John Mano Private tour guide in Kamakura, Fujisawa, Odawara - Japan

John Mano

Guide profile:

Hey there! My name is John and I am here to show you around Japan! Tourist spots are always good, enjoy the famous sights of Kamakura and Shonan, but how about the less available spots off the over-saturated tourist path - places too difficult reach or simply hidden from your travelling compass.

Originally from Perth, Western Australia, I have lived in Japan for 14 years including 2-years as a student and the rest working and travelling the country. A Japanese translator/interpreter by trade, I have 5-years of experience as a tour guide and assure that my tours will be thoroughly enjoyed! Discover the side of Japan you are looking for! Places you have yet to realize you are in search of…

Try one of my set tours or inquire about a customized tour to meet your needs. Oh yeah, WIFI available on all tours!

Recent reviews of this tour guide:

5 stars Iris K. L. C.

John is a great guide I would highly recommend. John is extremely knowledgeable about the local area and the history of Kamakura and Japan. John is an excellent communicator and friendly nature made me feel like I was touring with a friend, not a paid guide! John was very patient and helpful with my photo-taking requests. The itinerary was tailored to my specific needs and we did it at a relaxed pace. Loved the lunch venue he took me - got to try a delicious local specialty dish!

Tour guide services/sample itinerary:

Samurai Castle, Artisan Cooking & Hidden Mountain Temples (Western Kanagawa)

Tsurugaoka Hachimagu, Great Buddha & Bamboo Forrest (Kamakura)

Ofuna Kannon & Secluded Historic Temples (Ofuna & Enoshima)

Other places of interest - Ukiyoe Museum, Enoshima, Hasedera, Chigasaki, Shonan, Odawara, Kamakura

Hotel & airport pickup available at additional rates.

All tours can be customized to meet your needs.

Free WIFI available on all tours!!

*Tour prices do not include public transport costs, food, or site entrance fees. Costs are kept to a minimum but please inquire before making a booking. My travel, food and entrance fees are included in pricing.

*Payment in Japanese yen or Australian dollars is greatly welcomed.

*Some tours include a fair bit of walking so please inquire about specific tour itinerary before booking.

*Motorcycle, bicycle, and outdoor tours also possible.

Transportation by tour guide:

Yes, transportation including vans or buses for larger groups can be arranged upon request. Please note fees will apply. All equipped with free WIFI.

Private sightseeing & group tours offered by this guide:

Artisan Cooking, Ukiyo-e Art & Magnificent Goddess Price Per Group 160.00 USD
Enoshima, Ukiyo-e, Kannon & Zen Temple Pilgrimage Price Per Person 160.00 USD
Kamakura's Best 4 Price Per Person 160.00 USD
Ukiyo-e Art, Goddesses & Hidden Mountain Temples Price Per Person 160.00 USD

Tour guide interests:

Kamakura, Shonan & Kanagawa travel tours for your needs

Tour guide general services

Interpreting and translating services

Surfing and eating

Reviews of this tour – by clients who booked!

5 stars Iris K. L. C. 29 Apr 2018

John is a great guide I would highly recommend. John is extremely knowledgeable about the local area and the history of Kamakura and Japan. John is an excellent communicator and friendly nature made me feel like I was touring with a friend, not a paid guide! John was very patient and helpful with my photo-taking requests. The itinerary was tailored to my specific needs and we did it at a relaxed pace. Loved the lunch venue he took me - got to try a delicious local specialty dish!

Tour Guide Comment: Thank you for choosing me as your guide! It was a wonderful day and the pleasure was all mine! Most of all, I am glad you enjoyed the tour and thank you for taking the time provide a review! Hope to see you here again and enjoy your future travels elsewhere! All the best, John

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