing Guide Enoshima and Kamakura 

 
Guided Tours

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.

Huber 

Kamakura Welcome Guides  

NPO Kamakura Guide Association 

KANAGAWA SGG CLUB, A Volunteer GOODWILL GUIDE 

Audio Guide Service

Accomodations

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.

 

Ohmachi Junxion 

Villa Sacra

Hostel Yuigahama 

Casa Kamakura Expresso Pub & Bed 

Good Morning Zaimokuza 

Guesthouse Kamejikan 

WeBase

Kaihinsou 

Kamakura Park Hotel 

Hotel New Kamakura

For all other options check these sites.

Booking.com 

AirBnB.com 

Helpful Links

Map

Luggage storage 

Manners

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

 

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