Discover Kamakura, city of shoguns and samurai, through the eyes
of acclaimed photographer Peter Oxley. A resident of Japan for
over 30 years, Peter brings with him a unique perspective on
Japanese history and culture. With his distinctive personal touch, Peter takes you to Kamakura's fabled past and fascinating present
while giving a highly informative and insightful commentary on the different sights. As an added bonus, he can take photos of you during the tour for you to keep as your very own souvenir of Kamakura.
Peter offers a choice of two private tours.
Each tour takes approximately two hours.
Starting times may be changed upon request.
Hachimangu Shrine & Komachi-dori or Hokokuji Temple (10 am start)
The Great Buddha & Hasedera Temple (2 pm start)
From a small fishing village, Kamakura became Japan's seat of
government under Minamoto Yoritomo, Japan's first shogun. Each
tour centers on Kamakura's historical and cultural legacy as Japan's
de facto capital from1185 to1333. The 150-year Kamakura Period
saw the emergence of the first shogunate, the form of government that
ruled Japan until modern times, along with the rise of Zen Buddhism
and the Samurai Culture. A tour can be booked for singles, couples,
families, and groups of up to 8 people. Discounts are available for
bookings of two or more persons. Children aged 12 and under are
free of charge.
"I highly recommended Peter's tours to everyone."
From a customer's review.